3 days popular7 days popular1 month popular3 months popular

Hypertension in professional football players likely results from trauma on the field

The regular physical trauma that appears to put professional football players at risk for degenerative brain disease may also increase their risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, researchers say. The frequent hits football players experience, particularly frontline defenders such as linemen, likely continually activate the body’s natural defense system, producing chronic inflammation that is known [...]

CVD biomarkers respond better to telmisartan than non-ARB blood pressure meds

When it comes to treating high blood pressure, not all anti-hypertensive medications are equal, and results of the ATTEMPT-CVD trial suggest that telmisartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) might have benefits over non-ARB treatment. The Hot Line results, presented at ESC Congress 2015, and published simultaneously in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, are [...]

Smoking prevalence stays the same but proportion with no intention to quit rises

Smoking prevalence has stayed the same but the proportion with no intention of quitting has risen in the last seven years, according to results from the latest EUROASPIRE surveys presented for the first time at ESC Congress 2015 by Professor Kornelia Kotseva, chair of the EUROASPIRE Steering Committee and senior clinical research fellow at Imperial [...]

Young adults living in polluted city show early signs of cardiovascular risk

Young adults living in a polluted city show early signs of cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Krzysztof Bryniarski from Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum in Krakow, Poland. Residing in a polluted city was associated with higher levels of inflammatory markers in otherwise healthy adolescents and young adults, which indicate a [...]

Shift focus from calorie counting to nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts

Clinicians have failed to act for far too long. but human and economic toll make this unaffordable, they argue It’s time to stop counting the calories, and instead start promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to rapidly cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising tide of obesity, say [...]