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It kills more than any other, many at young age. If you survive, disability is common. Everyone knows someone with one of the cardiovascular conditions: heart attack, angina, stroke, high blood pressure, stroke, claudication
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Peripheral Vascular Disease - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References - ICON Health Publications

Peripheral Vascular Disease - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References - ICON Health Publications | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Here you can find where to get Peripheral Vascular Disease - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References - ICON Health Publications download.
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Study finds DNA in blood could help detect heart disease - Murfreesboro Post

Study finds DNA in blood could help detect heart disease - Murfreesboro Post | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Study finds DNA in blood could help detect heart disease Murfreesboro Post DALLAS — DNA fragments in blood may someday help doctors quickly learn if a patient having chest pain could be suffering from narrowed heart arteries, according a new study...
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RCOG release: The growing toll of cardiac disease in pregnancy explored by leading doctor at Congress | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RCOG release: The growing toll of cardiac disease in pregnancy explored by leading doctor at Congress | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
There has been an increase in undiagnosed cases of cardiac disease amongst pregnant women, says a leading expert today at the annual Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress.
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Poor Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk In Women - The Inquisitr

Poor Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk In Women - The Inquisitr | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Times of India Poor Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk In Women The Inquisitr Women who get less than six hours of sleep a night are more likely to have a heart attack than women who sleep longer, according to a new study.
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AbbeyHe's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:44 PM

This article is saying poor sleep can affect people's hearts, especially in women.  Aric Prather, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California said poor sleep can increase the level of inflammation. She set up a 5 year study on this. It reported that women with poor sleep showed 2.5 times the inflammation levels of men with poor sleep. 

 

This article is interesting. Because before I read this article I didn't know sleeping is linked to heart diseases. Now after I read this article, I am more aware how lack of sleep can cause damage to our bodies. And it reminds me to sleep well at night. Because often I don't get enough sleep for playing too much game at night.

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science-junkie: Red meat boosts gut bugs that...

science-junkie: Red meat boosts gut bugs that... | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
science-junkie: “ Red meat boosts gut bugs that raise heart disease risk Red meat gives a boost to gut bugs that are bad news for your arteries. The discovery may explain why eating lots of meat...
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Annals of Internal Medicine | Chlorthalidone Versus Hydrochlorothiazide for the Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study

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Chlorthalidone (and by extension indapamide?) causes more hypokalaemia in older patients

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Energy drinks can cause high blood pressure and fatal heart problems

Energy drinks can cause high blood pressure and fatal heart problems | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of the Pacific in the U.S. say the drinks may disturb the heart's natural rhythm and people should 'use caution' before consuming them.
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AbbeyHe's curator insight, November 16, 2013 5:56 PM

A research was done in people aged 18 to 45, it shows that people who drinks energy drink have a higher QT interval which means their heart rhythm is faster. If people constantly drink energy drinks, they tend to have irregular heartbeats and increase the chanc of getting heart problems.

 

Because most energy drinks contain caffeine which is not good for your health when constantly consume it. I really recommend people only consume energy drinks when needed.

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How to Choose a Blood Pressure Monitor

How to Choose a Blood Pressure Monitor | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
How to choose a blood pressure monitor (How to Select a Blood Pressure Monitor http://t.co/oCEzb10suI)
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Heart disease treatment – Health for Heart #5 | Heart Fit Clinic

Heart disease treatment – Health for Heart #5 | Heart Fit Clinic | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Top Heart Health Citings for today for Preventing and Reversing Heart disease Welcome to today’s top heart health citings. As always we want to ensure we (Is #alcohol good for #hearthealth?
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Estimating Bleeding Risk with Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation - Journal Watch (General)

"HAS-BLED" is a recently developed and validated scoring system to assess bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are receiving anticoagulant therapy. It assigns 1 point to each of the following nine risk .
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 In making decisions about anticoagulation for patients with AF, one can use HAS-BLED to estimate bleeding risk with anticoagulation.

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Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate): Drug Safety Communication - Should Not Be Used in Patients with Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valves

Pradaxa users were more likely to experience strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots forming on the mechanical heart valves than were users of the anticoagulant warfarin.
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Dabigatran should not be used to prevent thromboembolic events in patients with mechanical heart valves. This follows the premature halting of a European study of the issue says FDA in recent announcement (19 Dec 2012)

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U Can Cope

U Can Cope features compelling stories of surviving suicidal thoughts, with commentaries from Dr Alys Cole- King, a leading clinician in the field,
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FDA Reviewers Recommend Approval For Lomitapide For Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia - Forbes

