Heart attack warning - study says social isolation may increase risk of the condition
HEART attacks are strongly tied to unhealthy lifestyle factors and research continues to shed light on this relationship. A new study has found social isolation may increase your risk too.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. In western countries with aging populations, atrial fibrillation poses a significant health concern, as it is associated with a high risk of thromboembolism, stroke, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction. Thrombi are generated in the left atrial appendage, and subsequent embolism into the cerebral circulation is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Therefore, patients have a lifetime risk of stroke, and those at high risk, defined as a CHA2DS2-VASc2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age>75 years, diabetes mel...
Baseline characteristics predicting clinical outcomes and serious adverse events in middle-aged hypertensive women: a sub-analysis of the SPRINT in women aged
In late May, an otherwise relatively healthy New York City woman began having trouble speaking, and she felt weak on the right side of her body. But she could still walk and take care of herself, and with the coronavirus pandemic raging, visiting a hospital seemed too dangerous. The next day, her speech had gotten worse, and she could barely move the right side of her body. Her family called 911 and she was rushed to the hospital, where doctors determined she had suffered a stroke. By the time the woman left the hospital, she was no longer able to walk by herself, and was having difficulty speaking and understanding other...
HEART attack does not always entail the obvious signs of chest or shoulder pain. There are a few lesser-known and unusual signs warning of the impending doom. Seeing this mark after taking off your socks could mean you're in danger.
This report provides 2017-2018 U.S. hypertension prevalence estimates using the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association definition of hypertension (3) and new guidelines, which redefine hypertension by lowering the previous threshold levels of 140/90 mmHg to 130/80 mmHg (4). This change categorizes a greater percentage of people as having hypertension. PMID: 32487290 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The 3-year follow-up of the TARGET All Comers study showed comparable safety and efficacy profiles of the biodegradable polymer Firehawk and the durable polymer XIENCE stent. PMID: 32482617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Ticagrelor monotherapy after 1-month DAPT provided consistent treatment effects on ischemic endpoints in patients with or without ACS but only the former experienced a net clinical benefit. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov number NCT03231059. PMID: 32482616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Despite modern advances in screening, management, and interventional measures for CVD, rising trends in CVD risk factors across all sex and race/ethnic groups call for attention by preventive cardiologists. PMID: 32483642 [PubMed - in process]
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), seems to have a cardiovascular tropism characterized by high incidence of myocardial infarction especially for patients with severe infections recovered in intensive care units. In their letter, the Authors state that oxidative stress could play a pivotal role to determine cardiovascular complications in COVID-19. We agree about this issue. In particular, NADPH oxidase-2 (NOX-2), that it is considered one of the most important sources of superoxide anion in human , plays a role in systemic inflammation and pathogenesis of several RNA virus as the influenza virus .
We have read an experimental study entitled “miR-135b protects cardiomyocytes from infarction through restraining the NLRP3/caspase-1/IL-1β pathway” written by Li and his colleagues . They demonstrated that miR-135b overexpression remarkably restored impaired cardiac function caused by myocardial infarction(MI)via restraining pyroptos is pathway.