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Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery Increase Risk of Pneumonia

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Patients who receive red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia

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High Cholesterol In 30s, 40s, Increases Later Risk Of Heart Disease

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Most young adults might assume they have years before needing to worry about their cholesterol. But new findings from researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute suggest that even slightly high cholesterol levels in otherwise healthy adults between the ages of 35 and 55 can have long-term impacts on their heart health, with every decade of high cholesterol increasing their chances of heart disease by 39 percent.

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Blueberries: Small Fruit Delivers Big Reward

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Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease.

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Why Do Only Some People with Hereditary Heart Disease Experience Symptoms?

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For the first time, researchers have found that, in addition to gene mutations, environmental stress plays a key role in the development of the heart disease hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Not All Obese People Develop Metabolic Problems Linked to Excess Weight​​​​

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In a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, researchers found that a subset of obese people do not have common metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity, such as insulin resistance, abnormal blood lipids (high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol), high blood pressure and excess liver fat. In addition, obese people who didn’t have these metabolic problems when the study began did not develop them even after they gained more weight.

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New Imaging Catheter for Treatment of Heart Disease Could Reduce Cardiac Intervention Complications

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An emerging 3-D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations. Developed by RTI International, the catheter contains an ultrasound microarray made using semiconductor circuit fabrication that can provide unprecedented volumetric field-of-view, in real time.

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New Website Aims to Support Patients Born with Heart Disease

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Peter Munk Cardiac Centre unveils platform that targets youth transitioning to adult medical setting

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Healthy Gut Microbiota Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome, Researchers Say

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Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their findings are published in the journal Gastroenterology.

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Common Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute Study Finds

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Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.