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Lifestyle-Dementia Links Persist Regardless of Risk Genes, French Study Shows

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Lifestyle and other dementia risk factors were linked with cognitive changes independently of genetic risks for Alzheimer's disease, a French prospective study found. Across nearly 5,200 people in three French cities, worse.

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Study finds fat cells influence heart health in Chagas disease

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Jyothi Nagajyothi, Ph.D. and her laboratory at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) have identified what may be the main mechanism for how chronic Chagas disease, a parasitic infection affecting millions of people worldwide, can cause irreversible and potentially fatal heart damage.

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Abnormal vascular thickness and stiffness in young adults with type 1 diabetes: new insights from cutting-edge ultrasound modalities

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Early markers of CVD include increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and pulse.

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Illinois hospital launches 1st-of-its-kind stroke study

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

A team of physicians at Rockford, Ill.-based Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside participated in a unique stroke study that used patients' stem cells to promote tissue regeneration, it announced May 22.

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Brain Risks Drop When Diet Includes More Minimally Processed Foods

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- A diet high in ultra-processed foods upped the risk of cognitive impairment or stroke, data from the prospective REGARDS study showed. However, risk of either cognitive decline or stroke fell for people who had higher intake.

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FLOW Trial Fortifies Semaglutide's Role in Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

HCPLive

Semaglutide 1.0 mg reduced major kidney disease events and slowed eGFR decline in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to the FLOW trial.

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Night-time heat significantly increases the risk of stroke

Science Daily - Stroke

Researchers show that nocturnal heat significantly increases the risk of stroke. The findings can contribute to the development of preventive measures: With them, the population can better protect themselves against the risks of climate change with increasingly frequent hot nights. In addition, knowledge of the consequences of hot nights can improve patient care.

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Ultraprocessed Food Consumption in Young Kids Tied to Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- High consumption of ultraprocessed foods in children as young as 3 years of age was associated with adiposity and other cardiometabolic risk factors, a study in JAMA Network Open found. In this exclusive video interview, study.

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Tea, Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Gout

HCPLive

An analysis of individual food groups revealed higher intakes of healthy plant foods, including tea, coffee, and whole grains were linked to a lower risk of gout.

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An undergraduate who is an EKG tech sees something. The computer calls it completely normal. How about the physicians?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

This was sent by an undergraduate (not yet in medical school, but applying now) who works as an ED technician (records all EKGs, helps with procedures, takes vital signs) and who reads this blog regularly. Edited by Smith He also sent me this great case. A 63 year old man with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, prediabetes, and a family history of CAD developed chest pain, shortness of breath, and diaphoresis after consuming a large meal at noon.

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Understanding a broken heart

Science Daily - Heart Disease

The stress of heart failure is remembered by the body and appears to lead to recurrent failure, along with other related health issues, according to new research. Researchers have found that heart failure leaves a 'stress memory' in the form of changes to the DNA modification of hematopoietic stem cells, which are involved in the production of blood and immune cells called macrophages.

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GLP-1 Agonist Scripts Jumped 600% for Teens, Young Adults Since 2020

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- The number of adolescents and young adults prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist increased nearly 600% over the past few years, pharmacy data indicated. From 2020 to 2023, the number of individuals ages.

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Significant gaps between science of obesity and the care patients receive

American Heart News - Heart News

Statement Highlights: More than 40% of adults in the United States live with obesity, and the percentage of people living with obesity continues to increase dramatically. While experts have learned a great deal about the causes of obesity and.

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Implications of HBV DNA Integration on Care in 2024

HCPLive

In this segment of our 6-part discussion on updates and unmet needs within the management of hepatitis B virus focuses on how advancing understanding of HBV DNA integration is influencing care in 2024.

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Instructors' Collection ECG: Wide Complex Tachycardia

ECG Guru

The Patient: A 78-year-old woman called emergency responders because she had palpitations. She was alert and oriented. Her BP was reported as being “stable”. We do not have information about her past medical history. We will update this post if we receive information about her outcome. ECG Number 1, 11:57 a.m.: There is a wide-complex tachycardia at a rate of about 230 bpm.

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Ozempic Protects Kidneys, Boosts Survival in Diabetes Patients With CKD

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- For people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), semaglutide (Ozempic) reduced the risk of major kidney events and death from cardiovascular causes, the phase III FLOW trial showed. Added to usual care, the.

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Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM): Essential Insights for Pregnancy and Across the Lifespan 

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

As we near the end of National Women’s Health Awareness Month, at CMHC , we want to bring attention to the important discussion of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) during pregnancy and across the lifespan. CGM offers continuous, real-time glucose readings around the clock, surpassing traditional methods like HbA1C measurements and blood finger sticks.

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Ultraprocessed Food Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Children, Study Finds

HCPLive

A recent study suggests that high ultraprocessed food consumption in preschool children is linked to increased cardiometabolic risk factors.

