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Poor Sleep Linked to PTSD After Heart Attack

NEW YORK – Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac ...

Insight into the UK’s biggest killer

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, accounting for a third of all fatalities through illnesses such as stroke and heart disease. ... Full story

The right amount of coffee

Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the popular brew may actually be linked to worsening of the metabolic syndrome. ... Full story

Study shows link between weight gain during infancy and risk factors for heart disease

Weight gain during infancy is directly linked to increased risks of obesity, high blood pressure and arterial wall thickening later in life, and the best way to avoid this is to breastfeed, according to University of Sydney research published online in the journal, Pediatrics. ... Full story

Small increase in heart risk from common painkillers

With prolonged use, some widely used painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of heart attacks by a small but significant amount, according to research published online in today’s The Lancet. ... Full story

Cholesterol Sets Off Chaotic Blood Vessel Growth

Disorganized blood vessels shown in AIBP knockdown zebrafish. Green, endothelial cells; red, fluorescent dextran injected to visualize the blood vessel lumen. ... Full story

Many Birth Defects in Heart Caused by Spontaneous Mutations

A study of children born with severe heart defects has found that at least 10 percent of cases stem from genetic mutations that occur spontaneously early in development. ... Full story

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 found. There was also decreased inflammation associated with pre-diabetes. ... Full story

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 clot or pump a dissolving drug into the blockage should primarily be used within a clinical trial setting, say a team of vascular neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida. ... Full story

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