Congenital heart disease patients more likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation
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  December 12, 2017  
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 Congenital heart disease patients more likely to suffer from atrial fibrillationCongenital heart disease patients more likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation
 
Patients with congenital heart disease are up to 85 times more likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation as adults. The researchers behind a study, published in the journal Circulation, are now advocating more frequent screenings of the most vulnerable groups.
 
 
 Breakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study saysBreakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study says
 
A new study published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that regularly consuming breakfast affects our body fat cells by lowering the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increasing the amount of sugar they use up. According to the study, this may reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
 
   Reducing mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells initiates heart failureReducing mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells initiates heart failure
 
Reducing a protein found in the mitochondria of cardiac muscle cells initiates cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, a finding that could provide insight for new treatments for cardiovascular diseases, a study led by Georgia State University has shown.
 
   Stress in early life may raise risk of heart disease in adulthoodStress in early life may raise risk of heart disease in adulthood
 
Stress in early life may change the immune response in the kidneys, increasing the risk of heart disease later in life, according to a new study. The paper, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology- Renal Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for December.
 
   Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular diseaseStudy: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease
 
Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for getting cardiovascular disease, a controversial body of research suggests that obesity may actually be associated with improved survival among people who have cardiovascular disease.
 
 Nutrition labeling has little impact on sodium consumption
 
Nutrition labeling has little impact on sodium consumptionPotato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger- these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, 90 percent of Americans eat more than the recommended amount of sodium per day.
 
 
 Hot flashes may increase risk of developing diabetes, study suggests
 
Hot flashes may increase risk of developing diabetes, study suggestsHot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease.
 
 
 Researchers develop molecular beacon to find hypoxic spots in real time
 
Researchers develop molecular beacon to find hypoxic spots in real timeAreas of hypoxia, or low oxygen in tissue, are hallmarks of fast-growing cancers and of blockages or narrowing in blood vessels, such as stroke or peripheral artery disease. University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to find hypoxic spots noninvasively in real time.
 
 
 NYU Langone Health launches new heart transplant program
 
NYU Langone Health launches new heart transplant programThe Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health has launched a new heart transplant program-;the first new program of its kind in New York State in more than 15 years.
 
 
 TPU researchers create 3D-printed models of children's hearts
 
TPU researchers create 3D-printed models of children's heartsScientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3D-printed models of children's hearts. They are printed based on magnetic resonance imaging of real patients. These models are used as simulators for cardiac surgeons to plan and pre-work forthcoming operations.
 
 
 LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases
 
LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseasesFor the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside of the body for up to eight weeks.
 
 
 Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors
 
Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniorsThe holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely - which can be harmful to their health.
 
 
 First short-acting ‘follow-on’ insulin receives FDA approval to treat diabetes
 
First short-acting ‘follow-on’ insulin receives FDA approval to treat diabetesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Admelog (insulin lispro injection), a short-acting insulin indicated to improve control in blood sugar levels in adults and pediatric patients aged 3 years and older with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
 
 
 Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronism
 
Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronismA new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, in collaboration with researchers at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, identifies a mechanism that explains the development of hyperaldosteronism.
 
 
 Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response
 
Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate responseThe brain's complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world around us.
 
 
 Gene therapy shows promising effect against blood clots, study states
 
Gene therapy shows promising effect against blood clots, study statesA new study conducted in the Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) reported positive results in a phase 1/2 clinical trial for the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B.
 
 
 Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetes
 
Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetesToday the International Diabetes Federation presented the interim results of the first ever multi-country online survey on CVD risk awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes, indicating low levels of awareness and limited dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.