Heart disease prevention in women: The NP's role
This article focuses on risk factors and their prevalence in women along with strategies for preventing this disease. Armed with this information, the NP can play a major role in preventing cardiovascular deaths in women.
HEART disease is a major cause of death in the UK. Overhauling one ’s diet can significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing the disease. Dietary advice can sometimes seem overwhelming, however. Here are three simple dietary rules.
The battery-powered device is designed to help people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Untreated OSA is linked to a higher risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
(Natural News) Omega-6 fatty acids like linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA) have long been deemed as bad fats. This is due to the belief that having more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s increases a person’s risk of heart disease. It is also predicated on the fact that omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory and give...
Conclusions Workers with low job control are at increased risk of all-cause and CHD mortality compared to workers with high job control. Policy and practi ce interventions to improve job control could contribute to reductions in all-cause and CHD mortality.byTaouk Y, Spittal MJ, LaMontagne AD, Milner AJ. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3853
Significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is associated with higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Left-sided heart disease (LHD) is a potentially important confounder of this association because it is strongly linked to both TR and clinical outcome.
We reported two patients with advanced heart disease who developed CIED infection dueStaphylococcus epidermidis while awaiting for orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). Both patients were managed with a different approach. They were treated with antibiotic therapy and had their CIED removal postponed until OHT. Both patients were kept on suppressive antibiotic treatment until undergoing simultaneous OHT and removal of infected CIED. None of the patients had infection recurrence. Large studies are needed to assess whether the approach of delaying CIED removal until OHT is safe among carefully selected patients with CIED infection.
Journal of Perinatology, Published online: 14 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0528-1Neonatal and maternal outcomes of pregnancies with a fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease using a standardized delivery room management protocol
by Edwin P. Armitage, Elina Senghore, Saffiatou Darboe, Momodou Barry, Janko Camara, Sulayman Bah, Michael Marks, Carla Cerami, Anna Roca, Martin Antonio, Claire E. Turner, Thushan I. de Silva BackgroundScabies is a WHO neglected tropical disease common in children in low- and middle-income countries. Excoriation of scabies lesions can lead to secondary pyoderma infection, most commonly byStaphyloccocus aureus andStreptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus, GAS), with the latter linked to acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) and potentially rheumatic heart disease (RHD). There is a paucity of data on the p...
ConclusionLower apparent density of axonal packing, but not altered axonal orientation, is a key microstructural factor in the white matter abnormalities observed in youth born with CHD. These impairments in axonal packing may be an enduring consequence of early life brain injury and dysmaturation and may explain some of the long-term neuropsychological difficulties experienced by this at-risk group.
Authors: Bhullar SK, Shah AK, Dhalla NS Abstract Effective therapy of hypertension represents a key strategy for reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and its associated mortality. The significance of voltage dependent L-type Ca²⁺ channels to Ca²⁺ influx, and of their regulatory mechanisms in the development of heart disease, is well established. A wide variety of L-type Ca²⁺ channel inhibitors and Ca²⁺ antagonists have been found to be beneficial not only in the treatment of hypertension, but also in myocardial infarction and heart failure. Over the past two decades, another cla...