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Uncontrolled Hypertension Linked With Heart Failure Risk

You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Hypertension affects every third person in the country and is one of the most common lifestyle diseases today. Treating high blood pressure can take a multi-pronged approach including diet changes, medication, and exercise.

What makes the situation worse is that about 90% of those suffering from this disease are not aware of it. It is estimated that about one-third of the Indian population will suffer from this disease by 2020....

Meditation may help to lower heart disease risk

The AHA conclude that meditation may be useful to help lower the risk of heart disease, but that it should be used with other heart-healthy interventions.

Cold Weather May Increase Risk Of Heart Failure

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Hospitalization and death of elderly patients with heart failure were found to be linked to the changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, reveals a new study in iEnvironment International./i ...

Heart Failure Treatment Effective With Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Treatment with umbilical cord-derived stem cells for heart failure can lead to notable improvements in heart muscle function and quality of life, according to a new study published in ICirculation Research/I.
"We are encouraged by our findings because they could pave the way to a non-invasive, promising new therapy for a group of patients who face grim odds," said study corresponding author Fernando Figueroa, M.D., professor of medicine at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile.
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Genetic Testing Helps Set Safe Dose of Blood Thinner Warfarin

Genetic testing can help determine the optimal dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery, reveals a new study.

Warfarin, commonly known as Coumadin, is frequently used to prevent a life-threatening blood clot. It is often prescribed to people having hip or knee replacement surgery, as well as to individuals with certain heart conditions that leave them vulnerable to a stroke.

Despite its decades-long use, determining the correct dose can be difficult....

Heart failure could be treated using umbilical cord stem cells

In the first study of its kind, researchers find that stem cells derived from the umbilical cord can be used to treat heart failure.

Stopping aspirin treatment raises cardiovascular risk by over a third

A new study suggests that people who stop taking aspirin to prevent a first or second cardiovascular event may endanger their health by doing so.

Immune Cells may Heal Bleeding Brain After A Stroke

While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body's war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests they can act as medics as well.

By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an intracerebral hemorrhage, a form of stroke caused by ruptured blood vessels.

The study suggests that two neutrophil-related proteins may play critical roles in protecting the brain from stroke-induced ...

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