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Cardiology, Kidney, DNA, genes

Kidney Gene Implicated in Increased Heart Failure Risk

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Scientists have identified the first DNA sequence variant common in the population that is not only associated with an increased risk of heart failure, but appears to play a role in causing it. The variant, a change in a single letter of the DNA sequence, impairs channels that control kidney function.

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CPR, Cardiopulmonary Arrests, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Heart Attack, Medical Device, Cardiac Arrest, Emergency Response

Mechanical Versus Manual CPR—Too Close to Call

A systematic review comparing mechanical to manual chest compressions has failed to demonstrate that one is superior to the other.

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Blood Pressure, Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Health

Resistance Training Benefits Cardiovascular Health

Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that resistance training has some similar effects as aerobic exercise in lowering a person’s blood pressure.

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Heart Attack, Low Kidney Function, Myocardial Infarction

Post Heart Attack, Patients with Lower Kidney Function Not Taking Prescribed Meds

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Among older adults with a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction), those with lower levels of kidney function are less likely to take their medications as prescribed, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

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Atrial Fibrillation, Abnormal Heart Rhythm, Dialysis

A Pounding Heart May be Dangerous for Some Kidney Patients

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The abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation, is increasingly common in patients on dialysis and is linked to a sharp rise in death, in an already at-risk population, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

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Cardiovacular Disease, Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Blood Pressure Control

Research Demonstrates Legacy Effect of Blood Pressure Lowering Medications

In a study published in December 2010, in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association, investigators have shown that early treatment with blood pressure-lowering medications provides a long-term benefit of reducing the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted by researchers from the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey (CVI) at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in collaboration with researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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University Of Pennsylvania Health System, University Of Pennsylvania, Cardiology, Cholesterol, HDL, Heart Disease, Heart Disease Prevention, medical advances, Medical Research

New Measure Trumps HDL Levels in Protecting Against Heart Disease

New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that a different metric, a measure of HDL function called cholesterol efflux capacity, is more closely associated with protection against heart disease than HDL cholesterol levels themselves. Findings study could lead to new therapies in the fight against heart disease.

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Black History Month, Hypertension, medical check-ups

Black History Month Can Focus on the Health and Well-Being of African Americans

February is a time for medical check-ups for African Americans.

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Light, Sleep, Melatonin, Diabetes, Cancer, Blood Pressure

Room Light Before Bedtime May Impact Sleep Quality, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

According to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis.

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Dr. Holly Andersen, Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, Heart Month, Healthy heart tips, Heart Disease

Pump Up Your Heart in Five Easy Steps

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Did you know that a good night's sleep can help prevent heart disease? There are many simple ways to lower your risk. During February, American Heart Month, Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, offers some easy steps to improve heart health and overall well-being throughout the year.







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