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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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Medicare selects participants for new five-year cardiovascular initiative

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chose hundreds of participants for a new initiative aimed at reducing the risks for heart attacks and strokes for Medicare beneficiaries.

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.

Endotronix closes Series C round funding for development of artery sensor

Digital health company Endotronix has raised $32 million in its Series C round funding that will help finance development on its cloud-based patient management system and artery sensors.

FDA approves St. Jude Medical’s CRT software

The FDA approved St. Jude Medical’s SyncAV cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) software July 11 for independent use or with the company’s MultiPoint pacing technology.

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.

HeartWare recalls batteries for its ventricular assist device

HeartWare Inc. voluntarily recalled batteries for its HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) on June 29 after discovering the batteries may lose power prematurely due to faulty cells.

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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