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CRP, Inflammation, Statin, Heart Disease, Cholesterol, Ldl Cholesterol, Jupiter, Heart Attack And Stroke, Atherosclerosis, C Reactive Protein, Prevention, Jacc, American College Of Cardiology, Ballantyne

Patients with High CRP and Normal LDL Have Long-Term Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke and Death

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New research shows a long-term benefit in screening people for CRP, a marker for inflammation, even if they have normal levels of bad cholesterol, because of increased long-term risk for heart attack, stroke and death.

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Cardiovascular Fitness, Cognition, Intelligence, teenage boys, Adolescent Health, Twin Study

Fit Teenage Boys are Smarter

In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, researchers find that better cardiovascular health among teenage boys correlates to higher scores on a range of intelligence tests – and more education and income later in life.

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Emergency Medicine, Emergency Care, Ambulance Service, Paramedic, CPR, Cpr Performance, Cpr Training, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Fibrillation, Defibrilators

Chances of Surviving a Cardiac Arrest at Home Or Work Unchanged in 30 Years

The chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has not improved since the 1950s, according to research by the University of Michigan Health System. Only 7.6 percent of victims survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Pregnancy

Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy Associated with Postpartum Cardiovascular Risk

Women who have gestational glucose intolerance (a condition less severe than gestational diabetes) exhibit multiple cardiovascular risk factors as early as three months after birth, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Risk in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Linked Primarily to Insulin Resistance

According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), youth with type 1 diabetes have now been found to have abnormal insulin resistance. Having abnormal insulin resistance appears to negatively affect heart, blood vessel and exercise function in this population.

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CPR, Resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth, Oxygen, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest

CPR Is Successful Without Mouth-to-Mouth, But Not Without Oxygen

People can survive cardiac arrest if they receive only chest compressions during attempts to revive them. But they cannot survive without access to oxygen sometime during the resuscitation effort, research suggests.

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High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular, gene phosducin

New Stress-Related Gene Modulates High Blood Pressure in Mice & Men

Does stress increase blood pressure? This simple question has been the focus of intense research for many years. Now new research has for the first time established a link between a novel gene, phosducin, and the blood pressure response to stress in mice as well as humans. The studies were directed by scientists at the University of Freiburg and Muenster in Germany, and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, in collaboration with other institutions in Europe and Canada.

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Coronary Artery Disease, Vitamin B, Niacin, Atherosclerosis, Statin, Heart

Vitamin B Niacin Offers No Additional Benefit to Statin Therapy in Seniors Already Diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease

The routine prescription of extended-release niacin, a B vitamin (1,500 milligrams daily), in combination with traditional cholesterol-lowering therapy offers no extra benefit in correcting arterial narrowing and diminishing plaque buildup in seniors who already have coronary artery disease, a new vascular imaging study from Johns Hopkins experts shows.

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Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Cardiovascular

Egyptian Mummies Reveal Heart Disease as Ancient Affliction

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A new study finds that atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, was common in ancient Egyptians, challenging a belief that vascular disease is a modern affliction caused by current-day risk factors such as stress and sedentary lifestyles.

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Inhibition of GRK2 is Protective Against Acute Cardiac Stress Injuries

Inhibition of a protein known to contribute to heart failure also appears to be protective of the heart in more acute cardiac stress injury, namely ischemia reperfusion, according to two studies conducted at the Center for Translational Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. The studies will be presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando, Fla.







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