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Hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection higher during flu season

December 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Monthly hospitalizations for acute aortic dissection were increased during the peak influenza season from November to March, according to data reported at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

“We suspect that flu creates an inflammatory reaction that could theoretically increase chances of dissection in susceptible individuals,” Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, from the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, said in a press release.

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Defects in semen linked to medical comorbidities

December 17, 2014
Researchers identified a relationship between semen production and medical comorbidities, including hypertension and endocrine disorders, according to data published in…
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Q-SYMBIO: Coenzyme Q10 reduced major CV events in patients with HF

December 17, 2014
Confirming previous findings, coenzyme Q10 was associated with a lower rate of major adverse CV events in patients with HF, researchers reported in JACC: Heart

Drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease may be safe for heart

December 16, 2014
Non-ergot-derived dopamine agonists, a class of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease, did not affect left ventricular longitudinal contractility in a…
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Glycemic index did not affect CV risk factors, insulin resistance

December 16, 2014
Diets containing foods with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not help patients with obesity or overweight achieve better insulin sensitivity, lipid levels…
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Lipid Forum II Highlights

Lipid Forum II Highlights

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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

December 14, 2014
CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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