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Obesity, Nutrition, Heart, Heart Disease, American Heart Association, Heart Health

This Heart Month, Know the Foods That Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

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According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global cause of death. These foods can promote cardiovascular health.

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New Advice Will Help Women with Congenital Heart Defects Navigate Pregnancy

New recommendations for health care providers, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, offer a road map to helping women with congenital heart disease have successful pregnancies.

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Police, Police Officers, Cortisol, Cardiovascular Disease, University At Buffalo, Law Enforcement

Study: For Cops, Exposure to High-Stress Situations Dysregulates Vital Biological Function

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Officers who weren’t as stressed showed a steep and steady, or regular, increase in cortisol from baseline. However, officers with a moderate and high major stress index had a blunted response over time.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Heart Failure

Penn Study Finds New Clues to Causes of Heart Failure

Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don’t fully understand how one condition leads to the other, but researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have now discovered a significant clue—which ultimately could lead new therapies for preventing the condition.

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Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Ischaemic, Heart Disease, Hysterectomy

Removal of Ovaries During Hysterectomy Linked to Increase in Heart Disease, Cancer and Premature Death

A study led by the University of Warwick has found a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death.

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Penn Medicine, perelman school of medicine , Niacin

Penn Study Paints Clearer Picture of “NASTy” Side Effects from Well-Known Heart Drug

The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients abandoning the therapy. For decades, researchers looking to alleviate the effects surmised that the greater the redness or warmth, the worse the experience for the patient. However, surprising new results from Penn Medicine tell a different story: it is how fast the side effects appear immediately after taking the drug, which the team reports in a paper published online ahead of print in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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Certain Fat Found Around the Heart Associated with Higher Risk of Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women

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New study points to heart disease risk factor in menopausal women that could be caught early.

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Ut Southwestern, Porcn, Heart Regeneration, Heart Failure, Fibrosis

Cancer Drug Could Double as a Weapon Against Heart Disease, Promoting Regeneration of Damaged Heart Tissue

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An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle – an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the future.

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thirdhand smoke, smoke exposure, Enviornmental Health, Public Health

Thirdhand Smoke Affects Weight, Blood Cell Development in Mice

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A new Berkeley Lab-led study found that the sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke led to changes in weight and blood cell count in mice. These latest findings add to a growing body of evidence that thirdhand smoke exposure may be harmful.

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Cardiology, Heart Month, Heart Health, Diet, Grocery Shopping, Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium

Grocery Shop Like a Cardiologist

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It's Heart Month. See how cardiologist Susan Smyth tackles her grocery list to maximize heart health.

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Sodium, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease

Skin Sodium Content Linked to Heart Problems in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Elevated sodium content in the skin correlates closely with left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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Kawasaki Disease, Cardiolog, Cardiovascular Disease, Pediatrics, Clinical Trial, PCORI

UC San Diego Researcher to Study Most Effective Treatment for Kawasaki Disease

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California Davis have received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a three-year study to look at the effectiveness of two treatment options for children with KD who are resistant to initial therapy.

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Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, structural heart disease, TAVR, TAVR procedure, Watchman Device, Watchman Left Atrial Appendage System

The Medical Minute: Minimally Invasive Treatments for Structural Heart Disease

Although blockages in the arteries of the heart, also known as coronary artery disease, are the best known, there are many other diseases that may involve the actual structures inside the heart.

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Congenital heart Center, congenital heart , Congenital heart surgery

UVA, CHKD Form Regional Collaborative for Cardiac Care

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University of Virginia Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters have appointed Dr. Jay Gangemi as surgical director of the new regional collaborative for cardiac care at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. The UVA/CHKD collaboration, which has been in development over the past year, combines the efforts of pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians and cardiac support professionals from both institutions with the goal of improving outcomes for children with complex congenital heart defects.

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Houston Methodist Hospital Offers the World’s Smallest Pacemaker

A pacemaker the size of a nickel can now be implanted in patients.

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Heart, fibrinogen deficiency, Blood Clot, Phase 3 clinical trial, hypofibrinogenemia, Cardiac Surgery, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network

First National Study on Optimal Treatment for Blood Loss After Heart Surgery Launches

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital today announced the launch of the FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES) study in acquired fibrinogen deficiency.

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Big Data, Penn Medicine, Heart Failure, Cardiology, readmission rates

The Little Algorithm That Could

Penn Medicine's heart failure team is using big data to kick-start a project that is working to improve communication across the continuum of care, and ultimately reduce readmissions for heart failure patients.

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Aortic Valve Surgery, Open Heart Surgery, Valve Disease, Valve Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, CABG, iSAVR

PinnacleHealth the High-Volume, Low-Cost Provider of Cardiac Surgery in the State

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Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report shows successful decline in hospital-based mortality and readmissions for CABG and valve surgery in Pennsylvania.

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Cardiology, Women's Health

13 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease

Every minute, a woman dies from heart disease in the United States – it is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

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atrial fibrillation (AF), Electrophysiology, heart arrhythmias , Cardiovascular Research, Heart Research, Ohio, Ohio State

Scientists Study Live Human Hearts to See What Sustains Irregular Heartbeats

Unique research being done at OSU Wexner Medical Center is changing the way doctors treat one type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Scientists here are the only ones in the world studying revived human atria, donated after a heart transplant, and translating their findings to improve treatment.







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