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Nordic diet lowers cholesterol, study finds

A healthy Nordic diet lowers cholesterol levels, and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a pan-Nordic study where Lund University participated has ...

Interventional Stroke Therapy Needs Further Study in Clinical Trials, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Devices snaked into the brain artery of a patient experiencing a stroke that either snatch and remove the offending ...

New drug could protect from tissue damage following heart attack

Scientists led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and University of Cambridge have developed a new drug that could help reduce the tissue damage that occurs following a heart attack, stroke or major surgery. ... Full story

Home testing could put patients in control

New research shows patients with uncontrolled blood pressure could improve their health by checking blood pressure levels at home and sharing the results with their doctor. ... Full story

Hormone disrupting chemicals affect blood vessels in the uterus

Chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties affect cells in the uterus which are important for the growth of new blood vessels. This is shown in a new thesis from Uppsala University. ... Full story

‘Spider’ stem cell treatment for heart failure one step from clinical trials

We’re announcing funding for an exciting new stem cell treatment to mend broken hearts that is on the brink of clinical trials. ... Full story

Pen on the pulse: A better way to measure blood pressure

In a world-first study, researchers from The University of Queensland are using innovative pulse-reading technology to measure blood pressure to reduce cardiovascular disease. ... Full story

Registry confirms TAVI efficacy and safety in Asian patients

Early experience shows a high rate of procedural success and low rate of major adverse cardiovascular events with TAVI in a diverse Asian population ... Full story

Feasibility trial reports deployment of new device for TAVI in aortic insufficiency

A small feasibility study shows successful delivery and deployment of the investigational Helio System for the Sapien XT Transcatheter Heart Valve in high-risk patients with aortic insufficiency ... Full story

Diagnostic coronary angiography: functional flow reserve changes decisions in 25% of cases

Assessing ischaemia by measuring functional flow reserve significantly changes management decisions in one in four patients being assessed by coronary angiography for chest pain ... Full story

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