New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations
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  August 16, 2017  
  Cardiology  
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 New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populationsNew report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations
 
The incarcerated population -- both those currently in prison and those who have been released -- are more susceptible to heart disease than the rest of the country's population. And what we know about the factors that play into this is extremely limited, according to researchers.
 
 
 ACC launches educational forums to address growing burden of valvular heart disease in ChinaACC launches educational forums to address growing burden of valvular heart disease in China
 
The American College of Cardiology, working with prominent hospitals in central and eastern China, is launching a series of educational forums for physicians on valvular heart disease prevention, diagnosis and management.
 
   Important things that women need to know about heart diseaseImportant things that women need to know about heart disease
 
Did you know that heart disease impacts men and women differently? Research has shown that gender differences exist not only in the way disease affects the heart, but also in the symptoms and the way it is diagnosed.
 
   Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hoursStudy finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours
 
A five per cent difference in favor of the 48 hours. This is the result of a study from Aarhus University that has spent several years examining the possible benefits of cooling down patients suffering cardiac arrest to 33°C for 48 hours, instead of the 24-hours that is standard practice in most places.
 
   Study examines timing of mechanical thrombectomy, call burden on physicians at stroke centersStudy examines timing of mechanical thrombectomy, call burden on physicians at stroke centers
 
Stroke centers average mechanical thrombectomies once every five days with nearly 60 percent of the procedures occurring during non-work hours, according to a new study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's 14th Annual Meeting.
 
 Roche receives FDA clearance for new Troponin T test to detect patients with suspected heart attack
 
Roche receives FDA clearance for new Troponin T test to detect patients with suspected heart attackRoche announced that it has received the 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys Troponin T Gen 5 STAT (TnT Gen 5 STAT) blood test for patients with a suspected heart attack.
 
 
 Identification of risk factors, beginning early interventions can prevent heart failure progression
 
Identification of risk factors, beginning early interventions can prevent heart failure progressionHeart failure can quickly develop or become worse during a hospital stay, even when it isn't the primary cause for admission.
 
 
 Cardiovascular disease risk increases after hospital admission for sepsis or pneumonia
 
Cardiovascular disease risk increases after hospital admission for sepsis or pneumoniaPneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
 
 
 Hospitalized cancer patients who suffer cardiac arrest have lower survival rate, study finds
 
Hospitalized cancer patients who suffer cardiac arrest have lower survival rate, study findsPatients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in the hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent--half the rate of other patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the University of Rochester Medical Center.
 
 
 Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke
 
Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after strokeA new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the August 2, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 
 Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says study
 
Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says studyA new research published in the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association - Journal of the American Heart Association - suggests that, prescriptions for statins, a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, are received by less than a half of the stroke patients discharged from the hospital across the nation.
 
 
 Modifying gene expression may provide path to preventive treatments for heart failure, study suggests
 
Modifying gene expression may provide path to preventive treatments for heart failure, study suggestsHeart failure refers to a condition in which heart muscle becomes weakened over time, making it increasingly difficult for the heart to pump blood through the body like it should.
 
 
 Gestational exposure to diesel exhaust could increase susceptibility to adult heart failure
 
Gestational exposure to diesel exhaust could increase susceptibility to adult heart failureAccording to a study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, gestational exposure to airborne particles derived from diesel exhaust can modify DNA in utero and alter the expression of genes that potentially increase susceptibility to adult heart failure.
 
 
 Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research shows
 
Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research showsPatients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new research from UT Southwestern cardiologists shows.
 
 
 Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women
 
Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not womenThe overall rate of stroke in the United States has been declining in recent years and while that has been good news, a new study suggests it may be primarily good news for men.
 
 
 An exercise pill for heart failure patients
 
An exercise pill for heart failure patientsAccording to latest research, scientists at the Ottawa University, Canada have come up with a pill that can mimic the effects of regular exercise. This could be significantly beneficial to heart failure patients. The study was published in the journal Nature.
 
 
 Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study says
 
Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study saysNew research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology yesterday states that the use of marijuana is linked with a three-fold risk of death due to hypertension.
 
 
 Obese patients tend to require additional ICU services after heart surgery
 
Obese patients tend to require additional ICU services after heart surgeryAfter heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
 
 
 Study suggests possible risk of hypertension mortality from marijuana use
 
Study suggests possible risk of hypertension mortality from marijuana useMarijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.