Wearable defibrillators may be an alternative to surgically implanted device for children with certain heart rhythm disorders

Study Highlights: Study finds external wearable defibrillators are safe and effective in children with ventricular heart rhythm disorders that put them at risk for sudden cardiac death. The wearable devices may provide a reliable alternative to surgically implanted defibrillators in patients who cannot have surgically placed devices or who do not need them long term. […]

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Extreme, high temperatures may double or triple heart-related deaths

Research Highlights: In Kuwait, a country known for hot weather, death certificates reveal that on days when the temperatures reached extremes of an average daily temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease dramatically increased. With unprecedentedly high temperatures, people living in inherently hot regions of the world may be at […]

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As COVID-19 cases increase, preventing a second heart attack or stroke is vital

Reducing risk of another event and staying as healthy as possible is more important than ever DALLAS  — As hospitals, health professionals and healthcare systems, governments and leaders work to reduce community spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and protect the most vulnerable individuals, the American Heart Association offers further tips for heart attack […]

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Drinks with added sugars linked to lipid imbalance, which increases CVD risk

Research Highlights: Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages daily was linked to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), (“good” cholesterol), and higher triglyceride levels, both of which can increase cardiovascular disease risk. Drinking up to 12 ounces of 100% fruit juice per day was not associated with adverse changes in blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels. DALLAS — Drinking 12 […]

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New target identified for repairing the heart after heart attack

An immune cell is shown for the first time to be involved in creating the scar that repairs the heart after damage Billions of cardiac muscle cells are lost during a heart attack. The human heart cannot replenish these lost cells, so the default mechanism of repair is to form a cardiac scar. While this […]

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New therapy may ease congestion for heart failure patients

The American Heart Association estimates that the total cost of heart failure in the United States could reach $70 billion by 2030. Volume overload contributes to 90% of heart failure-related hospitalizations in the U.S. A new therapy developed by Sequana Medical demonstrates that direct sodium removal (DSR) is a safer alternative to remove excess sodium from the […]

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Researchers bid to slow down heart failure

A new research project funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at the University of Manchester aims to find a way to slow down the progression of heart failure. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition that affects 920,000 people in the UK. For people with severe heart failure, everyday tasks like going upstairs or walking […]

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