Does genetics matter for disease-related stigma? The impact of genetic attribution on stigma associated with rheumatic heart disease in the Western Cape, South Africa

In this study we found no support for the concern that genetic attribution of RHD, understood by participants in our study as a genetic predisposition to developing the disease, would impact stigma associated with it. Our findings provide some reassurance that genomic research may unlikely cause an increase in disease-related stigma in the South African context.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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AbstractAims/hypothesisCardiovascular disease is the most common comorbidity in type 1 diabetes. However, current guidelines do not include routine assessment of myocardial function. We investigated whether echocardiography provides incremental prognostic information in individuals with type 1 diabetes without known heart disease.MethodsA prospective cohort of individuals with type 1 diabetes without known heart disease was recruited from the outpatient clinic. Follow-up was performed through Danish national registers. The association of echocardiography with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and the incremental p...
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study aims to assess the association between comorbid depression and health-promoting behavior in middle-aged and older Australian women with hypertension or hea...
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ConclusionsWhether or not coronary patients have problems on one or more EQ-5D dimension, as well as the severity of the problems reported is largely associated with the patient profile. The least problems are seen on the self-care dimension and most problems are reported on the pain/discomfort dimension.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
I have never found it difficult to retrogradely cross a dangerous epicardial collateral in complex CTO. Delivering a twin stent in a partial culotte strategy for a bifurc lesion has never tested my talents. Stenting a left main across the LAD, jailing the LCX with OCT support is my favorite time pass. Crushing a calcium infested diffuse long lesion with diamond-tipped ablator appear as breezy as shopping in a mall. But this one is really challenging  What is that? Understanding these four studies (Ref 1-4 ). They dogmatically say medical management confers definitive protection in chronic coronary syndromes. It s...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: acute coronary syndrome acc esc guidelines scai pci ptca stable chd courage bari 2d orbita ischemia trials tips and tricks in ptca Source Type: blogs
Confabulation of a confused cardiologist Yes, It has never bothered me to retrogradely cross a delicately dangerous epicardial collateral in complex CTO. Delivering a twin stent in a partial culotte strategy for a bifurc lesion has never tested my talents. Stenting a left main across the LAD, jailing the LCX with OCT support is my favorite time pass. Crushing a calcium infested diffuse long lesion with diamond-tipped ablator appear as breezy as shopping in a mall. Oh …I am terribly upset with this damn thing.  What is that? It requires 4 negative forces . . . to bring one big positive Impact! These studies say ...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: acute coronary syndrome acc esc guidelines scai pci ptca stable chd courage bari 2d orbita ischemia trials tips and tricks in ptca Source Type: blogs
A new study from South Korea finds that increased activity can reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke among people over the age of 60.
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Conclusion: Chinese women had a substantially lower risk of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and the postpartum period compared to that of Caucasians. The occurrence of pregnancy-related venous thromboembolism was largely confined to the early pregnancy period, probably related to the adoption of thromboprophylaxis, a lower rate of Cesarean section, and early mobilization. PMID: 31730677 [PubMed]
Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
Is a stent always the answer for people with chest pain? Maybe not. But they do need to do some work, new research finds, including sticking to medication and changing behaviors. www.nbcnews.com Study Finds Limited Benefits of Stent Use for Millions With Heart Disease Stents and coronary artery bypass surgery are no more effective than intensive drug treatment and better health habits in preventing millions of Americans from heart attacks and death, a large study fou...
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(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The largest-ever clinical trial of a medication for pediatric cardiology patients found that an oral drug significantly improved exercise capacity in adolescent patients with severe, congenital single-ventricle heart defects. A study leader says the physiologic benefits represent a milestone in the care of those who have undergone the Fontan procedure, a palliative operation for single-ventricle disease.
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(Intermountain Medical Center) Intermountain research team identified 87 patients who were part of the Intermountain INSPIRE Registry and had developed prostate cancer. These patients were also tested for plasma levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are two common omega-3 fatty acids.
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