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New perspectives challenge the idea that saturated fats cause heart disease

In science, sometimes a new perspective can turn our interpretation of the data upside-down, and necessitate a paradigm shift.

Cardiology

Being fat linked with worse heart health even in people who exercise

Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health. That's the finding of a large study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society ...

Cardiology

Cardiovascular diseases: New computer model improves therapy

Using mathematical image processing, scientists at the BioTechMed-Graz research cooperation have found a way to create digital twins from human hearts. The method opens up completely new possibilities in clinical diagnostics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 registries offer lessons beyond the coronavirus

As the U.S. marks one year since the arrival of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus has made history in epic and terrible ways. But it also sparked innovative and inspiring science, say researchers who raced to establish registries ...

Cardiology

What if silent heart attacks could be diagnosed at home?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack—805,000 Americans annually. For 75 percent of those individuals, it's their first heart attack, making it difficult to act quickly in response to symptoms. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

For the sake of your heart, cut down on the news

With a pandemic that is still raging and threats of violence leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Americans are likely feeling even more stress than they felt in an American Psychological Association study ...

Cardiology

Pandemic 'leads to slump in heart disease tests'

Procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease fell by almost two-thirds in spring 2020 compared to 2019, a study suggested Friday, in the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic's effect on broader healthcare systems.

Medications

Inhaled treprostinil beneficial in pulmonary hypertension

(HealthDay)—Inhaled treprostinil improves exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to interstitial lung disease, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Cardiology

No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are most active, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Enhanced oral uptake of exosomes opens cell therapy alternative

Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic is tied to big rise in U.S. heart deaths

In a finding that highlights another health consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report that the risk of dying from heart disease increased during the coronavirus lockdowns last spring, likely because people ...

Cardiology

COVID-19 pandemic indirectly disrupted heart disease care

Deaths from ischemic heart disease and hypertensive diseases in the United States increased during the COVID-19 pandemic over the prior year, while globally, COVID-19 was associated with significant disruptions in cardiovascular ...

Cardiology

Laypeople have difficulty estimating severity of blood loss

When an accident occurs, the reactions of bystanders are important. Researchers have studied whether laypeople realize the severity of the situation when someone in their proximity begins to bleed, and whether they can estimate ...

Cardiology

IPhone12 will stop your implantable defibrillator

In a recent paper in the journal Heart Rhythm, doctors describe how they turned off the potentially life-saving cardiac defibrillator function of an implanted Medtronic device simply by holding an iPhone 12 near it. The authors ...

Cardiology

Regenerative heart valves and blood vessels a step closer

Non-degradable prostheses for cardiovascular tissues can be used to replace heart valves and blood vessels, but they can't stay in the body permanently. In two recent papers, TU/e researchers in collaboration with a number ...

Oncology & Cancer

Predicted heart age higher among cancer survivors

The excess heart age is more than five years higher among cancer survivors, according to research published in the Jan. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.