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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

SAVE - Sleep apnea treatment: No cardiovascular benefit
More than 3 years of nightly treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine did not reduce cardiovascular risk more than usual care among patients with cardiovascular disease... (Medical News Today)

New oral anticoagulants provide same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less bleeding
The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43 000 patients presented at ESC... (Medical News Today)

Folic acid may protect against congenital heart defects
Findings from a study of Canadian data show that fortifying foods with folic acid are associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects. (Medical News Today)

The Paleo diet: Could it reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?
Healthy adults who followed the Paleo diet for 8 weeks had lower levels of a molecule called interleukin-10, suggesting a lower heart attack risk. (Medical News Today)

Experts say inexpensive drug could slow heart disease for type 1 diabetic patients
Scientists at Newcastle University believe a drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes could be routinely taken by Type 1 diabetic patients to slow the development or delay heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnoea blamed for schizophrenia complications
Undiagnosed sleep apnoea is being blamed for high rates of cardiovascular disease and memory loss among people with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Comparing coronary artery calcium scores in patients with psoriasis, diabetes
Assessing coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a measure of the severity of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and a cornerstone for screening for risk of future cardiac events. (Medical News Today)

HIV-infected adults with depression have increased risk for heart attack
Among more than 26,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, those with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to experience a heart attack than those without MDD, according... (Medical News Today)

Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in hearts of young women with heart disease
Younger women with coronary heart disease and mental stress are more susceptible to myocardial ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, which can lead to a heart attack), compared to men... (Medical News Today)

Fall in UK cardiovascular disease toll not equal among all 4 countries or genders
Prevalence hasn't budged in 30 odd years, but drug and surgical treatments on the riseUK deaths from heart disease and stroke have plummeted by almost 70% over the past 30 years, but these... (Medical News Today)

Preoperative patient frailty a good predictor of long-term mortality in older patients
Frailty status, assessed using tools that measure mobility, disability, and nutritional status, may predict mortality 6 or more months after major cardiac surgery and functional decline after more... (Medical News Today)

Guarana found to have higher antioxidant potential than green tea
The millions of people who consume green tea all over the world benefit from the catechins it contains. (Medical News Today)

Thyroid Storm: What You Need to Know
Learn all about thyroid storm, a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Heart muscle made from stem cells aid precision cardiovascular medicine, study shows
Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers at the Stanford... (Medical News Today)

Gallstones raise the risk of heart disease by a fifth
Although gallstone disease and heart disease share many risk factors, a new analysis finds that, even without these, gallstones increase cardiac risk. (Medical News Today)

Polyunsaturated fat in adipose tissue linked to lower mortality
In a study from Uppsala University, published in the American journal JAMA Cardiology, the fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among... (Medical News Today)

Research supports intelligence-led heart disease prevention over systematic health checks
New research suggests that intelligence-led heart disease prevention can significantly increase the prescription of preventive drugs to the patients who can benefit most. (Medical News Today)

Notion of 'healthy obesity' further challenged
The existence of 'healthy obesity' has been questioned by health professionals and scientists. A new study provides further evidence against the condition. (Medical News Today)

Genetic tests for potentially fatal heart anomaly can misdiagnose condition in black Americans
Genetic testing has greatly improved physicians' ability to detect potentially lethal heart anomalies among asymptomatic family members of people who suffer cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death. (Medical News Today)

Anemia may raise risk of death for stroke patients
Stroke patients who have anemia or whose hemoglobin levels are too high may be at greater risk of death in the year after stroke, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Improved analysis of genetic testing could lead to more patients with inherited conditions being successfully diagnosed
A groundbreaking study, led by experts from Royal Brompton Hospital and the University of Oxford, has discovered better methods to interpret the significance of gene mutations in patients who are... (Medical News Today)

Recently approved cholesterol medication not cost-effective; Could substantially increase U.S. health care costs
Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for... (Medical News Today)

Many life-saving defibrillators behind locked doors during off-hours, study finds
When a person suffers cardiac arrest, there is a one in five chance a potentially life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is nearby. (Medical News Today)

Beta-blockers following angioplasty show little benefit for some older patients
Treatment has minimal effect for patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure. (Medical News Today)

Studying blood flow dynamics to identify the heart of vessel failure
When plaque, fatty deposits that build up on the inside of arteries, rupture and block blood flow, the results can be deadly. (Medical News Today)

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