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Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke

Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Preserving good cardiovascular health during young adulthood is one of the best ways to reduce risks of premature heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The number of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease is increasing in many countries including the …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Improving heart health may reduce the severity of COVID-19 disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, heart disease and diabetes are associated with worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Many of the cardiovascular risk factors associated with more …

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US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June 2021, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates …

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Researchers find new insight on the link between a gene and congenital heart disease

Researchers find new insight on the link between a gene and congenital heart disease

New insight on the link between a gene called SORBS2 and congenital heart disease has been published today in eLife, with findings that may help explain the cause of the disease in some patients. Some people with congenital heart disease are missing part of the long arm of chromosome 4, otherwise known as chromosome 4q. …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Researchers identify gene linked to congenital heart disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New insight on the link between a gene called SORBS2 and congenital heart disease has been published today in eLife, with findings that may help explain the cause of the disease in some patients. Some people with congenital heart disease are missing part of the long arm of chromosome 4, otherwise …

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Susceptibility of COPD patients to heart rate difference associated with exposure to metals in PM2.5

Susceptibility of COPD patients to heart rate difference associated with exposure to metals in PM2.5

Metal in PM2.5 exposure and difference in Heart rate in COPD and non-COPD participants. Credit: ©Science China Press Epidemiological and toxicological studies indicate that the adverse outcomes of PM2.5 exposure associated closely with the chemical composition in PM2.5. Metals in PM2.5 are highly concerned for their induced disruption of iron homeostasis in the lung and …

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Study finds molecular pathway that can explain how chronic kidney disease induces heart failure

Study finds molecular pathway that can explain how chronic kidney disease induces heart failure

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, close to nine percent of the global population lives with some form of chronic kidney disease, or CKD. Not only does the condition affect renal function, CKD has long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, in a new study that could aid the …

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ER visits for heart attacks rebounded after pandemic decline

ER visits for heart attacks rebounded after pandemic decline

(HealthDay)—Emergency care for heart attacks and strokes rebounded in Northern California after initially plummeting in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. That’s good news, suggesting that public health campaigns urging people to seek care if they had signs or symptoms of a stroke or heart attack were effective, according to the Kaiser …

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How do bad kidneys lead to heart disease? Broken cellular clocks provide new clues

How do bad kidneys lead to heart disease? Broken cellular clocks provide new clues

Chronic kidney disease-induced metabolic dysfunction of vitamin A in the liver elevates levels of vitamin A in the blood. The elevation induces upregulation of GPR68 in monocytes via Clock genes. The upregulation of GPR68 makes monocytes highly pro-inflammatory cells, and infiltration of the cells to the heart leads to inflammation and fibrosis of cardiac tissue. …

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