Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds study

Money may not buy happiness, but a bigger paycheck is good for your heart. And new research suggests the reverse is also true: When income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure goes up

Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds studyFor the study, researchers tracked income and heart health among nearly 9,000 adults in four areas in the United States. Their income was checked twice: from 1987 to 1989, and again between 1993 and 1995. Heart health was monitored through 2016. Over that time, one in 10 saw their household income plummet by more than […]

Diabetic women at a higher risk of heart failure than men, reveals study

Doctors have long known about a link between diabetes and an increased risk of heart failure, but a new paper suggests the link is significantly stronger in women than in men

Diabetic women at a higher risk of heart failure than men, reveals studyWomen who have diabetes are at greater risk of experiencing heart failure than men with the same condition, a new study has warned. According to research published in the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), women who have type 1 diabetes have a 47 per cent increased possibility of heart […]

Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery, finds study

For obese diabetics in a large U.S. study, weight-loss surgery was linked with a significant reduction in long-term rates of major cardiovascular problems

Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery, finds studyThe study doesn’t prove that surgery caused the better outcomes. But researchers found that obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who had weight-loss surgery were roughly 35% less likely to experience problems like heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure, and they were less likely to die during the study. They also lost more weight, controlled […]

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday, September 03

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries  Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global ‘epidemiologic transition’ between different types of chronic disease. While cardiovascular disease remains, for now, the leading cause of mortality worldwide among middle-aged adults – accounting for 40% of all deaths – that […]

Malaria infection linked with increased risk of heart failure, finds study

Malaria infection is linked with a 30% raised risk of heart failure, according to a small study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology

Malaria infection linked with increased risk of heart failure, finds studyThe mosquito-borne infection affects more than 219 million people worldwide each year, according to 2018 statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). “We have seen an increase in the incidence of malaria cases and what is intriguing is we have seen the same increase in cardiovascular disease in the same regions,” said first author Dr […]

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals study

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals studyPrevious observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them, explained Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead study author […]

Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

Stress is much more harmful for young and middle-aged women with cardiovascular disease than for other patients, new research indicates

Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest study

Men and women with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees were at higher risk of dying from heart disease or heart failure

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest studyHaving osteoarthritis may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Osteoarthritis, the painful degenerative disease of the joint cartilage and bones that progresses with age, affects about 10 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women over 60. There is no cure. Researchers studied 469,177 residents of southern Sweden who ranged in […]

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems later in life

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don’t to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems later in lifeCompared to women with normal blood pressure during every pregnancy, women who developed hypertensive disorders, or high blood pressure, during one or more pregnancies were 57% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke at some point between ages 40 and 70. “We knew that women who experienced hypertensive disorders in pregnancy have a […]

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart disease

The study, the most in-depth in the world, shows for the first time how smoking harms all of the cardiovascular system - the heart and major blood vessels

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart diseaseLead researcher, Professor Emily Banks from the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, said the study examined the impact of smoking for every possible cardiovascular disease. “That includes investigating the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, heart muscle disease, rhythm problems, and gangrene in Australians from every walk of life: men, women, […]
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