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Study finds exercise may reduce depression in heart failure patients

Cardiovascular disease has emerged as the number one killer in both urban and rural areas of India. The Indian population is particularly susceptible to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors; however, there are few large studies that have examined CVD risk factors in the Indian population. Depression is associated with an… 

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Healthful diet and exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease in Indian patients

A healthful diet and exercise have a significant positive effect on serum lipid profiles, and obesity constitutes a major risk factor for the development of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia, a recent Indian-based study found. Key Point: A healthful diet and regular exercise are effective reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Prevention… 

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Using checklist helps to prevent heart failure readmissions

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo Completing a simple 1-page checklist before discharging heart failure patients goes a long way toward reducing the number of hospital readmissions. The checklist, developed by Abhijeet Basoor, MD, a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at St. Joseph Mercy… 

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Presence of risk factors at middle age defines future cardiovascular risk

Risk factors present at middle age define an individual’s lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease, according to results from a meta-analysis conducted by U.S. researchers. Key Point: Risk factors present at middle age predict lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease, which reinforces the importance of preventive care. As part of the Cardiovascular… 

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