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This topic is exclusively dedicated to the literature, events and advances pertaining to the heart and vascular diseases & their management.
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Daily diet soda tied to higher risk for stroke, heart attack

Daily diet soda tied to higher risk for stroke, heart attack | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
People who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, found a new study that followed 2,500 New Yorkers for nine years.
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6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health – Not Just Your Liver

6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health – Not Just Your Liver | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Some of the ways alcohol affects our health are well known, but others may surprise you. Here are six less-known effects that alcohol has on your body, accordin
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Treadmill performance predicts mortality

Treadmill performance predicts mortality | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Analyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one's risk of dying over a decade based on a person's ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline. For example, a 45-year-old woman with a fitness score in the bottom fifth percentile is estimated to have a 38 percent risk of dying over the next decade, compared with 2 percent for a 45-year-old woman with a top fitness score.
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Is Your Heart Older Than You Are?

Is Your Heart Older Than You Are? | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Calculating your heart age could change your life. People who calculated theirs were found in a 2014 study to have more success sticking with healthy life changes than those who were given a plain old risk score.
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Your Heart and the Big 4 Med Types to Avoid

Your Heart and the Big 4 Med Types to Avoid | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Allergies coming on? Pain got you down? Before taking any medication to remedy the situation, always read the label, follow directions and consider the side eff
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Unhealthiness of Sitting Not Offset by Exercise: Meta-Analysis

Unhealthiness of Sitting Not Offset by Exercise: Meta-Analysis | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
All-cause mortality higher in those who spend a lot of time in chairs, irrespective of exercise.
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Cardiac arrhythmia could be the reason Beethoven's masterpieces were so unique

Cardiac arrhythmia could be the reason Beethoven's masterpieces were so unique | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Researchers are speculating that Ludwig van Beethoven had cardiac arrhythmia, which could have led to his unusual rhythmic compositions.
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So far, cardiology dominates FDA-cleared devices for mhealth

So far, cardiology dominates FDA-cleared devices for mhealth | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
The FDA has so far cleared 23 mhealth medical devices with cardiology and remote monitoring devices dominating.
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Device aims to shorten repair of mitral valves from 6 hours to 60 minutes

Device aims to shorten repair of mitral valves from 6 hours to 60 minutes | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
The maker of a device that can hasten the repair of damaged heart mitral valves has raised $3.2 million in a Series A to expand from concept to clinic.
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Is that arrhythmia on your face? Xerox & researchers pilot a webcam-based heart test

Is that arrhythmia on your face? Xerox & researchers pilot a webcam-based heart test | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Xerox and University of Rochester are piloting a new way to detect atrial fibrillation at home and do remote health monitoring using a webcam and algorithms.
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Healthcare outsiders fuel digital health startups #healthIT

Healthcare outsiders fuel digital health startups #healthIT | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
A gold rush inevitably lures outsiders, and digital health is no different. People with tech talent but little to no healthcare experience are encamping in the booming sector.
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Cataract Symptoms Can Signal Other Diseases That Need Treatment Now

Cataract Symptoms Can Signal Other Diseases That Need Treatment Now | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Is it time for cataract surgery? It turns out, there are lots of good answers to that question – but only one best choice.Cataracts, as it turns out, can be
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Best Mitral Valve Type in Middle Age?

Best Mitral Valve Type in Middle Age? | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Fewer reoperations but more bleeding and strokes with mechanical versus tissue valves.
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Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat

Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Doctors and dietitians spend plenty of time talking to you about making smart food choices. But what delicious decisions do they make on their own time, for hea
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Want muscles? Rice is the new meat

Want muscles? Rice is the new meat | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Americans have been on a protein-adding craze, throwing powder into smoothies and sprinkling it on foods.
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Nano-sized 'drones' deliver targeted drugs and repair arteries

Nano-sized 'drones' deliver targeted drugs and repair arteries | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown they can repair fatty plaques in arteries by delivering therapeutics directly via 'drone'-like nanoparticles that push their way in and stick to the lesions.
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If You Want To Lose Weight, Hack Your Living Environment Like Skinny People

If You Want To Lose Weight, Hack Your Living Environment Like Skinny People | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
One of the most useful pieces of knowledge to come from behavioral science of the past few years is this: to change ourselves, we’re wise to change our environments. Much of the self-improvement industry is focused on ways to cattle prod our willpower into healthier habits. Behavioral psychologists, on the other [...]
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Could fasting for 16 hours twice a week be good for your health (and not just your waistline)?

Could fasting for 16 hours twice a week be good for your health (and not just your waistline)? | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
The 5:2 diet, could have benefits that go beyond slimming down, like increased immunity, energy and improved memory.
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Up to 8% of people from South Asian countries carry a mutated gene that can cause heart failure

Up to 8% of people from South Asian countries carry a mutated gene that can cause heart failure | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
An estimated 55 million people of South Asian descent worldwide carry a potentially fatal gene mutation that causes heart failure and fatal heart attacks
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7 Foods That Fight High Cholesterol

7 Foods That Fight High Cholesterol | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Got high cholesterol? Lower your cholesterol naturally with these 7 heart-healthy foods.
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No Association Between Salt And Blood Pressure, Study Finds

No Association Between Salt And Blood Pressure, Study Finds | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
Sodium has long been labeled the blood-pressure bogeyman. But are we giving salt a fair shake? A new study published in the American Journal of…
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Can AliveCor's Heart Monitor Predict Your Stroke Before It Strikes?

Can AliveCor's Heart Monitor Predict Your Stroke Before It Strikes? | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
The smartphone medical device company has received FDA approval and expects to add the feature to its app this month.
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3D Printing Brought to Bear on Cerebral Aneurysms

3D Printing Brought to Bear on Cerebral Aneurysms | Cardiovascular News & Updates | Scoop.it
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"I was packing for a business trip and suddenly felt like someone hit me with a crowbar."

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