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October 25, 2020

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Aspirin Use Reduces Risk of Death in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were taking a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease had a significantly lower risk of complications and death compared to those who were ...
Researchers have unraveled potential mechanisms behind the healing power of extracellular vesicles and demonstrated their capacity to not only revive cells after a heart ...

Certain Pre-Existing Conditions May Double, Triple Mortality Risk for COVID-19

A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic ...

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Later Life

Pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and pre-term birth are linked to a ...
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Risk of Heart Complications After Major Surgery Is Higher Than Previously Thought

One in five high-risk patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery will develop one or more heart complications within a year, according to new ...

Impact of COVID-19 Infection on Patients With Congenital Heart Disease

Results of a retrospective analysis suggest that people born with a heart defect who developed COVID-19 symptoms had a low risk of moderate or severe COVID-19 infection, according to a new ...

Influenza Vaccination May Provide Roadmap to Prevent COVID-19 in CV Disease Patients

Seasonal influenza vaccine development and mass production, as well as three international influenza vaccine cardiovascular outcomes trials currently underway, may inform future efforts targeted at ...

Prototype Graft, Designed to Replace Damaged Heart Vessels, Shows Promise in Cell Study

Researchers reported promising preclinical findings for a prototype of a vascular graft designed as a replacement for a damaged or blocked coronary artery, which supplies blood to the ...

Kawasaki Disease Is Not a Homogenous Disease nor Are Its Triggers

Researchers report that while Kawasaki disease occurs in clusters, the traits, and thus the triggers of the inflammatory disease vary among ...

New Potential Treatment Approach for Patients With Salt Sensitive Hypertension

A new study has found that an alpha adrenoceptor blocker (a class of drugs that relaxes smooth muscle or blood vessels) may represent a new treatment approach for patients with salt sensitive ...

Study Provides Additional Support for Use of New Class of Diabetes Drugs

A new study has assessed the cardiovascular and renal outcomes for ertugliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes to help them control blood sugar ...

Mapping the Human Heart, Cell by Cell

Scientists have mapped and described the function of cells in six regions of the adult heart, providing a new foundation for studying heart ...

Having High Cholesterol Levels Early in Life Leads to Heart Problems by Middle Age

Having elevated cholesterol during the teens or early twenties increases a person's risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event during middle ...

Fructose and Glucose in High Fructose Corn Syrup Deliver a One-Two Punch to Health

Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone, according to a new study. The study reports health risks related to the type ...

Smoking Linked to Bleeding in the Brain in Large, Long-Term Study of Twins

Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that ...

Authoritative New Analysis Links Increased Omega-3 Intake to Cardioprotection and Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. The meta-analysis, which is an in-depth review of 40 clinical trials, provides ...

Potential COVID-19 Drug Azithromycin May Increase Risk for Cardiac Events

Azithromycin -- a commonly-prescribed antibiotic -- also is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Researchers have found that azithromycin by itself is not associated with an ...

Generation of Three-Dimensional Heart Organoids

Researchers engineered three-dimensional functional heart organoids resembling the developing heart. By exposing mouse embryonic stem cells to two key proteins during heart development, the ...

Late Childhood Peer Group Status Linked to Heightened Adult Circulatory Disease Risk

Late childhood peer group status may be linked to a heightened risk of developing circulatory system disease --- conditions that affect the normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels -- in ...

To Repair a Damaged Heart, Three Cells Are Better Than One

CardioClusters use three types of cells to reduce scar tissue and improve function by integrating into and persisting within damaged heart ...

Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis May Reduce Heart Disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new ...

Identifying, Preventing and Managing Heart Rhythm Side Effects of Medicines

Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, heart disease, high blood pressure or electrolyte imbalances. Many commonly used medications, ...

Hostility Linked With Higher Risk of Death After Second Heart Attacks

Heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could be putting their health at risk. 'Hostility is a personality trait that includes being sarcastic, cynical, resentful, impatient or ...

Healthy Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Could Lead to Healthier Children

New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their ...

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