Cardiology - Study: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorable
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Raising your risk of cardiac death through the southern dietCurrent and future research into cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. It is estimated that 520 million people are currently living with CVD.

World Heart Day (WHD) takes place annually on the 29th of September as part of the global effort to reduce and support patients to better manage CVD.

This day aims to reduce the global impact of Cardiovascular diseases by raising awareness of CVD and helping to better educate the general public on how to control and minimize the risks of developing these diseases.
The aim of this interview was to find out more about current research into Cardiovascular disease and the opportunities for further research.

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   Study: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorableStudy: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorable
 
Statins are associated with a small increased risk of side effects in patients without a history of heart disease, but these effects are mild compared with the potential benefits of treatment in preventing major cardiovascular events, say researchers in The BMJ today.
 
   Study could help improve care for irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathyStudy could help improve care for irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
 
New research will help doctors identify, treat and prevent potentially dangerous irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common heart condition in which the heart thickens and strains to pump blood.
 
 Cardiac pacemaker could be powered by kinetic energy from the heart
 
Cardiac pacemaker could be powered by kinetic energy from the heartThe cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself, according to researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
 
 
 Genetic testing in ambulatory cardiology clinics can benefit many patients
 
Genetic testing in ambulatory cardiology clinics can benefit many patientsA person's genetics may hold the key to early intervention in cardiovascular disease, leading to better outcomes in patient care.
 
 
 CHEST releases new clinical guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism
 
CHEST releases new clinical guidelines for management of venous thromboembolismThe American College of Chest Physicians recently released new clinical guidelines for venous thromboembolism management, "Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: Second Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel," that provides 29 recommendations on 17 Patients, Interventions, Comparators, Outcomes (PICO) questions, four of which have not been addressed previously.