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Bidmc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Heart Health, cardiovascuar health, Harvard School Of Public Health, Elizabeth Mostofsky, Murray Mittleman, Cardiovascular Benefits

Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

Chocolate consumption, particularly of dark chocolate, has been linked to improvements in various indicators of heart health. This study examined the possible association between chocolate intake and a lower rate of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. While this is an observational study, researchers believe these findings warrant further consideration to identify effective prevention strategies for atrial fibrillation.

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pediatric cardiology, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Dr. Joseph Rossano Named Chief of Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is proud to announce that Joseph Rossano, M.D., has been named Chief of the Division of Cardiology, effective this week.

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Cardiovascular, Dentistry

Dentists in Good Compliance with American Heart Association Guidelines, According to Rochester Epidemiology Project

In the first study examining dental records in the Rochester Epidemiology Project, results show that dentists and oral surgeons are in good compliance with guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007, describing prophylactic antibiotic use prior to invasive dental procedures.

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Hypertension, LVH, High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Intensive Blood Pressure Can Reduce Risk of Harm to Heart Muscle

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This condition, the enlargement and thickening of the walls of the heart’s main pumping chamber, is the most common complication of high blood pressure and greatly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Sleep Apnea, atrial fibrillation (AF), Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Heart Abnormalities

Sleep Apnea May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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Nutrition, salt, Heart, Sodium, Processed Food, Canned food

Don’t Be Salty About Your Health

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The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.

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New Heart Disease Risk Genes Point to Flaws in Blood Vessel Walls

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic components of heart diseases are not fully understood, suggesting that more genes are out there to be found. A team found 15 new risk genes for coronary artery disease.

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Geriatric, Statin, Preventive Care, JAMA, Cardiovascular, Older Adults, cardiovascular prevention

Starting Statins in Older Patients Not Effective as Preventive Care

A study from NYU Langone Medical Center researchers published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that initiating statins in heart-healthy older adults may not extend lifespan.

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Heart Failure, G protein-coupled receptor , Drug Target, Cardiology, Chronic Heart Failure

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COPD, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Health, Lung Function, Stroke, Heart Attack

COPD Exacerbations in Those With CVD May Increase Heart Attack/Stroke Risk

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After an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, people with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or people at risk for CVD appear more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.







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