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Accelerometer-derived sleep timing and CVD — UK Biobank cohort study

There is a possible relationship between sleep onset timing and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly for women, found a UK Biobank...

Atherosclerosis in more than 40% of Swedish adults with no known heart disease – SCAPIS

More than 40% of adults ages 50 to 64 years in Sweden without known heart disease were found to have some degree of atherosclerosis,...

Iron deficiency in middle age linked to a higher risk of heart disease

Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a...

Higher intake of dairy fat associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Higher intakes of dairy fat - measured by levels of fatty acids in the blood - were associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease...

21-year study finds evidence for evening hypertensives in diabetics

People with diabetes showed worse long-term survival if they had irregular night-time blood pressure (BP) patterns, according to a cohort study from Italy, published...

Elevated stress a key risk factor in hypertension and cardiovascular events

Healthy adults with high levels of stress hormones were more likely to develop high blood pressure and experience cardiovascular events than those with lower...

Up to three cups of coffee daily linked to significant health benefits — UK Biobank analysis

Up to three cups of coffee per day is associated with a lower risk of stroke, fatal heart disease, and all-cause mortality, in a...

Salt substitute reduces stroke, CV events and mortality risk — SSaSS trial

Among those with previous stroke or older than 60 and with high blood pressure, the rates of stroke, major cardiovascular (CV) events, and death...

Association between womenʼs middle-age height loss and greater risk of death

Women who experience greater height loss during middle age may be at higher risk of death, Swedish research suggests. Scientists previously found that shorter people...

Twice-yearly inclisiran injections as alternative to daily statins in NHS plan

Inclisiran, administered through twice-yearly injections, saw cholesterol levels fall by half in an Imperial College London study. Under a British NHS plan, the gene-silencing...

New ESC and EACTS valvular disease guidelines

In line with recent US recommendations, the newest European guidelines favour a wider pool of patients eligible for surgical and transcatheter interventions for valvular...

Stroke risk 7x higher in sedentary under-60s — Large Canadian study

Adults under 60 who spend eight or more house a day sitting have a sevenfold higher risk of stroke compared with those who spent...

Evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health — 23-year Australia study

Researchers at Australia’s New Edith Cowan University (ECU) found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34%...

Association between womenʼs middle-age height loss and greater risk of death

Women who experience greater height loss during middle age may be at higher risk of death, Swedish research suggests. Scientists previously found that shorter people...

Moderate drinking not associated with increased heart or death risk — Large UK analysis

Those drinking up to 62 grams of alcohol per day – equivalent to two glasses of wine – did not have an increased risk...

Single-shot abelacimab cuts venous thromboembolism risk in knee surgery

A single abelacimab injection prevents blood clots for up to a month after surgery, reducing risk by about 80% compared with enoxaparin, without increasing...

Mortality benefit to adding rivaroxaban to aspirin in coronary artery disease — COMPASS trial

Combining rivaroxaban with aspirin may help certain patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD) live longer than they would with...

Ramadan fasting and cardiovascular disease — Newham University recommendations

Expert consensus says Muslim patients at high cardiovascular risk should not observe strict fasting during Ramadan, writes MedicalBrief. While recommendations on ‘safeʼ fasting exist for...

Final SPRINT study confirms benefits of aggressive BP management

Final results from the landmark SPRINT study confirm that aggressive blood pressure (BP) management, targeting a systolic blood pressure (SBP) below 120 mm Hg,...

Experts urge action to reduce global burden of cardiovascular disease in women

Urgent action is needed to improve care and prevention, fill knowledge gaps and increase awareness about cardiovascular disease in women, according to a report...

Baby Aspirin on par with full-dose for cardiovascular disease

A large landmark study found that low-dose and regular-strength aspirin is equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems in people who already...

Omega-3 supplementation linked with atrial fibrillation risk — Meta-analysis

Omega-3 supplements are associated with an increased likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation in people with high blood lipids, a meta-analysis of randomised control trials...

Lowering BP significantly reduces CV risk even at normal levels

Even in those with normal or only mildly elevated blood pressure (BP), anti-hypertensive medication lowering of BP protects against future cardiovascular (CV) events, found...

'Striking' association of cardiovascular risk factors with late-life cognitive decline

An increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) during young adulthood is associated with cognitive decline in late life, a US data analysis...

CVD the leading cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) was the leading cause of death among the over 16,000 patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) who were enrolled in the...

Cancer survivors face elevated risk of cardiovascular disease over 10 years

A study has found that about 35% of Americans with a cancer history had an elevated risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in the...

Stroke risk higher than expected among COVID-19 patients

Research found patients hospitalized with COVID-19 had a higher risk of stroke, compared with patients who had similar infectious conditions such as influenza and...

Statins found to have no effect on muscle pain in placebo trial

A study has found no overall effect of statins on the frequency or severity of muscle symptoms compared with placebo in people who had...

Large data analysis links cholesterol levels to heart disease and stroke risk

An observational and modelling study which used individual-level data from almost 400,000 people extends existing research because it suggests that increasing levels of non-HDL...

Landmark study highlights importance of cholesterol monitoring of young adults

Adults as young as 25, not only older people, need to know their “bad cholesterol” (non-HDL) levels so they can change their lifestyle or...

Canadian review: Aspirin not recommended for those not at risk of CVD

Those who've never had a heart attack or stroke, should not be taking daily aspirin to prevent them, found a Canadian review of ...

New NICE hypertension guidelines a 'pragmatic compromise’ — The Lancet

The latest UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on antihypertensives "should be welcomed" as "a pragmatic compromise", writes The Lancet in an...

Pets, especially dogs, linked with better cardiovascular health

Pet owners were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level, with the greatest benefits for those...

Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of CVD

Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if...

Daily 4-in-1 polypill could cut CVD risk in low-income countries

A study has shown that a daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, BBC...

Insomnia potentially increases CVD and stroke risk

People suffering from insomnia are potentially at a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure, and stroke, according to a study. In this...

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce cardiovascular risk

While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a...

High daily coffee use not linked to arterial stiffness — large study

In a large middle-aged UK cohort without cardiovascular disease, moderate to heavy coffee consumption — up to 25 cups a day — was not...

More aggressive statin therapy sometimes needed to fight 'bad' cholesterol

A study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for a large number of patients taking statin medications, and that treatment could help reduce...

Upper limit put on safe consumption of coffee

Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble...