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Articles tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

February 25, 2015

Premature childbirth link to CVD risk

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), according to the results of a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1

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January 29, 2015

Risk of mortality and worse outcomes in new AF patients

Mortality and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes are worse for patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) managed in UK primary care, according to a study published recently in the British Journal of Cardiology.1

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August 5, 2014

The age of no retirement?

A unique meeting, ‘The Age of No Retirement?’ will be held at the Oxo Tower, London, 1–6 October 2014. This will bring together individuals from a wide range of disciplines to explore the social and economic opportunities of a Britain in which the average person now lives 10 years longer than was expected just 40 years ago.

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April 30, 2014

WCC 2014 – the war on salt

The importance of national targets to reduce premature mortality related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as dietary salt guidelines, will be highlighted by the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) 2014 (Melbourne, Australia 4–7 May).

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April 30, 2014

Improving care for patients with AHF

The effectiveness of clear policy initiatives for reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is highlighted by a recent report1 from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. “Change at the policy level has the power to save lives and the potential for more efficient use of resources,” say the authors.

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March 28, 2014

Gastric surgery could halve heart attack and stroke rates

Obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight could halve their risk of heart attack, according to a study published recently in the International Journal of Cardiology.1

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March 28, 2014

Insomnia symptoms associated with mortality

Insomnia symptoms, especially difficulty initiating sleep and non-restorative sleep, are associated with a higher risk of mortality, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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November 20, 2013

Psoriasis patients should be screened for CVD

Patients with psoriasis should undergo regular evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research1 presented at ESC Congress 2013.

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July 30, 2013

Location of body fat can elevate heart disease and cancer risk

Individuals with excessive abdominal fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than individuals with a similar body mass index (BMI) who carry their fat in other areas of the body, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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May 22, 2013

Demanding physical work linked to higher risk of CVD

Demanding physical work has a detrimental effect on an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to two studies presented at this year’s EuroPRevent 2013 congress.

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