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In patients with acute myocardial infarction ( AMI, heart attack ) metabolic syndrome appeared associated with worse in-hospital outcome, with a higher risk of development of severe heart failure. ...


A sleep therapy may have a protective effect against death related to cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea ( OSA ). The study has been published in Chest, the journal of ...


Trans- and saturated fats have long been recognized dangerous and the diet that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( PUFAs ) and mono-unsaturated fatty acids ( MUFAs ) is preferred -- with no clear b ...


A study, published in the Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association ( AHA ), shows that, regardless of cholesterol levels, men can cut by half their risk of dying from cardiovascular dise ...


Researchers at Mayo Clinic reported that bariatric surgery is a safe option for treating obese patients who have coronary artery disease. The findings are important because coronary artery disease ...


A simple blood test may identify people who have an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The test measures gamma-glutamyl transferase ( GGT ) – an enzyme produced primarily by the l ...


A study, published in The Lancet, has shown that waist-to-hip ratio, not body mass index ( BMI ), is the best obesity measure for assessing the risk of heart attack. If obesity is redefined using ...


Heredity plays a major role in determining the blood lipid profile and heart rate variability of blacks and whites, two major risk factors for coronary artery disease. “ There are some interesting ...


A study, published in the JAMA, found that men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and angina. More than 10 milli ...


Middle-age individuals without high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels but who are obese have an increased risk in older age for hospitalization or death from coronary heart disease, cardiovasc ...


A large international study has demonstrated that patients with atherothrombosis ( coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease ) often have cardiovascular risk factor ...


A large international study has demonstrated that patients with atherothrombosis ( coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease ) often have cardiovascular risk factor ...


The effects of excess weight on heart health can be seen even in adolescents, with abnormal enlargement and impaired pumping function evident in subjects by age 20. The study is published in the Jo ...


Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that patients with coronary artery disease who take commonly used antidepressant drugs may be at significantly higher risk of death. Even a ...


The cardiovascular safety of cyclooxygenase ( COX )-2–selective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) has come under scrutiny after the withdrawal of Rofecoxib ( Vioxx ) and halting of the Ad ...