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Atherosclerosis progresses rapidly in healthy people from the age of 40

Almost half of apparently healthy people between the ages of 40 and 50 could be accumulating fatty plaques—atheromas—in their arteries at a much faster rate than was previously thought. The Journal of the American College ...

Cardiology

Autoimmunity-associated heart dilation tied to heart-failure risk in type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with poor glycemic control, are at markedly increased risk for cardiovascular disease than the general population. Even more puzzling, in individuals with type 1 diabetes, many ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer survivor feared recurrence, but this time it was his heart

Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off, assuming the burning sensation came ...

Cardiology

Heart disease risk up for first-time mothers with preeclampsia

(HealthDay)—First-time mothers with preeclampsia are at a higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death, according to a study recently published in the ...

Cardiology

Medicare changes may increase access to TAVR

People with aortic stenosis and a low surgical risk became eligible for a less invasive valve replacement last summer, spurring increased demand for the catheter-based procedure called TAVR. But only a subset of U.S. hospitals, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Interim guidance issued on stroke care during COVID-19 pandemic

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Stroke Council Leadership has released "Temporary Emergency Guidance to U.S. Stroke Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic," which was published late yesterday in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What people with high blood pressure need to know about COVID-19

Many people have concerns about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with a chronic condition such as high blood pressure—a reading above 130/80—may face an increased risk for severe complications if they ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV-related heart disease risk varies by geography, income

People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to people without HIV. Data linking HIV and CVD, CVD risk factors and CVD risk assessment come predominantly ...

Neuroscience

Non-invasive method to predict brain pressure

The only way to accurately measure pressure inside the skull is to insert a catheter or sensor inside. However, this is invasive and techniques with less risk are desired. Intracranial pressure (ICP) needs to be correctly ...