8 Tips In Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Losing Weight

We all want to live vigorous, vibrant lives, and becoming healthier is one of the most important steps towards getting in the best shape of your life. When embarking on the journey to a healthier you, it is important to not lose sight of your end goals. It is also crucial that you maintain a… Read More

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Mice: Linking Aerobic Exercise & Heart Failure

Research Paper Title Aerobic exercise protects against pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction and hypertrophy via β3-AR-nNOS-NO activation. Background Aerobic exercise confers sustainable protection against cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure (HF). Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and nitric oxide (NO) are known to play an important role in exercise-mediated cardioprotection, but the mechanism of NOS/NO stimulation during exercise… Read More

What is the Association between Usual Blood Pressure, Peripheral Arterial Disease & Vascular Risk?

Research Paper Title Usual Blood Pressure, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Vascular Risk: Cohort Study of 4.2 Million Adults. Study Question What are the associations between usual blood pressure and risk of peripheral arterial disease in specific subgroups and the relation between peripheral arterial disease and 12 different vascular events? Summary Answer A 20 mm Hg… Read More

Iron Deficiency, Non-Cardiac Intervention & Symptomatic Heart Failure

Research Paper Title Beneficial Effects of Long-term Intravenous Iron Therapy with Ferric Carboxymaltose in Patients with Symptomatic Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency. Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and safety of long-term i.v. iron therapy in iron-deficient patients with heart failure (HF). Methods CONFIRM-HF was a multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial… Read More

Preventing Heart Failure in High Risk Adults.

The prevention of heart failure is a healthcare priority, and in 2005 researchers from Ireland launched a trial to test a strategy that used brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) to identify candidates for intensive management of risk factors. The strategy cut risk of left ventricular dysfunction of heart failure during four years of follow-up when compared… Read More

Does Medical Care Reduce Disability? The Case of Cardiovascular Disease

People in the US are not only living longer than in the past, they are also healthier at older ages. Over the past two decades, disability among the elderly has declined dramatically – the share of the elderly population reporting difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) fell from 25% in 1984 to 20% 1999,… Read More