Cardiac specialists review benefits of 'prehabilitation' before heart surgery for older, frail patients
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  July 10, 2018  
  Cardiology  
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 Cardiac Specialists Review Benefits of 'Prehabilitation' Before Heart Surgery for Older, Frail PatientsCardiac Specialists Review Benefits of 'Prehabilitation' Before Heart Surgery for Older, Frail Patients
 
High risk, frail heart patients might derive benefits from "prehabilitation," a strategy designed to enhance the recovery process after heart surgery by maintaining or improving the patient's overall physical and mental status before surgery, according to a group of eminent cardiac specialists writing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
 
   Individual species of lipids may be better signatures of metabolic healthIndividual species of lipids may be better signatures of metabolic health
 
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and high triglyceride levels in the blood are cited as just one of several risk factors. Millions of lipid panels, blood tests that look at cholesterol levels as well as triglycerides, are performed in clinics each year.
 
   Young binge drinkers more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular diseaseYoung binge drinkers more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease
 
Young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease than non-binge drinkers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
 
 Researchers use information from computer tomography images to simulate heart function
 
Researchers use information from computer tomography images to simulate heart functionResearchers at Linköping University have for the first time been able to use information from computer tomography images to simulate the heart function of an individual patient.
 
 
 Using Imaging Techniques to Assess the Effects of a Stroke
 
Using Imaging Techniques to Assess the Effects of a StrokeCerebral ischaemia is a type of stroke causing high rates of disability and mortality. It occurs when blood vessels serving the brain become blocked or burst.
 
 
 Adults with orthostatic hypotension may have undiagnosed cardiovascular disease
 
Adults with orthostatic hypotension may have undiagnosed cardiovascular diseaseOrthostatic hypotension - a rapid drop in blood pressure upon standing up from a sitting or lying down position - is a frequently encountered clinical sign among patients.
 
 
 Depression and anxiety in heart failure patients linked to adverse outcomes
 
Depression and anxiety in heart failure patients linked to adverse outcomesSymptoms of depression and anxiety are present in about one-third of patients with heart failure - and these patients are at higher risk of progressive heart disease and other adverse outcomes, according to a review and update in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
 
 
 Increased physical activity more important for heart disease patients than weight loss
 
Increased physical activity more important for heart disease patients than weight lossIncreased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life, according to a new study conducted at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology