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After previous studies turned up inconclusive results, the authors of a new study published in American Heart Association’s Hypertension said they have found a correlation between short- and long-term exposure to air pollutants and the hypertension that can cause heart disease.

 

 

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World Stroke Organization, Medtronic to promote global stroke awareness

To increase stroke awareness internationally, the World Stroke Organization and Medtronic have teamed up to educate and provide support for those who’ve suffered from strokes.

Statins could help prevent infections in some stroke patients

Stroke patients who take statins early in their treatment could see their risk of contracting an infection while hospitalized reduced 58 percent, according to a new study published in June’s issue of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

 
Hospitalization doesn't mean hypertension patients will fare better

A new study shows patients being treated for acutely high blood pressure might not fare any differently when they are treated in the hospital versus outpatient treatment.  

 
Study links air pollution to high blood pressure

After previous studies turned up inconclusive results, the authors of a new study published in American Heart Association’s Hypertension said they have found a correlation between short- and long-term exposure to air pollutants and the hypertension that can cause heart disease.

Women who work more than 40 hours see rising risk of chronic diseases

A new study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine spells out bad news for women who work more than 40 hours a week over the course of their careers: They could be at much higher risk for early onsets of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.

 
FDA warns of potential for serious heart problems with misuse, abuse of loperamide

The FDA warned that patients taking higher than recommended doses of loperamide (Imodium) may experience serious heart problems, abnormal heart rhythms and death.

Nokia introduces scale that measures BMI, standing heart rate

On June 8, Nokia Technologies introduced the Withings Body Cardio, a wireless scale that measures a person’s weight, body mass index, body composition and standing heart rate.

Boston Scientific announces restructuring program

Boston Scientific plans on undergoing a restructuring program that will reduce the company’s gross annual pre-tax operating expenses by approximately $115 million to $150 million by the end of 2020, according to a company news release.

Investigational oral medication fails to meet trial endpoint, does not lower LDL cholesterol

Patients with hypercholesterolemia who received an oral investigational medication (CAT-2054) and statin therapy did not have a reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which was the primary endpoint in the phase 2a trial.

Insurer, medical center form partnership to launch value-based care program for heart failure patients

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Trinitas Regional Medical Center announced they had formed a partnership and plan on launching a value-based care program to treat patients with heart failure.

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