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Cardiovascular Disease: Information, News and Research Document List

Summary: Our library below features 64 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Cardiovascular category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Cardiovascular RSS feed.

Cardiovascular Publications

Measuring Blood Pressure in Both Arms Can Reduce Hypertension
Blood pressure should be measured in both arms, and the higher reading should be adopted to improve hypertension diagnosis and management.
Publish Date: 2022-08-04

Americans in the Dark Over Facts and Risk of Heart Disease
U.S. nationwide survey provides insights into knowledge gaps, limited physician guidance and gender disparities, when it comes to heart disease.
Publish Date: 2019-02-19

Deep Forehead Wrinkles Could be Sign of Heart Disease
Research presented showed people with lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is typical for their age, may have higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Publish Date: 2018-09-03

Eating at Night, Sleeping By Day Alters Key Blood Proteins
Research shows staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood.
Publish Date: 2018-05-25 - Updated: 2019-12-29

Just One High-Fat Meal Can Set the Stage for Heart Disease
A high-fat milkshake with fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, transforms healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside blood vessels and sets the stage for cardiovascular disease.
Publish Date: 2018-03-29

Lower Heart Attack Risk in Those with Type O Blood
Research reveals people with non-O blood groups (A, B, AB) at higher risk for heart attacks and overall cardiovascular mortality.
Publish Date: 2017-04-30 - Updated: 2019-11-30

Grey Hair Linked to Heightened Heart Disease Risk in Males
Study assessed prevalence of grey hair in patients with coronary artery disease and whether it was an independent risk marker of disease.
Publish Date: 2017-04-13

Where Does Blood Come From? How The First Blood Cells Form
Understanding how the first blood cells are formed and how numbers and types of blood cells is regulated in development.
Publish Date: 2017-04-06 - Updated: 2020-02-26

Drinking Beer May Be Good for Heart Health
While drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health, new research indicates drinking beer may also have health benefits.
Publish Date: 2016-11-23 - Updated: 2021-04-21

American Heart Attack Patients Younger and Fatter
Patients suffering severe heart attacks have become younger, more obese and more likely to have preventable risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Publish Date: 2016-04-06 - Updated: 2020-06-14

Frequent Sauna Use Study Shows Less Cardiovascular Events and All-cause Mortality
New study suggests men who engaged in frequent sauna use had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
Publish Date: 2015-02-25

Aortic Aneurysms: Types, Causes, and Treatment
Information and general overview regarding Aortic Aneurysms that includes types, diagnoses, causes, symptoms and treatment methods.
Publish Date: 2014-12-21 - Updated: 2020-07-23

Need for New Approaches to High Blood Pressure Treatment
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center research shows need for new approaches to treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure.
Publish Date: 2014-12-14 - Updated: 2020-11-07

150 Systolic Blood Pressure in Seniors is OK
New guidelines suggest for adults over 60 keeping systolic blood pressure at 150 or less is adequate.
Publish Date: 2014-11-03 - Updated: 2020-12-01

Heart Disease Symptoms in Women
Heart disease a leading cause of death for women yet they are more likely than men to dismiss pain and delay seeking medical help.
Publish Date: 2014-10-28 - Updated: 2020-12-04

Male Statin Use Associated with Less Exercise
Study finds use of statins in senior males is associated with less physical activity.
Publish Date: 2014-06-11 - Updated: 2015-02-20

Information Regarding Electrocardiogram (EKG) Tests
Article provides information on the electrocardiogram exam and the reasons an EKG may be requested and performed.
Publish Date: 2014-05-22 - Updated: 2021-08-30

Hypotension: Low Blood Pressure Facts and Causes
Information, causes and affects of low blood pressure or hypotension when systolic blood pressure is less than 90 mm Hg or diastolic less than 60 mm Hg.
Publish Date: 2013-08-19 - Updated: 2021-08-29

Lowering Blood Pressure with Alternative Therapies
Alternative approach could help people with blood pressure levels higher than 120/80 mm Hg and those who do not respond well to standard medications.
Publish Date: 2013-04-30 - Updated: 2021-05-01

Consuming Too Much Salt Killed 2.3M People in 2010
Eating too much salt contributed to 2.3m deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010.
Publish Date: 2013-03-22 - Updated: 2022-02-07

