Death rates from heart failure higher for women than men
Treating atrial fibrillation with ablation reduces mortality and stroke
In women, even mild sleep problems may raise blood pressure
Can older, frail patients benefit from 'prehabilitation' before heart surgery?
Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier
Dementia can be caused by hypertension
A new study in Cardiovascular Research, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This research also shows that an MRI can be used to detect very early signatures of neurological damage in people with high blood pressure before any symptoms of dementia occur.
Loneliness is bad for the heart
Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, according to a study presented at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology’s annual nursing congress. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of poor outcomes than living alone, in both men and women.
Heart failure patients with a higher protein intake live longer
Heart doctors call for permission to provide therapy to stroke patients
Heart doctors from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke are calling on national health authorities for permission to provide stroke patients with mechanical thrombectomy, a life-saving treatment for acute ischaemic stroke, in regions where there is a lack of trained specialists. Details of the proposal were presented at EuroPCR 2018.