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Children less infectious than adults with SARS-CoV-2

Introducing lifestyle interventions in preschool lowers heart disease risk

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Implementing school-based programs aimed at teaching healthy cardiovascular health habits as early as preschool can achieve lasting lifestyle changes in children, according to a review published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Previous studies have found that unhealthy lifestyle habits such as a nutritionally poor diet, sedentary …

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Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the …

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Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement …

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Defibrillator drone helps save Swedish heart attack patient

An autonomous drone carrying a defibrillator helped save the life of a 71-year-old man who suffered a cardiac arrest in Sweden, the man and the drone operator said Friday. Emergency services dispatched the drone followed by an ambulance when Sven, a retiree who asked for his last name to be withheld, collapsed in early December …

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Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019

Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019

(HealthDay)—From 2000 to 2011, the age-adjusted heart disease death rate in the United States decreased 3.7 percent per year; however, the decline slowed to 0.7 percent per year during 2011 to 2019, according to a December data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Anthony Sawyer, …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Machine learning predicts risk of death in patients with suspected or known heart disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A novel artificial intelligence score provides a more accurate forecast of the likelihood of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease dying within 10 years than established scores used by health professionals worldwide. The research is presented today at EuroEcho 2021, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology …

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Breathlessness in patients with long COVID may signal heart problems

Breathlessness in patients with long COVID may signal heart problems

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A small study has suggested that COVID-19 patients who continue to be short of breath during physical activity one year after recovering from the infection may have suffered heart damage. The research is presented today at EuroEcho 2021, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The findings could …

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How the cytomegalovirus affects the survival of heart transplant patients

How the cytomegalovirus affects the survival of heart transplant patients

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In a large study based on register data from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) spanning a total of 44,516 patients across the globe, an international team of researchers has shown a significant correlation between the CMV antibody status of organ donors and reduced long-term survival of patients …

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Iron treatments found to reduce heart attacks in patients on dialysis

Iron treatments found to reduce heart attacks in patients on dialysis

Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attack. Credit: Blausen Medical Communications/Wikipedia/CC-A 3.0 A new paper in Cardiovascular Research, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that iron treatments may reduce heart attacks in patients experiencing kidney failure undergoing dialysis. Coronary artery disease is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease but how often heart attacks occur in patients …

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