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Article ID: 703756

Migraines that Affect Vision May Increase Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the November 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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9-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704032

Study of Two Tribes Sheds Light on Role of Western-Influenced Diet in Blood Pressure

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A South American tribe living in near-total isolation with no Western dietary influences showed no increase in average blood pressure from age one to age 60, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In comparison, a nearby tribe whose diet includes some processed foods and salt did show higher blood pressure into late middle age.

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14-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703923

Your Heart Hates Air Pollution. Portable Filters Could Help

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at home.

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13-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703850

Prominent Cardiovascular & Renal Disease Expert Named Director of Nephrology at NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health

David Charytan, MD, renowned expert in cardio-renal disease, named new division director of nephrology at NYU Langone.

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13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 703844

Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine Enroll First Patient in Study Using AI Software to Improve Heart Disease Detection

Northwestern Medicine

Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine are evaluating the use of Bay Labs’ EchoGPS, artificial intelligence-guided ultrasound software, to enable certified medical assistants (CMAs) with no prior scanning experience to capture high-quality echocardiograms.

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13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 703852

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much

Iowa State University

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. More than an hour in the weight room did not yield additional benefit. The benefits of strength training are independent of aerobic activity.

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13-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703835

Beneficial Gut Bacteria Metabolize Fiber to Improve Heart Health in Mice

University of Wisconsin-Madison

In support of a microbial connection between fiber and heart health, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have identified a particular fatty acid as the mechanism behind certain protective effects of a high-fiber diet in a mouse model.

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12-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703354

Risk Score-Guided Care Reduces Mortality Rate in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients by Nearly 50 Percent

Intermountain Medical Center

New team-based care guided by a personalized risk score for heart failure patients reduced the mortality rate of high-risk heart failure patients by nearly 50 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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5-Nov-2018 9:15 AM EST

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