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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Adrenaline rush: Delaying epinephrine shots after cardiac arrest cuts survival rates
Hospitals in which the administration of epinephrine to patients whose hearts have stopped is delayed beyond five minutes have significantly lower survival rates of those patients, a new study led... (Medical News Today)

Is smoking ever safe? Study investigates
The harmful effects of smoking are well known, but a new study investigates the health risks associated with a lower level of tobacco use. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and... (Medical News Today)

Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding
In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug... (Medical News Today)

Crab shell patch could help keep hearts beating after heart attack
Researchers have created a material, that includes a chemical found in a crab's shell, that can bridge the gap in the heart's electrical signals caused by a heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Thousands of heart patients missing out on cardiac rehabilitation
Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal event, according to new figures released by the British... (Medical News Today)

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey
Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide. (Medical News Today)

World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis
Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment. (Medical News Today)

Leading heart professor recognised as top global researcher
The "valuable and significant" work of a University of Leicester heart professor has won him recognition as one of the world's most influential scientists. (Medical News Today)

Genetic link to fatal health condition could aid future treatment
Thousands of lives could be saved every year after it was discovered a fatal cardiovascular condition could be linked to four genes, research has found. (Medical News Today)

Exercise extends life, but which exercise is best?
It is common knowledge that sports can extend life and improve heart health, but the question of which exercise is best has rarely been broached. (Medical News Today)

Heart attack risk over eight times higher for younger smokers
Smokers who are under 50 years of age are at a much higher risk of developing a specific type of heart attack, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk
Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to... (Medical News Today)

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?
Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others? (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: Consuming too much saturated fat may raise risk
A study finds high intakes of common saturated fats - such as those found in red meat, dairy fat, butter, and palm oil - may raise risk of heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising
Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access... (Medical News Today)

Study finds key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol
A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: Faulty gene carried by 1 percent of people
A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination
Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Around 600,000 in UK living with faulty gene that could lead to heart failure
Around 1 per cent of the population carry a faulty gene which could trigger a dangerous heart condition in seemingly healthy people, if the heart is placed under abnormal stress, such as through... (Medical News Today)

CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causes
Preventable cancer, stroke, and heart deaths down; preventable injury deaths up. (Medical News Today)

Reducing salt intake may help protect kidney patients' heart and kidney health
New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (Medical News Today)

Pessimists more likely to die from heart disease
Researchers find that patients with coronary heart disease who have higher levels of pessimism are more likely to die from their condition. (Medical News Today)

Why raising good cholesterol may not always protect against heart disease
Good cholesterol is well associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk, but just raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels have produced disappointing results in recent clinical trials. (Medical News Today)

Investigating how a heart can turn to bone
Injured tissue is known to calcify, effectively turning it to bone. Although the mechanisms involved are poorly understood, new research adds a new layer. (Medical News Today)

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