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How AI Can Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes
Artificial intelligence is making its way into health care, and one of its first stops is making sense of all of those scans that doctors order. Already, studies have shown that AI-based tools can, in some cases, pick out abnormal growths that could be cancerous tumors better than doctors can, mainly because digesting and synthesizing huge volumes of information is what AI does best. In a study published Feb. 14 in Circulation, researchers in the U.K. and the U.S. report that an AI program can reliably predict heart attacks and strokes. Kristopher Knott, a research fellow at the British Heart Foundation, and his team condu...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Heart Disease Source Type: news

QUality improvement in primary care to prevent hospitalisations and improve Effectiveness and efficiency of care for people Living with coronary heart disease (QUEL): protocol for a 24-month cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, is the leading cause of death and disability globally. A large proportion of mortality occurs in people with prior CHD and effec...
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Authors: Julie Redfern, Nashid Hafiz, Karice Hyun, Andrew Knight, Charlotte Hespe, Clara K. Chow, Tom Briffa, Robyn Gallagher, Christopher Reid, David L. Hare, Nicholas Zwar, Mark Woodward, Stephen Jan, Emily R. Atkins, Tracey-Lea Laba, Elizabeth Halcomb & hellip; Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Commentary: No Child Left Behind: Toddler evaluations correlate with school age evaluations but still plan early intervention for all
Meaningful improvements in surgical approaches and medical management have led to increased survival rates for children born with single ventricle heart disease; but with improved early survival, morbidities have become more evident. Neurodevelopmental and behavioral impairments are among the most concerning morbidities for these children. There is a broad range of potential impairments, and while all children with complex congenital heart disease are at risk for developmental impairments, it is generally agreed that children with single ventricle heart diseases are at highest risk; the causes are multifactorial, including...
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Caren S. Goldberg Tags: CONGENITAL – Commentary Source Type: research

Targeting Inflammation and Immune System in Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Authors: Alwi I Abstract Over more than two decades, the concept of atherosclerosis has developed and lead to inflammatory hypothesis. Inflammation plays an important role on pathogenesis of atherothrombosis and coronary heart disease (CHD), including acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although the management of ACS has been demonstrated to be beneficial for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (such as using statin and aspirin) and also seemed to have positive effect on inflammation, the identification of effective management, specifically targeting inflammation, has been not been comprehensively understood....
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - February 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research

Africa: Continent Is Way Behind the Curve in Managing Heart Disease - Here's a New Approach
[The Conversation Africa] The burden of noncommunicable diseases in sub-Saharan African is growing because of factors such as demographic changes and increases in life expectancy. These diseases include heart attacks, stroke, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good oral hygiene isn’t just for the mouth: It benefits brain health too
(Natural News) Heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases (e.g., stroke) are the leading causes of death in western countries. These diseases are caused by several factors, such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, smoking and obesity. However, recent studies have found that there is another unexpected contributor to the development of atherosclerosis and atherothrombosis (blood clot...
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 1164: Non-Exercise Based Estimation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Mediates Associations between Comorbidities and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Korean Adults with Diabetes
This study investigated whether non-exercise-based estimation of cardiorespiratory fitness (eCRF) mediates the association between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and comorbidities in older Korean adults with diabetes. A total of 1371 Korean adults (56% women) aged 60 years and older with diabetes was drawn from those who participated in the 2008–2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys IV and V. Data on comorbidities included hypertension, heart disease (acute myocardial infarction or angina), stroke, arthritis, and chronic renal disease. HRQoL was assessed using the EuroQoL group,...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lee Kim Kang Tags: Article Source Type: research

