Four-in-one pill 'slashes the risk of heart disease by a third' 

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.
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Abbott Laboratories is bringing two of its pediatric devices in the cardiology space to Europe. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has received CE mark for both the Masters HP 15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve and the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder. The Masters valve is the world's smallest mechanical heart valve and allows doctors to treat babies and toddlers in need of a mitral or aortic heart valve replacement. Until Abbott's device, surgeons could only use a range of larger-sized valves to replace a pediatric heart valve that could not be repaired, which could result in improper fit and complications. The Masters pediat...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Human factors, such as chronic health conditions, poor skills and inexperience and poor planning can play a substantial role throughout the chain of events leading to a snorkelling fatality. It is important to educate the community, doctors and dive industry professionals about potential problems associated with the interaction between certain health-related conditions, especially cardiovascular conditions, and snorkelling. Close supervision is strongly recommended for inexperienced snorkellers due to their likely poor skills, as well as for experienced breath-hold divers due to the potential for apnoeic hypoxi...
Source: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Diving Hyperb Med Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 10Author(s): Pedro Ordunez, Ramon Martinez, Patricia Soliz, Gloria Giraldo, Oscar J Mujica, Porfirio NordetSummaryBackgroundThe World Health Assembly 2018 approved a resolution on rheumatic heart disease to strengthen programmes in countries where this condition remains a substantial public health problem. We aimed to describe the regional burden, trends, and inequalities of rheumatic heart disease in the Americas.MethodsIn this secondary analysis of the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2017, we extracted data fo...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 10Author(s): Bruno R Nascimento, Andrea Z Beaton
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsUsing a network MR framework, we provided evidence supporting a positive causal relationship between omega-6 and CHD, which might be partially mediated by TC, LDL-C, and TG.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Pulmonary hypertension, defined as a resting mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than or equal to 25 mmHg, results from a myriad of conditions. The Fifth World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension proposed a classification system that organizes pulmonary hypertension into five groups based on common hemodynamic, pathophysiologic, and therapeutic parameters.1 This review focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension (Group 1 pulmonary hypertension), a disease in which progressive pulmonary vascular obstruction, remodeling, and destruction lead to increased right ventricular afterload and hypertrophy, right heart failure, and...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Congenital Heart Disease Intervention:   Procedure: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery Sponsor:   Nanjing Medical University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion Swim training, a sport characterized by unique cardiac loading conditions, stimulates eccentric LV remodeling with the concomitant augmentation of systolic twist and diastolic relaxation. This volume-mediated cardiac remodeling appears to result in greater systolic susceptibility to acute afterload challenge. Further work is required to establish how training-induced changes in function translate to human performance and whether these are accompanied by physiologic trade-offs with relevance to common forms of heart disease.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Source: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of middle-aged women without cardiovascular symptoms present alterations in one or more exercise testing parameters. Alterations in the functional capacity or heart rate behavior, as verified by exercise testing, are associated with age, smoking, an overweight status and obesity.
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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