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Heart failure patient and clinician risk perceptions differ drastically

Physicians identified a majority of patients with advanced heart failure as at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or death while...

Social inequality may impact adult cardiovascular risk before birth

Children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and neighborhoods appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls. In adults, this may indicate higher...

Shingles associated with stroke and heart attack

Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a research letter published today...

Physical activity may be more important than BMI for cardiovascular disease...

The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research...

Intensive blood pressure control could prevent 100,000 deaths each year

Researchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the USA each year. “The public health impact of...

Plethysmography test predicts risk for cardiovascular disease

A new test that predicts an individual's risk for developing cardiovascular disease has been launched today by Everist Health. "The test is non-invasive and...

Blood troponin level could predict silent heart disease risk

A high-sensitivity blood test could be used to predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack according to new research funded by...