Heart Murmurs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
A heart murmur is a sound that may be heard through a stethoscope and is created when blood passes through specific areas of the heart.
Publish Date: 2012-12-21 - Updated: 2021-06-17

Postural Orthostatic Tachyardia Syndrome (POTS)
Information on Postural Orthostatic Tachyardia Syndrome (POTS) excessive heart rate increments upon upright posture.
Publish Date: 2012-07-13 - Updated: 2021-08-23

High or Low Dose Aspirin After Heart Attack?
Researchers report no significant difference in high versus low dose aspirin in preventing recurring cardiovascular events.
Publish Date: 2012-03-27 - Updated: 2022-04-09

Quality of Care, Cost for Peripheral Arterial Disease Sufferers Not Equal
New study on peripheral arterial disease reveals quality of care and cost depend on who is providing the treatment.
Publish Date: 2012-01-06 - Updated: 2014-03-14

Bio-resorbable Vascular Scaffold - Disappearing Heart Device
Investigational ABSORB bio-resorbable vascular scaffold is an innovative therapy that restores blood flow by opening a clogged vessel and providing support to the vessel while it heals.
Publish Date: 2011-12-05 - Updated: 2013-06-11

Shoveling Snow Can Cause Heart Attacks
The article warns shoveling snow can cause heart attacks, especially for males with a family history of premature cardiovascular disease.
Publish Date: 2011-11-23 - Updated: 2022-06-01

Enzyme Prevents Fatal Heart Condition in Athletes
Enzyme molecule discovered that may prevent fatal cardiac disorders associated with cardiac hypertrophy the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Publish Date: 2011-05-28 - Updated: 2021-08-25

Coronary Artery Disease Leading Cause of Death in American Women
Today coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in women in the United States.
Publish Date: 2011-05-24

Dietary and Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Triglycerides
Diet and lifestyle changes substituting healthy fats for unhealthy saturated and trans fats and engaging in regular physical activity and losing excess weight can reduce triglycerides.
Publish Date: 2011-04-19 - Updated: 2022-04-19

Heart Attack Risks Doubled by Mini-Strokes
Patients who have suffered a mini stroke are at twice the risk of heart attack than the general population.
Publish Date: 2011-03-28

Air Pollution - Effect on the Heart
For people with diabetes breathing ultra-fine particles can activate cells in the blood that normally reduce bleeding from a wound and can contribute to cardiovascular disease.
Publish Date: 2011-03-11

Peripheral Artery Disease and Women
Women with PAD lose ability to walk short distances and climb stairs sooner than men.
Publish Date: 2011-02-04 - Updated: 2018-05-29

Folic Acid May Prevent First Heart Attack But Not a Second
Difference in reduction in heart disease events between the trials with the lowest aspirin use.
Publish Date: 2011-02-03 - Updated: 2012-04-22

Cost to Treat Heart Disease in United States Will Triple by 2030
The skyrocketing financial burden makes it urgent to implement effective strategies to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Publish Date: 2011-01-24

The Rising Costs of Cardiovascular Care
Cardiovascular drug costs in Canada increased by more than 200% from 1996 to 2006.
Publish Date: 2011-01-24

Fast Sepsis Test Can Save Lives
Sepsis Nexus of Expertise states that patients arriving at the intensive care ward with blood poisoning only have a 50% chance of surviving.
Publish Date: 2010-12-22

Heart Disease and Stroke - Top Research
Research on reducing risks improving medical treatment and lifestyle behaviors to fight heart disease and stroke.
Publish Date: 2010-12-21 - Updated: 2013-06-11

U.S. Death Rate From Congenital Heart Defects Continues to Decline
The U.S. death rate from congenital heart defects dropped 24 percent from 1999 to 2006 among children and adults.
Publish Date: 2010-11-24

Brain Recovery After Hypothermia Rx in Cardiac Arrest - Physicians Should Wait Longer
Study suggests physicians wait longer for brain recovery after hypothermia Rx in cardiac arrest.
Publish Date: 2010-11-13

Heart Attack Patients Still Wait Over 2 Hours to go to Hospital
Many patients having heart attacks still wait more than 2 hours to go to the hospital.
Publish Date: 2010-11-08

