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Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Imaging, Statins, Cholesterol, Heart Attack

Unique Study Shows Efficacy of Imaging in Evaluating Heart Drug Dalcetrapib

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time used several imaging techniques to prove the efficacy of a promising new treatment for atherosclerosis—the build-up of plaque in artery walls that can lead to a heart attack.

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American Academy Of Neurology, Neurology, Journal Neurology, AAN, Cholesterol

Study Reveals Link Between High Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease

People with high cholesterol may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the September 13, 2011, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Heart Failure

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Promising New Target in Treating and Preventing the Progression of Heart Failure

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a new drug target that may treat and/or prevent heart failure, published in this week's Nature.

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Greyhound, White Coat Effect, Blood Pressure, Anxiety

'White-Coat Effect' Elevates Greyhounds' Blood Pressure

The "white-coat effect" is not reserved for only the human patients who see their blood pressure rise in response to the stress of a doctor visit.

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Menopause, Women, Heart Attack, Telomeres, Pre-Menopausal, Cardiovascular

No Link Between Menopause and Increased Risk of Fatal Heart Attack

Contradicting the long-held medical belief that the risk of cardiovascular death for women spikes sharply after menopause, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests instead that heart disease mortality rates in women progress at a constant rate as they age.

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Stroke, Stroke Belt, Health Disparities, Rural Health, African Amercans, Cardiovascular Death, Health Care Access

Even Outside “Stroke Belt,” African-Americans Face Higher Mortality

African-Americans and country folk outside the so-called “stroke belt” are at higher risk for stroke death than other populations, a large new study finds.

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Blood Pressure, Obesity

Potatoes Reduce Blood Pressure in People with Obesity and High Blood Pressure

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The potato’s stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision today as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. Scientists reported on the research, done on a group of overweight people with high blood pressure, at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week.

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CPR Studies Recommend ‘Stay the Course’

Researchers with the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, which includes UAB, report in the New England Journal of Medicine on the first two large-scale ROC trials. Both trials were evaluating new strategies for cardiopulmonary resuscitation following cardiac arrest.

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Health Disparities, hypertension in blacks

Differences in Cell Response Could Explain Higher Rates of Hypertension in African Americans

Kinesiology professor Michael Brown has found that differences in the way African American cells respond to inflammation could be a cause of higher rates of hypertension among this group.

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Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease

Adults Living with Common Circulation Disease Can Get Back on Track After Treatment

58 year old Henry Gibbs is a ballroom dancer, but he was forced to hang up his dancing shoes when a circulation condition,common among older adults, caused him severe leg pain and cramping. He went to the new University of Michigan Multi-Disciplinary Peripheral Arterial Disease Management Program and today, he’s back to pain free legs, loving life...and gliding his dancing partner across the floor.







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