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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stroke deaths up in Germany during virus shutdown, study shows

More people than usual died from strokes during Germany's spring coronavirus lockdown, a study by health insurer AOK showed Wednesday, blaming fears about going to hospital.

Neuroscience

Heart structure may play role in stroke risk disparities between Black and white people

Researchers have found that differences in the left atrium in the hearts of Black people and white people may play a role in risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is COVID doing to our hearts?

Cardiologist Nisha Parikh, M.D., MPH, discusses what we know so far about COVID-19's impact on the body's cardiovascular system, from affecting the heart's rhythm to impairing its ability to pump blood throughout the body.

Cardiology

Less sedentary time reduces heart failure risk for older women

Even with regular physical activity, older women (ages 50-79) who spend more waking hours in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting or lying down, have an increased risk of heart failure serious enough to require hospitalization, ...

Cardiology

Act now to meet global heart disease targets

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in Europe, and World Health Organization (WHO) heart disease goals will not be achieved by 2025 unless urgent action is taken. That is the finding of a European ...

Cardiology

Scoring system improves screening for 'dual' heart disease

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common heart valve defects. Its prevalence increases with age and it often requires treatment. As well as conventional valve replacement involving open-heart surgery, a less invasive procedure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 infection combined with blood clots worsen patient outcomes

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with hypercoagulability, or increased tendency of the blood to clot. In ...

Cardiology

Early ECMO-facilitated resuscitation ups survival in OHCA

(HealthDay)—Early extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-facilitated resuscitation improves survival to hospital discharge compared with standard advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) for adults with out-of-hospital ...