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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 […]

Vaping increases asthma among teens and adults

Written by | 17 May 2021

Vaping by teens and adults appears to be related to an increase in the likelihood of developing asthma and experiencing asthma attacks, researchers reported on May 14 at […]

E-cigarettes plus tobacco cigarettes linked to higher risk of respiratory symptoms

Written by | 30 Apr 2021

Exclusively using (or “vaping”) e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking, but many people using e-cigarettes to quit smoking continue to smoke cigarettes. New research led by investigators at […]

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