Early menstruation linked to higher stroke risk
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  February 14, 2017  
  Cardiology  
  The latest cardiology news from News Medical  
 Early menstruation linked to higher stroke riskEarly menstruation linked to higher stroke risk
 
Women who started menstruating early in life could later face a higher risk of stroke.
 
 
 UTA researchers use novel technique to provide additional insight into heart failureUTA researchers use novel technique to provide additional insight into heart failure
 
Using a novel noninvasive technique, a team of researchers led by a professor at the University of Texas Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been able to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, providing additional insight into this syndrome.
 
   ‘Heart disease’ related to hardening of arteries could affect feet, kidneys and the brain‘Heart disease’ related to hardening of arteries could affect feet, kidneys and the brain
 
In February, American Heart Month raises awareness about heart disease. But "heart disease" is a catch-all term that refers to numerous problems, many of which are related to hardening of the arteries.
 
   Specific genetic errors that trigger congenital heart disease can be reproduced in common fruit flySpecific genetic errors that trigger congenital heart disease can be reproduced in common fruit fly
 
Specific genetic errors that trigger congenital heart disease (CHD) in humans can be reproduced reliably in Drosophila melanogaster - the common fruit fly - an initial step toward personalized therapies for patients in the future.
 
   UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's DayUCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day
 
While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state of your heart.
 
 Researchers report extraordinary resilience of woman who endured multiple strokes
 
Researchers report extraordinary resilience of woman who endured multiple strokesStroke is a type of lesion caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, which results in the death of some of the brain's neurons.
 
 
 Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki disease
 
Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki diseaseKawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children. Untreated, roughly one-quarter of children with KD develop coronary artery aneurysms -- balloon-like bulges of heart vessels -- that may ultimately result in heart attacks, congestive heart failure or sudden death.
 
 
 Cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices released by Boston Scientific
 
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices released by Boston ScientificBoston Scientific Europe announced the launch of the RESONATE™ cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) systems in Europe, a new family of devices featuring SmartCRT technology, which recently received CE Mark and are now available for heart failure patients across Europe.
 
 
 Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk for arsenic and mercury exposure
 
Gluten-free diets linked to increased risk for arsenic and mercury exposurePeople who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury - toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.
 
 
 Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year
 
Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each yearResearchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
 
 
 VIB-KU Leuven researchers identify underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's disease
 
VIB-KU Leuven researchers identify underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's diseaseA team of researchers led by Patrik Verstreken have identified an underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's.
 
 
 New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery
 
New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid arteryStrokes and heart attacks often strike without warning. But, a unique application of a medical camera could one day help physicians know who is at risk for a cardiovascular event by providing a better view of potential problem areas.
 
 
 New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study
 
New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study"Bench-to-bedside" describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients.
 
 
 Consuming whole grains has modest effects on gut microbiota and immune response, study finds
 
Consuming whole grains has modest effects on gut microbiota and immune response, study findsIn a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses. The research was conducted in tandem with a study that looked at the effects of a whole-grain diet on energy metabolism.
 
 
 Exosome isolation using ultracentrifugation
 
Exosome isolation using ultracentrifugationIn the outpatient clinic and in the laboratory our current research studies aim at understanding the mechanisms of release and clearance and the biological functions of exosomes and membrane particles in the plasma of individuals who develop emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by enlargement of airspaces and loss of alveoli.
 
 
 Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care
 
Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical careAdvancements in critical care make it possible for even the sickest children to successfully undergo liver transplantation.
 
 
 American Heart Month: Time to know foods that protect cardiac health
 
American Heart Month: Time to know foods that protect cardiac healthFebruary is American Heart Month, and it is an important time to be informed on the most beneficial foods and nutrients to maintain a heart-healthy diet.
 
 
 Study reveals potentially key molecular process that occurs in infective endocarditis
 
Study reveals potentially key molecular process that occurs in infective endocarditisThe human mouth can harbour more than 700 different species of bacteria. Under normal circumstances these microbes co-exist with us as part of our resident oral microbiota.
 
 
 Researchers discover function of olfactory receptors in human heart muscle
 
Researchers discover function of olfactory receptors in human heart muscleResearchers have for the first time identified the function of olfactory receptors in the human heart muscle, such as are also present in the nose. One of the receptors reacts to fatty acids that occur in the blood, in patients with diabetes significantly above the normal range.
 
 
 Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication
 
Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medicationThe social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.