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The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that carries blood throughout the body. The average adult male has between 5-6 liters of blood while the average adult female has 4-5 liters. Blood tra



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Novel link between unhealthy hearts and dementia

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from National University Health System (NUHS) have discovered a link between cardiac diseases and brain dysfunction.



'Spray painting' shows promise as minimally invasive way to patch up the heart

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Spray painting biomaterials shows promise as a minimally invasive way to create a regenerative patch on the heart to repair tissue after heart attack.



A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stents

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents.



A-fib with RVR: Information, treatment, and management

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the most common rhythm disorder of the heart, including how to reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure.



Coffee shops, ATMs may be ideal locations for lifesaving AEDs

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Community coffee shops and automated teller machines, or ATMs, might be ideal locations for public access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to new research in the American...



Atrial fibrillation triggers: What can lead to an A-fib attack?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about atrial fibrillation triggers, tips that may help to avoid triggers, lifestyle tips, and what may cause atrial fibrillation.



A-fib and exercise: Health benefits and risks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How can someone with atrial fibrillation keep fit safely? In this article, we look at the best methods to reduce symptoms and improve heart health.



Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFib

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was...



Heart procedure linked with bleeding in the brain, neurological impairment

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small leakages from blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, increase with age and are associated with cognitive decline.



Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular complications, and it is estimated to afflict nearly...



Self-expanding TAVR as good as surgery in intermediate-risk patients

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two-year data reveal no difference in the combined rate of stroke and death from any cause when comparing the use of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with standard...



Guidelines differ on recommendations of statin treatment for African-Americans

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 1 in 4 African American individuals recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association are no longer recommended for...



High-risk pulmonary embolism patients often go without most effective treatments

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot in the lungs which causes shortness of breath and chest pain, is the third leading cardiovascular cause of death in the United States with more than 100, 000...



New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening...



Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the...



Could new markers identify patients at high risk of A-fib recurrence after ablation?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study found that atrial fibrillation was more likely to recur following ablation therapy in patients with low levels of three microRNAs in their blood.



Study suggests new drug alongside statins can significantly cut cholesterol

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.



High uric acid levels in young children may result in higher blood pressure later on

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age.



Immune cell drives heart failure in mice

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice reveals that eosinophils, a type of disease-fighting white blood cell, appear to be at least partly responsible for the progression of heart muscle inflammation to heart failure...



Hard, not soft, plaque buildup may predict risk of heart attack

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research could change how we determine heart attack risk, as the buildup of soft atherosclerotic plaque seems to play a key role.



Living with A-fib: Tips and outlook

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about A-fib and the recommended lifestyle changes a person may make. What does A-fib do to the body and how might it be treated?



Study details death risks associated with long-term antiplatelet therapy

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study by a multi-institutional research team has tracked the long-term incidence of death following ischemic and bleeding events occurring in patients more than one year after placement of a...



Statin timing and dosage may improve heart surgery outcomes

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery - even on the day of surgery, according to an article posted online in The Annals of Thoracic...



Immune cell may turn heart inflammation into heart failure

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research examines the role of a type of white blood cells called eosinophils on heart inflammation, dilated cardiomyopathy, and heart failure in mice.



Vitamin E may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury after coronary catheterization

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions.