Tag Archive: stroke

Jul 16

Long sedentary time increases risk of cardiovascular disease

A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies found a nonlinear association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, and CVD-related death, suggesting that 10 hours a day might be a critical threshold. Compared with low levels of sedentary time (median 2.5 hours per day), intermediate levels (median 7.5 hours per day) …

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Jul 03

Family history biggest predictor of cardiac events in people with psoriasis

People with psoriasis are more likely to suffer myocardial infarction and stroke when they have a family history of cardiovascular problems, says a new Danish study reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, online June 7. And, psoriasis was not found to be associated with a higher risk of MI or stroke …

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Sep 17

Updated guidelines issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend daily low-dose aspirin for the prevention of heart attack and stroke

Updated guidelines issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend daily low-dose aspirin for the prevention of heart attack and stroke among adults aged 50-59 who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Aug 22

Working 55 or more hours a week is associated with an increased risk for stroke

Working 55 or more hours a week is associated with an increased risk for stroke, and the more hours put in at the workplace the greater the increase in risk, suggested a new meta-analysis published online August 20 in The Lancet. Additionally, long working hours were also associated with an increased risk for coronary heart …

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May 30

In older men, statins might not prevent major cardiovascular events

In older men, statins might not prevent major cardiovascular events, reported a large retrospective study presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting. In men older than 70 years with no previous cardiovascular disease who used statins, the 10% reduction in myocardial infarction, stroke, and revascularization was not significant.

Mar 31

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, suggests a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).