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AHA: Even One Alcoholic Drink May Temporarily Up CV Risk

In as little as an hour after consuming an alcoholic beverage, cardiovascular risk may go up, according to research published online March 2 in Circulation. The findings were also presented at the American Heart Association`s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, held from March 1 to 4 in Phoenix.

Adventitial cystic disease mimics deep venous thrombosis

Adventitial cystic disease of the common femoral vein can be mistaken for deep venous thrombosis, according to a case report published online March 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

SSRIs Do Not Appear to Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) don't appear to raise cardiovascular risk among young and middle-age patients, according to research published online March 22 in The BMJ.

High-intensity interval training improves autonomic, vascular function in adolescents

Novel cardiovascular disease risk factors improved in adolescents after 2 weeks of high-intensity interval training, according to data published in the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Source: Healio Read More

Taking cholesterol medication before aneurysm repair improves outcomes

Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most dramatic medical emergencies a person can face. It usually strikes without warning, killing approximately 50 percent of those who experience it before they reach a hospital. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Penn researchers present findings on cardiac risks for patients with chronic kidney disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which afflicts more than 26 million Americans, is a condition in which individuals experience a slow loss of kidney function over time. At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will present findings from their analysis of the Chronic Renal Insufficiently Cohort (CRIC) study to evaluate risk markers for adverse cardiac events in patients with CKD. Source: Medical News Today Read More

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Arm access reduces mortality and bleeding compared to leg access for invasive heart procedures

Pooled evidence suggests that accessing the heart through an artery in the arm reduces death and major bleeding events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared to using an artery in the groin. The evidence review is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Endovascular intervention associated with improved functional outcomes following stroke compared to standard treatment

In a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, an endovascular intervention (such as use of a very small catheter to remove a blood clot) compared to standard medical care (administration of a clot dissolving agent) was associated with improved functional outcomes and higher rates of functional independence at 90 days, but no significant difference in symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) or all-cause mortality, according to a study in JAMA. Source: Medical News Today Read More

A clinical score for predicting risk of venous thromboembolism

A new clinical prediction model can help identify high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among patients with a leg cast, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study was conducted by Banne Nemeth of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues and utilized data from three large cohorts to develop and validate two prediction models and a risk score, the L-TRiP(cast) score, to help doctors deciding whether to prescribe anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis. Source: Medical News Today Read More
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