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ADHD medications linked to cardiac problems in children with hereditary heart disease
Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities. (Medical News Today)

Simple heart scan may help identify patients at risk for premature death
A study in the online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that coronary artery calcification (CAC) scans could help physicians identify patients at risk for premature death. (Medical News Today)

Link found between autoimmune diseases, medications, and a dangerous heartbeat condition
Screening and counseling recommended to decrease risk of life-threatening arrhythmiasMohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate... (Medical News Today)

Heart attack treatment hypothesis 'busted'
Basic research seriously challenges a long-standing hope that blocking calcium from entering energy-making mitochondria inside heart cells could prevent heart attack damageResearchers have long... (Medical News Today)

Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned
Doctors' efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition... (Medical News Today)

Even very small brain lesions increase risk for death; Coronary artery calcification scans could help to identify patients at risk for premature death
1. For patients with no history of stroke, even very small brain lesions increase risk for deathFor asymptomatic patients with no history of clinical stroke, having even very small brain lesions... (Medical News Today)

Heart attack treatment hypothesis 'busted'
Basic research seriously challenges a long-standing hope that blocking calcium from entering energy-making mitochondria inside heart cells could prevent heart attack damageResearchers have long... (Medical News Today)

'Rambo' protein may not be so violent after all
He is known as one of movie history's biggest killers but it turns out that the real life Rambo is actually a good guy. (Medical News Today)

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)

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