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Anger and hostility can have harmful affects on one’s cardiovascular health, but the color of your skin may determine how severe that impact will be. 

 

 

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Scientists develop injectable gels that could prevent heart failure

Heart attacks cause severe damage to the heart, which over time can lead to heart failure. It can be hard to anticipate and even more difficult to prevent, but a new medical product may be able to help.

Heart health can depend on job type

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that some jobs put you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease than others. 

Patients with heart failure and improved or recovered ejection fraction may have improved outcomes

A retrospective cohort study found that patients with heart failure and improved or recovered ejection fraction (HFrecEF) had lower mortality rates and less frequent hospitalizations compared with patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction or preserved ejection fraction.

Flu vaccines associated with 24 percent all-cause death reduction in type 2 diabetes patients

For adults with type 2 diabetes, the benefits of getting a seasonal flu vaccine go beyond avoiding an annoying infection. Vaccine recipients were admitted to the hospital at significantly lower rates for many cardiovascular and respiratory problems and were 24 percent less likely to die of any cause when compared to type 2 diabetes patients who did not get a vaccine.

 
New research suggests cardiovascular mortality could be affected by the color of your skin

Anger and hostility can have harmful affects on one’s cardiovascular health, but the color of your skin may determine how severe that impact will be. 

Palliative care is uncommon among heart failure patients

The use of palliative care in patients with heart failure doubled from 2007 to 2013, according to a cross-sectional analysis of Veterans Affairs external peer review program data. However, the researchers noted that only 7.6 percent of patients received palliative care, which they deemed as low.

Penn Medicine study shows side effects of breast cancer drug

A new preclinical study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania outlines the effects a certain breast cancer drug has on an individual’s cardiovascular health.

The presence of anemia in chronic heart failure patients worsens outcomes

An observational study at an outpatient clinic in the United Kingdom found that patients with chronic heart failure who had anemia had higher rates of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality compared with those who did not have anemia. More than one-quarter of the patients had anemia.

Study: Young black athletes die of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy more than other subgroups

Although heart diseases can affect anyone, a new study shows evidence that a certain string of heart failures occur more often in minorities.

Study links alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disorders

Consuming a lot of alcohol has long been associated with heart problems, but a new study offers an uncharted perspective on “wet” counties versus “dry” counties and how living in either can affect cardiovascular health.

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