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Heart Disease News
January 29, 2020

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BPA Replacement, BPS, Hinders Heart Function, Study Reveals

BPA's counterpart replacement BPS can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new ... read more

Too Much Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Lower Heart Health

Americans get more than 50 percent of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. Measures of heart health decrease as ultra-processed food consumption ... read more

Dog Ownership Associated With Longer Life, Especially Among Heart Attack and Stroke Survivors

Dog ownership was associated with a 33% lower risk of early death for heart attack survivors living alone and 27% reduced risk of early death for ... read more

You Don't Have to Go Cold Turkey on Red Meat to See Health Benefits

A new study has found that halving the amount red and processed (RPM) meat in the diet can have a significant impact on health, reducing the amount of LDL 'bad' cholesterol in the blood which cuts ... read more
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Spikes in Blood Pressure Among Young Adults Spell Trouble in Mid-Age

Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis ... read more

Women's Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men's

Many medical experts have long believed that women simply 'catch up' to men in terms of their cardiovascular risk, but new research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels ... read more

Sticky Situation Inside Blood Vessels Can Worsen Stroke Damage

A stroke appears to create a sticky situation inside the blood vessels of the brain that can worsen damage days, even months later, scientists ... read more

Mutations in Donors' Stem Cells May Cause Problems for Cancer Patients

A new study suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors' stem cells -- though not causing health problems in the donors -- may be passed on to cancer ... read more

Falling Risk of Heart Disease Among Survivors of Child Cancer Since the 1970s

There has been a measurable decline in serious heart conditions among adult survivors of childhood cancer since the 1970s, finds a new ... read more

Racial Disparities in Heart Failure Explained

Researchers have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of 'malignant' enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this ... read more

Brain Blood Flow Sensor Discovery Could Aid Treatments for High Blood Pressure and Dementia

Scientists have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension ... read more

Reducing the Risk of Blood Clots in Artificial Heart Valves

People with mechanical heart valves need blood thinners on a daily basis, because they have a higher risk of blood clots and stroke. Researchers now identified the root cause of blood turbulence ... read more

Biological Clock Is Key to Reducing Heart Damage from Radiation Therapy

A new study suggests that the biological clock is involved in heart toxicity from radiation therapy and could be harnessed as part of a preventive strategy. Findings show that after receiving ... read more

Tea Drinkers Live Longer

Drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life, according to a new ... read more

Directly Measuring Function in Tiny Hearts

The amount of blood the heart pumps in one minute can be directly measured safely in newborns by monitoring changes in blood velocity after injecting saline, indicates the first clinical study of ... read more

Take Heart: Study Reveals How Relaxin Targets Cardiovascular Disease

As a healthy heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), ... read more

Study of Cardiac Muscles in Flies Might Help You Keep Your Heart Young

Scientists restored the function of heart muscles in aging fruit flies, according to a newly published study. The genetic complex identified in the research could lead to new treatments for heart ... read more

Want to Turn Back Time? Try Running a Marathon

The new year means it's time to set resolutions for 2020 and new research suggests running a marathon for the first time could have several health benefits. The study found that for first-time ... read more

Half of Women With Heart Failure Get the Wrong Treatment

As many as 50 per cent of women suffering from cardiac arrest are given insufficient treatment, because the heart failure was not caused by a heart ... read more

New Radiotracer Offers Opportunities for Earlier Intervention After Heart Attack

A new radiotracer can effectively image fibroblast activation after a heart attack, identifying a window of time during which cardiac fibrosis can be prevented and the disease course ... read more

Study Finds Connection Between Cardiac Blood Test Before Surgery and Adverse Outcomes

The VISION study looked at whether levels of a cardiac blood test, NT-proBNP, measured before surgery can predict cardiac and vascular complications. Higher levels of NT-proBNP, which can be caused ... read more

An Atomic View of the Trigger for the Heartbeat

Tiny pores in heart cells generate electrical signals to initiate each heart beat. Structural studies of these channels provide details on their functions, and also on their malfunction due to ... read more

Long Work Hours at the Office Linked to Both Regular and Hidden High Blood Pressure

Office workers who logged 49-plus hours on the job weekly were 70% more likely to have a hidden form of high blood pressure called masked hypertension, compared to people who work less than 35 hours ... read more

Possible Link Between Cannabis Use and Structural Changes to Heart

Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the ... read more

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