Tag Archive: Circulation

Jul 13

The findings were published online July 11 in Circulation

A new analysis suggests that nonfasting LDL–cholesterol levels provide equivalent prognostic value to fasting LDL–cholesterol levels. Researchers noted that higher nonfasting and fasting LDL–cholesterol levels were associated with an increased risk of all–cause and cardiovascular mortality and both the entities yielded similar results for the prediction of mortality. The findings were published online July 11 …

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May 09

A new study published online May 5 in Circulation has revealed that individuals in their 60s and 70s who regularly engaged in physical activity

A new study published online May 5 in Circulation has revealed that individuals in their 60s and 70s who regularly engaged in physical activity, such as walking, had the healthiest hearts. Additionally, older adults that increased their walking pace or distance had improved heart rate variability when compared with those that decreased their walking pace …

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Apr 29

A significant percentage of patients who can gain the most from taking statins are least willing to take them

A significant percentage of patients who can gain the most from taking statins are least willing to take them, even when they know it will add years to their lives, reports a recent analysis published online in Circulation. The issue could be resolved with the use of a tool for shared decision making in cardiovascular …

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Apr 28

A research published in Circulation Research has reported that fibroblasts could represent an alternative to heart transplants for patients with heart disease

A research published in Circulation Research has reported that fibroblasts could represent an alternative to heart transplants for patients with heart disease. Using cutting edge technology, the researchers noted that cardiac fibroblasts have specific genes called transcription factors and could thus be considered in replacement therapies.

Mar 30

A new guideline by the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC),

A new guideline by the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgery, on atrial fibrillation (AF) has put forward a more precise stroke–risk calculator and described the correct time to use aspirin, novel oral anticoagulants, and catheter ablation. The guideline …

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Feb 10

Daily low–dose aspirin, defined as 75 mg/day, was followed by a 42% mortality reduction over several years in a cohort of patients participating in a heart-failure disease-management program

Daily low–dose aspirin, defined as 75 mg/day, was followed by a 42% mortality reduction over several years in a cohort of patients participating in a heart-failure disease-management program. Aspirin prolonged survival regardless of whether patients had a standard aspirin indication, such as ischemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, or stroke, reported investigators in their study, …

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