Heart disease

Neutrophils to the rescue

Following an acute heart attack, immune cells called neutrophils coordinate an inflammatory response which can exacerbate the damage to the organ. Now ...

New test to improve treatment for patients at risk of heart attack to be developed by Irish research consortium and BD

An Irish research consortium is embarking on a new project to make a test, which will lead to better treatment of cardiovascular ...

Cholesterol Levels Improve with Weight Loss and Healthy Fat-Rich Diet

Weight loss in overweight women reduces risk of disease ... Full story

Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in people 60 and older could increase stroke risk. ... Full story

Modern treatment of heart disease; can we do it better?

Professor Jim Nolan will give the next lecture in Keele University's programme of Inaugural Professorial Lectures 2015-16, on Tuesday, 16 February 2016, in the Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, on the University campus. The title of his lecture is: "Modern treatment of heart disease; can we do it better?". ... Full story

Gender role more important than biological sex in predicting health outcomes after heart attack

Canadian researchers found that gender rather than sex is associated with the risk of recurrence of cardiovascular events in adults ... Full story

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women—One Physician’s Approach to Juggling the Many Guidelines

New Rochelle, NY —Nanette K. Wenger, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), provides a comprehensive perspective on how to apply the many new and continuously updated guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reducing CVD risk factors in women, in a clear and concise Review article published in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women’s Health website until March 1, 2016. ... Full story

Living in highrise buildings associated with lower survival rates from cardiac arrests, study finds, recommending more AEDs, better access for first responders

By Leslie Shepherd -The number of people living in highrise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: a new study found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives. ... Full story

Feds back new heart patch for infants

Rice University, Texas Children’s team developing new way to repair birth defect ... Full story

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