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Extreme temperatures may increase risk of stroke mortality, especially in low-income countries

Science Daily - Stroke

Extreme heat and extreme cold are both associated with increased risks of death from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, according to a new study. The researchers found that the link between extreme temperatures and stroke mortality was stronger in low-income countries than in high-income countries.

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Heart disease in pregnancy and risk of pre-eclampsia: a Swedish register-based study

Open Heart

Background and aims Pre-eclampsia complicates 3–5% of pregnancies worldwide and is associated with adverse outcomes for the mother and the offspring. Pre-eclampsia and heart failure have common risk factors, including hypertension, obesity and diabetes. It is not known whether heart failure increases the risk of pre-eclampsia. This study examines whether pregestational heart failure increases the risk of pre-eclampsia.

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Handed this ECG from triage. What will you do?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Sean Trostel MD I returned to my desk after seeing a patient and saw this screening ECG sitting on my desk to be read. The patient was a man in his 80s with chief complaint listed as: "hyperglycemia, weakness, ground level fall." ECG #1 @ 15:30 What do you think? Slow, irregular rhythm - likely slow atrial fibrillation Very wide QRS measuring ~180 ms in some leads, not fitting LBBB morphology and wider than vast majority of LBBB No signs of OMI, no modified Sgarbossa criteria Peaked T

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Improving Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination in 2024

HCPLive

In this segment of our 6-part discussion on updates and unmet needs within the management of hepatitis B virus focuses on the need to improve HBV screening and vaccination.

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Ultra-Processed Foods and Mortality; Improving Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Eating more ultra-processed foods tied to cognitive decline, stroke, according to study

Science Daily - Stroke

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke. It only shows an association.

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How To Reverse Diabetes.

Dr. Paddy Barrett

In the US, over 45% of the population has either diabetes or pre-diabetes 1. The absolute majority of those with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is usually associated with excess visceral fat and poor cardiometabolic health. This is not good. Why? Because a diagnosis of diabetes is very likely to shorten your life. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at age 30 can result in a 14 to 16-year shorter lifespan 2.

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Exploring Diet’s Role in Managing Ulcerative Colitis, with Oriana Damas, MD

HCPLive

Damas explains what inspired her research about the impact of a low-calorie plant-based diet on clinical response to medication in patients with ulcerative colitis.

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AI-Guidance Boosts Arrhythmia Ablation Success in Persistent Cases

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- For persistent atrial fibrillation (Afib), adding artificial intelligence guidance for ablation site selection improved success, the TAILORED trial showed. Freedom from Afib after one procedure regardless of antiarrhythmic.

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How are asthma and heart health linked?

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Although the heart and lungs are neighbors in your chest, people may think of them as separate entities with unrelated problems.

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Cardiac care: more good news for young, healthy white men

Heart Sisters

This international Commission aims to address the known disparities in cardiovascular care which vary depending on your age, your skin colour, your mental health and whether you're a man or a woman.

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Finerenone Treatment Slows Chronic Kidney Disease Progression After Heart Failure Hospitalization

HCPLive

A numerically slower decline in eGFR was reported in the finerenone cohort after hospitalization for heart failure when compared with placebo.

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PROTECT Drugs Tied to Slower eGFR Decline vs Standard Care in IgA Nephropathy

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Both sparsentan (Filspari) and irbesartan were associated with significantly slower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline compared with standard of care in patients with immunoglobulin A.

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Study finds good clinical outcomes for over 30% of ischemic stroke patients receiving endovascular treatment

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients beyond six hours from onset is still effective, according to a collaborative study conducted by the LKS Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) and Queen Mary Hospital (QMH). The study, conducted over five years, found that over 30% of patients who received endovascular treatment had a good clinical outcome even after six hours of the onset of symptoms.

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High Yield Heart Health

Dr. Paddy Barrett

I want to give you the best opportunity to have optimal cardiovascular health. Most people want the highest-yield information to improve their heart health. Some people want the full masterclass, but most people just want the core content. The Heart Health Formula is the masterclass. And while it has EVERYTHING you need, it does take some time to get through it.

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Blood Test Measuring Lp(a)

HCPLive

Announced on May 22, 2024, the Roche Diagnostics Tina-quant® Lp(a) assay measures lipoprotein (a) in a person’s bloodstream to evaluate cardiovascular risk.

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Analysis: Pulsed Field Afib Ablation Superior to Thermal Methods

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- Pulsed field ablation (PFA) trials continued to accrue positive data, as reported at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting. Superiority, Finally Secondary analysis of the pivotal ADVENT trial showed that.

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Modular communicative leadless ICD found to be safe and exceeds performance expectations

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Wireless implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) eliminate the lead-related complications that come with a wired ICD, but they are unsuitable for patients with ventricular tachycardia, when the heart beats too quickly, or bradycardia, when the resting heart rate is seen as low.

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Christus Health opens another heart institute

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Sulphur Springs, Texas-based Christus Health will expand its services and open a new cardiology location.

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