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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Ketone Body Utilization Decreases When Blood Flow to the Heart Is Reduced

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have measured the ketone body utilization rate in the heart and confirmed that it decreases when the heart is in a state of reduced blood flow (myocardial ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

Jan. 15, 2019 — Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health, researchers recommend in a newly published ... read more

Hidden Culprit in Heart Failure

Jan. 10, 2019 — Scientists have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy -- a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure -- which opens the door to ... read more

Fluctuating Personal Income May Be Associated With an Increased Heart Disease Risk

Jan. 7, 2019 — Young adults who had two or more significant drops in income over a 15-year period had nearly double the risk of cardiovascular disease or dying ... read more

Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

Jan. 2, 2019 — A new study reveals that one of the possible primary causes of heart failure in pregnant women is a functional heart cell defect. The findings may have diagnostic and therapeutic ... read more

Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Older Patients With Heart Failure, Study Suggests

Dec. 29, 2018 — A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition. However, the findings do ... read more

High Cholesterol Levels After Christmas

Dec. 28, 2018 — Large quantities of rich Christmas food appear to boost Danes' cholesterol levels. Right after the Christmas break, levels are 20 percent higher than in the ... read more

Secondhand Smoke and Cardiac Arrhythmia

Dec. 27, 2018 — Continuous indoor exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart's electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac ... read more

Influences of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Heart Development

Dec. 21, 2018 — A comprehensive review offers a 'state of the science' look at the impact of maternal diabetes, and potential gene-environmental influences in that context, on fetal heart ... read more

Statins Are More Effective for Those Who Follow the Mediterranean Diet

Dec. 21, 2018 — For those who have already had a heart attack or a stroke, the combination of statins and Mediterranean Diet appears to be the most effective choice to reduce the risk of mortality, especially from ... read more

How Dietary Fiber and Gut Bacteria Protect the Cardiovascular System

Dec. 21, 2018 — The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodeling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance ... read more

Giving Birth Associated With 14 Percent Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Dec. 20, 2018 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to having no children, reports a new ... read more

Diabetes Drug Could Be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

Dec. 19, 2018 — Researchers have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat a common heart failure syndrome that is predicted to affect over 8 percent of ... read more

High Sodium Intake May Contribute to Increased Heart-Disease Deaths in China

Dec. 19, 2018 — Nearly a fifth of cardiovascular disease deaths among adults in a northern province of China in 2011 may be attributed to the blood pressure-raising effect of high-sodium diets. An initiative to ... read more

Treatment for Underdiagnosed Cause of Debilitating Chest Pain

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers find an effective way to treat an underdiagnosed condition that can cause heart attack and heart-attack-like ... read more

One Year Later, Barbershop Intervention Continues to Lower Blood Pressure

Dec. 17, 2018 — In a 12-month follow-up study, reductions in systolic blood pressure observed at six months were sustained at one ... read more

Can Stem Cells Help a Diseased Heart Heal Itself? Researcher Achieves Important Milestone

Dec. 14, 2018 — Scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping ... read more

Dec. 12, 2018 — In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could ... read more

Workplace Exposure to Pesticides and Metals Linked to Heightened Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 11, 2018 — Workplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals new ... read more

Study Links Frequent Red Meat Consumption to High Levels of Chemical Associated With Heart Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. ... read more

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