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World Study Shows Better Health Care as Important as Controlling Risk Factors for Heart Health

The research shows that for better heart health, rich countries should continue to deliver high quality health care while trying to reduce risk factors, while poor countries need to avoid the rise of risk factors but also substantially improve their health care.

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Calcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predicts Heart Disease Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Calcium build-up in the coronary artery walls was more useful for correctly predicting kidney disease patients’ risk of heart disease than other measures of atherosclerosis such as thickness of the carotid artery walls and narrowing of the arteries in the legs.

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Applying New Cholesterol Guidelines to a Patient Population Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes

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A study from UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found that recently introduced cholesterol guidelines would significantly reduce new cardiovascular events, when compared to treatment based on previous cholesterol guidelines.

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Scientists Detail Urgent Research Agenda to Better Understand, Address Chronic Disease Toll

According to recommendations resulting from a multidisciplinary conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, scientists and physicians in low- and middle-income countries should build on existing HIV research to study and treat chronic conditions.

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Can Instant Noodles Lead to Heart Disease, Diabetes and Stroke?

Recent Baylor Research Institute research shows that significant consumption of instant noodles – ramen included – may increase a person’s risk for cardiometabolic syndrome, especially in women.

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Newly Discovered Heart Molecule Could Lead to Effective Treatment for Heart Failure

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Researchers discover a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure.

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Ablation Increases Survival for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation

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Easing heart palpitations is one benefit of catheter ablation. A longer life span is another. Study shows 60 drop in cardiovascular mortality after successful ablation for atrial fibrillation.

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Want to Live Longer? Go for a Run, Says Iowa State Researcher

Need an incentive to go for a run? A new Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found running for just five to 10 minutes a day can significantly reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

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Congenital Heart Disease Specialists Develop Nonsurgical Technique to Correct Birth Defects in Premature Infants

A new technique for repairing the most common cardiac birth defect in newborns, commonly referred to as “a hole in the heart,” has been used successfully to mend the condition in six premature infants without subjecting the tiny patients to open-heart surgery.

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New Protein Structure Could Help Treat Alzheimer's, Related Diseases

University of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the body's normal proteins into a state that's linked to widespread diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and Lou Gehrig's disease.

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