Establishment of a Risk Prediction Model for Mild Cognitive Impairment Among Elderly Chinese
ConclusionsThis model performs an effective prediction that may be applied to the primary prevention for patients with MCI, helping to reduce the risk of MCI.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - February 12, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Coexisting Valvular Heart Disease
ConclusionsIn patients with AF and VHD, rates of major bleeding were similar among the DOACs and valve types; however, more patients receiving dabigatran experienced SSE. Further studies are needed to validate these findings.
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - February 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Case Report: Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome in Chagas Disease.
Abstract Chronic Chagas heart disease has different clinical manifestations including arrhythmias, heart failure, and stroke. Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms and when associated with changes in the electrocardiogram, such as T-wave changes, electrically inactive areas, and segmental wall motion abnormalities, may lead to a misdiagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Here, we describe two patients with Chagas heart disease and syncope due to sustained ventricular tachycardia who were misdiagnosed with ACS, and discuss the role of novel imaging modalities in the differential diagnosis and risk strat...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - February 10, 2020 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Moll-Bernardes RJ, Saraiva RM, Sarmento de Oliveira R, Tavares Pinheiro MV, Camargo GC, Xavier de Brito AS, Altino de Almeida S, Siqueira FPR, de Souza Nogueira Sardinha Mendes F, Barbosa RM, Xavier SS, Rosado de Castro PH, Silvestre de Sousa A Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research

The association of thyroid stimulation hormone levels with incident ischemic heart disease, incident stroke, and all-cause mortality
ConclusionThe results do not provide evidence of a harmful effect of decreased or increased TSH on IHD or stroke in the general population. However, there is some indication of an elevated risk for all-cause mortality with TSH 2.5 –5 mU/l compared with 0.4–2.5 mU/l.
Source: Endocrine - February 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Development of a Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction Model Using the Suita Study, a Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: The Suita CVD risk model is feasible to use and improves predictability of the incidence of CVD relative to the FRS model in Japan. PMID: 32023562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research

Early Prediction of One-Year Mortality in Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke
The worldwide stroke incidence is 17 million per year,1 and 12 % of all deaths worldwide are caused by stroke making it the third leading cause of death after cancer and ischemic heart disease.2
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Jacob Liljehult, Thomas Christensen, Karl Bang Christensen Source Type: research

Why you'll be seeing red at work tomorrow
If you ’re seeing red at work tomorrow, it’s a good thing: The American Heart Association is calling on women to wear the color most associated with Valentine hearts on Friday to acknowledge the importance of heart health. Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of women, per the Centers for D isease Control and Prevention, and National Wear Red Day, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, encourages awareness of heart disease and stroke among women. The AHA’s GoRed for Women campaign…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Review of the Literature and Considerations for Clinical Practice
This article reviews landmark clinical trials of aspirin in primary prevention and highlights key changes in dosing strategies and demographics.
Source: Cardiology in Review - February 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Curbside Consult Source Type: research

People on blood pressure, cholesterol meds often let healthy habits slip
Finnish researchers found that adults in their country at risk for heart disease and stroke who took cholesterol- or blood pressure-lowering medications were more likely to reduce their activity levels and gain weight.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipping breakfast before and during early pregnancy and incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus: the Japan Environment and Children's Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Breakfast consumption <3 times/wk before and during early pregnancy, compared with daily consumption, was associated with an increased odds of developing GDM. PMID: 32020171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 5, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dong JY, Ikehara S, Kimura T, Cui M, Kawanishi Y, Kimura T, Ueda K, Iso H, Japan Environment and Children's Study Group Tags: Am J Clin Nutr Source Type: research

Effects of volume-assured pressure support noninvasive ventilation in stable COPD with chronic respiratory failure: Meta-analysis and literature review
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading but underestimated cause of mortality worldwide that is predicted to move from the fourth to third position in terms of morbidity during 1990 –2020, just behind ischemic heart disease and stroke worldwide,1 and from the sixth to third position as the most common cause of death.2 COPD is a common disease characterized by recurrent respiratory symptoms and persistent airflow limitation.1 Along with progressive aggravation, COPD patients s how a high risk of relapse.
Source: Heart and Lung - February 5, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Xiaomin Zhang, Piaoyu Yang, Chengyao Guo, Shanqun Li, Yuxia Zhang Source Type: research

