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Drug a dud for diastolic heart failure

A drug that blocks the action of a key hormone did not significantly improve a set of cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diastolic heart...

Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk

Nearly half of adolescents who have had HIV since birth may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease — including heart attack and stroke...

Blood growth factor boosts effect of exercise in peripheral artery disease

A blood cell growth factor can boost the effects of exercise in improving mobility for patients with peripheral artery disease, a clinical study has...

After heart attack, mental stress affects heart more in younger women

Researchers have found that women younger than 50 with a recent heart attack are more likely to experience restricted blood flow to the heart...

Chelation therapy cuts heart attacks for older diabetics

Chelation treatments reduced cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes,...

Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only

A commonly used stenting procedure to treat plaque build-up in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based therapy,...

Snipping key nerves may help life-threatening heart rhythms

What do sweaty palms and abnormal heart rhythms have in common? Both can be initiated by the nervous system during an adrenaline-driven "flight-or-fight" stress...

NIH-funded study finds new possible risk factor of heart disease

Abnormal heart rate turbulence is associated with an increased risk of heart disease death in otherwise low-risk older individuals, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes...

Children with severe asthma experience premature loss of lung function during...

Severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious disease during adulthood, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine report. Early identification and treatment of children with...

2009 H1N1 vaccine safe and induces robust immune response in people...

Results from a government-sponsored clinical trial of inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in people with asthma indicate that a single dose of vaccine was safe and induced a strong immune response predictive of protection. The findings also sugg...

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