Tag: "cardiovascular" at medical news
Lowell receives Smith Family Award for Excellence in Medical Resarch
...ative basic research in the areas of AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular
disease, diabetes or neuroscience. Honored as a Smith Family New Investigator in 1994 for his work in diabetes and obesity research, Lowell is the fourth recipient of the foundation's Award for Excellence in Medical Research, for which he received a ...
Study confirms intensive treatment of diabetic patients significantly reduces heart disease
... of heart disease. In fact, it can cut the risk of cardiovascular
disease nearly in half. Researchers say this is ye...abetes Association. The results stem from studying cardiovascular
events in patients who took part in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and a follow...
10-year survival after minor stroke established
...an change), treated to prevent cerebrovascular and cardiovascular
events, and treated long-term."...
Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells
...especially need such assistance older adults with cardiovascular
disease. The researchers said the results of their...iklason, M.D., Ph.D., could be older patients with cardiovascular
disease who need blockages in their arteries "bypassed" but do not have their own natural vessels av...
Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes
... the American Diabetes Association after analyzing cardiovascular
(CVD) events such as heart attack, stroke, and angina in patients who took part in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) years ago. "The longer we follow patients, the more we're impressed by the lasting benefits of tight glucose contr...
Study sheds light on why diabetes drug causes edema
...in four U.S. adults and long had been considered a cardiovascular
disease. But research now also focuses on the kidneys and the role of the distal nephron in retaining sodium opens a new area for study, he said....
Passion for technology: Three UH women honored
...ery important problems related to the treatment of cardiovascular
disease," said John Bear, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. "I was delighted to be on hand at the event to see UH do so well with these prestigious honors bestowed at both the faculty and student levels." For exhibiting exem...
Study shows increased risk of common infections in diabetic patients
...dney problems, nerve damage, blindness and serious cardiovascular
complications. Obesity increases the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children, although it can also develop in adults. Previous studies have indicated a possible relationship between diabetes and infections...
Johns Hopkins scientists use gene therapy to prevent heart arrhythmias from stem cell transplants
...orse than the disease," says senior researcher and cardiovascular
physiologist Eduardo Marbn, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chief of cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute. "It was very discouraging to know that these patients developed arrhythmias, yet not know if it wa...
Unease over guidelines that label 9 out of 10 people as sick
...J. The latest European guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular
disease suggest blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg, with no age correction, and serum cholesterol of 5 mmol/l as the appropriate thresholds for being labelled at risk. Although the guidelines recommend a range of lifestyle changes alongside drug trea...
Diuretics effective for people with diabetes and high blood pressure
...high blood pressure for protecting against adverse cardiovascular
outcomes. This latest analysis shows that even among diabetics and those with mildly elevated fasting glucose--a sign of pre-diabetes--the less costly diuretics are at least as effective, may be more beneficial for some people. About 73 percent of ad...
Diabetics with high blood pressure benefit from 'water pills'
...hypertension, putting them at substantial risk for cardiovascular
disease," Whelton says. An important question in...that diuretics were superior in preventing adverse cardiovascular
disease outcomes compared with other first-step antihypertensive medications. The current report in...
Smoking and inflammation
... smokers quit than did more traditional markers of cardiovascular
risk such as total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and systolic blood pressure. However, by five years after quitting the inflammatory response had returned to normal, emphasising that it is well worth smokers quitti...
Hospital outcomes for women improve, but some hospitals fall far behind: Healthgrades study
...e poorest-performing hospitals in the treatment of cardiovascular
disease. HealthGrades also announced today that b...et, only a small percentage of women believes that cardiovascular
disease is their biggest threat, and only one in five doctors know that CVD kills more women than me...
Mayo Clinic finds kidney disease associated with 'benign' prostate obstruction
...ave increased chance of death, hospitalization and cardiovascular
events," says Dr. Rule. The prostate gland is located just below a male's bladder and surrounds the top portion of the urethra, the tube that drains urine from the bladder. "Growth of the prostate gland can lead to a bladder outlet obstruction," say...
Low birth weight of a baby entails risks for the baby's father
...th a low birth weight run greater risk of dying of cardiovascular
diseases. Even the fathers are at greater risk. Th...c factors affect both birth weight and the risk of cardiovascular
diseases. It is already known that poor foetal growth is associated with high blood pressure, type ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are more at risk of coronary artery disease
...ts in a trend towards increased risk of death from cardiovascular
disease for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The risk of cardiovascular
diseases is higher in patients with RA. It is known that the processes leading to the chronic inflam...
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) significantly improved components of diabetic dyslipidemia
...ype 2 diabetes and is an important risk factor for cardiovascular
disease, the leading cause of death for people wit...into the relative impact of each drug on important cardiovascular
risk markers," noted principal investigator Ronald B. Goldberg, M.D., professor of Medicine and Asso...
Researchers confirm increasing risk for heart failure in aging US population
...often referred to as one of the new "epidemics" of cardiovascular
disease in the 21st century, there have been few c...ulation, and declining national death rates due to cardiovascular
disease placing these individuals at increased risk for HF during their latter years of life, increa...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...s them in danger of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular
illness. The researchers measured biochemical cardiovascular
risk factors in 371 patients before surgery and again 12 months after gastric bypass surgery, adding...
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