Properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In some cases, the increased risks could theoretically be eliminated.
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated today released an updated guideline for the management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients.
Researchers have discovered that the hearts of newborn piglets have one remarkable ability. They can almost completely heal themselves after experimental heart attacks. This regenerative capacity is short-lived -- disappearing by day three after birth, and this is the first time the ability regrow heart muscle has been shown in large mammals, the researchers report in the journal Circulation. This research has impactful clinical implications, says UAB researcher Jianyi 'Jay' Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Health costs associated with noise from changing flight patterns over populated urban landscapes far outweigh the benefits of reduced flight times, according to a new study. The researchers used flights from LaGuardia airport that have historically flown over Flushing Meadows and the US Tennis Center in Queens -- known as the TNNIS route -- as a case study to explore the trade-offs between more efficient flight routes and suffering on the ground.
Amputation for severe blockages in the lower limbs has a lower survival rate than other treatment options that restore blood flow. Treatment options to restore blood flow to the lower limbs are less expensive than amputation.
A team led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed a computational technique to reveal the unknown side effects -- both good and bad -- of hundreds of drugs. That knowledge could help pharmacologists discover new indications for drugs already on the market and repurpose them for other disorders. Using their unique method, the researchers discovered that two drugs commonly prescribed for non-coronary disorders may affect heart disease risk.
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely. Experts say this could help improve outcomes for the millions of people around the world who experience a brain bleed each year.
New research, published in the European Heart Journal, has shown deaths from conditions that affect the blood supply to the brain, such as stroke, are declining overall in Europe but that in some countries the decline is leveling off or death rates are even increasing. Cerebrovascular disease includes strokes, mini-strokes, and narrowing, blockage or rupturing of the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain, and it is the second single largest cause of death in Europe after heart disease.
A new low dose three in one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world.
Treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A Loyola Medicine study has found that a single antiplatelet drug may work just as well, with lower risks of life-threatening bleeding and other complications.