Heart Palpitations: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Common causes of heart palpitations that feel like a racing fluttering heart including symptoms diagnosis and treatment.
Publish Date: 2010-09-30 - Updated: 2018-10-24

Predicting Future Heart Attacks
A better way to predict heart attacks with evidence that heart scans can help flag high-risk heart patients.
Publish Date: 2010-04-28

SSRIs and Cardiovascular Health
Popular antidepressants may have beneficial side effects for cardiovascular health.
Publish Date: 2010-04-27

High Glycemic Index Foods May Pose Greater Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Women who eat foods with high glycemic index may be at greater risk for heart disease.
Publish Date: 2010-04-13

Giant Cell Arteritis - Facts and Information
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) involves certain arteries in a persons body that become inflamed.
Publish Date: 2010-04-13

How Can you Heal a Broken Heart
Patients with heart muscles seriously affected by coronary heart disease may soon be able to benefit from an innovative treatment.
Publish Date: 2010-04-12

Only 37% of People Still Exercising After Cardiac Event
Study from CWRU Nursing School finds a year after cardiac event only 37 percent still exercising.
Publish Date: 2010-03-29 - Updated: 2010-06-26

Reduced Risk of Hospitalization for Heart Rhythm Disturbances from Coffee
Coffee associated with reduced risk of hospitalization for heart rhythm disturbances.
Publish Date: 2010-03-03

Irregular Heartbeat, Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation
Uncovering genetic factors that contribute to underlying functional disturbance that results in atrial fibrillation.
Publish Date: 2010-02-21 - Updated: 2020-12-19

Exercise Helps Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
exercise is the single best therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease.
Publish Date: 2009-12-02

High Salt Intake Causes Strokes and Cardiovascular Disease
Eating high amounts of salt is linked to a significantly higher risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease.
Publish Date: 2009-11-25

Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease
Researchers recommend that people over age 40 be screened for peripheral artery disease.
Publish Date: 2009-10-26

Women Have Same Heart Attack Symptoms as Males
Study establishes that women do have same the heart attack symptoms as men.
Publish Date: 2009-10-25 - Updated: 2011-11-23

Mending a Broken Heart
Growing a living heart patch to repair heart tissue damaged by disease.
Publish Date: 2009-10-10

Americans Concerned about Heart Health
National survey results released in conjunction with launch of Family at Heart education campaign.
Publish Date: 2009-10-05

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Information regarding Congenital (from birth) heart disease, a general term for a range of congenital disabilities that affect the way the heart works.
Publish Date: 2009-06-09 - Updated: 2023-01-29

Rheumatic Heart Disease - Symptoms and Treatment Information
Rheumatic heart disease is a condition involving permanent damage to a persons heart caused by rheumatic fever.
Publish Date: 2009-06-08 - Updated: 2013-11-26

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) - Facts, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common form of circulatory problem involving a narrowing of the arteries, which reduces the flow of blood to the limbs.
Publish Date: 2009-06-06 - Updated: 2017-07-26

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) - Facts, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Coronary Artery Disease develops over time through a combination of calcium fatty materials and scar tissue which build up in the arteries.
Publish Date: 2009-05-31 - Updated: 2009-06-01

Signs and Symptoms of Acute Heart Failure
Patients with heart failure and their families can recognize the symptoms of acute heart failure.
Publish Date: 2009-05-31

Natural Biological Heart Pacemakers an Alternative
Artificial heart pacemakers have saved and extended lives but they have shortcomings, such as fixed pulse rate and limited life, could a permanent biological solution be possible.
Publish Date: 2009-04-09 - Updated: 2019-05-12

Targeted Drug Therapy Prevents Exercise Induced Arrhythmias
Patients with CPVT experience abnormally rapid heart rates tachycardia usually during exercise or stress and are at risk for fainting and cardiac arrest.
Publish Date: 2009-03-29

Drug-eluting Stents Safer and Superior to Bare Metal Stents
Drug-eluting stents were safe and superior to bare metal stents in preventing death and heart attacks.
Publish Date: 2009-03-29

Anti-seizure Medications May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Problems
New research suggests common anti-seizure medications may increase risk of cardiovascular problems.
Publish Date: 2009-03-18

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