Light physical activity may lower risk of cardiovascular disease in older women
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  April 2, 2019  
  Cardiology  
  The latest cardiology news from News Medical  
 Light physical activity may lower risk of cardiovascular disease in older womenLight physical activity may lower risk of cardiovascular disease in older women
 
Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found.
 
   Veterans more likely to have heart disease at a younger age, finds studyVeterans more likely to have heart disease at a younger age, finds study
 
After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new health crisis on the horizon.
 
   One-off surgery could offer hope to patients with high blood pressureOne-off surgery could offer hope to patients with high blood pressure
 
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research.
 
 Coronary artery calcium indicates patients' imminent risk of a heart attack
 
Coronary artery calcium indicates patients' imminent risk of a heart attackAbout six million people come into an emergency department every year with chest pain, but not all of them are having a heart attack -- and many are not even at risk or are at very low risk for having one.
 
 
 Leaky valve repair improves quality of life in heart failure patients
 
Leaky valve repair improves quality of life in heart failure patientsPatients with heart failure and a leaking heart valve reported feeling better and experiencing fewer heart failure symptoms if they underwent a procedure to repair their valve than patients who received standard treatment alone, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
 
 
 Depression screening does not improve quality of life in heart attack patients
 
Depression screening does not improve quality of life in heart attack patientsAfter suffering a heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain caused by blocked arteries), patients who were systematically screened for depression and referred for treatment when appropriate did not show a significant improvement in quality of life compared with those who received no depression screening, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
 
 
 ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released
 
ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease releasedThe choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
 
 
 Study shows ticagrelor is equally safe and effective as clopidogrel after heart attack
 
Study shows ticagrelor is equally safe and effective as clopidogrel after heart attackPatients given clot busters to treat a heart attack fared equally well if they were given the standard blood thinning medication clopidogrel versus the newer, more potent drug ticagrelor, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68thAnnual Scientific Session.
 
 
 Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke
 
Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by strokeEach year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment.