Feature Channels

Heart Disease

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

New Model for Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Risk Worldwide

Researchers have developed the first global model for predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The model—developed by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Imperial College London, and colleagues—will be of particular help to public health professionals, clinicians, and patients in developing countries for prevention of CVD.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 30-Mar-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Study Finds New Imaging Tool to Diagnose Heart Conditions Is Dramatically More Accurate, Less Expensive and Safer

New heart imaging technology to diagnose coronary heart disease and other heart disorders is significantly more accurate, less expensive and safer than traditional methods, according to a new study by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

New Study Finds Screening Diabetic Patients for Coronary Artery Calcification Improves Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease

A simple and inexpensive screening test can show which diabetic patients face an increased risk of heart disease, which can help them get the care they need, faster — and proactively reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Tests to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease Come With Similar

A new type of CT scan initially costs slightly less than the traditional stress test to diagnose blocked coronary arteries in patients with chest pain, but its lower cost did not translate into medical care savings over time, according to an analysis by Duke Medicine researchers.

Medicine

Channels:

Study Reveals How Dietary Phosphate Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

• High phosphate levels cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood clots.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

News Study Links Antidepressants with Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has found that screening for and treating depression could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Cell Powerhouse Sequencing Technology Provides Deeper Look at Inherited Disease Risk

A new sequencing technique may provide a clearer picture of how genes in mitochondria, the “powerhouses” that turn sugar into energy in human cells.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Guidelines Suggest Blood Thinners For More Women, Seniors With AFib

Nearly all women and people over 65 in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Peanut Consumption Associated with Decreased Total Mortality and Mortality from Cardiovascular Diseases

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of nut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease.