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blood pressure

What Should Your Blood Pressure Target Be?

There is some controversy surrounding blood pressure goals for individuals with hypertension, particularly in the elderly. A new article published in JAMA highlights these...
type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation

Treatment of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Atrial Fibrillation

In a 2017 review, researchers explored the literature in order to provide evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and...
implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Cardiac Death Risk is Reduced with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

Patients with irregular heartbeats using implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have a good survival rate, but there is frequent recurrence of sustained heart rhythm problems.   Sudden cardiac death...
serum potassium

Role of Serum Potassium in Diabetes Risk

Any pathological changes in potassium levels of the body are associated with various medical conditions that are of serious health concern. A recent African-American...
high fibre intake

High Fibre Intake May Offer Cardiovascular Benefits by Altering Gut Bacteria

According to a recently published study, high fibre intake may offer cardiovascular benefits by altering gut bacteria. In an experimental mouse model, high fibre...
cardiovascular event

Likelihood of Experiencing a Cardiovascular Event Linked to Amygdalar Activity

A new study aims to examine if a relationship exists between cardiovascular events and the activity of the amygdala, a structure located in the...
implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators as a Treatment for Cardiomyopathies

A new meta-analysis published in Circulation assessed randomized clinical trials for the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in non-ischemic cardiomyopathies. The results favoured the...
weekend warrior

Can the “Weekend Warrior” Style of Exercise Reduce Negative Health Outcomes?

The “weekend warrior” style of working out – exercising only one or two days of the week – is a popular trend; but is...

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