November 19, 2014
NHLBI Media Availability: NIH Ends Transcranial Doppler (TCD) with Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (TWiTCH) Clinical Trial Due to Early Results
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has ended the Transcranial Doppler (TCD) with Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (TWiTCH) clinical trial early in agreement with the recommendations of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB).
November 18, 2014
NHLBI Media Availability: Mitral valve repair following heart attack may offer patients little to no benefit
Routinely adding mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass graft surgery for heart attack patients may not be warranted in patients with moderate mitral valve damage, according to an NIH-funded study.
Emotional stress and heart disease in women: an interview with Dr. Viola Vaccarino
When it comes to the effects of emotional stress on the heart, young men and women may not be created equal. Understanding the role of emotional factors—in particular psychological stress—on heart disease risk is a professional passion for longtime NHLBI grantee, Dr. Viola Vaccarino, a leader in women’s health research. Read full fact sheet...
October 2, 2014
: Brown University News
Hypertension risk rises closer to major roadways
A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. The Brown University-led analysis used data from NHLBI's Women's Health Initiative and assessed 5,400 post-menopausal women in the San Diego metropolitan area. Researchers found that women who lived within 100 meters of a highway or major arterial road had a 22-percent greater risk of hypertension than women who lived at least 1,000 meters away. In a range of intermediate distances, hypertension risk rose with proximity to the roadways.
October 1, 2014
: HealthDay News
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
Genes may interact with stress to trigger heart disease in some people, a new study suggests. The genetic risk occurs in about 13 percent of people, but only in those who are white. The finding could help these people reduce their heart disease risk through simple measures such as exercise, a healthy diet and stress management, the Duke University researchers said. This research was funded in part by the NHLBI.