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Postural hypotension in older adults related to poor cognition

Postural hypotension, a drastic drop in blood pressure when standing up, is linked to an increased risk of dementia and accelerated progression from cognitive impairment to dementia, even in the absence of symptoms, for instance ...

Cardiology

Whole grain intake tied to fewer heart disease risk factors

(HealthDay)—Higher intake of whole grains (WG) is associated with smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels over time compared with high refined grain (RG) consumption, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydroxyurea may reverse sickle cell-related heart abnormalities

Heart abnormalities are common complications of sickle cell anemia (SCA) that can contribute to severe disease symptoms and even death. A study published today in the journal Blood Advances is the first to find that hydroxyurea ...

Cardiology

Machine learning algorithm to diagnose deep vein thrombosis

A team of researchers are developing the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm with the aim of diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) more quickly and as effectively as traditional radiologist-interpreted diagnostic ...

Cardiology

More people should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm

(HealthDay)—A majority of patients who undergo repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) do not qualify for screening, according to a study published online in the August issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Cardiology

Cardiac arrest during air travel: A citizen's crucial role

If you have a cardiac arrest, airports and airplanes appear to be relatively better places for successful resuscitation, mainly due to the proximity of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and responsive witnesses, new ...

Cardiology

Extended anticoagulation tied to major bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—The long-term risks and consequences of anticoagulant-related major bleeding are considerable among patients receiving extended oral anticoagulant therapy for a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE), ...

Cardiology

Fat matters more than muscle for heart health

New research has found that changes in body fat impact early markers of heart health more than changes in body muscle, suggesting there are greater benefits to be expected from losing fat than from gaining muscle.

Cardiology

Study suggests new imaging test to detect aortic disease

4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to identify patients with a higher risk of severe complications from aortic degeneration according to a new Northwestern Medicine study published in JACC: Cardiovascular ...