Medical News Today: Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%

More plant based foods and fewer animal products may be the key to optimal heart health and lowering the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
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Conclusion: This review suggests patients with RVO have an increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. More studies are needed to determine the highest risk periods for cardiovascular events and mortality after RVO and whether immediate cardiovascular evaluation and intervention will improve outcomes.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research
Abstract Ischemic colitis primarily affects the elderly with underlying disease, but it rarely occurs in young adults with risk factors, such as coagulopathy or vascular disorder. Moreover, it is extremely rare in the very young without risk factors. This paper presents a patient with ischemic colitis associated with heat stroke and rhabdomyolysis after intense exercise under high-temperature conditions. A 20-year-old man presented with mental deterioration after a vigorous soccer game for more than 30 minutes in sweltering weather. He also presented with hematochezia with abdominal pain. The laboratory tests reve...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT02119182.FindingsBetween Feb 26, 2014, and June 15, 2018, we recruited 450 patients with normal head CT scans (of whom 330 had negative MRI scans and 120 had positive MRI scans), 122 orthopaedic trauma controls, and 209 healthy controls. AUC for GFAP in patients with CT-negative and MRI-positive findings versus patients with CT-negative and MRI-negative findings was 0·777 (95% CI 0·726–0·829) over 24 h. Median plasma GFAP concentration was highest in patients with CT-negative and MRI-positive findings (414·4 pg/mL, 25–75th p...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Various factors such as age and severity of the stroke have been deemed connected with risk of mortality in patients with acute ischemic brain stroke. The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating the role of electrocardiogram (ECG) changes in predicting the outcome of these patients. Methods: In this cohort study, patients who had presented to the emergency department of a teaching hospital during 1 year and were diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke were evaluated. Demographic data and 12-lead ECG findings of the patients were gathered and their relationship with 1-year mo...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Heart, Volume 14, Issue 3Author(s): Maartje S. Jacobs, Marinus van Hulst, Abiodun M. Adeoye, Robert G. Tieleman, Maarten J. Postma, Mayowa O. OwolabiAbstractOver three-quarters of deaths from cardiovascular disease and diabetes occur in low- and middle-income countries, which include many African countries. Global studies showed that the prevalence of the cardiac arrhythmia atrial fibrillation (AF) appeared to be lower in Africa. A systematic search of PubMed and African Journals Online was conducted to determine the prevalence of AF and associated stroke risk factors in Afric...
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Limited data were available on societal costs in atrial fibrillation and further research is warranted. PMID: 31436488 [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 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Rajeev Sivasankar, Manish Shrivastava, Uday S. LimayeAbstractThis retrospective study was aimed at assessing our results of endovascular management using the FRED junior flow diverter in cerebral aneurysms at or distal to the circle of Willis. 12 patients with 15 small cerebral vessel aneurysms at or distal to the circle of Willis underwent endovascular treatment using the FRED junior flow diverter at two tertiary care centres in Mumbai, India. 12 of the 15 aneurysms were unruptured, one was treated in an acutely ruptured se...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: No clinically relevant effects on cognitive or emotional function were found of individualized regular coaching for physical activity and exercise. However, increased adherence to the intervention was associated with improved cognitive function. PMID: 31440765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
This study investigated the relationship between homocysteine and multivascular atherosclerosis in stroke-related vascular beds using magnetic resonance imaging.MethodsPatients with recent ischemic cerebrovascular symptoms were enrolled and underwent three-dimensional magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging for intracranial arteries, extracranial carotid arteries and aortic arch. Traditional risk factors and homocysteine were measured. Presence of multivascular plaques defined as plaques in at least two stroke-related vascular beds on magnetic resonance imaging was determined. The relationship between homocysteine and chara...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractStroke is the leading cause of death and physical disability worldwide. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are endogenous molecules that play key roles in the pathophysiology and retrieval processes following ischemic stroke. The potential of ncRNAs, especially microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in neuroprotection and angiogenesis highlights their potential as targets for therapeutic intervention. In this review, we document the miRNAs and lncRNAs that have been reported to exert regulatory actions in neuroprotective and angiogenic processes through different mechanisms involving their interaction with tar...
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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