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Overnight dialysis boosts kidney health, cuts heart disease risk

Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease...

Newfoundland researchers crack the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac...

Montreal -- Researchers in Newfoundland have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer. As a result, they have developed a unique prevention program in which people with no symptoms, but with a suspect gene and a family history, ...

Cardiac wakeup call for Canadian kids

Montreal − Poor sleep patterns and lack of proper sleep could be threatening thousands of Canadian adolescents with premature heart disease and stroke, warns Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Brian McCrindle, a pediatric cardiologist a...

Experts unveil new CVD guidelines and position papers at Canadian Cardiovascular...

Montreal -- Summaries of a number of new Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines and position statements offering the most up to date information to support clinicians in practicing evidence-based medicine were released at the Canadian Cardiovasc...

Marathons damage the hearts of less fit runners for up to...

Montreal - Is running a marathon good for you or can it damage the heart? A team of researchers and runners from the Heart and Stroke Foundation have come up with a practical way of answering the question. They used data from magnetic resonance i...

Obese children have signs of heart disease typically seen in middle-aged...

Montreal -- The blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease, Dr. Kevin Harris today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society an...

Many women missing out on the benefits of cardiac rehab

Montreal -- Cardiac rehabilitation is considered the pillar of preventing a second cardiac event yet those who stand to benefit the most -- women and the elderly − are often missing out, Dr. Billie Jean Martin told the Canadian Cardiovascular...

Study suggests sensitivity to bodily symptoms of anxiety may make a...

Montreal − Levels of anxiety sensitivity may be important in choosing medical treatment for patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF), Montreal Heart Institute researchers today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, c...

Quebec City researchers pave the way for novel treatment of pulmonary...

Montreal - A Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher has discovered what could be the first truly effective breakthrough in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, a devastating, life-threatening condition which results in an enlargemen...

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