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Articles tagged ‘heart disease’

June 26, 2015

Mental health problems and cardiovascular health

Common mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety contribute to a significant number of days of work lost in the UK. Stress, depression and anxiety were found to account for more than 15 million sick days in 2013, according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.1

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May 28, 2014

Stem cell therapies look promising for heart disease

Stem cell therapies work as a complement to standard treatments, potentially cutting the number of deaths after a year, according to evidence published recently in The Cochrane Library.1

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December 20, 2013

Blood viral load nearly doubles heart disease prevalence

The role of HIV in causing structural heart disease supports introducing cardiovascular screening in all HIV patients, particularly those with a positive blood viral load, according to research presented by Dr Nieves Montoro (Madrid, Spain) at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013, held recently in Istanbul, Turkey.

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October 30, 2013

Psychological interventions halve cardiovascular deaths

Psychological interventions halve deaths and cardiovascular events in heart disease patients, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013, held recently in Madrid, Spain.

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June 20, 2013

Sleep apnoea experts concur on sudden death increased risk

A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnoea can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death, according to the largest study1 of its kind published online recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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July 24, 2012

Managing heart disease in the workplace

A new online guide to help employers raise awareness about heart disease in their workplaces was launched recently by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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December 9, 2010

Vitamin B1 may prevent cardiac problems in diabetes

Diabetes UK-funded research shows that a dietary supplement of the synthetic derivative of vitamin B1 has the potential to prevent heart disease caused by diabetes.

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October 30, 2009

Heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers of women worldwide

A conference at Heart House on 5 November aims to raise awareness of the need for gender-specific research and treatment. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death for women worldwide, killing more than 8.6 million, more than the total number who die from cancer, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

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