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Review indicates where cardio benefits of exercise may lie
Everyone knows that exercise generally helps the cardiovascular system, but much remains unknown about how the benefits arise, and what to expect in different people who exercise to improve their... (Medical News Today)

Racial and gender disparities in care exist for patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
The largest-of-its-kind study proves race and gender-related disparities exist in care for patients who have recently been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF). (Medical News Today)

New research outlines more effective diagnosis for people with heart conditions
A new algorithm created by engineering experts at the University of Lincoln, UK, provides more effective Electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis for people with heart conditions. (Medical News Today)

Experts call for 'all hands on deck' to tackle global burden of non-communicable disease
A group of the world's top doctors and scientists working in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases... (Medical News Today)

American Heart Association bolsters commitment to improving cardiac arrest survival
A new report is a call to action to improve survival from cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death worldwide, say the American Heart Association. (Medical News Today)

Cardiac survival rates around 6 percent for those occurring outside of a hospital
Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Every year in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

'Over 184,000 global deaths each year' caused by sugary drinks
Researchers estimate that consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks may lead to more than 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, with most of these deaths caused by diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Researchers seek to answer "obesity paradox"
A world-first study at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital is seeking to answer the "obesity paradox" of the link between being overweight and heart function. (Medical News Today)

Oregon study: Minor heart feature may mean trouble at high altitude
A small opening in the heart that doesn't close in infancy is linked to potentially serious health complications in study done in BoliviaA common heart feature long thought to have negligible... (Medical News Today)

Societies issue recommendations for left atrial appendage occlusion
Devices can prevent stroke in atrial fibrillationThe American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released a new overview... (Medical News Today)

PTSD 'raises women's risks of heart attack and stroke'
A large, new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that women with PTSD have up to a 60% higher chance of heart attack or stroke. (Medical News Today)

Americans' best efforts not enough to cut heart disease deaths
Despite decades of progress in reducing cardiovascular mortality, preventable risk factors continue to account for half of heart disease deaths. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's
Researchers find people who have a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's, possibly due to antihypertensive medication. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis linked with heart disease in older people
University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes. (Medical News Today)

Researchers uncover epigenetic switches that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells -- the specialized cells that form blood... (Medical News Today)

Continuing 100% MACE-free survival after two years average follow up in Heartcel clinical trial
Cell Therapy Ltd ("CTL"), a development stage pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of allogeneic regenerative medicines in clinical trials, reported average 24-month (19-29 months) MACE-free... (Medical News Today)

Medically complex patients with Type 2 diabetes could benefit from seeing a specialist soon
Healthier patients do well with family doctorsPeople recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they... (Medical News Today)

Fasting: what are the health benefits and risks?
Fasting diets have become one of the most popular health trends in recent years. But can abstaining from food really be good for us? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

First ESC recommendations for arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease published
The first ESC recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented June 241 at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. (Medical News Today)

Unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management published
A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management was presented yesterday 1 at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. (Medical News Today)

Almost half of Hispanics unaware they have high cholesterol, study finds
Almost 50% of Hispanics do not know they have high cholesterol levels, and less than a third of those who are aware receive cholesterol-lowering treatment, new research reveals. (Medical News Today)

Road traffic noise linked to greater death, stroke risk
Living in areas where road traffic noise reaches above 60 decibels may raise the risk of stroke and all-cause mortality, according to a new study of 8.6 million UK residents. (Medical News Today)

A reinforced cylinder leads to fewer repeat surgeries for children born with heart defect
Use of reinforced ring is small but noteworthy advance for those with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, according to reports in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryIn this important... (Medical News Today)

Uninterrupted NOAC therapy during AF ablation is safe
Continuation was not associated with periprocedural bleeding or thromboembolic complicationsUninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) during catheter ablation of atrial... (Medical News Today)

ESC recommends uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation in a position paper presented 1 at EHRA... (Medical News Today)

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