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Article ID: 605208

Don't Worry, Be Healthy

Johns Hopkins Medicine

People with cheerful temperaments are significantly less likely to suffer a coronary event such as a heart attack or sudden cardiac death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

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9-Jul-2013 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604987

Biomarker Predicts Heart Attack Risk Based on Response to Aspirin Therapy

Duke Health

Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why some people benefit and others don’t.

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1-Jul-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 604702

Researchers Identify Molecule that Reduces Fats in Blood

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Researchers led by M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD, found that a regulatory RNA molecule interferes with the production of lipoproteins and, in a mouse model, reduces hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis.

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24-Jun-2013 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604456

Atherosclerosis in Abdominal Aorta May Predict Adverse Cardiovascular Events

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of aortic atherosclerosis can predict the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in otherwise healthy individuals, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

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18-Jun-2013 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604402

Study Identifies Protein Essential for Normal Heart Function

University of California San Diego Health

A study by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, shows that a protein called MCL-1, which promotes cell survival, is essential for normal heart function.

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17-Jun-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604359

Impaired Heart Function Among Obese Children May Help Predict Later Disease

Endocrine Society

Impaired heart function among obese children and adolescents may be an indicator of future heart disease, a new clinical trial finds. The results were presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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15-Jun-2013 7:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604345

Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure and High Blood Pressure May Help Decrease Obesity

Endocrine Society

A type of drug normally used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure helped prevent weight gain and other complications related to a high-fat diet in an animal study. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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15-Jun-2013 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604330

Sugar Overload Can Damage Heart

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Too much sugar can set people down a pathway to heart failure, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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14-Jun-2013 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604201

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Mayo Clinic

People who have obstructive sleep apnea -- when a person stops breathing for periods during sleep -- have a greater risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. An estimated 12 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea, and many of them are undiagnosed, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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12-Jun-2013 11:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 604010

Re-Analysis of Diabetes Drug Finds No Higher Heart Attack Risk

Duke Health

A re-analysis of the data from a pivotal study of rosiglitazone found no increased risk of cardiovascular events associated with the controversial diabetes drug, according to researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).

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6-Jun-2013 3:40 PM EDT
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