Any Amount of Running Can Reduce Your Risk of Death, Researchers Find
(CBS) – Many people don’t like to run, even though they know it might be good for them. It turns out that any amount of running is linked with a significantly lower risk of death. In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers analyzed more than a dozen prior studies and found that running was associated with a 27-percent lower risk of death from all causes, and more specifically, a 30-percent lower risk of heart disease. This was true for both men and women. You don’t have to be a marathoner to reap the benefits. Even small doses of running had a protective effect, like running only once a week, or for less than 50 minutes at a time, or at slower speeds. That’s good news for people who don’t enjoy it or who say they don’t have enough time.
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]
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...
High-risk patients with stable heart disease may fare just as well on medications alone, versus having invasive heart operations such as stents and bypass surgeries, according to a major trial. The results were presented Saturday at the American Heart Association's yearly conference.
Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well by just taking medications and making lifestyle changes, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday.
This study clearly goes against what has been the common wisdom for the last 30, 40 years” and may lead to less testing and invasive treatment for such patients in the future, said Dr. Glenn Levine, a Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist with no role in the research. Some doctors still may quibble with the study, but it was very well done “and I think the results are extremely believable,” he said. About 17 million Americans have clogged arteries that crimp the heart’s blood supply, which can cause periodic chest pain. Cheap and generic aspirin, cholesterol-lowering drugs and blood pressure medic...
A large study finds that people with stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a stent or bypass procedure, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the next few years
Long-awaited study results may finally settle the question of when to use stents and bypass surgery in patients with stable heart disease, showing that drugs work equally as well in preventing heart attacks, strokes and heart-related death.
Authors: Infante T, Viscovo LD, Rimini ML, Padula S, Caso P, Napoli C Abstract Early identification of coronary atherosclerotic pathogenic mechanisms is useful for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and future cardiac events. Epigenome changes may clarify a significant fraction of this "missing hereditability", thus offering novel potential biomarkers for prevention and care of CHD. The rapidly growing disciplines of systems biology and network science are now poised to meet the fields of precision medicine and personalized therapy. Network medicine integrates standard clinical recording ...
We present a death from acute pyelonephritis in a setting of hypertensive heart disease, in which the unenhanced PMCT performed before postmortem examination was able to show florid bilateral perinephric fat stranding. This PMCT finding subsequently guided the pathologist to pay special attention to the kidney and take appropriate microbiology specimens to confirm the diagnosis. Perinephric fat stranding on PMCT may be a useful sign to alert the pathologist to consider acute pyelonephritis during the postmortem examination.
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period, according to a new study. The findings underscore the need for increased awareness and monitoring of heart failure symptoms, particularly among black women, who, on average, are diagnosed significantly later than white patients, researchers found.