Tag: "cardiovascular" at medical news

Call for research funding to prevent pregnancy complications

...term consequences for women's health, particularly cardiovascular disease," said Paidas, one of 60 national researchers, health care professionals, state representatives and senators attending the conference. "We need more federal funding to understand this complex set of diseases in order to prevent poor pregnancy...

Pulmonary artery catheter use neutral for patient outcomes

... -- a device used for more than 30 years to assess cardiovascular health and to help guide the treatment of critical...t as safe as non-invasive methods of assessing the cardiovascular status of patients with heart failure, its use did not improve clinical outcomes. That trial was led...

Prescription drugs can interact with a variety of foods

...ruit include anti-infectives, anti-inflammatories, cardiovascular agents, central nervous system agents, estrogens, gastrointestinal agents, Histamine H1 antagonists, immunosuppressives, and erectile dysfunction drugs. Dental patients in particular should be aware of interactions with the sedatives triazolam, midaz...

New model shows gender differences in high blood pressure, Jefferson scientists find

...pressure. "These mice didn't have these associated cardiovascular risks," she says. "Maybe the GRK5 is somehow protective of other organs, despite its role in causing hypertension....

Researchers find multiple proteins that stick to medical devices

...ure to C-reactive protein, a well-known marker for cardiovascular disease. Normally, serum amyloid P is involved in the clearance of DNA that is released from dying cells, protecting the individual from auto-immune disorders. "No one had ever observed serum amyloid P on biomedical materials before, because, unle...

International study finds one in five heart patients continue to smoke

...imer said that, in line with current guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, a doctor's firm advice at the time of diagnosis was the most important factor in starting the quitting process. Many patients succeeded without special programmes, but for those who needed support, there should be a specific...

Lancet publishes proactive study: Diabetes treatment reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes

...in patients with type-2 diabetes with high risk of cardiovascular disease. This means that for every 48 patients treated with ACTOS over three years one major cardiovascular event or death can be prevented. "Seeing pioglitazone improve these cardiovascular outcomes (16% re...

NSAIDs show promise in preventing mouth cancer but pose heart risk

... to heart disease. 42 (16%) of NSAID users died of cardiovascular events compared with 41 (7%) of non-users. Dr Sud...se trials must carefully monitor potential adverse cardiovascular effects in their populations, which are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease as well as or...

Drug can reduce risk of death, heart attack, and stroke in patients with diabetes

...abetes have a two to four-fold increased risk of a cardiovascular event compared with non-diabetics. Until now there...n to their existing medication(s) for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Patients were followed-up for an average of 34.5 months. The investigators found that for a...

Fat rat enables studies of debilitating vascular disease

...sease, you may even die," says Dr. David W. Stepp, cardiovascular researcher in the Medical College of Georgia Vascu...ppreciated is that there are vascular changes and cardiovascular effects of obesity well before you become diabetic." The Obese Zucker rat model shares the symptoms ...

Preventing chronic diseases - need for concerted action

...of the global burden of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and ...C strongly supports the report and its findings as cardiovascular disease (CVD), in its own, accounts for nearly half of all deaths in Europe (49%) and in the Europea...

Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene

...s for a wide range of disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's, and infec...nfluences a variety of complex diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, preeclampsia, and various infectious diseases. Kissebah said it provides...

Smoking risk factors among aboriginal youth

Although the frequency (incidence) of cardiovascular disease has been declining throughout the develope... Ravi Retnakaran and colleagues carefully document cardiovascular risk factors among Aboriginal youths 10 to 19 years old. In particular they looked at risk factors a...

Study questions widespread use of C-reactive protein test to assess cardiovascular risk

... new study concludes that widespread screening for cardiovascular risk by measuring blood levels of C-reactive prote... been associated with the cause and progression of cardiovascular disease, particularly in the build up of fatty deposits in the lining of arteries. The researcher...

Moderate exercise yields cardiovascular benefits

...se may be more important than intensity to improve cardiovascular health, according to a new analysis of the first r...ness levels while reducing the risks of developing cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the researchers found that any additional increase in amount or intensity can ...

ACP publishes 'Expert Guide to Sports Medicine'

...tion, the pre-participation screening examination, cardiovascular conditions in athletes, exercise-induced asthma, drugs and supplements, hypo- and hyperthermia in exercise, sports psychology, and the exercise prescription. (The complete table of contents is available on the ACP Web site.) The book's editors are D...

UQ leads the State in NHMRC grants

...r to medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and depression. "Despite the fact that obesity is so prevalent in our society we still don't really know what makes fat tissue grow," Dr Hutley said. Using human fat tissue Dr Hutley has identified a growth factor crucial to the dev...

Does smoking cloud the brain?

...is consistent with other findings that people with cardiovascular disease and lung disease tend to have reduced neurocognitive function." The data for the new paper by Glass, Zucker and their colleagues at U-M and Michigan State University, come from an ongoing longitudinal, or long-term, project that uses intervie...

Erectile dysfunction may signal early atherosclerosis

...scular disorder; thus potentially preceding severe cardiovascular events. Erectile dysfunction should be part of a cardiovascular risk assessment. These patients should be considered at high risk for coronary artery disease and sh...

Researchers disprove 'fat redistribution syndrome' among men taking HIV drugs

...n -- which is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease -- along with a concomitant loss of fat in...ling with the relationship between HIV and risk of cardiovascular disease. Other authors of the study were Peter Bacchetti, PhD, of UCSF; Phyllis Tien, MD, of SFVAMC ...

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