Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 30

New research suggests that besides cutting saturated fats from the diets

New research suggests that besides cutting saturated fats from the diets, it is also important to trade them out for high-quality carbohydrates and/or unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for patients’ cardiovascular health. The findings were published in the October 6 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Sep 30

Increases in systolic blood pressure in the initial days following endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke are significantly linked to worse functional outcomes

Increases in systolic blood pressure in the initial days following endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke are significantly linked to worse functional outcomes, suggests a new study presented at the American Neurological Association (ANA) 2015 Annual Meeting.

Sep 29

A simple, low-cost automated program of semi-personalized mobile phone text messages supporting lifestyle change brought about improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)

A simple, low-cost automated program of semi-personalized mobile phone text messages supporting lifestyle change brought about improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, blood pressure, body mass index, and smoking status in patients with coronary heart disease, reported a study published in JAMA.

Sep 24

Stroke risk associated with carotid artery occlusion was found to be much lower than risk associated with carotid artery stenting (CAS)

Stroke risk associated with carotid artery occlusion was found to be much lower than risk associated with carotid artery stenting (CAS) or carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients with ACS receiving intensive medical management, suggested a study published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers noted that neither severity of stenosis before occlusion nor the presence of an earlier …

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Sep 24

Pregnancy complications appear to be a significant sign of heart disease

Pregnancy complications appear to be a significant sign of heart disease to come later in life, suggests a long-term study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Sep 23

People with end-stage kidney disease who receive chronic dialysis have high rates of cardiovascular disease

People with end-stage kidney disease who receive chronic dialysis have high rates of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease. However, a new study suggests that in-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for patients’ hearts as well as their kidneys. The findings are published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Sep 23

Middle-aged and older adults who are able to achieve ideal control of various cardiovascular risk factors, as well as be active

Middle-aged and older adults who are able to achieve ideal control of various cardiovascular risk factors, as well as be active, are significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life and are likely to have better heart structure and function as measured by echocardiography, suggests a new study published online in Circulation.

Sep 22

In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing coronary revascularization,

In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing coronary revascularization, those who received an everolimus-eluting stent (EES) had a significantly lower risk of death, stroke, and need for repeat revascularization at 30 days compared with patients who underwent CABG surgery, suggested a new observational study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Sep 21

Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE)

Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) have a significantly higher risk of reoperation or death between 3 and 6 months after surgery compared with patients who develop endocarditis who are not IV drug abusers, suggested an article published in the September issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Sep 21

New data from participants from the Prospective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk (PROSPER)

New data from participants from the Prospective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk (PROSPER) showed that those who had high baseline resting heart rates (between 71 and 117 beats/minute) had significantly higher risk than those with slower heart rates for decline in both basic activities of daily living (such as grooming, feeding, and …

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