Tag Archive: cardiovascular disease

Dec 27

Patients with mild hypertension (140 to 159 mm Hg/90 to 99 mm Hg) who received antihypertensive therapy lowered their blood pressure

Patients with mild hypertension (140 to 159 mm Hg/90 to 99 mm Hg) who received antihypertensive therapy lowered their blood pressure by about 3.6/2.4 mm Hg and had a reduced short-term risk of dying from stroke or cardiovascular disease, in a large meta-analysis. The review was published online December 22, 2014 in the Annals of …

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Sep 24

A daily small serve of dairy food could possibly reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke,

A daily small serve of dairy food could possibly reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods are not traditionally part of the diet, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Study authors noted that increased dairy consumption translated into lower risks …

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Aug 30

suggests a study published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Adults with hypertension and other cardiovascular disease history or risk factors may be able to reduce their blood pressure levels by monitoring their own readings and adjusting their medications as required, suggests a study published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Aug 29

A new study suggests that black carbon pollutants from wood smoke may increase cardiovascular disease in women.

A new study suggests that black carbon pollutants from wood smoke may increase cardiovascular disease in women. Researchers found that black carbon pollutant exposure had the highest impact on the women’s blood pressure, which has a major effect on cardiovascular risk. The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Aug 22

A new joint statement from the American Heart Association (AHA)

A new joint statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) looks into the current state of knowledge about cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes and finds it lacking. The statement is published online in both Circulation and Diabetes Care.

Aug 01

Hormone therapy (HT) in newly menopausal women reduces vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes

Hormone therapy (HT) in newly menopausal women reduces vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes, and improves some markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, it has no effect on the progression of atherosclerosis, reports an article published online July 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Jul 19

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its new recommendations for the treatment of patients at risk for cardiovascular disease. The new NICE guidelines recommend that physicians initiate treatment with atorvastatin 20 mg in patients with a 10–year risk of cardiovascular disease that exceeds 10%.

Jul 13

A new study has suggested that even low levels of alcohol consumption do not help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

A new study has suggested that even low levels of alcohol consumption do not help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers conducted a Mendelian randomization, comparing rates of coronary heart disease and stroke in subjects who were or were not carriers of a genetic variant known to be associated with lower levels of alcohol …

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Jul 05

A new research presented at the American Headache Society (AHS)

A new research presented at the American Headache Society (AHS) 56th Annual Scientific Meeting has suggested that women suffering from migraines are nearly 1.52 times more likely to have cardiovascular disease than those without migraine, and are also more likely to have a stroke or heart attack and to die of cardiovascular disease.

Jul 03

Incorporating physical fitness into a simple risk–prediction tool can help hone cardiovascular disease risk prediction over the longer term,

Incorporating physical fitness into a simple risk–prediction tool can help hone cardiovascular disease risk prediction over the longer term, suggest researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. The tool developed by the researchers, available online (the Lifetime Risk Calculator), is sex–specific and can help improve the ability to predict cardiovascular risk long-term, while …

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