Cardiology

The 'blue' in blueberries can help lower blood pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease in systolic blood pressure in ...

Cardiology

Allopurinol has little benefit in cardiac syndrome X

(HealthDay)—Allopurinol does not appear to improve exercise capacity or peripheral endothelial or coronary function in patients with cardiac syndrome X, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Cardiovascular Therapeutics.

Cardiology

AHA: Ticagrelor not shown to be superior to clopidogrel in PAD

(HealthDay)—Ticagrelor is not superior to clopidogrel for reduction of cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine ...

Medical research

Human brain has coping mechanism for dehydration

(HealthDay)—Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow to the brain, researchers in England have found that the brain compensates by increasing the amount of oxygen it extracts from the blood. The findings were ...

Cardiology

Your finger's pulse holds the key to your heart's health

A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. And it can be as simple as measuring the pulse in your finger.

Cardiology

Panel wavers on routine screening for poor leg circulation

(HealthDay)—A simple test of blood pressure in the ankle may help gauge heart disease risk for adults without any symptoms, but a U.S. government-appointed panel says there's not enough evidence to recommend it for routine ...

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