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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Long working hours linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease
Long working hours - more than 60 hours a week - may increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study by researchers from South Korea. (Medical News Today)

Experts suggest checklist before ECGs for heart screening in young people
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have recommended using a 14-point checklist over ECGs when first evaluating 12-25-year-olds for heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests 'happy wife, happy life' maxim is true
A link has been found between husband's marital quality and wife's satisfaction in the marriage; if a wife reports low marital quality, the husband also has lower marital quality. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels
Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel... (Medical News Today)

In diabetes, blood test finds otherwise undetectable heart damage unrelated to high cholesterol
People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public... (Medical News Today)

UF researchers warn against overuse of cardiac stress tests
The researchers found few patients, if any, who do not display symptoms of cardiac distress benefited from undergoing stress tests that look for cardiac problems. (Medical News Today)

New evidence points to outcomes and cost benefits of telemedicine in managing chronic diseases
Congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are three of the leading causes of death in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Severe heart defects put children at 30 times greater risk of death before age of one
A child born with a severe heart defect is 30 times more likely to die before the age of one than the rest of the population, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). (Medical News Today)

Targeted nanomedicine therapy to regenerate heart muscle injured by heart attack
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. (Medical News Today)

New methods enhance the quality of myocardial perfusion imaging
New methods that enhance the quality of myocardial perfusion imaging were developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. In her PhD study, Tuija Kangasmaa, Lic. Phil. (Medical News Today)

Race and ethnicity important when evaluating risk of fat around the heart
A man's likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart - an important indicator of heart disease risk - may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his... (Medical News Today)

Number of ER visits due to high blood pressure 'on the rise'
The number of visits to the emergency room as a result of high blood pressure significantly increased between 2006 and 2011, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects
Research led by UNC's Kathleen Caron, Ph.D., shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy. (Medical News Today)

Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'
Prolonged periods of sitting can reduce the function of arteries in the legs. A new study finds that this reduced function can be avoided by taking short walking breaks. (Medical News Today)

A protein may be linked to heart attacks
A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, led by Dr. (Medical News Today)

Subgroup Analysis of ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 explores the relationship between Edoxaban dose, concentration, anti-factor Xa activity and outcomes
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited has announced data from a subgroup analysis of the phase 3 ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 study, that explores the relationship between edoxaban dose, concentration and... (Medical News Today)

One year data from the PREFER in AF registry show significant changes in AF management in Europe and implementation of clinical guidelines
Daiichi Sankyo has announced one year results of the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (PREFER in AF), revealing significant changes to the treatment of... (Medical News Today)

Lundbeck announces availability of NORTHERA™ (droxidopa) capsules in the U.S. for symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension
Lundbeck announced today that NORTHERA™ (droxidopa) capsules for oral use are now available for healthcare providers to prescribe in the United States. (Medical News Today)

New understanding of common cause of sudden death in epilepsy
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients. (Medical News Today)

Sex hormone levels in the blood linked to risk of sudden cardiac arrest
Measuring the levels of sex hormones in patients' blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal in 95 percent of patients. (Medical News Today)

Potassium-rich foods could lower stroke risk in older women
A new study has found that older women eating higher amounts of potassium-rich foods may be less likely to have a stroke than those with less potassium-rich foods in their diets. (Medical News Today)

Polypill helps heart attack survivors take their meds, potentially saving lives
Heart attack survivors are more likely to keep to their medication regime when they take just one combined pill instead of three separate drugs, says a new international study. (Medical News Today)

New research reveals family history of heart disease does not motivate people to make healthy lifestyle choices, even when they are aware of risk
New research1 presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona shows that having a family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not enough to motivate people to follow... (Medical News Today)

Psychological support waning for heart patients despite nearly half experiencing mental health issues
Psychological support for heart patients is waning despite nearly half experiencing mental health problems after their heart event. (Medical News Today)

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