Tag Archives: Heart Disease

Statins: Good for the heart, but do they impact the brain?

High cholesterol, termed hyperlipidemia, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Therefore, keeping cholesterol levels low through diet and exercise has proven benefits for reducing heart disease risk. For adults who cannot meet their cholesterol targets through

Text messaging to support physical activity in patients with heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a disease characterized by accumulation of cholesterol deposits (plaques) in the heart arteries. When these plaques compromise blood flow to the heart muscle, heart attack or chest pain (angina) can occur. Globally,

Could a sick heart be treated with additional energy substance?

The heart is a muscle organ that by means of blood pumping provides continuously changing requirements in oxygen, energetic and building material to the tissues and organs. The heart in a couple of minutes could augment the

Discovery of Bag3-P209L signaling mechanism brings hope for therapeutic options currently in development

Myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) is a group of rare genetic disorders that cause both skeletal and cardiac muscle weakness. Mutations in the Bcl2-associated Athanogene 3 (Bag3) protein, highly expressed in striated muscle, are reported to cause a particularly

Diabetes and the heart – role of CT in predicting outcomes

People suffering from adult type diabetes mellitus have an increased tendency to develop disease of large and small arteries. Disease of the coronary arteries of the heart may lead to chest pain on exercise (angina pectoris) or

Can imaging of improve our understanding of cardiovascular disease?

The development of new ways for imaging the heart has contributed significantly to our understanding of cardiovascular disease. Combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET-CT) allows us to visualize in great detail the anatomy of the

Women less likely than men to stick to cardiac rehab programs

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in North America and it occurs more in women than in men. After a sudden heart event, women are more likely than men to die, more likely to have

Evaluation of heart rate measurements in clinical studies – Which way to do it right?

100.000 times a day – this is the daily number of heart beats in human beings. This huge workload normally will pass by unobserved in a healthy being, but in a patient with heart disease any alteration