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Smokers warned of amputation risk as a million could be living with deadly vascular disease

Experts are warning that more than a million people in the UK - 90% of whom are smokers or ex-smokers1 - could be living with a serious vascular condition that can lead to leg amputation or a fatal heart attack.

AHA: Daily Cup of Tea May Boost Cardiovascular Health

Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may improve cardiovascular health, according to new research scheduled to be presented on Tuesday at the American Heart Association`s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, held from March 1 to 4 in Phoenix.

Vascular disease after age 80 associated with greater risk of dementia

People who reach their 80s without cardiovascular disease are more likely to suffer from the effects of dementia than a heart attack or stroke, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In a small group of participants, an association was also found between zero or low levels of artery-clogging calcium deposits and a low risk of dementia and cardiovascular events, suggesting that the cardiovascular risk factors that lead to coronary heart disease could also affect the brain.

AHA: Yogurt Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of High BP

For women, regular yogurt consumption is associated with reduced risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study 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.

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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