Heart disease

UVA Determines ‘Fountain of Youth’ Gene Helps Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most ...

Selenium deficiency linked to deadly heart disease affecting pregnant women

Researchers have found a close link between selenium deficiency and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a heart disease that affects pregnant women and recent ...

Emory offering less invasive procedure for carotid artery disease, first in Georgia

Emory Healthcare vascular surgeons are the first in Georgia, and among the first in the United States, offering a less invasive procedure to treat carotid artery disease, called transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR. ... Full story

Study probes heart of synthetic heart valves

Rice University bioengineers offer tissue engineers flexibility in designing replacement valves ... Full story

Heart attacks trending down, but low-income communities still lagging behind

By Karen N. Peart - While heart attack rates across all income levels have declined significantly over the last 15 years, people living in low-income communities are still more likely to be hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a new study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the journal JAMA Cardiology. ... Full story

Study finds better option for PAD patients

By Darcy Spitz, American Heart Association, and Tom O'Connor, UNMC public relations ... Full story

Heartburn drug damages blood vessel cells in lab finding

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Study Finds Young Women at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome Due to Greater Baseline Comorbidities

Orlando, Fla. – Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease, yet they are less likely to receive potent antiplatelet therapy than men. ... Full story

Women Undergoing TAVR Have a Different Risk Profile and Greater Survival Rate Than Men

Orlando, Fla. – Data from one of the largest national registries of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients shows that although women are more likely to experience vascular complications in the hospital, their one-year survival rate is more favorable than men. ... Full story

Moderate Sedation Shows Promise for TAVR Patients

Orlando, Fla. – The largest observational study of percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) demonstrated that moderate sedation use is associated with improved patient outcomes, including lower 30-day mortality and shorter hospital stays, as compared to traditional general anesthesia. ... Full story

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