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Article ID: 698242

Leading Heart Surgery Societies Call for Improved Strategies to Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Experts from the world’s major heart surgery organizations—including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS), and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)—are calling for urgent action to develop and implement effective strategies for treating rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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Article ID: 698479

Transgender Individuals Likely Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease

George Washington University

Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a review article published by Michael S. Irwig, MD, associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.

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Article ID: 698519

Safety Claims up in smoke: Hookah smoking creates cardiovascular risks equal to cigarettes

UCLA School of Nursing

A new study from the UCLA School of Nursing published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional cigarette smoking.

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Article ID: 698511

Big-Data Study Pinpoints More Than 150 Genes Associated with Atrial Fibrillation and Develops Genetic Risk Score

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Drawing on genomic data from more than one million individuals, researchers from the University of Michigan have led a large collaborative effort to discover as-yet unknown genetic risk factors for atrial fibrillation.

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Article ID: 698505

Newly Approved Heart Pump Implant Helps Reduce Hospital Stays

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Artel Thorpe Sr. of Jackson, Tennessee, recently became the first person in the United States to undergo a new, less invasive surgical technique for implanting a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pump since it was granted Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval on July 11.

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Article ID: 698459

Women’s Heart Fund Raises Over $140,000 in Support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower

Hackensack Meridian Health

The Women’s Heart Fund raised over $140,000 in support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower last month. More than 220 people came out to the Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, New Jersey on June 1 in support of the center’s comprehensive, and compassionate, holistic cancer care services.

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Article ID: 698463

Heart Surgery Program Earns Top Quality Rating

Stony Brook Medicine

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Division at Stony Brook University Heart Institute has earned the highest quality rating of three stars from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

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William G. Mcgowan Charitable Fund Invests in Reversing Metabolic Syndrome Through Six-Year, $9 Million Grant to Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center

After a successful, two-year pilot project that helped patients reverse their metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is expanding the Eat, Love, Move (ELM) program to five cities through a six-year clinical trial, totaling $9 million in grants to Rush University Medical Center.

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Article ID: 698440

Drugs for Heart Failure Are Still Under-Prescribed, Years After Initial Study

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study found that many people with heart failure do not receive the medications recommended for them under guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America. The research also found that doctors frequently prescribe medications at doses lower than those recommended by the guidelines, especially for older people, those with kidney disease, those with worsening symptoms or those who were recently hospitalized for heart failure.

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Article ID: 698213

Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Dissatisfied with Medical Care

Endocrine Society

A U.S.-based survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, points to distrust and lack of social support from healthcare providers as major contributing factors in their negative medical care experiences, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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