Heart disease

Reduction of preventable risk factors could reduce cardiovascular-related deaths

Researchers from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health have determined that despite decades of progress in reducing cardiovascular deaths, preventable risk factors ...

Societies Issue Recommendations for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

The American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions today released a new overview on the ...

Osteoporosis linked with heart disease in older people

University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes. ... Full story

Researcher finds link between heart, gum disease

New study helps explain why a cleaner mouth could mean a healthier heart ... Full story

World first trial to test whether statins prolong good health

Monash University has launched the world’s largest study to look at whether statins – used to lower cholesterol - can help people live longer, healthier lives. ... Full story

Penn Researchers Identify Stem-like Progenitor Cell that Exclusively Forms Heart Muscle

Study Brings Investigators One Step Closer to Regenerating Damaged Hearts ... Full story

Johns Hopkins Scientists Restore Normal Function in Heart Muscle Cells of Diabetic Rats

Working with heart muscle cells from diabetic rats, scientists at Johns Hopkins have located what they say is the epicenter of mischief wreaked by too much blood sugar and used a sugar-gobbling enzyme to restore normal function in the glucose-damaged cells of animal heart muscles. ... Full story

ESC recommends uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation in a position paper presented today1 at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace.2 ... Full story

Uninterrupted NOAC therapy during AF ablation is safe

Continuation was not associated with periprocedural bleeding or thromboembolic complications ... Full story

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