ICDs Have Come a Long Way in 40 Years
Michel Mirowski and his colleagues gave the field of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) a pretty good start, but what's more impressive is how far the technology has advanced since that first human ICD implant in February 1980. In the past 40 years we've seen ICDs become dramatically smaller, longer lasting, more capable, more personalized, subcutaneous (non-transvenous), and even MRI-firendly. And that's not to mention the advanced data connectivity and monitoring capabilities that the latest technologies offer. So without further ado, let's take a look at the current ICD landscape and the companie...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Sodium reduction in Turkey breast meat by using sodium anion species
This study aims at reducing the overall sodium content in turkey meat application by using alternative sodium species. Initial experiments studied the sodium absorption across the temperature range of 4 to 90 °C which showed higher sodium content for thermally processed samples over a longer cooking time. Overall, the adsorption rate was found to be slower and was not affected by protein denaturation. Additional experiments studied the sodium diffusion by replacing sodium chloride with alternative sodium salts with comparatively larger anions, which resulted in, 20–46% reduction in overall sodium content of thermally ...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - February 4, 2020 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Twitter-Characterized Sentiment Towards Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Outcomes
In this study, we assessed the association between Twitter-derived sentiments towards racial/ethnic minorities at state-level and individual-level CVD-related outcomes from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Outcomes included hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), coronary heart disease (CHD), and any CVD from BRFSS 2017 (N = 433,434 to 433,680 across outcomes). A total of 30 million race-related tweets were collected using Twitter Streaming Application Programming Interface (API) from 2015 to 2018. Prevalence of negative and positive sentiment towards racial/ethn...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Shift workers at risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes
(American Osteopathic Association) Working nights disrupts individuals' circadian rhythm, the body's internal clock responsible for neural and hormonal signaling. When the circadian rhythm is desynchronized from the sleep/wake cycle, it causes a cascade of hormonal changes that lead to metabolic disorders and the development multiple chronic conditions. Kulkarni recommends several measures to prevent serious health issues associated with shift work.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases: Consensus report.
CONCLUSIONS: The present review reports the proceedings of the workshop jointly organised by the EFP and the World Heart Federation (WHF), which has updated the existing epidemiological evidence for significant associations between periodontitis and CVD, the mechanistic links and the impact of periodontal therapy on cardiovascular and surrogate outcomes. This review has also focused on the potential risk and complications of periodontal therapy in patients on anti thrombotic therapy and has made recommendations for dentists, physicians and for patients visiting both the dental and medical practices. PMID: 32011025 [Pu...
Source: Journal of Clinical Periodontology - February 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Sanz M, Marco Del Castillo A, Jepsen S, Gonzalez-Juanatey JR, D'Aiuto F, Bouchard P, Chapple I, Dietrich T, Gotsman I, Graziani F, Herrera D, Loos B, Madianos P, Michel JB, Perel P, Pieske B, Shapira L, Shechter M, Tonetti M, Vlachopoulos C, Wimmer G Tags: J Clin Periodontol Source Type: research

Current Anticoagulant Usage Patterns and Determinants in Korean Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.
CONCLUSION: Renal disease and history of valvular heart disease were associated with warfarin use, while cancer and smoking status were associated with direct OAC use in high stroke risk patients. The combination of antiplatelet agents with OAC was prescribed in 73.6% of patients without definite indications recommended by guidelines. PMID: 31997620 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - January 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ha HS, Kim J, Lee YS, Kim TH, Lee JM, Park J, Park JK, Kang KW, Shim J, Uhm JS, Park HW, Cha MJ, Choi EK, Kim J, Kim JB, Kim C, Joung B Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research

Mayo Clinic goes red for women's heart health; you can, too
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? People across the nation will wear red on Friday, Feb. 7, joining the effort to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as the most dangerous threats to a woman's health. Nationally, 1 in 3 women die from cardiovascular disease. National Wear Red Day takes place on the first Friday in February, [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 31, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

For the First Time in Four Years, the U.S. Life Expectancy Rose a Little
(NEW YORK) — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses. “Let’s just hope it continues,” said Robert Anderson, who oversees the report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest calculation is for 2018 and factors in current death trends and other issues. On average, an infant born that year is expected to live about 78 years and 8 months, the CDC said. For...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized health onetime overnight Source Type: news

