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Increased risk of cardiovascular disease for healthy 75-year-olds who stop taking statins

Statins are known to reduce the risk of further problems in patients of any age who have already suffered heart problems or stroke. However, until now it has not been clear how effective their use is in preventing such events … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Pear-shaped is better for postmenopausal women, even if they are normal weight

Postmenopausal women who are “apple” shaped rather than “pear” shaped are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel problems, even if they have a normal, healthy body mass index (BMI) according to new research. In fact, the study, which … Continue reading

Published Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Atrial fibrillation linked to increased risk of dementia, even in stroke-free patients

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is linked to an increased risk of dementia, even in people who have not suffered a stroke, according to the largest study to investigate the association in an elderly population. In addition, the study, which is published … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease

Excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases, according to the first study to investigate this using a method called Mendelian randomisation. In particular, the study published in the European Heart Journal [1], shows … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Women are less likely to be resuscitated and survive a cardiac arrest than men

Women who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting are less likely to receive resuscitation from bystanders and more likely to die than men, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The researchers, led by … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women

Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women. The study, published in the European Heart Journal [1], found that women … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. Using a new method of modelling the effects of … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 10:00 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The study examined the … Continue reading

Published Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

‘Broken heart’ syndrome may originate in the brain

Scientists have shown for the first time that the brain is involved in the development of a heart condition called Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). They found that regions of the brain responsible for processing emotions and controlling the unconscious workings of … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

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
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