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Article ID: 699826

School of Medicine Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant to Study Connections between Heart Health and Cognition

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers a five-year grant worth more than $18 million to study the connections between heart health and brain health among participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

30-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699808

Research to Examine How Blood Flow Influences Plaque Buildup

Ohio State University

Biomedical Engineering Professor Rita Alevriadou has spent most of her career, which spans two decades, on cardiovascular disease. Her current research on the effects of blood flow on our artery walls recently earned a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

30-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699545

TAVR Clinical Trial Provides ‘Strong Signal’ Procedure is Safe for Patients with Low Surgical Mortality Risk

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute

Results of a clinical trial led by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute using transcatheter aortic valve replacement provided a “strong signal” that it is safe for patients with low surgical risk, potentially helping to open the way for broader use of the minimally invasive procedure, also known as TAVR.

29-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 699712

Novel Program Gives Adults with Congenital Heart Disease New Options

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The novel program in Advanced Congenital Cardiac Therapies (ACCT) allows for patients to be evaluated for heart transplantations and ventricular assist devices (VAD).

29-Aug-2018 10:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 699668

Discouraged by current exercise recommendations? New Beaumont research shows significant cardiac benefit with less exercise

Beaumont Health

Middle-aged and older women who exercise moderately to vigorously, three times a week for at least 30 minutes, were able to significantly reduce cardiac risk factors in just six months.

28-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    27-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699352

Drug Reduces Deaths and Hospitalizations from Underdiagnosed Form of Heart Failure

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A study led by Columbia University cardiologist Mathew Maurer showed that tafamidis reduces deaths from a type of heart failure called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. The drug could be one of the first effective treatments for the disease.

22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699549

The heart: Digital or analog?

Virginia Tech

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially can lead to new insight into medical problems such as heart arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death.

26-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699548

Cancer May Lurk Behind Major Internal Bleeding in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

McMaster University

Patients with cardiovascular disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a large international clinical trial has found. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with GI tract cancer, and those who major genitourinary (GU) tract bleeding are 80-fold more likely to be diagnosed with GU cancer, than patients without internal GI or GU bleeding, respectively.

26-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699521

Uninsured Major Cardiac-related Hospitalizations Declined in First Year After ACA

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Study by Rutgers Physician Finds Medicaid Eligibility Expansion May Have Contributed to Decrease

24-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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