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Study shows relationship between oral and cardiovascular health

...tient has atherosclerosis, a direct link to future stroke and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Desvarieux and a collaborative team including researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine and neurologists at the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University Medica...

Blood pressure guidelines for stroke may not be relevant to many patients

Guidelines on blood pressure lowering after stroke may not be applicable to many patients under the c...of the PROGRESS trial, which recruited people with stroke from hospital. But are these guidelines relevant to patients in primary care, ask researchers at the...

New study shows xenon gas safe in surgery and could help stop nerve damaging illnesses

...nt, with paramedics being able to administer it to stroke and brain-injured victims to stop ongoing nerve cell death."...

Animal models show that anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

...ssure; as well as increased risk of heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. Withdrawal often brings depression, and recent research suggests that some AASs may even be habit-forming. Overseen by Richard Melloni Jr., PhD, of Northeastern University in Boston, the current study of 76 adolescent hams...

Serotonin may play role in hardening of the arteries

...ny of the known risk factors for heart disease and stroke high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, dia... establish that risk factors for heart disease and stroke are, in part, controlled by the serotonin systems in the brain, it could open a whole new avenue for...

Flu in the subtropics

...s such as pneumonia but also for heart conditions, stroke and diabetes. The increases were most noticeable for older people. Overall, influenza was responsible for 11.6% of admissions for respiratory disease, 1.5% of admissions for stroke, 1.8% of admissions for heart attacks, and 3.5% of admissions for dia...

Understanding the actions of others requires the frontal cortex

...nown for over 100 years that if a person suffers a stroke in the left frontal cortex, he or she often suffer...esearchers develop better ways to communicate with stroke patients and understand more about how language and actions interact in the normal brain....

Dying of excitement

...nomenon that may contribute to brain damage during stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Indeed, brain deterioration after stroke is associated with elevated levels of glutamate -- the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the mamm...

Predictive risk factors by gender will help diagnose and treat CVD in women

... with atrial fibrillation prior to having an acute stroke do not receive adequate antithrombotic therapy. Women are under-treated with acute thrombolysis mostly because of greater delay in hospital arrival after the onset of symptoms. The Policy Conference proposed some immediate actions that should be unde...

Hypertension drug may restore cardiovascular function in African Americans

...riety of health problems, including heart attacks, stroke and heart failure, as well as kidney failure and diabetes. The study was published in a recent issue of Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, and involved collaborators from Harvard Medical School and Elucida Research in Massachu...

'Stent-graft' procedure improves outcomes of carotid aneurysm repair

...over time, leading to devastating problems such as stroke or rupture of the aneurysm. A CAA can occur after trauma, infection, or previous surgery of the carotid artery. The researchers compared the results of CAA repair in two eras: 1985 to 1994, when 22 patients were treated by open neck surgery; and 19...

Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease

...hythm disturbances, cerebrovascular events such as stroke or brain hemorrhage, coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease or narrowing of the blood vessels, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory infection, and injury. The investigators obtained daily measurements of fine particle conce...

Double transplants may offer one solution to short supply of donated kidneys

...ith health conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke or elevated levels of a protein called creatinine. Levels of creatinine, which is produced by muscle, are used to determine kidney function. Wake Forest Baptist adopted a policy of routinely transplanting kidneys from ECDs and was able to double its...

Studies highlight global risks of vascular disease, probe creative new treatments

...s also reduces the long-term risk of heart attack, stroke or death. "The idea is very attractive, because homocysteine levels can be easily reduced in most people with inexpensive therapy," said Eva M. Lonn, M.D., M.S.c., F.A.C.C., a professor of medicine and cardiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, On...

New data show CAS in clinical practice has comparable MAE rate with pivotal sapphire trial

...d the entire training program demonstrated MAE and stroke rates that were comparable with those of the overall study. Overall, the rate of stroke at 30 days was 3.6% (46/1279) while the rate of stroke in patients treated by physicians who complet...

Heart therapy studies highlight advantages of keeping it simple

...his simple approach could markedly cut the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. "It's only recently been realized that chronic diseases are the main cause of death in China," said Bruce C. Neal, M.D., Ph.D., director of the cardiac and renal division of The George Institute for International He...

Prisons not adapting to needs of aging inmate population

...ted he doesn't remember his name, or who has had a stroke and is completely paralyzed? As a physician and as a citizen, I think we need to ask how we can make society safe but also have a reasonable system of incarceration." Currently, Williams is working with a consulting team for the California Department...

Jefferson scientists test new device for fixing holes in hearts of young stroke patients

...gh the PFO to the brain, a person may experience a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA). Interventional cardiologists...PFO closure device for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with PFO. The Jefferson scientists will report that the Cardia PFO closure device is eff...

Salt substitute significantly reduces hypertension amongst rural Chinese

...fers a new low cost strategy for the prevention of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Stroke and heart attack are the two leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for more than 10 million deaths annually. The problem is particularly marked in China, where salt consumption is very high and eleva...

Blood transfusions linked to increased mortality in patients suffering from cardiac episodes

...sfusions had strikingly higher rates of deaths and stroke in-hospital, as well as at 30 days and one year post heart attack. Patients experienced a greater than 20 percent chance of death after one year, and an approximately 10 percent greater chance of death in-hospital or after 30 days. These patients w...

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