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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death: What works and what doesn't, and at what cost
Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Genetic links between birth weight and adult disease
The relationship between the birth weight of an individual and their susceptibility to diseases in adulthood, such as to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, has an important genetic... (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet linked to reduced risk of CVD
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of death from the condition. (Medical News Today)

Pitt study of early onset menopausal symptoms could predict heart disease
Women who experience hot flashes and night sweats earlier in life are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to women with later onset menopausal symptoms, according to... (Medical News Today)

Drug company withheld information about faulty device in key trial of best selling anti-clotting drug
An investigation published by The BMJ today reveals that Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson and Johnson, withheld data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a faulty blood... (Medical News Today)

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy good for?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is known as a cure for SCUBA divers with decompression illness, but it can be used for other conditions. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

Are statins the best cholesterol-lowering drug? Study investigates
Researchers have reviewed both statin and nonstatin therapies in an attempt to determine how they impact cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

New genetic links for heart disease risk factors identified
Scientists from the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases such as heart disease and... (Medical News Today)

Closing the gender gap: Young women with premature acute coronary syndrome now do as well as men
Twelve-month prognosis is good and not dependent on sex, report investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. (Medical News Today)

A world first: University Hospital Zurich's cardiovascular team carries out a new type of procedure on a heart valve
A team led by Francesco Maisano, co-director of the University Heart Center at the University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) and professor for Heart Surgery at the University of Zurich, made up of heart... (Medical News Today)

Region of body fat affects heart disease risk
People who carry excess belly fat face an increased risk of heart disease, compared with people who have fat elsewhere, new research finds (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: Genetic risk score may help earlier prediction
Study shows how using genetic risk scores - from DNA profiles - improves prediction of coronary heart disease relative to traditional clinical risk scores. (Medical News Today)

Sauna: What are the Health Benefits?
Saunas have been used for hundreds of years, and spending time in a sauna can feel good. Learn about further health benefits to be had beyond relaxation. (Medical News Today)

City design, transport may reduce global burden of disease and injury
Researchers reveal how changes to city design and transport across the globe could reduce the burden of road accidents, CVD, and type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop new genetic tool to identify people at risk of coronary heart disease
A new genetic risk score that could help to identify individuals at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) much earlier and potentially improve its prevention has been developed in research... (Medical News Today)

7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink
Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here. (Medical News Today)

Sudden infant cardiac death explained by gene mutation
A team of researchers, including scientists from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have linked a faulty gene to the deaths of seemingly healthy children whose hearts suddenly stopped. (Medical News Today)

The memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes
Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Smoking may affect DNA for more than 30 years
Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers. (Medical News Today)

Stress erases benefits of eating 'good' fats, study says
Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects. (Medical News Today)

Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure
The body's smallest organ dictates your blood pressure.The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to... (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?
The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Medication to prevent heart attacks linked with reduced heart attack severity
Medications prescribed to prevent heart attacks such as statins and aspirin are also associated with reduced heart attack severity, according to research published in PLOS ONE. (Medical News Today)

Stem cell-based screening methods may predict heart-related side effects of drugs
Coaxing stem cells from patients to become heart cells may help clinicians personalize drug treatments and prevent heart-related toxicity. (Medical News Today)

Heart Attack or Heartburn? Differences Between Types of Chest Pain
Heart attacks and heartburn can both cause pain in the upper belly or chest. Learn about how their symptoms can differ and what to do when they occur. (Medical News Today)

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