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Smartphone app calculates genetic risk for heart attack

Written by | 18 Mar 2022

A Scripps Research team developed a smartphone app that can calculate users’ genetic risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) — and found that users at high risk sought […]

ISC 2022: After a severe stroke, endovascular therapy may be crucial

Written by | 17 Feb 2022

Following a severe stroke caused by artery-blocking clots, patients who undergo endovascular therapy (mechanical clot removal) plus standard medical therapy have fewer physical limitations 90 days post-stroke compared […]

Exposure to toxic metals may increase risk of clogged arteries

Written by | 13 Dec 2021

Environmental exposure to low-levels of the toxic metals arsenic, cadmium and titanium appears to increase the risk of plaque buildup in arteries in the neck, heart and legs, […]

Only alcohol – not caffeine, diet or lack of sleep – might trigger heart rhythm condition

Written by | 30 Nov 2021

New research from UC San Francisco that tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on the left side, found that only […]

Chest pain may extend outside the chest, often needs to be checked by a professional

Written by | 7 Nov 2021

Chest discomfort associated with a heart attack or heart event may often be felt beyond the chest, with many people reporting pain in their shoulders, arms, jaw, neck, back and […]

How a racing heart may alter decision-making brain circuits

Written by | 15 Sep 2021

Anxiety, addiction, and other psychiatric disorders are often characterized by intense states of what scientists call arousal: The heart races, blood pressure readings rise, breaths shorten, and “bad” […]

Can gastrointestinal bleeding after heart attack be predicted?

Written by | 13 Sep 2021

Knowing which patients are at higher risk of bleeding complications following a heart attack can help health professionals to take preventative measures. Now researchers at Karolinska have published […]

Cutting 250 calories daily and exercising may improve heart health in obese older adults

Written by | 9 Aug 2021

Cutting just 250 calories a day with moderate exercise reaped bigger rewards than exercise alone for older, obese adults. Among older adults with obesity, combining aerobic exercise with […]

Nearly one in five patients who die from unexplained sudden cardiac death have suspicious gene, study finds

Written by | 2 Jul 2021

“Genetic screening isn’t routinely used in cardiology, and far too many patients still die suddenly from a heart condition without having any previously established risk factors. We need […]

Improved detection of atrial fibrillation could prevent disabling strokes

Written by | 25 Jun 2021

Improved detection of atrial fibrillation could prevent disabling strokes. A clinical trial examining the efficacy of two devices to monitor and detect atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular […]

Target protein identified for improving heart attack treatment

Written by | 22 Jun 2021

A new study led by researchers at Washington State University has identified a protein that could be the key to improving treatment outcomes after a heart attack. Published […]

Liraglutide prevents accumulation of lipid linked to cardiac mortality

Written by | 14 Jun 2021

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, University of Oxford and University of Copenhagen have shown that elevated levels of lipids known as ceramides can be associated with a ten-fold […]

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