Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk factors for PHACE syndrome ID'd in infantile hemangiomas

(HealthDay)—Factors associated with higher and lower risk of posterior fossa malformations, hemangioma, arterial anomalies, cardiac defects, eye anomalies (PHACE) syndrome have been identified in children with infantile ...

Cardiology

Combining low-salt, DASH diets may reduce cardiac damage

(HealthDay)—Dietary interventions, like the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and low sodium consumption, can improve cardiovascular risk factors in a relatively short time period, according to a study ...

Cardiology

While mopping, young mom's heart tore

On a Saturday morning last August, Sindi Mafu had started her typical weekly chores—dusting, laundry, sweeping. Her 4-year-old daughter, Avela, was busy with her Zoom ballet class, and her toddler, Lunga, was eating his ...

Cardiology

'Silent' heart attacks may increase risk of stroke

Silent heart attacks appear to increase stroke risk in adults 65 and older, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference 2021.

Cardiology

Is too much cardio bad for you? Study says probably not

Some research has shown that ultra-fit athletes such as marathon runners can have cardiac damage such as heart scarring or arrhythmia, raising the question of whether too much aerobic exercise can be a bad thing.

Cardiology

Ablation beats drug therapy for women and men with A-fib

(HealthDay)—For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), those undergoing ablation have a significantly reduced risk for recurrent AF compared with those receiving drug therapy, regardless of sex, according to a study published ...

Cardiology

Chest pain risk assessment may reduce treatment disparities

The use of a standardized tool for assessing the risk of serious outcomes in patients with chest pain was associated with women at high risk receiving comparable care to men, according to new research published in the Annals ...

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