Heart disease

Research IDs heart disease risk factor for women

By Communications Staff - When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. ...

High-Salt Diet Doubles Threat of Cardiovascular Disease in People with Diabetes

Poorly controlled blood sugar also contributes to increased risk ...

Moderate Alcohol Use Associated with Increased Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

WASHINGTON - Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research did not identify a similar risk for moderate consumption of beer. ... Full story

Variations in a Single Gene Are Found to Influence Aspirin's Effects in Prevention of Heart Disease

Aspirin is the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. ... Full story

SCAI Publishes Expert Consensus Recommendations for Treating Below-the-Knee Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

The incidence of obesity and diabetes is increasing, and with them the number of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) – or blockages in the arteries of the limbs. A new series of expert consensus recommendations developed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will help physicians determine the best course of action for patients whose blockages reduce blood flow to their limbs, putting them at risk for gangrene and amputation. The third paper in the series, e-published today in Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions, outlines recommendations for treating infrapopliteal (IP), or “below-the-knee,” arterial disease. ... Full story

Smoking at trendy hubble-bubble cafes may increase risk of heart disease, say experts

People who smoke shisha regularly could be increasing the threat of heart disease, according to new research. ... Full story

Cholesterol-lowering Drugs May Reduce Cardiovascular Death in Type 2 Diabetes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association. ... Full story

Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Patients Taking Diuretics for Heart Failure, Penn Study Suggests

Prescribed Potassium Supplementation May be Relatively Inexpensive Way to Save Lives ... Full story

Dual Contrast Agent to Light Up Arterial Health Risks

A Duke MD-PhD student is developing a contrast agent that both locates arterial plaque buildup and indicates the chances of it rupturing ... Full story

Hispanic Americans need culturally tailored heart care

American Heart Association Scientific Statement ... Full story

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