Heart disease

Research note: Predicting a deadly heart condition that runs in families

By Ziba Kashef   August 25, 2016 How thoracic aortic disease runs in families. Red depicts members with the genetic mutation. (Image by Dr. John ...

Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in hearts of young women with heart disease

•Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. •Younger women with heart disease are ...

Penn Medicine Researchers Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Researchers develop and validate the first prediction model for determining SCD risk ... Full story

FDA approves expanded indication for two transcatheter heart valves for patients at intermediate risk for death or complications associated with open-heart surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an expanded indication for the Sapien XT and Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves for patients with aortic ... Full story

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk

•A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. •Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say researchers. ... Full story

Lack of fresh food choices linked to signs of early heart disease

•A lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents’ risk of developing early heart disease. •Healthy food stores located within one mile of participants’ homes reduced or slowed the progression of calcium buildup in heart arteries. •Study results point to a need for greater awareness of the potential health threat posed by living in neighborhoods with scarce healthy grocery options. ... Full story

Cardiovascular disease cause of 45% of deaths across Europe each year

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in Europe, accounting for nearly half (45 per cent) of all deaths, according to a new Oxford study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). ... Full story

Children score low on cardiovascular health measures

•Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. •About 91 percent of American children have poor diets. •Most children have ideal blood pressure. ... Full story

Steerable catheter to treat cardiac arrhythmia

King’s collaborate with Cambridge Design Partnership to develop innovative new steerable catheter to treat cardiac arrhythmia ... Full story

Hospitals that send the most heart patients to the ICU get the worst results, U-M study finds

Quality improvement efforts should focus on best use of intensive care, and continuing to improve use of proven tests and treatments ... Full story

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