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Cardiac Rehabilitation, Group Enrollment, Open Gym, Wait times, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention

'Open Gym' Format Shortens Waiting Time for Cardiac Rehab

Changing from scheduled appointments to an "open gym" format can reduce waiting times for cardiac rehabilitation, reports a study in the September/October issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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pain care, pain, AS, Cardiac Care, Asthma And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Electrical Nerve-Block Research Used in Pain Management Takes Aim at Asthma, Heart Failure

Biomedical engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve University are refining more than 15 years of work on an electrical nerve-block implant, focusing their next step on new applications related to treating asthma and heart failure.

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Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Defibrillation, AED, Bystander CPR, Racial Disparities

Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods Less Likely to get CPR, Defibrillation

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Compared to people who live in predominantly white neighborhoods, those who live in predominantly black areas are much less likely to receive CPR or defibrillation from a bystander when their heart suddenly stops beating while they are at home or out in the community.

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Nutrition, Fat, Carbohydrate, Fruit & Vegetable Consumption, Mortality and longevity, Global Health, Dietary Fats, Saturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fats, Polyunsaturated Fat, raw vegetables, cooked vegetables, Legumes, Apolipoprotein A 1, Apolipoprotein B, nutrition policies

International Study Shows Moderate Consumption of Fats and Carbohydrates Best for Health

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Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.

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cardiovascuar disease, Statin Drug, statin intolerant, statin medications, Statin Therapy

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Strategies to Optimize Cholesterol Treatment in Patients with Statin Related Muscle Complaints

Statins are highly effective for preventing heart attacks by reducing low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol. However, 10 to 20 percent of patients taking statins report muscle-related symptoms including aches, pains and cramps that prevent the use of recommended doses. Patients who have difficulty taking statins have a high risk of cardiovascular events, resulting in higher health care costs. To address these concerns, Mount Sinai researchers are providing approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for these patients. The findings will be published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday, August 28, at 2 pm.

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Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

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A new study shows radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure.

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Cardiology, Drug Trial, Coronary Disease, vascular dis, Blood Thinners, Anticoagulant, Heart Attack, Stroke, Death, Cardiovascular Death, Drug Combination, gastroenterology bleeds, Limb Amputation, limb ischemia, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Cardiovascular Events, Combination Therapy

Researchers Find Combination Therapy Works Best for Heart Diseases

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A major international study has found that the combination of two drugs – rivaroxaban and aspirin -- is superior to aspirin alone in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease.

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Gene Therapy, LeXis, Junk Dna, lncRNAs , Cholesterol, Heart Disease, familial hypercholesterolemia, Low Density Lipoprotein (Ldl) Levels

Gene Therapy Using ‘Junk DNA’ Could Lower Risk for Heart Disease

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Researchers successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.

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Brown Fat, Diabetes, Natriuretic Peptides, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, high-fat diet

Heart Hormones Protect Against Obesity and Insulin Resistance

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By fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, SBP scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and multiple inflammatory conditions.

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Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Resistant Hypertension, Kidney Failure

New Biomedical Engineering Grants Aim at Heart Failure and Resistant High Blood Pressure

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Biomedical engineering researchers will attack two banes of cardiovascular disease — heart failure after heart attacks and the scourge of resistant high blood pressure — with $4.8 million in National Institutes of Health grants that begin this fall.







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