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ARCADIA Trial Will Test Link Between Stroke and a Common Heart Condition

A new clinical trial led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine aims to identify and treat what may be a common underlying cause of recurrent strokes.

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Study Hints at Experimental Therapy for Heart Fibrosis

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Researchers report encouraging preclinical results as they pursue elusive therapies that can repair scarred and poorly functioning heart tissues after cardiac injury. Scientists from the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute inhibited a protein that helps regulate the heart’s response to adrenaline, alleviating the disease processes in mouse models and human cardiac cells. Their data publishes Aug. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Research Review Recommends Eliminating Widely Ordered Blood Test for Diagnosing Heart Attacks

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack.

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Cardiac Stem Cells from Young Hearts Could Rejuvenate Old Hearts, New Study Shows

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Cardiac stem cell infusions could someday help reverse the aging process in the human heart, making older ones behave younger, according to a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

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Cardiovascular Aging New Frontiers and Old Friends, Age-Related Heart Disease, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Fat Tissue, Adipose, Atrial Fibrillation, Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, Metabolic Disease, Blood Vessel Health

Cardiovascular Aging Symposium Explores Relationship Between Dysfunction and Disease Development

During the “Novel Implications for Blood Flow and Vascular Dysfunction in Non-cardiovascular Related Disease” symposium at the APS Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends conference, researchers will present findings that emphasize the interaction between age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and disease whose risk increases with age.

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E-Cigarette Use Accelerates Effects of Cardiovascular Aging

A new study suggests that a single exposure to e-cigarette (e-cig) vapor may be enough to impair vascular function. Researchers from West Virginia University will present findings today at the Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends meeting in Westminster, Colo.

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Cardiovascular Aging New Frontier and Old Friends, Menopause, Blood Vessel Health, Fitness

Menopausal Status May Better Predict Blood Vessel Health in Women Than Fitness Level

High physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness.

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Researchers Explore a Better Way to Measure Blood Pressure

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Automatic blood pressure devices are often used to assess blood pressure levels at home and in the clinic. But these devices are prone to significant errors, sometimes leading to the prescription of blood pressure-lowering medications to patients who don’t actually need them. Israeli researchers have developed a method to more accurately measure systolic blood pressure. They will present their findings at the Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends conference in Westminster, Colo.

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Cardiovascular aging, HIIT Training, High Intensity Exercise, Intermittent Fasting, Caloric Restriction, Sodium intake, Nutraceuticals, Natural Food Supplements, Prebiotics, Microbiota, Passive Heat Therapy, Heart Health, Aging, Cardiovascular Aging New Frontier and Old Friends

New Strategies to Optimize and Slow Cardiovascular Aging

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest—and most inevitable—risk factor for it. So what, if anything, can we do to keep our hearts and arteries as healthy as possible for as long as possible? Keynote speaker Douglas Seals, PhD, of the University of Colorado Boulder, will lay the groundwork of what we know and the promising research that could combat cardiovascular aging in his presentation “Strategies for Optimal Cardiovascular Aging.” Seals will present his lecture at the Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends conference in Westminster, Colo.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Kidney Function

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Rises with Decreasing Kidney Function

• Investigators observed a step-wise increase in the risk of atrial fibrillation with decreasing kidney function. Compared with patients without kidney disease, those with severe kidney disease had a two-fold higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation. • This link held even after accounting for a range of possible contributors, including measures of cardiovascular health, and it was consistent across subgroups of participants.







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