Vaping raises risk of heart attack or stroke due to chemicals found in flavoring liquid 

Stanford University scientists who tested the flavored ‘e-liquids’ used in the devices found they damage the cells which line blood vessels, which could lead to cardiovascular disease.
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(Natural News) Even the slightest brush with high blood pressure can be enough to scare many people into taking blood pressure medication. After all, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease and raise your risk of heart attack or stroke. However, researchers have found an even better way to get your blood pressure under...
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FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Overweight preschoolers have twice the odds of developing high blood pressure by age 6, putting them at risk of heart attack and stroke later in life. And those odds begin building as early as age 4, a new study...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Authors: Tanner C, Wang G, Liu N, Andrikopoulos S, Zajac JD, Ekinci EI Abstract ■Metformin is recommended as first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes because of its safety, low cost and potential cardiovascular benefits. ■The use of metformin was previously restricted in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) - a condition that commonly coexists with diabetes - due to concerns over drug accumulation and metformin-associated lactic acidosis. ■There are limited data from observational studies and small randomised controlled trials to suggest that metformin, independent of its antihyperglycaemic effects, may be ...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In the EXCEL trial, the presence of an occluded RCA at baseline did not confer a worse 3-year prognosis in patients undergoing revascularization for LMCAD and did not affect the relative outcomes of PCI versus CABG in this high-risk patient cohort. PMID: 31186220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe POPular Risk Score was developed for the selective intensification of P2Y12 inhibitor treatment with prasugrel instead of clopidogrel in patients undergoing non-urgent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent implantation. This score is based on platelet reactivity (VerifyNow P2Y12 assay), CYP2C19 genotyping, and clinical risk factors. Our aim was to determine if the use of this score in clinical practice is associated with a reduction in thrombotic events without increasing bleeding events.MethodsIn a single-center prospective cohort study, patients with a high risk score were treated with pr...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In conclusion, in this study, AD was associated with CVD, and this should be kept in mind, especially when managing patients with severe AD. PMID: 31197387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
Authors: Schulz H, Karrasch S, Bölke G, Cyrys J, Hornberg C, Pickford R, Schneider A, Witt C, Hoffmann B Abstract The second part of the DGP-statement on adverse health effects of ambient air pollution provides an overview of the current ambient air quality in Germany and its development in the past 20 years. Further, effects of air pollution on the cardiovascular system und underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are introduced. Air pollutants form a highly complex and dynamic system of thousands of organic and inorganic components from natural and anthropogenic sources. The pollutants are produced locally o...
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntensification of LLT in an ASCVD population translates into a substantial number of CV events avoided. This simulation-based model could assist in assessing the potential benefits of various types of population-level LLT interventions.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the Dryopteris crassirhizoma’s antiplatelet activity. A water extract of D. crassirhizoma (WDC) was partitioned into dichloromethane (DCM), ethyl acetate, n-butyl alcohol, and water. Among these four fractions, the DCM fraction potently inhibited the collagen-stimulated platelet aggregation in a concentration-dependent manner. From this fraction, five different acylphloroglucinol compounds and one flavonoid were isolated by activity-guided column chromatography. They were identified by comparing their mass, 1H-, and 13C-NMR spectral data with those reported in the literature. Quanti...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Study finds calcium deposits are triggered by molecule produced by damaged cellsThe mysterious mechanism behind the hardening of arteries may have been solved, researchers have revealed, in a study that also suggests the first potential preventive drug for the condition linked to heart attack, dementia and stroke.Arteries harden as calcium becomes deposited in the elastic walls of the vessels, a process that happens as we age and is exacerbated for patients with diabetes or kidney disease. Stiffening can also occur as calcium becomes deposited in fatty plaques in the arteries – a condition called atherosclerosis.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Science Heart attack Society Dementia Stroke UK news Source Type: news
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