Scientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertension
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  October 17, 2017  
  Cardiology  
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 Scientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertensionScientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertension
 
One in three American adults suffers from high blood pressure, or hypertension. The disease can be passed down in families, and certain lifestyle factors such as smoking, high-sodium diets, and stress can increase the risk.
 
 
 Study finds high rate of work dropout a year after heart attackStudy finds high rate of work dropout a year after heart attack
 
One in four people leave their job within a year of returning to work after having a heart attack, according to a newly published study from Denmark in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
 
   Low serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrestLow serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest
 
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is fatal for over 90% of patients, and more than half of men and close to 70% of women who die of SCA have no clinical history of heart disease prior to this cardiac event.
 
   World’s smallest pacemaker for cardiology patients now offered at Medical City DallasWorld’s smallest pacemaker for cardiology patients now offered at Medical City Dallas
 
Medical City Dallas is now offering the world’s smallest pacemaker for cardiology patients. The Micra pacemaker is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.
 
   Consuming high amounts of sugar could increase heart disease risk in healthy peopleConsuming high amounts of sugar could increase heart disease risk in healthy people
 
Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
 
 TA Instruments’ Drug Eluting Stent
 
TA Instruments’ Drug Eluting StentElectroForce Systems Group has developed a multiple tube stent test instrument for fatigue & durability testing of coated stents and drug eluting stents for regulatory approval. The ElectroForce 9210 system provides a new standard of performance resulting in expedited time to market and improved testing accuracy.
 
 
 New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery
 
New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgeryA new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective action before permanent injury occurs, according to research presented today at the 14th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
 
 
 Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia
 
Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementiaStroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain hemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same treatment, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Neurology reports.
 
 
 Study sheds new light on underlying genetic causes of congenital heart disease
 
Study sheds new light on underlying genetic causes of congenital heart diseaseApproximately one in every 100 babies is born with congenital heart disease (CHD), and CHD remains the leading cause of mortality from birth defects.
 
 
 Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in high-risk heart attack patients
 
Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in high-risk heart attack patientsThe slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to preliminary research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
 
 
 Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors
 
Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivorsA new University of Liverpool study, published today in Brain and Behaviour, examines the wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors.
 
 
 Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy
 
Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathyAfrican American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and other ethnic backgrounds, according to a new study--the largest of its kind--published today in JAMA Cardiology by researchers from the Perelman school of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke
 
Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with strokeDespite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke.
 
 
 Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death
 
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of deathIschemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
 
 
 Research will explore biological mechanisms triggered by air pollution exposure during pregnancy
 
Research will explore biological mechanisms triggered by air pollution exposure during pregnancyNew research will seek to understand the biological mechanisms that are triggered by exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and lead to lower birth weight in newborns, placing them at greater risk for chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease and hypertension later in life.
 
 
 New study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular health
 
New study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular healthToday it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's even mounting evidence that psychosocial factors can cause heart problems.
 
 
 Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world
 
Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s worldGlobally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years.
 
 
 Portal Hypertensive Colopathy
 
Portal Hypertensive ColopathyPortal hypertensive colopathy (PHC) is a condition in which changes occur in the mucosal membrane of colon in patients affected with portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis. PHC is the main cause of bleeding in lower gastro intestinal (GI) tract, erytherma in the mucosal membrane of colon, telangiectasias, vascular lesions, and angiodysplasia-like lesions.
 
 
 Gastric Varices - Signs and Symptoms
 
Gastric Varices - Signs and SymptomsVarices are large swollen veins in the esophagus or stomach. High pressure in the portal veins or portal hypertension is a primary cause for this condition, and it is found in 50% of liver cirrhosis patients.
 
 
 Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy (PHG) Treatment
 
Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy (PHG) TreatmentPortal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is a condition in which the gastric mucosal area is subjected to friability. This condition leads to changes in gastric mucosa, which normally occurs due to portal hypertension. Treatment for PHG is usually done using endoscopy, where fiber-optic camera can be used to view the gastric mucosal area.
 
 
 Unique conference aims at preventing major diseases and extending healthy lifespan
 
Unique conference aims at preventing major diseases and extending healthy lifespanThe program for the first assembly of the World Congress on Targeting Metabesity is now available at Metabesity refers to the major public health challenges—cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes and the aging process itself—all of which share metabolic roots.