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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Obesity and Adolescents, Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease, Body Mass Index, Coronary Heart Disease

Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be related to a higher risk of death in mid-adulthood from non-coronary non-stroke cardiovascular diseases such as fatal arrhythmia, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arterial disease, heart failure and pulmonary embolism.

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Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Defects, Genetics, Population Health

From DNA to Decision-Making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children.

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Sema4 and GNS Healthcare Announce Collaboration Using REFS™ Causal Machine Learning and Simulation AI Platform

Working Towards New Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

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Heart Disease, Stroke Risk, Genetic Mutation, Stroke, Heart, Ut Southwestern

Skin Cell Model Advances Study of Genetic Mutation Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

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Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke. This research could lead to a new understanding of disease progression in aortic aneurysm – ballooning of the large artery in the chest that carries blood from the heart to the body.

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American College of Physicians and National Minority Quality Forum Partner to Improve Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) today announce that the CMS-approved ACP Genesis Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) now includes a performance measure for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans beginning with the 2017 Reporting Period for CMS' new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF, Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Chugh

Cedars-Sinai Team Develops Risk Assessment Score to Predict and Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team have developed a new risk assessment tool that brings physicians closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that is fatal in more than 90 percent of patients.

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Heart Disease, Sickle Cell, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia Research, Mississippi State

Small Chips, Big Impact: MSU Researcher Studies Cardiovascular, Sickle Cell Disease

A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia.

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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, GW Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research, Healthcare, Health Care, Cardiology, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Attack, Emergency Department, ER, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Malpractice, Gender, Race, diagnostic accuracy, Diagnosis, Heart Health, Chest Pain, Chest Pain In Women

Patient Race and Gender Together Are Important in Predicting Heart Attack Symptoms in the Emergency Department

Researchers at the George Washington University published research finding that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients’ risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.

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Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Dementia, Elderly, Behavioral Activation

Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music—these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Women And Heart Disease, Heart Institute, Bairey Merz

Nearly Half of US Women Don’t Know Heart Disease Is Their No. 1 Killer

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Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that 45 percent of U.S. women are not aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.







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