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Researchers at the Universities of Michigan and Texas found that race has an impact on smoking patterns among cigarette-users in the U.S., and who will be more successful in efforts to quit the addictive habit.

For inoperable and high-risk patients suffering from aortic stenosis, new research may provide some solace. It suggests a new transcatheter aortic valve replacement system can help the heart better pump blood through the body and decrease the risk of heart failure.

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.

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.

 
 

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Smoking bans more significantly affect young men

By implementing smoking bans across the country, the government has significantly reduced the odds that young men will take up smoking—effectively reducing the most preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. 

World Heart Federation launches 'Roadmap' to treat atrial fibrillation around the world

Affecting over 11 million people, non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) has become the more common form of cardiac arrhythmia. As a way to prevent and improve the care of this disease the World Heart Federation (WHF) has launched an international Roadmap to combat AF.

Blacks, Latinos have easier time quitting cigarettes than whites

Researchers at the Universities of Michigan and Texas found that race has an impact on smoking patterns among cigarette-users in the U.S., and who will be more successful in efforts to quit the addictive habit.

Obesity rates drop in four states, remain high in southern states, for minorities

While obesity remains a primary reason why people develop heart disease and diabetes, new data shows that the trend may be decreasing in some states.

Almonds can help regulate cholesterol, reduce heart disease

For patients with high cholesterol, almonds may be able to help, according to new research.

Inequalities in heart heath suggest a need for personalized medicine

Though mortality from heart disease has decreased as a result of a 2010 American Heart Association initiative, some groups are at increased risk for developing heart disease, including African-Americans in the Southeastern U.S.

 

New transcatheter system boosts outlook for aortic stenosis patients, study suggests

For inoperable and high-risk patients suffering from aortic stenosis, new research may provide some solace. It suggests a new transcatheter aortic valve replacement system can help the heart better pump blood through the body and decrease the risk of heart failure.

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.

 
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.

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