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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

New electronic stent could provide feedback and therapy -- then dissolve
Every year, an estimated half-million Americans undergo surgery to have a stent prop open a coronary artery narrowed by plaque. But sometimes the mesh tubes get clogged. (Medical News Today)

Moderate drinking linked to heart damage in the elderly
Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may experience alterations to heart structure and poorer heart function, a new study finds, with women most at risk. (Medical News Today)

Tiny heart, big promise
Understanding how cells become coronary vessels may lead to advances in repairing heart damageThe heart has its own dedicated blood supply, with coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to... (Medical News Today)

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart
Drinking two or more alcoholic beverages daily may damage the heart of elderly people, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. (Medical News Today)

Higher mortality risk for heart failure patients with depression
A new study suggests that moderate to severe depression in patients with heart failure is associated with a fivefold increase in all-cause mortality. (Medical News Today)

Study questions beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular events
A new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular... (Medical News Today)

Appropriate duration of dual antiplatelet therapy still unclear; Ebola preparedness following cluster of U.S. cases
1. Appropriate duration of dual antiplatelet therapy still unclearA systematic review of published evidence does little to clarify the appropriate duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)... (Medical News Today)

Heart failure patients with cognitive impairment 'may have worse outcomes'
New research suggests that cognitive impairment in older heart failure patients could predict worse health outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death. (Medical News Today)

Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk
An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of... (Medical News Today)

Cutting edge research and collegiality the focus of EuroPCR 2015
Technique, talk, and talent were three buzzwords at the 2015 EuroPCR congress. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic syndrome could increase cardiovascular risks
Two new studies have suggested that people with metabolic syndrome - particularly black women - may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

New biotechnology for high efficiency purification of live human cells
One of the reasons pluripotent stem cells are so popular in medical research is that they can be differentiated into any cell type. (Medical News Today)

Time is muscle in acute heart failure
Urgent diagnosis and treatment in acute heart failure has been emphasised for the first time in joint recommendations published in European Heart Journal. (Medical News Today)

Heart 'could be regenerated by lymphatic system' after heart attacks
Researchers reveal that stimulating the growth of lymphatic vessels after a heart attack could help regenerate the heart and amplify the healing process. (Medical News Today)

Analysis compares stent expansion achieved with guidance from OCT versus IVUS
Findings from the ILUMIEN II trial presented at EuroPCR 2015Data from the ILUMIEN II trial found that guidance from optimal coherence tomography (OCT) was associated with comparable stent... (Medical News Today)

New music strategy shows 70 percent increase in exercise adherence
The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent--according to a study published in Sports Medicine -Open. (Medical News Today)

American College of Cardiology registry aims to improve cardiovascular care in India
Despite challenges, it is feasible to collect and study the quality of outpatient cardiovascular care in a resource-limited environment like India, according to a pilot study published in the Journal... (Medical News Today)

Study: Using isosmolar contrast agent during angioplasty reduces risk of renal and cardiac events
Significantly fewer renal and cardiac events are associated with angioplasty procedures using isosmolar contrast medium (IOCM) agent Visipaque™ (iodixanol) than those using low-osmolar... (Medical News Today)

COPD is independent risk factor for cardiovascular death, but not risk of stroke
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated... (Medical News Today)

'More than a third of Americans' affected by metabolic syndrome
Almost 35% of American adults have metabolic syndrome, according to new research. The condition is most common among seniors, affecting almost 50% of those aged 60 and older. (Medical News Today)

EuroPCR 2015: TAVI, safe and effective as surgical valves at 2 years in lower risk patients
Transcatheter valve implantation is comparable to surgery for a composite endpoint of all-cause death, stroke, or MITwo year outcomes in a study comparing implantation of transcatheter and... (Medical News Today)

Cooling children after cardiac arrest provides no significant benefit
Although body-cooling has long been a standard of care in treating adults after heart attacks, a recently published multi-center study has concluded that the same procedure -- known as "therapeutic... (Medical News Today)

Significant differences in achieving risk factor targets between women and men
There is a striking and statistically significant difference in how women and men are treated following a heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover bacterial cause behind fatal heart complications
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major human pathogen and is known to be associated with increased risk of fatal heart complications including heart failure and heart attacks. (Medical News Today)

Study finds wide variation in carotid artery stenting outcomes
Odds of suffering stroke or death differ by about 50 percent from one facility to anotherHospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or... (Medical News Today)

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