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BMI and waist circumference can predict CVD risk

22/02/2011

A new study has concluded that body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, when accurately measured by trained staff, can actually predict the risk of fatal and…

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A warfarin replacement finally delivers the goods in AF

22/02/2011

A new oral drug that does not need monitoring showed benefits over warfarining patients with atrial fibrillation in the phase 3 RE-LY (Randomised Evaluation of Long-Term…

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Mediterranean diet reduces new-onset diabetes

16/02/2011

Individuals at high cardiovascular risk but without diabetes who followed a Mediterranean diet had half the rate of new-onset diabetes over four years compared with those…

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Lp(a) screening recommended by European Atherosclerosis Society

16/02/2011

Patients at moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease should be screened for elevated Lp(a) and take niacin to lower levels to under 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L),…

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Cardiovascular risk increases after invasive dental treatment

16/02/2011

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Ann Int Med 2010;153:499-506) suggests that the risk of cardiovascular events increases sharply in the month…

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Latest NICE guidance on chronic heart failure

16/02/2011

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance on the management of chronic heart failure. This updates and replaces the…

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Coffee consumption shows cardiovascular benefits for women

16/02/2011

A meta-analysis of a number of cohorts studies published in the International Journal of Cardiology (2009;137:216-25) demonstrates that habitual coffee consumption may be…

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The novel anti-anginal drug, Ivabradine, shows surprising benefit in heart failure

16/02/2011

A new agent that slows heart rate by inhibiting sodium-potassium channels found in the sino-atrial node of the heart appears to benefit heart failure patients when added…

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Crossing your legs is bad for your blood pressure

16/02/2011

Crossing your leg over may not be good for your blood pressure! A team from Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, has shown, in a study of 25…

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Playing active video games can be good for your heart

16/02/2011

Playing active video games such as Wii sport and Wii fit can provide energy expenditures equal to moderate-intensity exercise, according to a new study, sponsored by…

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A new anticoagulant prevents stroke in patients with AF

16/02/2011

Another breakthrough in anticoagulation therapy appears to be on the horizon with the new oral factor Xa inhibitor, apixaban, having shown a clinically important…

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Fruit and Vegetables linked to reduced heart disease risk

02/02/2011

High Intake of Fruit and Vegetables Again Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

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Calcium Supplements

06/10/2010

Randomised studies suggest that calcium supplements without coadministered vitamin D are associated with an increased incidence of myocardial infarction.

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