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Premature menopause increases the risk of multiple health problems in your 60s

Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared to women who went through the menopause at the age of 50 or 51. These are the findings from … Continue reading

Published Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Fertility

Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?

For the first time researchers have assessed the impact on the risk of heart or blood vessel problems from the combination of sleep patterns and genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. The study, which is published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Low income and work stress contribute to link between education, heart disease and stroke: first nationwide study of 1.68 million people

Low educational levels predict an increased risk of developing or dying from heart disease and stroke according to the first nationwide study of the link between education and risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, which is published in the European … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

More than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. For some cancers, like breast, prostate, endometrial, and … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. The study, which is published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Respiratory

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke. Decreasing your physical activity is linked to increased cardiovascular risk

People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Bed time is the best time to take blood pressure medication. Largest study finds greater reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease and death from bedtime rather than morning medication

People with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk of death or illness caused by heart or blood vessel problems, compared to those … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Paclitaxel-coated devices are safe for unblocking arteries in lower limbs: results from largest group of patients in the ‘real world’

Devices coated with a drug called paclitaxel that are used for widening blocked arteries in legs and feet are safe and not linked to an increase in deaths, according to a study of nearly 65,000 patients, published in the European … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Cardiovascular disease patients benefit more from exercise than healthy people

A study of nearly half a million people has found for the first time that those with heart or blood vessel problems benefit more from having a physically active lifestyle than do healthy people without cardiovascular disease (CVD). Increased physical … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 8:10 am
Posted in Cardiology

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
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