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Diabetes confers greater heart failure risk for women vs. men

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are stronger risk factors for developing heart failure for women vs. men, suggesting a sex-specific approach is needed in diabetes research and clinical practice, according to an analysis of more than 12 million adults publi ...

Elective surgery increases risk for worse outcomes in HF

Patients with HF who underwent elective ambulatory surgery had an increased risk for 30-day postoperative complications and 90-day mortality regardless of the presence of HF symptoms, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. “These data may be helpf ...

Armed conflict exacerbates CVD risk

Prolonged armed conflict raises the risk for CVD and related risk factors among civilians living in low- and middle-income countries. However, evidence on this association remains limited, researchers reported in Heart. Based on their research, Mohammed Ja ...

Q&A: High-sensitivity troponin assays may help diagnose more than MI

Cardiac troponin assays have been used clinically for approximately 30 years by cardiologists and other health care practitioners to diagnose MI. High-sensitivity troponin assays, used for approximately 10 years in Europe, have just started to make their w ...

Cardiologists play critical role in smoking cessation, counseling on CV hazards of vaping

SAN ANTONIO — The use of alternative devices to cigarettes has become increasingly popular since they entered the market in 2016. For many, e-cigarettes and vaping devices have been helpful tools to help patients quit smoking. However, research in this are ...

Around 1,500 MERS cases, 500 deaths averted since 2016

Researchers estimated that nearly 1,500 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, and around 500 related deaths may have been averted since 2016 through global efforts to detect infections and reduce transmission. “We have noticed ...

Obesity, overweight increase HF risk in postmenopausal women despite metabolic health

SAN ANTONIO — Postmenopausal women with obesity or overweight had elevated risk for HF regardless of whether they were metabolically healthy or unhealthy, according to research presented at the American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Pre ...

Obesity, overweight predict HF risk in postmenopausal women despite metabolic health

SAN ANTONIO — Postmenopausal women with obesity or overweight had elevated risk for HF regardless of whether they were metabolically healthy or unhealthy, according to research presented at the American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Pre ...

Bimatoprost Sustained-Release application acceptance tops weekly news highlights

Here are some of the past week’s top stories:   Clerio Vision acquires Hydrogel Vision Hydrogel Vision offers the Extreme H2O product line and differentiated offerings to personalize contact lens wearing experiences, including lenses in multiple diameters. ...

Medication costs lower after bariatric surgery

Spending on diabetes and hypertension medications may be substantially lowered after bariatric surgery, according to findings presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery national clinical symposium. “This research is important bec ...

VIDEO: Mark Sussman, PhD, on cardiac aging and the promise of pathways for rejuvenation

SAN ANTONIO — In this video exclusive, Mark Sussman, PhD, researcher and distinguished professor of biology at San Diego State University, discusses mechanisms of cardiac aging and future directions. “I’ve spent the last 25 years of my life studying myocar ...

Australian woman allegedly decapitated mother

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother. ...

Lowry leads The Open Championship Day 4- updates

Live updates from the final round of the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush with Shane Lowry leading the tournament by four strokes ...

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up? ...

Community-based mobile intervention improves CV health in black adults

SAN ANTONIO — A community-based wellness program that integrates the use of a mobile app improved the CV health of black adults, according to research presented at the American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Prevention. The research was ...

VIDEO: Amit Khera, MD, MSc, discusses updates in CVD prevention

SAN ANTONIO — In this video exclusive, Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, provides highlights from the annual Congress on CVD Prevention. Khera, who is also professor of internal medicine and direc ...

VIDEO: Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, highlights REDUCE-IT, treating beyond LDL lowering

SAN ANTONIO — In this video exclusive, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, highlights the take-home messages from his ke ...

Long delays to NHS cataract operations leave elderly at risk

New data reveals badly missed targets despite increased use of private sector providers People with poor eyesight are being forced to wait almost six months for operations on the NHS to remove cataracts, official figures reveal. Patients in Herefordshire a ...

CervicalCheck controversy- A timeline of key events

Over 850 women who underwent CervicalCheck screening were not issued with their results due to what the Health Service Executive said was an IT glitch. Here's a timeline of how events unfolded. ...

Libraries across country to receive extra funding

Funding of €650,000 from the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 has been allocated to libraries across the country. The money will be used to provide supports for marginalised and socially disadvantaged communities. ...