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  • Patients with acute coronary syndrome at increased risk of suicide

    December 07, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Patients with acute coronary syndrome are at an increased risk of suicide compared to otherwise healthy people. Results suggest the need to identify patients at risk for suicide and develop effective interventions to prevent such deaths.

  • Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to death; heart failure

    December 07, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all ages, although the increased risk of death was greatest in those under age 60. These findings call for additional data in future guidelines for African Americans and other populations who may be at higher risk for hypertension.

  • Clinic readings may underestimate blood pressure during daily activities

    December 05, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: 24-hour ambulatory, or around-the-clock monitoring, during daily activities revealed undetected high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic. Healthcare providers should be aware that normal blood-pressure tests in the clinic may not rule out high blood pressure among otherwise healthy patients.

  • Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising

    November 23, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39. Higher rates of obesity, diabetes and failure to take prescribed medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may be contributing to the upswing.

  • TUESDAY SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS NEWS TIPS

    November 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Tip Headlines: Migraine linked to increased stroke risk in women. Atrial fibrillation risk linked to low Life’s Simple 7 scores; traumatic stress. Low-frequency hearing loss associated with two predictors of heart attack. Coronary artery calcification testing may uncover heart disease risk in “low-risk” women.

  • A rising tide of heart attacks followed Hurricane Katrina

    November 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlights: New Orleans hospital admissions for heart attacks 10 years after Hurricane Katrina were significantly higher than they were before the storm. Post-Katrina patients were significantly more likely to have other risk factors for heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood levels of cholesterol and fat, and smoking. These results underscore the importance of ongoing healthcare to prevent disease after a natural disaster.

  • Prices for generic heart failure drugs vary widely

    November 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlights: Prices for generic heart failure drugs can vary so widely that uninsured patients may not be able to afford them. The combined cost of three generic drugs ranged from $12 to $400. Neither pharmacy type nor location explained the price differences.

  • Yo-Yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight

    November 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlights: Losing and regaining weight repeatedly, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among postmenopausal women. The increased risk was for women who were of normal weight at the start of the study but not for overweight or obese women who reported weight cycling. Weight cycling put women at higher risk of sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease death.

  • Amputation risks highest amongst poor and black PAD patients

    November 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlights: Poverty and black race are independently predictive of greater amputation risk among patients with narrowing of the blood vessels, or peripheral artery disease (PAD). Further research is needed to understand these differences in amputation risk among patients with PAD.

  • Monday Scientific Sessions News Tips

    November 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Tip Headlines: Mother’s blood sugar measurement associated with baby’s congenital heart disease risk. iPhone camera application may detect atrial fibrillation. Dramatic drops in blood pressure may be associated with a higher risk of death. Offspring may have higher risk for developing hypertension if their parents had hypertension before age 55.

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