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Hispanic heart patients born abroad face a greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than their American-born counterparts, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Cardiovascular deaths are up 2 percent from 2015 and have been identified as one of the fastest-growing health problems in the U.S., the United Health Foundation (UHF) reported this week in its 28th annual ranking report.

Patients who receive target or near-target doses of evidence-based medicine (EBM) are more likely to continue working after a heart failure hospitalization, according to a study of Danish individuals published Dec. 6 in JACC: Heart Failure.

Damage inflicted during non-cardiac surgery can reach heart cells and significantly raise a patient’s risk of mortality for up to one year after the procedure, according to research published this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning heart muscle from pluripotent stem cells that is large enough to patch over damaged areas in human heart attack patients.

 

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Hispanics born abroad have higher CVD rates than US-born counterparts

Hispanic heart patients born abroad face a greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than their American-born counterparts, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

U.S. health rankings: Mississippi, other Southern states had highest CVD death rates in 2017

Cardiovascular deaths are up 2 percent from 2015 and have been identified as one of the fastest-growing health problems in the U.S., the United Health Foundation (UHF) reported this week in its 28th annual ranking report.

Optimal drug dosing after heart failure extends patients’ careers

Patients who receive target or near-target doses of evidence-based medicine (EBM) are more likely to continue working after a heart failure hospitalization, according to a study of Danish individuals published Dec. 6 in JACC: Heart Failure.

Heart cell damage during non-cardiac surgery can be fatal, but often unnoticed

Damage inflicted during non-cardiac surgery can reach heart cells and significantly raise a patient’s risk of mortality for up to one year after the procedure, according to research published this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Engineers develop living heart muscle large enough to cover area damaged by MI

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning heart muscle from pluripotent stem cells that is large enough to patch over damaged areas in human heart attack patients.

Heart failure-related hospitalizations, mortalities see downward trend

Heart failure-related hospitalizations and in-hospital mortalities have decreased significantly since the turn of the millennium, the American Heart Association has reported, despite a general increase in the burden of heart failure (HF) comorbidities.

Researchers detail trends of increasing heart failure across UK

The number of new people diagnosed with heart failure each year in the United Kingdom is now similar to that of the most four common types of cancer combined, according to the most comprehensive review of heart failure statistics in the U.K. to date, published online Nov. 21 in The Lancet.

30% of heart patients still taking prescribed statins 3 years later

While 71 percent of heart patients are prescribed statins after hospitalization for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral artery disease, just 37.4 percent retain that medication regimen a year later, researchers in Salt Lake City reported this week.

Novel discovery suggests MRIs after cardiac arrest could predict patient outcomes

Patients who suffer brain damage after cardiac arrest could benefit from magnetic resonance (MR) imaging following their stabilization—a measure that has been shown to predict clinical outcomes through mapping brain activity, according to new research published in the American journal Radiology.

AHA: Blacks living shorter lives due to CVD, stroke

African Americans are dying an average of 3.4 years before white Americans, a significant gap that’s attributable to more prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and risk factors in the black population, the American Heart Association (AHA) reported in a scientific statement published Monday in Circulation.

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