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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Epigenetic factors linked to obesity-related disease
Obesity has been linked to "letter" changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people's body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight... (Medical News Today)

Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve blood pressure control
Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an... (Medical News Today)

Biomarker could identify patients with potential for recovery from advanced heart failure
Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. (Medical News Today)

Why might coffee drinkers live longer? Study sheds light
A new study finds that caffeine counters an inflammatory process linked to poor heart health in later life, explaining why coffee drinkers may live longer. (Medical News Today)

Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning
Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. (Medical News Today)

Study finds high survival rate for elderly patients with implantable defibrillator
Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years - a... (Medical News Today)

Ministrokes may cause dementia, study suggests
New study suggests the impact of ministrokes is wider and longer-lasting than previously understood, potentially causing dementia and cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected
Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes. (Medical News Today)

Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies
American Heart Association Scientific Statement: Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies but should seek counseling before conception to understand how their... (Medical News Today)

Researchers use stem cells to regenerate the external layer of a human heart
A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart - epicardium cells - according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. (Medical News Today)

Quick and easy blood test for gut bacteria can predict accurately risk of death and heart problems in heart attack patients
The bacteria that inhabit our gut digest food and produce metabolites that can have a marked effect on the heart and blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

Stress, heart health, and the amygdala: Links explained
Although it is common knowledge that stress impacts cardiovascular health, the mechanisms at work have remained a mystery. New research gives fresh clues. (Medical News Today)

Cutting salt intake by 10 percent would be 'highly cost effective worldwide'
New study finds that nearly all countries would find a soft regulation strategy to cut salt intake by 10 percent over 10 years to be highly cost effective. (Medical News Today)

Exploiting the placebo effect can improve recovery of heart surgery patients
Exploiting the placebo effect significantly improved the recovery of patients undergoing heart surgery according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. (Medical News Today)

70% of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards for patient care
More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). (Medical News Today)

Hitherto unknown risk factor for arteriosclerosis identified
Following a blood infection, the first class of antibodies produced by the immune system are IgM antibodies. (Medical News Today)

Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death
Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). (Medical News Today)

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults
Being physically inactive - sitting for long periods of time - can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease. (Medical News Today)

Blood test predicts silent heart disease risk
Study shows that blood troponin levels can predict risk of heart attack and death, and response to statins. (Medical News Today)

Novel drug may help repair failing hearts
Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure, according to a first-in-man study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. (Medical News Today)

Cardiology still a man's world, finds survey
The third Professional Life Survey conducted by the American College of Cardiology reveals that not much has changed over the past 20 years. (Medical News Today)

Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Dyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact. (Medical News Today)

Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men
A study of more than 2,000 Finnish men has uncovered a link between frequent sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Red cabbage microgreens could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
New research finds that red cabbage microgreens - an immature form of red cabbage - was highly effective for lowering 'bad' cholesterol in mice. (Medical News Today)

High-fat diet before imaging improves diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago were able to reduce uncertainty in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis by having patients consume a high-fat, low-sugar diet for 72 hours prior to... (Medical News Today)

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