FDA Reviewers Recommend Approval For Lomitapide For Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia - Forbes | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
The FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 13-2 to recommend approval of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals' cholesterol-lowering drug lomitapide for use in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).
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Wake Forest Baptist to extend innovation in geriatrics education with new GPS program

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will maintain its position as a leader in geriatric medicine and medical training with continued grant funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
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Foreigners could be charged to use the NHS

Breakfast's Charlie Stayt spoke to the Health Secretary about plans to charge some foreigners to use NHS services.
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Genetic cause for cholesterol problem - Toronto NewsFIX

Genetic cause for cholesterol problem - Toronto NewsFIX | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Toronto NewsFIX Genetic cause for cholesterol problem Toronto NewsFIX People with familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCHL) are at high risk of premature heart disease because they have very high cholesterol levels.
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Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet — NEJM

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet — NEJM | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet
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BACKGROUND

Observational cohort studies and a secondary prevention trial have shown an inverse association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular risk. We conducted a randomized trial of this diet pattern for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events.

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 METHODS

In a multicenter trial in Spain, we randomly assigned participants who were at high cardiovascular risk, but with no cardiovascular disease at enrollment, to one of three diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, or a control diet (advice to reduce dietary fat). Participants received quarterly individual and group educational sessions and, depending on group assignment, free provision of extra-virgin olive oil, mixed nuts, or small nonfood gifts. The primary end point was the rate of major cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes). On the basis of the results of an interim analysis, the trial was stopped after a median follow-up of 4.8 years.

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A total of 7447 persons were enrolled (age range, 55 to 80 years); 57% were women. The two Mediterranean-diet groups had good adherence to the intervention, according to self-reported intake and biomarker analyses. A primary end-point event occurred in 288 participants. The multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios were 0.70 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.54 to 0.92) and 0.72 (95% CI, 0.54 to 0.96) for the group assigned to a Mediterranean diet with extra-virgin olive oil (96 events) and the group assigned to a Mediterranean diet with nuts (83 events), respectively, versus the control group (109 events). No diet-related adverse effects were reported.

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Among persons at high cardiovascular risk, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events. (Funded by the Spanish government's Instituto de Salud Carlos III and others; Controlled-Trials.com number,ISRCTN35739639.)

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Coronary dissection "not rare" in young females

Coronary dissection "not rare" in young females | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it

Saw and colleagues now report these six cases in a paper in the February 2012 issue of Circulation: CardiovascularInterventions, and at the TCT meeting last year, Saw presented a series of 99 women under the age of 50 who underwent coronary angiograms at the hospital: among 41 of these who had elevated troponin, a third—12 (29.3%)—had SCAD or FMD

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World's Strongest Coffee 200% Stronger Than Regular; Is That Much Caffeine Good For You?

World's Strongest Coffee 200% Stronger Than Regular; Is That Much Caffeine Good For You? | Cardiovascular disease | Scoop.it
A New York coffee company is claiming that if you have one cup of their coffee, you'll be good for the day. (Lanzan un café 200 veces más fuerte que el normal.
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Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale in Cryptogenic Embolism

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Should leave PFO alone in cases of cryptogenic embolism

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Revised Guidelines: ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction - Cardiology

Sponsoring Organizations: American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Background and Purpose: ST-segment-elevation...
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"A complete revision of the 2004 guidelines includes a much-needed focus on reducing the time from symptom onset to revascularization"

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Cardiology Top Stories of 2012 - Cardiology

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We are pleased to present our annual Journal Watch Cardiology Top Stories list for 2012. Our editors voted on the stories published during the past year that they believe to be most important .
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"In the spirit of "less is more," several major studies this year failed to show that new drugs or fancy devices produce benefits for patients."

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Roberto Insolia's curator insight, January 7, 2013 11:26 AM

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction and shock does not improve survival.

 

Patent foramen ovale closure in patients with cryptogenic stroke is not superior to medical therapy.

 

Radiofrequency ablation is not better than medical therapy in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

 

Vorapaxar has no discernible net clinical benefit in patients with vascular disease.

 

Warfarin is not better than aspirin in patients with heart failure and systolic dysfunction without atrial fibrillation.

 

Platelet-function testing does not improve outcome in patients undergoing stenting. 

 

Bypass surgery is better than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the FREEDOM study.


Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) is effective in inoperable patients.

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David Healy - Time to abandon evidence based medicine?

A talk by Prof David Healy from the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University. The talk was presented on 26th Nov 2012
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Syncope Patients with a Normal ECG Are Unlikely to Have Structural Heart Disease - Emergency Medicine

Although the differential diagnoses for syncope are myriad, most patients who present with syncope and are evaluated in an emergency department (ED) observation unit are discharged with no diagnosis and no identified cause of the .
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