The Evidence for a Population Screening Program for Rheumatic Heart Disease in India

Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Global HeartAuthor(s): Jessica Ying-Yi Xie, Matthew R. Solomons, Mahmood Ahmad
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Large trial held in Iran of inexpensive medication combining four common drugsA cheap, single pill taken once a day that combines four common drugs is safe and reduces the risk of events such as heart attacks, strokes and sudden death in people over the age of 50, research has found.The study, the first large-scale trial to date, looked at the effectiveness of a so-called polypill – a four-in-one therapy containing drugs to lower cholesterol and blood pressure that was first proposed more than 15 years ago. The researchers found those taking the polypill had a more than 30% lower risk of serious heart problems than t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Heart disease Heart attack Stroke Health Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Science Iran Source Type: news
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): Kausik K Ray, Pablo Corral, Enrique Morales, Stephen J NichollsSummaryAtherosclerosis and its clinical manifestation as ischaemic heart disease remains a considerable health burden. Given that many factors contribute to ischaemic heart disease, a multifactorial approach to prevention is recommended, starting with lifestyle advice, smoking cessation, and control of known cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure and lipids. Within the lipid profile, the principal target is lowering LDL cholesterol, firstly with lifestyle...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): Rajeev Gupta, David A WoodSummaryIschaemic heart disease has a multifactorial aetiology and can be prevented from developing in populations primordially, and in individuals at high risk by primary prevention. The primordial approach focuses on social determinants of health in populations: political, economic, and social factors, principally unplanned urbanisation, illiteracy, poverty, and working and living conditions. Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals can lead to major improvements in cardiovascular health, ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) the presence of stress-induced myocardial ischemia is still considered an indication for invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and, if needed, coronary revascularization. This management is based on the “dogma” that in patients with CAD the presence and extent of inducible myocardial ischemia predicts adverse cardiovascular events, and that the reduction of ischemic burden would have a favourable impact on patients' outcome [1]. These considerations have been further reinforced by recent data d emonstrating the extremely low diagnostic yield of ICA...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Izquierdo Gonzalez et al. support screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) based on risk factors for AAAs (e.g. ischemic heart disease, smoking for>20  years, etc.) [1]. They provide a risk factor classification to guide selection of high-risk patients for an AAA [1].
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Researchers in Washington are collaborating on the use of 3D printing to facilitate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-bioprinted model reproduces heart structure, function 3D-bioprinted model mimics real human heart properties 3D printing technique improves heart valve sizing 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Conclusion: Identification of VHD at an earlier stage may reduce the economic burden. PMID: 31433207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Tom E. Nightingale, Gurjeet S. Bhangu, James L.J. Bilzon, Andrei V. KrassioukovAbstractObjectivesTo assess; (1) differences in red blood cell distribution width between individuals with chronic (>1 year), motor-complete cervical (n = 21), upper-thoracic (n = 27) and thoracolumbar (n = 15) spinal cord injury and, (2) associations between red blood cell distribution width and cardiorespiratory fitness.DesignProspective multi-center, cross-sectional study.MethodsPeak o...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This article discusses diagnostic criteria, treatments, and nursing interventions, including patient teaching, for adults with HCM.
Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
Scientists from Tehran University in Iran analysed almost 7,000 people, half of which took the so-called 'polypill' every day for five years. Their risk of heart disease was reduced by 34 per cent.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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