Discontinuing Hormone Therapy Increases Risk for Stroke and Cardiac Death

Hormone therapy (HT) after menopause continues to be a hotly debated issue. While the benefits of estrogen appear to be universally accepted, new study focuses on the risks of discontinuing HT. The study demonstrates that the risk of cardiac death and stroke increases in the first year after discontinuation of HT. Study results are published in iMenopause/i, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Since publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial data, ...

PAD Toolkit

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Toolkit for healthcare professionals, created by the American Heart Association.

Cancer Drug Trodusquemine can Help Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

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A drug to treat breast cancer and
diabetes has been found to melt away the fat inside arteries that can cause
heart attack and stroke. A single dose of ...

Ectopia cordis: Survival and outlook

Ectopia cordis occurs when the heart of a fetus develops outside of the chest. Learn about causes and treatment of this cogenital condition.

Sugary Drinks Increase Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke

Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and juice can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other endemic health problems, reveals a new study.

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The analysis also found a link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing heart disease, ...

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

An analysis of the chemical signatures of fatty deposits in clogged arteries found that they matched lipids produced by mouth and gut bacteria.

Just two sugary drinks per week may raise type 2 diabetes risk

We all know that sugary drinks are not great for our health, but how much is too much? A new review of existing studies investigates.

Mini Strokes can be an Indication of an Upcoming Stroke

Mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) can be a cautionary sign for a serious futuristic stroke found a study published in IF1000 Research/I journal. Annually, around 200,000 Americans have been reported to experience mini strokes.
Patients suffer stroke-like symptoms such as paralysis on one side or difficulty speaking. While symptoms typically go away in less than a few minutes and there's no brain damage, TIAs often are followed by severe strokes.
TIAs are an "ominous prelude" ...

Teen moms at risk of heart disease

Recent research found that teenage first-time mothers have a significantly greater long-term risk of cardiovascular disease than older moms.

Acute Heart Failure Can be Treated by a New Minimally Invasive Procedure

Acute heart failure caused due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock, can now be treated by minimally invasive percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart support found a Cardiovascular Surgery Group research team at the Osaka University in Japan.

This method is anticipated as a new therapy for treating patients with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock. Medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock is very difficult to treat, and mechanical circulatory support is necessary in many cases....

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