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Leptin Concentration and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cardiovascular disease, especially coronary heart disease and stroke, remains the leading cause of death and has become the most prominent health problem in developed and developing countries. In recent decades, exploring risk factors for…

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Cancer and Diabetes: The Disharmonious Disease Alliance

We need to battle against cancer and diabetes together and in fact, prevention as well as control measures need to be addressed…

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Quality Improvement for Cardiovascular Disease Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally. While the number of CVD deaths has not changed significantly in high-income countries since 1990, the number of deaths has increased by…

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Stroke propensity is increased under atrial fibrillation hemodynamics

A simulation study Citation: Choi HW, Navia JA, Kassab GS (2013) Stroke Propensity Is Increased under Atrial Fibrillation Hemodynamics: A Simulation Study. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73485. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073485 Published: September 5, 2013 Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained dysfunction in heart rhythm clinically and has been identified as… 

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The effect of tobacco control measures during a period of rising cardiovascular disease risk in India

The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is rapidly rising in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) [1]. LMICs now account for over three-quarters of all global deaths from heart disease and stroke [2], with India expected to contribute more than any other nation to the growth in these deaths over the decade from 2010 to 2020…

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Basics of neurological disorders for primary care physicians

Neurological disorders include structural, biochemical, or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal chord, or the nerves leading to or from them, resulting in a wide range of debilitating symptoms. Neurologic disability is on the rise and may be considered a “hidden” epidemic for India, soon to join the burden of… 

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Study underscores need for stroke symptom screening in patients with diabetes

A recent population-based study found that it may be a good idea to routinely screen patients with diabetes for stroke symptoms. That’s because the analysis found that nearly 1 in 4 people with diabetes reported stroke symptoms—and the presence of these symptoms with no physician diagnosis of stroke have been… 

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