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Current news, research and studies about heart disease, including stroke, cardiac arrest, clogged arteries, embolisms, stents, bypass surgery, statins, and more.

Mindfullness and Diabetes Health

Does Everyday Mindfulness Lead to Healthy Glucose Levels?

Does everyday mindfulness lead to better health? A new study from Brown University looked into the connection between higher mindfulness and healthier glucose levels....
Drs. Rudolf Lucas and Maritza Romero

Unhealthy Fat Levels in Type 1 Diabetes May Be Treatable

A drug being studied to block cancer growth has been shown to restore healthier levels of fat, or lipids, in people with type 1...
Metformin Helps Diabetics with Heart Attacks

Diabetes Drug Helps Body Rebuild After Heart Attack

New light has been shed on how a common diabetes drug can be used to aid recovery from a heart attack, an important step...

Amazing: Broken UV Light Leads To Huge Heart Discovery

For a team of Vanderbilt investigators trying to generate heart muscle cells from stem cells, a piece of broken equipment turned out to be...

Discovery May Lead to Diabetic Vascular Disease Prevention, Treatment

Researchers report that a molecule called pre-kallikrein could be a target for preventing and treating whole-body diabetic vascular disease.In an article published in the...

Warning: Diabetes Drug and Blood Thinner Mix Leads to Serious Interaction

University of Southern California study provides evidence of potent drug-to-drug interaction between a commonly used type of blood thinner and certain diabetes drugs. A blood...
Viagra for prediabetes

Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart,...
Plavix Heart Disease Risk

Blood-thinning Medicine Plavix Doesn’t Change Risk of Death

The FDA has issued a statement about their review of the affect the blood-thinning drug Plavix has on the risk of death in patients...
Journal: Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress.Past studies have shown...

Taking Statins Before Aneurysm Repair Improves Outcomes

According to research published in Vascular, patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins before endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery are more likely to survive.Rupture of an abdominal aortic...

Menopause Lowers Good Cholesterol Benefits, Increases Artery Hardening

Good cholesterol (HDL) is supposed to help reduce the risk of heart disease, but a new study shows that women have a higher risk...

For Type 2 Diabetics, Wine Improves Sugar Control, Cholesterol and Heart Health

Drinking a glass of red wine every day as part of a healthy diet can help patients with type 2 diabetes improve cardiac health...

Walking Restores Vascular Health Damaged by Prolonged Sitting

Vascular function is impaired when a person sits for hours, but walking after a prolonged period of sitting can restore vascular health. Learn more...

Air Pollution Causing Increase in Heart Disease Deaths

Toxic, aerosolized fine particles in the air we breath are linked to an overall increase in risk of death, especially relating to heart and...

Urgent Medical Device Correction for HeartMate II from Thoratec

Thoratec has recently received reports of patients experiencing advisory alarms for expired System Controller backup batteries. Three patients were unable to connect their pump...

European Countries: Big Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Death Rates

There are large inequalities in death rates due to diseases of the heart and blood vessels between European countries. This corresponds to lower life...

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