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Inserting stents through the wrist reduces bleeding, death rates in heart disease patients
Access through the wrist, or radial access, when inserting stents to restore blood flow in heart disease patients has fewer complications and should be the default approach over access through the... (Medical News Today)

Rate of decline of cardiovascular deaths slows in U.S.
In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Stephen Sidney, M.D., M.P.H. (Medical News Today)

Butter not significantly linked to ill health, says study
Saturated fats are bad for us, but maybe not in every case. Butter, it seems, may not increase the risk of CVD and may protect against diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Video may help heart failure patients choose level of end-of-life care
Patients with advanced heart failure who viewed a video depicting end-of-life care options were more likely to choose comfort care over life-prolonging care. (Medical News Today)

Statins controversy linked to rise in UK patients stopping the treatment
A period of intense debate about statins, covered widely in the mainstream media, was followed by a substantial rise in the proportion of people in the UK stopping taking the drug, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Men may face high lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death
About one in every nine men will experience sudden cardiac death, most before age 70, as well as about one in 30 women, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart... (Medical News Today)

Antidepressant does not reduce hospitalization, death, or improve mood for heart failure patients with depression
In a study appearing in JAMA, Christiane E. Angermann, M.D., of University Hospital Wurzburg, Germany, and colleagues examined whether 24 months of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram... (Medical News Today)

Building a smart cardiac patch
'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems. (Medical News Today)

Prehypertension during pregnancy could lead to cardiovascular risks
Pregnant women who experience persistent blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome and increased cardiovascular risk after giving... (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce risk of death from heart attack
A study of more than 45,000 people found that those with high blood levels of omega-3 had around a 10 percent lower risk of death from heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Protein for preventing heart failure
A protein known to be crucial for maintaining the balance of calcium in cells could prove useful in halting the progression of heart failure. (Medical News Today)

Dissolving blood clots with magnetic nanoparticles
Blood clots can kill, and targeting and dissolving them quickly and safely can save lives. Drugs based on magnetic nanoparticles may offer solutions. (Medical News Today)

Virtual heart reveals new clues to heart failure
Scientists have created a model of a heart that reflects heart function at multiple levels. The model has shed new light on the causes of heart failure. (Medical News Today)

Revealed: New insights on causes of sudden cardiac death in the young
Genetic testing has shed new light on the deaths of nearly 500 young Australians and New Zealanders who died from sudden cardiac death in a 3-year period, the New England Journal of Medicine... (Medical News Today)

Heart attack death increased by more than 50 percent for diabetes patients
Patients with diabetes are up to 56 percent more likely to die from a heart attack than those without diabetes, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Gender gap found in cardiac arrest care, outcomes
Women who have a cardiac arrest are less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures such as angiography to look for blocked coronary arteries or angioplasty to open them... (Medical News Today)

Blacks with atrial fibrillation at greater risk for adverse outcomes
Blacks with atrial fibrillation (AFib) have nearly double the risk than their white counterparts of stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease (CHD) and mortality from all causes, according to a... (Medical News Today)

New study finds link between omega-3 supplementation and reduced hospital stays
Patients spent an average of 2.4 fewer days in hospital.A new meta-analysis published in Clinical Nutrition found that cardiac surgery patients who received omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids... (Medical News Today)

Heart disease seen as a man's issue by many male doctors
Female patients who are seen by male doctors are less likely to be assessed for heart disease risk than male patients, especially when the doctor is male. (Medical News Today)

More Americans eating healthily, but disparities remain
Study shows the American diet is improving - such as more eating of whole grains - but disparities by race/ethnicity, education, and income persist. (Medical News Today)

NICE green lights cholesterol-lowering treatment Praluent (alirocumab) for NHS funding
Sanofi has announced that the innovative cholesterol-lowering treatment Praluent® (alirocumab) has received Technology Appraisal Guidance (TAG) from the National Institute for Health and Care... (Medical News Today)

Statins associated with lower risk of cardiac events for some patients, not others
Cholesterol-lowering statins were associated with lower risk for major cardiac events in some patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease but not in others, according to an article published... (Medical News Today)

Heart attack risk is lower when immune system is more robust
New research of people with high blood pressure shows those with higher levels of antibodies in their blood were less likely to have a heart attack. (Medical News Today)

The healing powers of music: Mozart and Strauss for treating hypertension
The music of Mozart and Strauss is able to lower blood lipid concentrations and the heart rate. (Medical News Today)

AFib patients at risk for stroke often prescribed aspirin instead of anticoagulants
PINNACLE Registry data shows gaps in guideline-recommended care.More than one-in-three patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeat, with an intermediate-to-high-risk of... (Medical News Today)

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