Tag: "cardiovascular" at medical news
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...levels of Lp(a) are an independent risk factor for cardiovascular
disease among whites, and we also know that Africa...y is a groundbreaking multiethnic investigation of cardiovascular
disease involving thousands of Dallas County residents, and it contains the most representative samp...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...itors, diuretics were more effective in preventing cardiovascular
disease, especially heart failure, for all participants and significantly more effective in reducing high blood pressure and preventing stroke in blacks. "These findings confirm ALLHAT's original conclusion that diuretics should be the preferred init...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...ts, but can also improve physiological markers of cardiovascular
health, according to the results of a randomized c...tive effects on such physiological determinants of cardiovascular
health as blood flow to heart, the responsiveness of the lining of blood vessels and the ability of ...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...itors, diuretics were more effective in preventing cardiovascular
disease, especially heart failure, for all participants and significantly more effective in reducing high blood pressure and preventing stroke in blacks. Based on this study finding, the authors conclude that as the initial drug for treating high bl...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
... emotional distress, as well as improve markers of cardiovascular
risk in patients with heart disease, according to ... on psychosocial functioning and select markers of cardiovascular
risk. The randomized controlled trial included 134 patients (92 male and 42 female; aged 40-84 year...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
... population in the United States. There is little cardiovascular
outcome data for blacks with hypertension treated ... or older (35 percent black) with at least 1 other cardiovascular
risk factor. Participants took either a CCB (amlodipine), ACE inhibitor (lisinopril), or a thiazide-...
Q Chip helps make cures more effective
...device company that is focused on the treatment of cardiovascular
disease, cancer and benign tumors to develop its next generation of microspheres. These would allow the effective delivery of drugs to targeted parts of the body. Q Chip makes its uniform particles using tiny capillaries etched in wafers to precisely...
Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
...n the U.S., have an increased chance of developing cardiovascular
disease, according to a new study published this m... relationship between PCOS, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular
disease," explained senior author, Dr. John Nestler, Professor of Medicine; Chair, Division of Endoc...
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...fat they were, although it did have some impact on cardiovascular
fitness. The implication is that you need to do vigorous activity if you want to be lean." Researchers used an accelerometer that discriminates between light, moderate and vigorous physical activity to monitor the usual physical activity of 421 bl...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...ly associated with long-term complications such as cardiovascular
disease, malnutrition, poor outcome and low survival. "It is important to prevent reactive oxygen species production by improving the biocompatibility of the hemodialysis system," states Dr. Jean-Paul Cristol, corresponding author. Antioxidant sup...
Breakthrough in national diseases
...on could be affected. Researchers in the fields of cardiovascular
disease, rheumatism and MS have together shown tha...t identified gene to link autoimmune diseases with cardiovascular
diseases. "This gene variant can therefore be one of the single largest genetic causes of complex d...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...l may help reduce the risk of suffering an adverse cardiovascular
event, such as arrhythmia or sudden death, specially in persons with known cardiovascular
disease or at increased risk for it, such as those with lipid disorders, advanced age, hypertension,...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...ical problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular
disease and colorectal cancer. According to a new study, certain weight-control behaviors may actually contribute more to weight problems than other behaviors. Furthermore, parents who are overweight may also contribute to their adolescent's future w...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...as removed from the market, not only predicted the cardiovascular
complications, but also demonstrated that a combin...that some patients were taking a daily aspirin for cardiovascular
benefits. "With an aging population that will have higher risk factors for gastrointestinal and oth...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
... of testing for these proteins in several forms of cardiovascular
disease has been the subject of intense recent study. In 2002, the newest generation of natriuretic peptide assays became available, and soon thereafter the current investigation called the PRIDE study was launched to determine the usefulness of a ...
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
...ociated with metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for cardiovascular
disease and diabetes, even in normal weight individuals, according to the April 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Metabolic syndrome, a disorder that includes dyslipidemia (elevated blood lipid levels), ins...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
... Peter Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, associate professor of cardiovascular
medicine. Fitzgerald and his colleagues Scott Mitchell, MD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery, and assistant professor Marc Pelletier, MD, used the new technology in surgery for the first time in the United States on March 16. The technology, ca...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
..., and fatty liver, which in turn conspire to cause cardiovascular
disorders, the leading cause of premature death in the Western world. Obesity is also associated with an increased risk of various types of cancer. Children and adolescents are becoming more and more obese and are also developing these complication...
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
...e more strongly associated with risk of death from cardiovascular
disease than newer, emerging risk factors in older...sical activity had an increased risk of death from cardiovascular
causes. However, for these patients, emerging risk factors such as elevated levels of C-reactive pr...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...g. A study to determine the relationship between cardiovascular
health and belief in God, based on the religion-related questions that have been asked since the beginning of the study with older adults....
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