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April 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019

After Heart Attack: Late Dinner and No Breakfast a Killer Combination

Apr. 18, 2019 — People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart ... read more

Statins Safe for Preventing Cardiovascular Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Study Suggests

Apr. 15, 2019 — Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without ... read more

A Specific Gene Could Play a Major Role in Reducing Brain Swelling After Stroke

Apr. 15, 2019 — Inflammation gone awry in the brain due to stroke, head injury or infection causes damage; in a lab model of stroke, a particular gene tamped down ... read more

Getting Back to Work After a Heart Attack

Apr. 11, 2019 — Heart attack patients with the desire to return to work can do it. That's the main message of a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European ... read more

Low Cholesterol Linked to Higher Risk of Bleeding Stroke in Women

Apr. 10, 2019 — Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). But can it be too low? A new study ... read more

People Under 40 Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Face Excess Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Death

Apr. 8, 2019 — People under age 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have type 2 diabetes. The excess cardiovascular ... read more

Real Cost of Heart Attacks and Strokes: Double the Direct Medical Expense

Apr. 7, 2019 — The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. The study concludes that victims of heart attack ... read more

Why Heart Failure Patients Suffer Depression, Impaired Thinking

Apr. 5, 2019 — A new study explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of ... read more

Psychostimulants Play a Major Role in Fatal Strokes Among Young Adults

Apr. 3, 2019 — An estimated 76 million people use psychostimulants, which include illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, as well as prescription stimulants. A new ... read more

Genetic Variants May Influence Poststroke Recovery

Mar. 25, 2019 — Our genes may have a bearing not only on our stroke risk, but probably also on how well we recover after stroke. For the first time, scientists have identified common genetic variants that are ... read more

Generic Weight-Loss Drug May Be Safe and Effective for Long-Term Treatment

Mar. 22, 2019 — An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a new ... read more

Antibodies Stabilize Plaque in Arteries

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which ... read more

New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from Injury

Mar. 20, 2019 — Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision ... read more

Stroke Risk Drops in Both Black and White Older Adults

Mar. 20, 2019 — Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a new ... read more

It's No Fortnite, but It's Helping Stroke Survivors Move Again

Mar. 19, 2019 — Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training ... read more

Fountain of Youth for Heart Health May Lie in the Gut

Mar. 19, 2019 — As our collection of resident gut bacteria changes with age, it increasingly produces harmful metabolites that damage veins and blood vessels, driving disease, a new study ... read more

Smarter Automatic Defibrillator

Mar. 19, 2019 — Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) deliver shocks to the heart to correct arrythmias. They do so based on electrocardiogram data. Researchers have now shown that an AICD can be ... read more

Surgery Using Ultrasound Energy Found to Treat High Blood Pressure

Mar. 18, 2019 — A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a ... read more

Ticagrelor Is as Safe and Effective as Clopidogrel After Heart Attack

Mar. 18, 2019 — Patients given clot busters to treat a heart attack fared equally well if they were given the standard blood thinning medication clopidogrel versus the newer, more potent drug ticagrelor, according ... read more

Pure Omega-3 Prescription Drug Markedly Reduces First, Repeat and Total CV Events

Mar. 18, 2019 — Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic ... read more

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