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New Resource to Support Canadians Living with the Epidemic of Heart Failure

Online educational tool targets the most rapidly rising cardiovascular disease in Canada

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Fixing Cystic Fibrosis: In Vitro Studies Show Therapeutically Robust Correction of the Most Common CF Gene Mutation

In experiments with isolated cystic fibrosis lung cells, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers and colleagues from two other institutions have partially restored the lost function of those cells to therapeutic levels.

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Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems

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Those who rage with frustration during a marital spat have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain or high blood pressure later in life, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute Researcher Explores Gender Disparity in Lung Cancer

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Aiming to better understand gender differences in lung cancer, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher is exploring whether radiation exposure from interventional cardiovascular procedures leads to increased risk of lung cancer in women as compared to men. The work is supported by an inaugural $400,000 LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project award.

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Air Pollution Exposure May Raise Heart Disease Risk

Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Women’s Heart Fund 10th Annual Spring Luncheon Features Panel Discussion on Women’s Health

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The Women’s Heart Fund is hosting the 10th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ. All members of the community are invited to attend the fundraising event and learn more about important women’s health topics through a newly introduced interactive panel discussion.

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Childhood Fitness Reduces Long-Term Cardiovascular Risks of Childhood Obesity

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Aerobic exercise may reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Experts: New Nutrition Labels Positive, But Don’t Expect Major Behavioral Changes

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UT Southwestern Cardiology Heart Health Tips

New research by UT Southwestern heart specialists shows that sedentary behavior such as sitting for long periods of time at a desk or on the couch is associated with increased amounts of calcium in the arteries, which in turn can lead to higher risk of heart attack.

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First International Summit on Potentially Fatal Heart Condition Will Tackle Conflicting Guidelines

Physician thought leaders specializing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a potentially deadly cardiac condition caused by an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, will gather in Toronto on May 21 and 22nd, for the inaugural HCM Summit Toronto 2016.

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Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults Without Increasing Risk of Falls

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Heart Defect Prediction Technology Could Lead to Earlier, More Informed Treatment

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An experimental model uses genetics-guided biomechanics and patient-derived stem cells to predict what type of inherited heart defect a child will develop, according to authors of a new study in the journal Cell. A multi-institutional team developing the technology – and led by the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute – reports May 19 it would let doctors intervene earlier to help patients manage their conditions and help inform future pharmacologic treatment options.

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Doctors Changing Their Approach to Common Heart Attack Treatment

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Doctors change practice trends as debate continues on optimal time to administer antiplatelet therapy.

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Heart Failure Patients with Predominant Central Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Serious Complications Than Those Who Also Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), whether or not they receive adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy. These interim results from the ongoing FACE Multicentre National Cohort Study, a French prospective observational study, were presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.

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Research Suggests New Contributor to Heart Disease

Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole host of health problems — including heart attack, heart disease and stroke. While high blood pressure and artery stiffness are often associated with plaque buildup, new research from engineers at Washington University in St.

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Critical Shortage of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Anticipated by 2035

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Looking ahead to 2035, a growing disparity is projected between the number of cardiothoracic surgeons needed and the number available. In a presentation at the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, researchers cite such trends as fewer trainees in surgery residency programs, more exam failures, and fewer American Board of Thoracic Surgery certifications at a time when an aging population will require more cardiothoracic surgical services. They estimate that cardiothoracic surgeons would have to increase their caseload by 121% to meet demand, something that is not feasible.

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VA Hospitals Favor Mitral Valve Repair vs. Replacement

Little is known about mitral valve (MV) surgical outcomes within the largest US federal health system – the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System. At the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, data presented from 40 VA cardiac surgery centers reveal that although MV repair rates increased from 48% in 2001 to 63% in 2013, a wide variability exists in repair rates among medical centers. This is especially important because MV repair mortality rates were significantly lower in patients with primary degenerative disease.