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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

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study published online in the journal Radiology. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Information Technology and Intelligent Systems have developed the world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days. This is the first specific undertaking from the "nutritionDay worldwide" project, launched ten years ago by Michael Hiesmayr, Head of the Clinical Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, in collaboration with Karin Schindler at the MedUni Vienna. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

Introducing Dr. M. Kevin Graves of HeartPlace Mesquite!

"Dr. HeartPlace would like to introduce our newest provider, Dr. M. Kevin Graves, M.D., F.A.C.C. practicing at the new HeartPlace Mesquite clinic. Dr. Graves joins HeartPlace with over 20 years of experience. His formal training was with LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Charity Hospital New Orleans in 1992-93. After several years practicing as a hospitalist in Internal Medicine, he went back to fellowship training in Cardiology. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. He also has a special interest in Cardioncology, treating and preventing cancer therapy complications. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as well as a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant, and the International Cardioncology Society/North America You can visit Dr. Graves at our new HeartPlace Mesquite clinic located at 1675 Republic Parkway, Suite 100 in Mesquite, Texas. Call 972-620-9111 to make your appointment today!

New findings support the benefits of eating walnuts on overall health

Multiple new research abstracts suggest walnuts may have the potential to positively affect several important health factors. From their impact on colon cancer and certain aspects of cognitive aging, to their positive effect on both gut health and vascular health, the research findings presented at Experimental Biology 2015 (EB) detail our latest understanding of walnuts' inner workings. Running March 28 through April 1 in Boston, this annual meeting attracts an international audience of over 14,000 leading research scientists and exhibitors. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Adding peanuts to a meal benefits vascular health

A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function. Vascular dysfunction plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis and the formation of coronary plaques and lesions that lead to coronary artery disease. Source: Science Daily Read More

Imaging tests detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient's future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a study led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the March 24 edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Source: Science Daily Read More

Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries

Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers. The scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 people living in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. They found that people living in zip codes with the highest average levels of fine-particulate-matter pollution were significantly more likely to show signs of narrowing (stenosis) in their internal carotid arteries, compared to those living in zip codes with the lowest pollution levels. Source: Science Daily Read More

Text/Email Appointment Reminders

Never forget another appointment! We are now offering text and email* appointment reminders. We have 3 convenient ways to opt in, please see the front desk staff, text HEARTPLACE to 622622, or scan the QR code on this flyer. Read More

Women active a few times weekly have lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots

Middle-aged women who are physically active a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Surprisingly, more frequent physical activity didn't result in further reductions in risk, researchers said. Source: Medical News Today Read More
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