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Too much or too little sleep linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death

The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a study of over 116,000 people in seven regions of the world, published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Healthy? Stay fit to avoid a heart attack

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Endurance but not resistance training has anti-aging effects

Researchers have discovered evidence that endurance exercise, such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, will help you age better than resistance exercise, which involves strength training with weights. In a study published in the European Heart Journal [1], researchers … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Residual inflammation risk affects outcomes in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention

Patients who have persistently high levels of inflammation following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary artery disease are significantly more likely to die from any cause or to have a heart attack within a year, according to a study of … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Bullying and violence at work increases the risk of cardiovascular disease

People who are bullied at work or experience violence at work are at higher risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link, which is published … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Elevated blood pressure is linked to increased risk of aortic valve disease: analysis of 5.4 million adults

People who have long-term raised blood pressure have an increased risk of aortic valve disease (AVD) – problems with the valve that controls how blood is pumped from the left ventricle of the heart out into the main artery, the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Death rates from stroke are declining overall in Europe, but are levelling off or increasing in some countries

New research, published in the European Heart Journal [1], has shown deaths from conditions that affect the blood supply to the brain, such as stroke, are declining overall in Europe but that in some countries the decline is levelling off … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Individual access to genomic disease risk factors has a beneficial impact on lifestyles

Milan, Italy: Giving personal genomic information to individuals can have a major, long-term effect on their lifestyle, researchers have found. The Finnish GeneRISK study, providing information on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on their genome and traditional risk … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Risk of dementia is increased in 50-year-olds with blood pressure below the current threshold for hypertension

New findings from the long-running Whitehall II study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat the condition, were at … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the ‘obesity paradox’

The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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