Sleep disorders and disrupted sleep in addiction, withdrawal and abstinence with focus on alcohol and opioids
Sleep is very important for our physical and mental health. Sleep disturbances increase risk of substance use disorders as well as risk of onset and worsening of medical and other primary psychiatric problems like diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and depression [1,2]. Substance use disorders, particularly alcohol and opioids can cause or exacerbate sleep disturbances [3,4] leading to even greater problems with our health in addition to the consequences of substance use [1,2].
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - January 30, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: William-Bernard Reid-Varley, Caridad Ponce-Martinez, Khurshid A. Khurshid Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Rising rates of obesity, diabetes may reverse heart disease gains
Deaths from heart disease and stroke continue to decline nationally even as more and more people are living in poor health, a new report has found, potentially putting gains against heart disease in danger.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary total antioxidant capacity and severity of stenosis in patients with coronary artery disease.
Conclusions: There was a significant association between dietary TAC and severity of stenosis in patients with coronary artery disease. PMID: 31984875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - January 29, 2020 Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research

Living longer is important, but those years need to be healthy ones
(American Heart Association) In a new Presidential Advisory, the American Heart Association outlines 2030 Impact Goals for the United States and globally, to help all people live healthier for more years of their life.The goals build on the Association's work of nearly a century in successfully fighting heart disease and stroke, recognizing that even as people are now living longer, they may not always be living many of those years in their best health.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2020 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.
CONCLUSIONS: The Statistical Update represents a critical resource for the lay public, policy makers, media professionals, clinicians, healthcare administrators, researchers, health advocates, and others seeking the best available data on these factors and conditions. PMID: 31992061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Virani SS, Alonso A, Benjamin EJ, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longeneck Tags: Circulation Source Type: research

Atrial premature activity detected after an ischaemic stroke unveils atrial myopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: After an ischaemic stroke or a transient ischaemic attack, excessive APCs are associated with LA remodelling. Thus, LA dilatation and dysfunction reflect early LA myopathy, which might itself be responsible for cardioembolic stroke. PMID: 32007362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Py A, Schaaf M, Duhamel S, Si-Mohamed S, Daher J, Altman M, de Breyne B, Mechtouff L, Placide J, Chauveau S, Chevalier P, Nighoghossian N, Bergerot C, Thibault H Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

FDA clears Berkeley health tech startup's algorithms to detect heart problems
Berkeley health-tech startup Eko was granted FDA clearance today to take its algorithm for detecting atrial fibrillation to the market.   The algorithm, in tandem with a digital stethoscope, is meant to be used to screen for atrial fibrillation and other types of heart disease caused by heart murmurs — a condition that can result in a stroke or heart failure if left untreated. Connor Landgraf, CEO and co-founder of Eko, said it is the first in-office screening algorithm used with a stethoscope…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Working together to prevent strokes in Copeland
Kevin Walsh of the Rotary Club and Julie Clayton, Head of Communications and Engagement at NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, explain how they have helped identify people at risk of stroke Related items fromOnMedica Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care Low cholesterol may increase risk for haemorrhagic stroke Traffic exhaust fumes at residential address increases the risk of stroke Good sleep patterns can reduce susceptibility to heart disease and stroke Innovative stroke detection monitor given green light
Source: OnMedica Views - January 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood sugar and...
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coagulation factor VIII: Relationship to Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Whole Genome Sequence and Epigenome-Wide Analysis in African Americans.
CONCLUSIONS: Larger sample sizes of AAs will be required to discover additional genetic and epigenetic contributors to FVIII phenotypic variation, which may have consequences for CVD health disparities. PMID: 31985870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - January 27, 2020 Category: Hematology Authors: Raffield LM, Lu AT, Szeto MD, Little A, Grinde KE, Shaw J, Auer PL, Cushman M, Horvath S, Irvin MR, Lange EM, Lange LA, Nickerson DA, Thornton TA, Wilson JG, Wheeler MM, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium, TOPMed Hematology & Tags: J Thromb Haemost Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up of post-stroke epilepsy after ischemic stroke: room for improved epilepsy treatment
ConclusionsIn addition to well-known risk factors for PSE development, our data also identified stroke recurrence, artery dissection and established coronary disease.Seizure control was less common than expected and in a significant proportion of patients AEDs had not been adjusted despite continuing seizures.
Source: Seizure - January 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The Risks or Lack Thereof of Migraine Treatments in Vascular Disease.
Abstract PREMISES: Patients with migraine have a co-morbidity with vascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, and stroke. PROBLEM: This overview gives recommendations for the therapy of acute migraine attacks and for migraine  prevention in patients with vascular diseases. In particular, the use of triptans in patients with vascular diseases is discussed. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS: Currently, there is a contraindication for the use of the triptans in patients with vascular disease, although there is no evidence that triptans increase the risk of heart attacks or stroke. PMID: 3196733...
Source: Headache - January 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Diener HC Tags: Headache Source Type: research

