Researchers find physical activity in preschool years can affect future heart health

(McMaster University) Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to new research from McMaster University, where scientists followed the activity levels of hundreds of preschoolers over a period of years. They found that physical activity in children as young as three years old benefits blood vessel health, cardiovascular fitness and is key to the prevention of early risk indicators that can lead to adult heart disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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The objective of this study was to compare the use of pulmonary regurgitation volume (PRV) or indexed PRV (PRVi) with that of pulmonary regurgitation fraction (PRF) in the assessment of patients with pulmonary regurgitation (PR) undergoing cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. Materials and Methods: CMR of 176 patients with PR were retrospectively evaluated. Their right ventricular diastolic (end-diastolic volume index [EDVi]) and systolic (end-systolic volume index) volume indexes, stroke volume, and ejection fraction were obtained from cine CMR sequences, whereas phase-contrast flow sequences were analyzed to obta...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This article deals with the role of von Gierke as a persecuted and disenfranchised Jew. Accordingly, the focus is on von Gierkes’ repressive experiences in the Third Reich, which were quite different from other cases. It is based on (1) previously partly unnoticed archival sources and (2) a re-analysis of the relevant research literature.The paper shows that Edgar von Gierke was a double victim of Nazi Germany, even though he was able to maintain his professional position for a comparatively long time: In contrast to other Jews who were dismissed in 1933 on the basis of the „Aryan paragraph“, von Gierke b...
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cardiovascular Disease Other;   Physical Activity Interventions:   Behavioral: Physical Activity Lifestyle Intervention;   Behavioral: Physical Activity Monitoring Sponsor:   Jamie Jackson Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CLEVELAND – Two words dominated much of the program agenda for Cleveland Clinic’s 2019 Medical Innovation Summit (MIS) on Tuesday – Artificial Intelligence. From a keynote address from Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO, and former Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft to a session discussing companies with non-traditional approaches to healthcare, the topic of AI was discussed. But is AI just the latest fad in healthcare? Is it fully-defined? And are there real-world examples to look to, to see AI in action? Richard Zane, MD CIO of University of Colorado ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
By Mark HurleyWASHINGTON DC, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) New information published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that action taken by just 11 countries – most of them low- or middle-income – has resulted in 20 million fewer adult tobacco users in 2017 compared with 2008. Seventy percent of the world’s tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries. This promising progress is a testament to strong government action and its effects are far reaching. Between 2008 and 2017, over 53 million fewer adults were exposed to secondhand smoke in indoor public places like restaurants, government bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs. Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned cardiologist, considers the stethoscope obs...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized technology Source Type: news
Authors: Sahay S Abstract In early 2019, the 6th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension (WSPH) released an updated document highlighting the advances in the last five years. During the quinquennial event many experts worked together to suggest new changes in the disease diagnosis and management. Since inception of the WSPH in 1973, this is the first time when the hemodynamic definition of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been updated. These proceedings have re-defined the different hemodynamic types of PH that occur with the left heart disease along with introduction to the genetic testing as part of pulmonary ar...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
‘Chronotherapy’ benefits of bedtime doses discovered in huge trialTaking blood pressure medication at bedtime rather than on waking halves the risk of events such as heart attack and stroke, a major study has revealed.Experts say the findings could potentially transform the way such medications are prescribed, but questions remain, not least why taking the medication at night has such a profound effect.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Heart disease Society Heart attack Medical research Science Spain Stroke Source Type: news
ConclusionsDaily consumption of a phytosterols-enriched soya drink may be a simple and cost-neutral means of lowering LDL-cholesterol in individuals in China, with massive population and rising incidence of coronary heart disease (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02881658; date of registration: 14 Aug 2016).
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In conclusion, these findings do not support previous findings suggesting a link between serum calcium and magnesium and heart failure, but this study was underpowered to detect weak associations.
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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