Tag Archives: cardiovascular disease

Chest pain often absent in young women with myocardial infarction

Women with myocardial infarction (MI) are more likely to present without chest pain than men. Younger women without chest pain as a presenting feature of MI are also more likely to die in the hospital compared with their male counterparts, although this effect diminishes with age. Key Point: Women with… 

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Lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease is tied to blood pressure changes at age 55

Blood pressure changes in middle age correlate with the remaining lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the results from a pooled analysis of 7 studies. In the analysis of the U.S.-based studies, people with an increase in blood pressure in middle age had an increase in the remaining… 

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Childhood obesity leads to adverse cardiovascular and metabolic consequences as adults

Childhood obesity, a growing problem in India, compromises future cardiovascular health, according to a Canadian researcher in population health, who authored a review on the link between childhood obesity and adverse health outcomes in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to data published in the late 2000s, the… 

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Chlorthalidone treatment for systolic hypertension improves life expectancy

Treating systolic hypertension in older patients with the diuretic chlorthalidone leads to a long-term gain in life expectancy. A gain in life expectancy free from cardiovascular death of about 1 day gained for each month of treatment was found with 22 years of follow-up in the U.S.-based Systolic Hypertension in… 

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Simply measuring inter-arm systolic blood pressures (SBPs) can help you assess a patient’s risk of vascular disease or death

Most doctors know that identifying and treating patients with vascular disease can be difficult. A recent meta-analysis found that measuring inter-arm blood pressures can help you determine which patients are at greater risk for vascular disease or death. Patients with a large inter-arm SBP difference need a vascular assessment, because… 

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