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November 24, 2015

CVD among couples – it takes two to tango!

An individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is significantly associated with that of his or her partner, meaning that prevention strategies targeting couples and families may be appropriate, according to a study published recently in Clinical Cardiology.1

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November 24, 2015

Fitness level and CV risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) levels are alarmingly low in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, higher levels being associated with a better cardiovascular (CV) profile in this population, according to a study published recently in Rheumatology.1

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October 30, 2015

Lower income increases risk of death after cardiac surgery

Low household income is associated with higher risk of death after cardiac surgery, even in countries where the entire population has access to free healthcare, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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June 26, 2015

Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as top killer for men

Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the greatest cause of death in the UK – but only among men – according to research published recently in Heart.1

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May 28, 2015

Olympic athletes at risk of multiple cardiac disorders

There is an unexpectedly high prevalence of cardiovascular conditions in athletes eligible for the summer and winter Olympic games, some of which were considered as very serious threats to health, according to research presented recently at EuroPRevent 2015.1

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April 29, 2015

Active rheumatoid arthritis increases cardiovascular risk

Among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, higher disease activity is independently associated with greater left ventricular (LV) relative wall thickness, reflecting subclinical heart disease, according to a study published recently in Rheumatology.1

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April 29, 2015

AF guidelines may drive stroke research funding

The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still far too low when compared with spending on heart disease and cancer, according to a study published recently in the online journal BMJ Open.1

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April 29, 2015

Shorter height is directly associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease

There is a primary association between a genetically determined shorter height and an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), a link that is partly explained by the association between shorter height and an adverse lipid profile, according to a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.1

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March 27, 2015

CVD the top cause of death in women

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%, bucking the misperception of CVD as a man’s disease, according to a recent call for women to reduce their risk from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

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March 27, 2015

Moderate coffee consumption reduces cardiovascular risk

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee daily are less likely to develop coronary atherosclerosis, according to research published online recently in Heart.1

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