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Released: 24-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
Heart Health Problems in Your 20s May Affect Brain Health Decades Later
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills and even the brain’s ability to properly regulate its blood flow, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Wearable Devices Deliver Cardiac Care Beyond the Hospital

Physicians at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are heading into the next frontier in heart medicine: Wearables. Also called digital therapeutics, wearable devices--like high tech watches and pendants--can track the heart beats and overall cardiac health of patients with conditions such as congestive heart failure.

Newswise: Ohio State First in U.S. to Use New Atrial Fibrillation Device
Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:50 AM EST
Ohio State First in U.S. to Use New Atrial Fibrillation Device
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Cardiologists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the U.S. to test a new type of ablation technology for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat.

Newswise: Sugary drinks a sour choice for adults trying to maintain normal cholesterol levels
Released: 24-Feb-2020 7:55 AM EST
Sugary drinks a sour choice for adults trying to maintain normal cholesterol levels
Tufts University

Adults who drank sugary beverages daily had an increased risk of developing abnormal blood cholesterol and triglycerides compared to those who did not, according to new findings from a prospective study by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

Newswise: Heart defects increase four-fold in IVF twins
Released: 25-Feb-2020 8:20 AM EST
Heart defects increase four-fold in IVF twins
University of Adelaide

Having twins from IVF or other related procedures quadruples the chance that a baby may have congenital heart problems.

Newswise: Wearable Sensor Powered by AI Predicts Worsening Heart Failure Before Hospitalization
Released: 23-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST
Wearable Sensor Powered by AI Predicts Worsening Heart Failure Before Hospitalization
University of Utah Health

A new wearable sensor that works in conjunction with artificial intelligence technology could help doctors remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis occurs and could prevent hospitalization, according to a study led by University of Utah Health and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System scientists.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Cardiac amyloidosis masquerades as other conditions; 1 type affects more black Americans
Mayo Clinic

Human bodies constantly produce thousands of perfectly folded proteins, but some proteins get misfolded. An excess of these misfolded proteins can overwhelm the body's ability to remove them. When that happens, the rogue proteins bind together and form a substance called amyloid. Webs of amyloid can deposit in any tissue or organ, but some types affect the heart.

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Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:00 PM EST
Could This Plaque Identifying Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Florida Atlantic University

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body – in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.

Released: 21-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
Changing what heart cells eat could help them regenerate
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die.

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