Researchers are studying how to update and personalize the tools doctors use to predict a patient’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease The annual physical exam is often a routine event for many people. A primary care doctor looks at, among many things, their patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight, to help glean the health...
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Adults were 30-40% less likely to experience a stroke if they scored higher on “Life’s Simple 7,” measures of heart-healthy living. The study also found that adults who experienced a stroke but had fewer cardiovascular risks experienced the event 5-6 years later.
Postmenopausal women who were more optimistic lived about four years longer than peers who were least optimistic, according to research from the Women’s Health Initiative.
Researchers link extreme warm-weather days in the U.S. to slight increases in the number of premature deaths among adults ages 20 and older.
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To provide patients with a noninvasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.
After partnering with 135 women, researchers found that those who experienced a complication related to high blood pressure during pregnancy were twice as likely to have high blood pressure 10 years later.
A study with more than 100,000 adults found that breakthrough COVID-19 infections occurred among 4.4% of people living with HIV compared to 3.5% of people living without HIV. These findings may support future COVID-19 vaccine guidance for adults living with HIV.
After reviewing data from thousands of adults, researchers found adults who used e-cigarettes with cigarettes did not have a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease.
By using images of a patient’s heart and pairing that information with their medical history, researchers created an algorithm to help healthcare provides better predict adults at greatest risk for sudden cardiac death.
Researchers found that combining a virtual game with social support helped increase physical activity levels among individuals who experienced high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Following a Mediterranean-style diet is linked to a lower risk of preeclampsia, a dangerously high level of blood pressure in pregnant women, according to a large observational study.