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Air Pollution, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Pollutants, American Heart Association, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, blood types, blood type, Heart Research, Environment

Study Finds People with Certain Blood Types Have Increased Risks of Heart Attack During Periods of High Air Pollution

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Individuals who have A, B, or AB blood types have an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and Brigham Young University.

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COPD, Lung Transplant, BODE

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

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New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

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Statins, Heart Attack, Cardiology, Heart Disease, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Cholesterol, Medications, Stroke, American Heart Association

Many Hospitalized Heart Patients Discharged Not Getting Protective Statin Medications Upon Release, Fewer Remaining on Medicine After One Year

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While patients who are discharged from the hospital after treatment for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral artery disease, should be on statin medications to reduce their risk of reoccurrence, very few of them remain on the drugs long-term — and many never even receive a statin prescription, according to a new study.

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Marfan Syndrome, mice, Heart Failure, Heart, Rosanne Rouf, Hal Dietz

Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice

In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’ hearts — at levels well-tolerated in normal mice — can initiate heart failure. The findings, described August 4 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, revealed a novel cellular pathway in heart tissue that leads to heart failure and may serve as a model for a new standard of treatment for children with this aggressive form of Marfan syndrome.

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Extreme Swings in Blood Pressure Are Just as Deadly as Having Consistently High Blood Pressure

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Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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Five Health Indicators Are Enough to Predict Cardiovascular Risk in Healthy People, Mount Sinai Researchers Report

In a large population study that was the first of its kind, researchers found that a simple tool not requiring laboratory tests, the Fuster-BEWAT score, is as effective as the American Heart Association-recommended ICHS (Ideal Cardiovascular Health Index), which includes blood analysis of cholesterol and glucose.

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New Medical Guidelines for Controlling Hypertension: @UofUhealth Experts Available

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, tryptophan metabolism, Ming-Hui Zou, Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine , Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Georgia Research Alliance, National Institutes of Health, Angiotensin Ii

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Linked to Dysregulated Tryptophan Metabolism, Study Finds

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Researchers have found a link between dysregulated tryptophan metabolism and abdominal aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening vascular disease, according to a new study led by Georgia State University.

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Using a Mathematical Lens to Look at Disease as a Whole Body Problem

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A novel computational method allows researchers to parse how multiple organs contribute to a disease over time, giving a more holistic view of disease and potentially revealing new avenues for intervention.

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Reduction in Common Heart Hormone Associated with Improved Outcomes and Lower Mortality for Heart Failure Patients

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Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of readmission and lower death rates.







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