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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Medtronic study finds CoreValve system benefits aortic stenosis patients with prior coronary bypass surgery
Medtronic plc revealed new one-year clinical data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve System offers advantages in survival and safety... (Medical News Today)

Two and a half thousand women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK
Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published in the New England Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Research into brain control of liver lipid production could cause break in obesity and diabetes treatment
Ways of keeping the heart healthy has widened, with the discovery that the brain can help fight off hardening of the arteries. (Medical News Today)

Liberals 'live longer' than conservatives and moderates
Study finds that political beliefs could be a predictor of time of death, although affiliation to a political party may not carry the same risk. (Medical News Today)

Manchester United's rising stars revolutionize heart health
A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts has been announced on Wednesday 28th January 2015. (Medical News Today)

Analysis rejects linkage between testosterone therapy and cardiovascular risk
Article contrasts 4 flawed studies to dozens showing reduced mortality and other cardiovascular benefits with therapy or with high levels of testosteroneFears of a link between testosterone... (Medical News Today)

Temple heart surgeons explore changing patterns in care of patients with aortic dissection
Cardiothoracic surgeons have long played a central role in the care of patients with aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition that in the past was treated only with open surgery or medicines. (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol during young adulthood raises heart disease risk
New research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation shows that long-term exposure to elevated cholesterol substantially increases lifetime risk for heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Initial diagnostic test in ED for chest pain did not affect low rate of heart attack
Patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for chest pain who did not have a heart attack appeared to be at low risk of experiencing a heart attack during short- and longer-term follow-up and... (Medical News Today)

Blood transfusions during heart surgery increase risk of pneumonia
Patients who receive red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia, according to an abstract released at the... (Medical News Today)

Possible therapeutic target for cerebral cavernous malformations - common but mysterious brain blood vessel disorder
Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). (Medical News Today)

Leaky channels could contribute to unusual heart arrhythmias
Leaks are not just problems for plumbers and politicians; researchers in Canada reveal how leaky transmembrane channels could cause disruptions in normal heart function. (Medical News Today)

Study shows risk for younger adults with isolated systolic hypertension
Top Number' alone in blood pressure reading better indicator than previously thoughtYounger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- have... (Medical News Today)

Unique aortic aneurysm repair shows promise
A novel, minimally invasive approach appears safe for treating life-threatening aneurysms that occur in the deepest part of the aorta, making it easier for surgeons to repair the aorta without... (Medical News Today)

Novel simulation model improves training experience for cardiothoracic surgeons
A new surgical training model that simulates patient bleeding is providing cardiothoracic surgery residents with "real-life" experience without compromising patient safety, according to an abstract... (Medical News Today)

Should hospitals keep cardiac catheterization labs open on weekends?
Canadian study indicates that early intervention on weekdays and weekends in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes may be more cost-effective for both high-risk and low-risk... (Medical News Today)

Increased risk of high blood pressure in people with insomnia
A large sleep-monitoring study has found a link between hypertension and insomnia, suggesting a connection between a 24-hour state of hyperarousal and raised blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Heart muscle regeneration induced by long-term use of ventricular assist devices
Prolonged use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism, UT... (Medical News Today)

Revolutionary device found to lower blood pressure
A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures - according to... (Medical News Today)

NICE recommends Xarelto as an effective treatment option for reducing risk of secondary events in acute coronary syndrome
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) recommending Xarelto 2. (Medical News Today)

Poor social integration = poor health
There are many benefits to being supported by a strong social network. But can a bigger friend base actually make you healthier? (Medical News Today)

Study finds dramatic decline in risk for heart attacks among HIV-positive Kaiser Permanente California members
Previously reported increased risk of heart attacks among HIV-positive individuals has been largely reversed in recent years for Kaiser Permanente's California patients, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

Hospitalization for pneumonia associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Hospitalization with pneumonia in older adults was associated with an increased short-term and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggesting that pneumonia may be an important risk... (Medical News Today)

Protecting heart surgery patients' kidney health with high-dose statin
Acute kidney injury often arises after major surgery because the kidneys can be deprived of normal blood flow during the procedure. The use of contrast media, or dyes, can contribute to this problem. (Medical News Today)

Heart attack diagnoses 'could be doubled' by gender-specific tests
Researchers find that using a new high-sensitivity blood test with gender-specific diagnostic thresholds could improve the rate of heart attack diagnosis among women. (Medical News Today)

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