Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy or more complex care. The study, led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is published in the June edition of Psychosomatic Medicine. This is the first systematic review to […]

Heart disease is in the eye of the beholder

In the paper published in EClinical Medicine by The Lancet, the research team examined lesions of the retina, the inner-most, light-sensitive layer of the eye, to determine if a cardiovascular disorder may be present. “The eyes are a window into our health, and many diseases can manifest in the eye; cardiovascular disease is no exception,” said lead author Mathieu Bakhoum, MD, PhD, […]

Nearly one in five patients who die from unexplained sudden cardiac death have suspicious gene, study finds

“Genetic screening isn’t routinely used in cardiology, and far too many patients still die suddenly from a heart condition without having any previously established risk factors. We need to do more for them,” said study corresponding author Aloke Finn, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMSOM. To conduct the study, Dr. Finn and his colleagues performed genetic sequencing in […]

Jardiance is EU approved for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction – Boehringer + Eli Lilly

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Improved detection of atrial fibrillation could prevent disabling strokes

Improved detection of atrial fibrillation could prevent disabling strokes. A clinical trial examining the efficacy of two devices to monitor and detect atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, in ischemic stroke patients — one an implantable device that monitors over 12 months, the other an external device that monitors over a 30-day period — found the implantable device is […]

Target protein identified for improving heart attack treatment

A new study led by researchers at Washington State University has identified a protein that could be the key to improving treatment outcomes after a heart attack. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research suggests that protein kinase A (PKA) plays a role in heart muscle cell necrosis, a major type of cell death that commonly occurs after reperfusion […]

Liraglutide prevents accumulation of lipid linked to cardiac mortality

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, University of Oxford and University of Copenhagen have shown that elevated levels of lipids known as ceramides can be associated with a ten-fold higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Treatment with liraglutide could keep the ceramide levels in check, compared with placebo. The results have been published in the Journal of the American College […]

UK MHRA approves Vazkepa to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events – Amarin Corp

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FibroGen provides additional information on roxadustat to the FDA relating to U.S. primary cardiovascular safety analyses

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