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Early detection for dementia or stroke risk could improve outcomes. In a retrospective cohort study reported in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, researchers used Framingham Heart Study data. After determining widespread pain, and those who were dementia-free at baseline, researchers followed up...

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Women wait longer before seeking medical help for chest pain, and chest pain in women is more frequently misdiagnosed than men. A study reported at the 2021 Acute CardioVascular scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology showed that of over 41,000 patients with chest pain, 41% of...

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In a European Journal of Internal Medicine article, a first-of-its-kind study examined the effects of cannabis use on patients ≥60 years of age. Researcher Dr. Ran Abuhasira commented, "Older adults are the fastest growing group of medical cannabis users, yet evidence on cardiovascular safety for...

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Researchers at Tufts University studied omega 3 fatty acids and determined they have different impacts on inflammation. In a 34 week trial, 21 adults aged 50 to 75 years received either eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements. In earlier studies, EPA and DHA were...

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Yoga is not all about the benefits of stretching. It can also combat the symptoms of atrial fibrillation such as chest pain, palpitations, and shortness of breath. Dr. Naresh Sen of HG SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India, commented, “The symptoms of atrial fibrillation can be distressing. They come and go...

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The American Heart Association has issued a scientific statement calling for education for clinicians on the health implications of cannabis products. They are calling for funding and clinical trials, both of which are predicated on the removal of legal hurdles. The AHA states, “Our understanding of...

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Newswise — A new protocol using highly sensitive blood tests to determine whether someone is having a heart attack can reduce wait times and overcrowding in emergency departments, according to a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The findings, published online today in JAMA Open...

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Newswise — People may feel a flip-flop in their chest when they’re under stress, haven’t slept well or even during normal activity. They may say, “I felt my heart stop for a second.” But in most cases, that heart-stopping feeling is actually an extra heartbeat, called a premature ventricular...

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Newswise — About 29 million Americans use over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain. Every year in the United States, NSAID use is attributed to approximately 100,000 hospitalizations and 17,000 deaths. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently...

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Newswise — A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and other centers nationwide shows that patients who underwent a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), had similar key 5-year clinical outcomes of death and stroke as patients who had traditional open...

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