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Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research by the University of Birmingham has found.

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More Not Necessarily Better with Heart Valve Operations

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

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Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults with High Blood Pressure

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A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure — the top number in a blood pressure test — especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings.

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HIV-Positive Adults Are Under-Treated for Cardiovascular Problems Compared to Those Without HIV

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People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV.

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For Infants with Certain Forms of Heart Disease, Are Shunts or Stents Better to Maintain Blood Flow Until Surgery?

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Infants with various forms of congenital heart disease require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive until a more definitive operation can be performed. In a recent study, pediatric researchers compared two methods to provide that flow: a shunt to reroute blood and an implanted stent to maintain an open path for blood flow. They found that stents were preferable for selected patients.

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New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs Associated with Lower Kidney Risks, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of oral anticoagulant (blood-thinning medication) a patient takes to prevent a stroke and increased risks of kidney function decline or failure.

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Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

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By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

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New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients

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A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery.







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