African Americans who smoke appear to have more than twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease compared to those who do not smoke, a new study has found. The findings—the first up-close look at the relationship between smoking and coronary heart disease in this population—also examined the risk for plaque buildup in the arteries of...
Women who have COVID-19 during childbirth are more likely to face complications than women without COVID-19. While the absolute risk for complications is very low, the relative risks for problems like clotting and early labor are significant, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Not only do COVID-19 patients have a heightened clotting risk, but they may also have an imbalance in their ability to break down clots, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Researchers have developed a blood test that could make it possible for doctors to detect—then quickly prevent or slow down—acute heart transplant rejection, a potentially deadly condition that occurs in the early months after a patient has received a donor heart.
People who are hospitalized with COVID-19 and not on a ventilator have a reduced risk for death when they receive convalescent plasma with high levels of coronavirus antibodies, according to a study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Aggressive use of red blood cell transfusion for very premature infants born before 29 weeks of pregnancy and those weighing less than 1,000 grams (slightly more than two pounds) does not improve survival.
Nutrition researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health find people whose diets are rich in anti-inflammatory foods, including leafy greens, dark yellow vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, have fewer incidents of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease years later.
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Women who experience menopause before age 40 have an increased risk for aging-related changes in cells that elevate risk for coronary heart disease. Researchers can use this discovery to study the effectiveness of early detection and personalized treatments.