Cardiology

A bypass route for the coronary vessels in the heart?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality, and ischemic heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide. Coronary vessels that nourish the heart develop from three main sources, with the endocardium on the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Symptoms in cold weather predict morbidity and mortality

Heart and respiratory symptoms caused by cold weather predict higher morbidity and mortality. The researchers were surprised to find that symptoms related to cold weather increased morbidity and mortality in healthy individuals. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia leading cause of death in September

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today (23 October) revealed "dementia and Alzheimer's disease" were the leading cause of death in September. Collectively they accounted for 11.2% of all deaths in England and ...

Cardiology

Results from the OPTIMIZE trial reported

The OPTIMIZE randomized trial comparing a novel, low-profile drug-eluting stent (DES) facilitating transradial access (TR) and direct stenting (DS) to existing DES did not establish non-inferiority of the new stent based ...

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Coronary disease

Coronary disease (or coronary heart disease) refers to the failure of coronary circulation to supply adequate circulation to cardiac muscle and surrounding tissue. It is already the most common form of disease affecting the heart and an important cause of premature death in Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. It has been predicted that all regions of the world will be affected by 2020.

It is most commonly equated with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, but coronary disease can be due to other causes, such as coronary vasospasm. It is possible for the stenosis to be caused by the spasm.

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