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November 15, 2012
Measuring the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a non-invasive way to diagnose peripheral artery disease and detect people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ABI is the ratio of the top number in a blood pressure...
September 24, 2012
Because depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are common among people with implanted cardioverter defibrillators, doctors and nurses should provide gender- and age-specific information on the potential...
August 26, 2012
Munich, Germany – August 25, 2012: An updated definition of myocardial infarction was presented at the ESC Congress today by Professor Kristian Thygesen (Denmark), co-chair of the document Task Force. The definition will be used to diagnose...
August 20, 2012
Researchers analyzed more than 1,000 scientific studies and identified the public health interventions with the strongest evidence for improving dietary habits, increasing physical activity and reducing smoking.
July 30, 2012
Children born with a heart defect should receive early evaluation, prompt treatment and continued follow-up for related developmental disorders affecting brain function.
For the first time, conditions have been identified that...
July 16, 2012
The blood-thinning drug ticagrelor is now considered equal to blood thinners clopidogrel and prasugrel for treating some patients who have a heart attack or chest pain.
Aspirin remains the first line of therapy for patients...
May 03, 2012
Doctors should consider an immediate transfer for patients with a type of bleeding stroke to hospitals that treat at least 35 such cases a year.
That’s one of the new recommendations in updated guidelines on treating...
April 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012
There is no definitive evidence at the present time that proves gum disease causes heart disease or stroke, or treating gum disease reduces the risk of those diseases.
Gum and heart disease share...
April 03, 2012
DALLAS, April 3, 2012 — The American Heart Association has updated its Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID course with new science and key changes from its revised 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular...
March 05, 2012
Shared decision making extends beyond informed consent, requiring that healthcare providers and patients consider information together and work toward consensus.
Changes in healthcare policy and reimbursement are needed to...