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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds
A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods. (Medical News Today)

Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy
A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do not, a University of... (Medical News Today)

Discovery could help doctors to spot cardiovascular disease at an earlier stage
Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study led by... (Medical News Today)

Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life
Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle age raising the risk almost as much as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Kids with heart defects face learning challenges, inadequate school support
Children with congenital heart defects are less likely to meet minimum standards in third-grade reading and math end-of-year testing than peers. (Medical News Today)

Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity than men
Women with mild blockage of coronary arteries report poorer health, more anxiety and a more negative outlook than men with the same condition, according to new research in the American Heart... (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate
Five studies documenting the health effects of testosterone replacement therapy suggest the hormone improves bone density, but it may pose cardiac risk. (Medical News Today)

Radial access, same-day cardiac procedure could save $300 million annually
If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but... (Medical News Today)

Heavy drinking may raise cardiovascular risk by aging the arteries
A new study suggests long-term, consistent heavy drinking may cause arteries to age prematurely and increase cardiovascular risk, especially in men. (Medical News Today)

Chest pain: New tool helps doctors decide when tests are needed
A two year follow-up on a study involving more than 10,000 people with stable chest pain finds that an online tool can accurately predict which patients are likely to have normal non-invasive tests... (Medical News Today)

Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease
A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts. (Medical News Today)

Statin side effects are strongest predictor of failure to meet cholesterol targets
Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive... (Medical News Today)

Shock from heart device often triggers further health care needs
A shock from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may trigger an increase in health care needs for many people, regardless whether the shock was medically necessary, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

Dietary supplement could improve heart health
Dietary intervention could benefit heart health in those with muscular dystrophy. That's according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. (Medical News Today)

Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease
A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil may protect the heart
New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may boost the cardioprotective benefits of HDL 'good' cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Exploring the role of blood flow during cardiac events
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths worldwide yet researchers still don't fully understand how blood flows or even which components within blood can lead to cardiac issues. (Medical News Today)

Snow shoveling may increase risk of heart attack in men
New research finds associations between heavy, long-lasting snowfall and a raised risk of myocardial infarction in men. Snow shoveling may be the cause. (Medical News Today)

Obesity may raise heart risk by triggering harmful immune response
New research suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet increases immune system T cells, resulting in inflammation that raises cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Glucose or fructose: A new study about the impact of sugar on metabolism and cardiovascular health
The kind of consumed sugar - not only the taken quantity - can determine the risk of suffering from metabolic and vascular diseases, according to a study carried out on laboratory animals and led... (Medical News Today)

Amphetamine use may 'speed up' heart aging
Using amphetamines may accelerate aging of the heart, suggest researchers. They emphasize that stimulant abusers do physiological and cardiovascular harm. (Medical News Today)

Endurance training may have a protective effect on the heart
Findings published in Experimental Physiology suggest that exercise could be just as important for your heart heath as cholesterol and a healthy diet. (Medical News Today)

Using NSAIDs during a cold may increase heart attack risk
Taking NSAIDs during acute respiratory infections such as a cold or flu may increase the risk of heart attack, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Skin sodium content linked to heart problems in patients with kidney disease
New research may provide insights concerning the cause of changes in the heart's structure that often occur in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (Medical News Today)

Vitamin C may decrease the risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, but not in the USA
Vitamin C decreased the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) by 44% in cardiac surgery patients in nine randomized trials that were conducted outside of the USA according to a... (Medical News Today)

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