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Patients at risk of clots may be missing out on life-saving treatment

The formation of blood clots in the veins known as venous thromboembolism is the most common cause of preventable death in hospitals. A new study has now revealed that significant numbers of patients are not receiving recommended treatment to prevent these clots from forming - even after health care providers underwent educational programs. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Updated screening policies could detect more abdominal aortic aneurysms

Updating national screening policies could help detect a deadly form of aneurysm in older men; saving lives and resources, according to research presented in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

CFD modeling confirms improved blood flow with new stent design

Vascular surgeon Pat Kelly of Sanford Health knew his patients were doing better with the stent graft he designed, but he wanted a better understanding of the mechanics before testing the device more widely in a clinical trial. For that, he reached out to SDSU. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

Testosterone supplementation does not result in progression of atherosclerosis

Among older men with low testosterone levels, testosterone administration for 3 years compared with placebo did not result in a significant difference in the rates of change in atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of artery walls), nor was it associated with improved overall sexual function or health-related quality of life, according to a study in JAMA. Source: Medical News Today Read More

On Your Feet for Heart Health

A new study from Australia that looked at how sitting, standing and stepping may affect heart health, weight and fitness found that just two hours of standing instead of sitting may decrease blood sugar and blood fat levels. Source: Daily Rx Read More

Aging may protect blood vessels from oxidative stress

Researchers have found that blood vessels adapt during the aging process to reduce damage from oxidative stress. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Cardiovascular disease in females new perspectives on lifelong risks

While heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes, it poses special considerations in women—with risks often beginning in childhood and changing at different stages of life. Insights on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women and girls throughout the life span are shared in a special symposium feature in the June issue of The American Journal of Medical Sciences. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

Positive lifestyle factors linked to lower HF risk in older adults

Adults aged 65 years and older who are physically active, not obese, have modest alcohol intake and do not smoke were more likely to have a lower risk for HF compared with adults who do not report these positive lifestyle factors, according to results of a new study. Source: Healio Read More

Visualising calcified coronary arteries may be wake-up call to change lifestyle

Looking at images of their own calcified coronary arteries may be a wake-up call for patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease to change their lifestyles, reveals new research. The study was presented today at EuroHeartCare 2015 by Rikke Elmose Mols, a nurse and PhD student in the Department of Cardiology at Aarhus University Hospital-Skejby in Denmark. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Early RA patients have impaired myocardial & vascular function at early stage of disease

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) demonstrated for the first time that treatment-naive patients with early Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) have myocardial and vascular abnormalities, even at the earliest stage of their disease. These findings suggest that patients may develop early cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle), increasing their risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from the time of their diagnosis. Cardiomyopathy is a serious condition and a leading cause of hospitalisation worldwide. Source: Medical Xpress Read More
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