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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Cardiology, inherited heart defect cardiomyopathy

Moderate Exercise May Be Beneficial for HCM Patients

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Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are urged to take it easy. But new research shows they might benefit from moderate aerobic exercise.

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Heart Disease, Stroke, American College Of Cardiology, Blood Clots, Antithrombotics, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Atrial Fibrillation, Aspirin, Warfarin, Clopidogrel Therapy, Clopidogrel, Anticoagulation, Bleeding, Antiplatelet, Research

New Study Finds Antithrombotic Therapy Has No Benefit for Low-Risk Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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Findings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn’t decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients’ risk of suffering a stroke within five years. In fact, researchers found that low-risk patients fared better without any antithrombotic therapy.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Medicine, atrial fibrillation (AF)

Atrial Fibrillation Patients May Safely Discontinue Blood Thinners After Successful Ablation

For patients with persistent AF or those who are at high risk for recurring AF, catheter ablation – a minimally invasive procedure in which the areas of the heart causing the irregularity are cauterized – is recommended, followed most often by continued use of blood thinners, regardless of whether the ablation procedure was effective. In new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that patients with persistent AF, who are successfully treated with ablation many, in fact, no longer need blood thinners.

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Heart, Heart Surgery, TAVR, Stroke, Heart Valve, heart valve replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement as Effective as Surgery in Intermediate Patients

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today unveiled first-ever clinical data from the Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (SURTAVI) Trial, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session and published simultaneously in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (1).

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Chronic Disease, Risk Score, Stroke, Kidney Failure, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, dememtia , Pulmonary, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Dementia

Routine Blood Tests Can Help Measure a Patient’s Future Risk for Chronic Disease, New Study Finds

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A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.

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Heart Failure, Heart Attack, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Heart Disease, Heart Research, American College Of Cardiology

People Who Have High Levels of Two Cardiac Markers At High Risk of Adverse Heart Events

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New research suggests that GlycA, a newly identified blood marker, and C-reactive protein both independently predict major adverse cardiac events, including heart failure and death. Patients who have high levels of both biomarkers are at especially high risk.

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Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Heart Disease, ACC 2017

CRF Faculty and Fellows to Present Abstracts at ACC.17

Faculty and fellows from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will be presenting abstracts at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session taking place March 17-19, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. They will be sharing the latest data on drug-eluting stents, left main coronary disease, imaging technologies, dual antiplatelet therapy and other topics.

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Heart Attack, Cardiovacular Disease, CVD prevention, CVD risk, Genetics

Why Heart Attacks Can Happen to Anyone

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A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.

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Daniela Cihakova, mice, Heart Failure, Eosinophils, Brain, Inflammation, Myocarditis

Rare Type of Immune Cell Responsible for Progression of Heart Inflammation to Heart Failure in Mice

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A new study in mice reveals that eosinophils, a type of disease-fighting white blood cell, appear to be at least partly responsible for the progression of heart muscle inflammation to heart failure in mice.

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Heart Surgery, Statins, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, CABG Surgery, cholesterol-lowering, Preoperative

Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery—even on the day of surgery, according to an article posted in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.







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