How to live longer: Walking, running or swimming? Best exercise to boost life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer, but which exercise is considered best? One study compared whether walking, running or swimming has the most life-boosting effect.
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic review of factors influencing NHS health check uptake: invitation methods, patient characteristics, and the impact of interventions
The NHS Health Check (NHSHC) is a risk assessment for those aged 40 –74 without a pre-existing condition in England, with the aim of preventing stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementi...
Source: BMC Public Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Bunten, Lucy Porter, Natalie Gold and Vanessa Bogle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Boston Researchers Say Marijuana May Harm Your Heart
BOSTON (CBS) — Marijuana use is growing in popularity and local doctors are sounding the alarm about the potential harms the drug could have on the heart. They say marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular risks as smoking tobacco. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say while more patients are curbing their use of cigarettes, there has been an acceleration in marijuana use that marijuana users are now exceeding cigarette smokers. And the effects of the drug on cardiovascular health are not fully understood. Some studies have linked marijuana use with stroke, arrhythmias, and other heart conditions,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Marijuana Source Type: news

More than 2 million patients with heart disease report use of marijuana
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Observational studies have linked marijuana use to a range of cardiovascular risks, including stroke, arrhythmia and diseases that make it hard for the heart muscle to pump properly. The investigators encourage physicians to ask their patients about marijuana use, which can interfere with other medications that a cardiology patient might be prescribed.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Link of ocular pseudoexfoliation syndrome and vascular system changes: results from 10-year follow-up study
ConclusionThe prevalence of the PEX increased significantly with age. The risk of the PEX was significantly higher among persons with IHD and even higher among persons with IHD and stroke. In the future, a greater understanding of the cardiovascular, metabolic, and environmental components associated with the PEX may lead to more specific lifestyle-related preventive strategies to decrease the disease burden.
Source: International Ophthalmology - January 19, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

After stroke, women and men significantly more likely to have dangerous heart complications
(University of Western Ontario) The study demonstrated for the first time that in people with no underlying heart disease, after a stroke they were more than 20 times more likely than those who didn't have a stroke (23-fold in women and 25-fold in men) to have a first-in-life major adverse cardiovascular event. These events include things like heart attack, chest pain, cardiac failure or cardiac death.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Correction to: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.
Authors: PMID: 31928433 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Circulation - January 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Circulation Source Type: research

AHA News: After Stroke, an ' Astounding ' Risk of Heart Problems
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women and men have a much higher risk of dangerous heart problems soon after their first stroke compared to people without stroke, even if they don ' t have obvious underlying heart disease,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An analysis of the risk of perioperative ischemic stroke in patients undergoing non-cardiovascular and non-neurological surgeries.
Conclusions: History of stroke and smoking, renal insufficiency, and low HDL-C are independent risk factors for PIS. It is feasible to assess the risk of stroke in preoperative patients using PCE in clinical practice. PMID: 31903867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - January 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research

The prevalence of stroke according to indoor radon concentration in South Koreans: Nationwide cross section study
This study combines 2 nationwide studies. Demographic characteristics and medical history of participants were obtained from Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) from 2007 to 2012. Participants over 40 years old and who completed the questionnaire were included in the study. Indoor radon concentration was analyzed using the mean value of winter housing radon concentration from 2012 to 2016 published by the National Institute of Environmental Research. The average values of each metropolitan city and province were assigned to the residence of the participant. To eliminate the potential confoundi...
Source: Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research

Analysis of the Relationship between Adult Asthma and Stroke: A Longitudinal Follow-Up Study Using the Korean National Sample Cohort.
Abstract Several previous studies demonstrated the risk of stroke in asthma patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in asthma patients, independent of age, sex, income, region of residence, and past medical histories. The Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Sample Cohort from 2002 through 2013 was used. Overall, 111,364 asthma patients ≥ 20 years old were matched to 111,364 control participants for age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. Asthma was classified using ICD-10 codes (J45 and J46) an...
Source: Biomed Res - December 22, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Kim SY, Lim H, Lim JS, Choi HG Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research