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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High blood pressure linked to increased risk of dying from COVID-19

Patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal ...

Cardiology

Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

In a nationwide study, NIH funded researchers found that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person's gut ...

Neuroscience

Coronavirus linked to stroke in otherwise healthy young people

Young patients with no risk factors for stroke may have an increased risk if they have contracted COVID-19, whether or not they are showing symptoms of the disease. Surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University and collaborators ...

Medical research

Researchers find new way to detect blood clots

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are working on an entirely new way to detect blood clots, especially in pediatric patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says

Emergency room visits in the U.S. for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring, according to a study that supports fears that the coronavirus outbreak scared away people from going to the hospital.

Cardiology

Reducing number of BP meds may be safe in some older adults

(HealthDay)—A medication reduction strategy is safe among some older adults treated with antihypertensives, according to a study published in the May 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Medications

What are the risks and benefits of low-dose aspirin?

Low-dose aspirin significantly lowers cardiovascular disease risk but increases the risk of bleeding, according to a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Cardiology

After saving her husband with CPR, she gave birth to their son

Nearly ready to deliver her first child, Ashley Goette woke up at 5 a.m. to go to the bathroom and nudged her husband, who seemed to be snoring. Andrew made a scary, gargling sound, so Ashley ran to get his asthma inhaler.

Medications

Study shows hydroxychloroquine's harmful effects on heart rhythm

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been promoted as a potential treatment for COVID-19, is known to have potentially serious effects on heart rhythms. Now, a team of researchers has used an optical mapping system ...