ALT levels within normal range linked to cardiovascular events
7 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels within normal range are associated with cardiovascular event risk, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Prehypertension during pregnancy could lead to cardiovascular risks
9 hours ago
Pregnant women who experience persistent blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome and increased cardiovascular risk after giving birth, according to research ...
Researchers discover a new way to keep the heart pumping, which could lead to new drugs for heart disease
10 hours ago
About 5.7 million Americans have heart failure, half of whom will die from the disease within 5 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two processes help drive the disease: a weakened heart ...
Performance, quality measures updated for patients with atrial fibrillation
11 hours ago
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released updated clinical performance and quality measures for treating adult patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This document ...
Novel study shows twisting of the heart may predict mitral valve surgery outcomes
11 hours ago
A simple preoperative echocardiographic measurement of the amount of torsion - a twisting motion - of the heart predicted outcomes of mitral valve surgery in some heart failure patients, according to a novel study published ...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy under-appreciated cause of sudden cardiac death in male minority athletes
14 hours ago
Sudden deaths in young, seemingly healthy competitive athletes are tragic events, often with wide media coverage and high public visibility. There is substantial interest in establishing the cause of these deaths and the ...
Intervening during scar process could help cardiac patients, reviewers say
16 hours ago
Literal heartbreak, from illness or injury, triggers the body's natural healing mechanisms. The result of such mending is often a scar. It's a patch that works, but fibrotic scar tissue replaces healthy heart muscle, a problem ...
No association between 'bad cholesterol' and elderly deaths, new study says
17 hours ago
A University of South Florida professor and an international team of experts have found that older people with high levels of a certain type of cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), live as long, and often ...
Mortality up with no revascularization in STEMI
Jun 25, 2016
(HealthDay)—Mortality is increased for patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) who do not undergo coronary revascularization, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of The American ...
New devices causing 'paradigm shift' in stroke care
Jun 24, 2016
New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, have revolutionized the treatment of certain stroke patients, according to an article in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics.