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Article ID: 708163

Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases

University of Exeter

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

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15-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708149

Weight Cycling Does Not Adversely Affect Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women with Suspected Myocardial Ischemia

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study suggests that weight loss, even if associated with intermittent weight gain, is worthwhile in that there appears to be no harm and possible benefit in terms of cardiovascular outcomes.

Released:
15-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 707952

OSA Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness at Greatest Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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12-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 708113

Lipoproteins behave “almost like a tiny Velcro ball”

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers using proteomics and mouse genetics to understand the protein makeup of HDL find that it's a complicated mix of inherited and environmental factors. Their work may help understand HDL's functions beyond carrying cholesterol.

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14-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708045

New Pancreas Transplant Program Launches at NYU Langone

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Transplant Institute launches a new pancreas transplantation program, expanding regional access to care for people with complications from diabetes and other illnesses.

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14-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 707951

UIC grant to help heart patients overcome hopelessness

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a grant that will allow them to study how to improve care for heart disease patients struggling with hopelessness.

Released:
13-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 707963

Better chocolate choices benefit heart health

UT Southwestern Medical Center

For Valentine’s Day consideration, skip the milk chocolate candy and replace it with a cup of dark hot cocoa.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 707950

Study Finds No Mortality Effect with Drug-Coated Devices for Peripheral Revascularization

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study led by researchers at BIDMC found no difference in long-term mortality between patients treated for peripheral arterial disease with drug-coated stents and balloons compared with nondrug-coated devices.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707942

How Viagra Puts A Brake on A Master Growth Regulator to Treat Heart Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine

When normal cells grow, divide or do any job in the body, they do so in response to a whole slew of internal sensors that measure nutrients and energy supply, and environmental cues that inform what happens outside the cell.

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12-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

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