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Article ID: 696346

Weight Loss Reverses Heart Condition in Obesity Sufferers

University of Adelaide

Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight.

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20-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696315

Floppy Eyelids May Be Sign of Sleep Apnea, Loyola Study Finds

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. The study found that 53 percent of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery.

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Article ID: 696135

Diagnosing Diabetes From a Single Blood Sample

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may require only a single blood sample, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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14-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696210

Heart Disease Sufferers Not Exercising Enough

University of Adelaide

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise. New medical treatments have helped people to live longer despite these health problems, but this is causing an escalating burden on public health systems worldwide.

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18-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696136

SLUCare's Heart Team Earns Recognition for Quality Care

Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLUCare Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care recently received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition as a patient-centered specialty practice.

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14-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696080

Metabolic imaging targets early signs of disease development

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer often begin with early, subtle changes in cell metabolism. Now researchers at Tufts University have developed a non-invasive optical imaging technique that detects these changes, providing an early window of opportunity for new research and potential therapeutic development.

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13-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696075

AHA Awards Cleveland Clinic $3.7 Million for Atrial Fibrillation Research

Cleveland Clinic

June 13, 2018, Cleveland: The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Cleveland Clinic a $3.7 million grant for atrial fibrillation research. The four-year, competitive award will support three synergistic projects aimed at improving outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm abnormality. Cleveland Clinic was selected as one of six research institutions across the country to receive funding from AHA’s new AFib Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN). Led by Mina Chung, M.D., a multidisciplinary team will focus on questions in AFib care, seek new therapies, and test lifestyle change programs that show promise in preventing worsening AFib.

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Article ID: 695926

FDA Trans-Fat Ban Won't Be the Magic Elixir That Cures Heart Disease

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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11-Jun-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695927

New Target for Treating Heart Failure Identified by Penn Medicine Researchers

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Changes in cellular struts called microtubules can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant patients with heart failure.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695919

Algorithm Predicts Dangerous Low Blood Pressure During Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts potentially dangerous low blood pressure, or hypotension, that can occur during surgery. The algorithm identifies hypotension 15 minutes before it occurs in 84 percent of cases, the researchers report in a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology.

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