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Happy Hearts: Positivity Plus Exercise Linked to Lower CVD Mortality TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS — The association between a positive emotional state of mind and lower mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease is mediated by exercise, according to the results of a new study.

Statins Linked to Cataracts in Large, Retrospective Study Shelley Wood SAN ANTONIO TX — Another large study is linking statin use to the development of cataracts. The latest, following on a Canadian analysis last year, is a propensity score-matched analysis of over 45 000 subjects in a military healthcare system, published this week in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Editorial Claims Bad Rap for Saturated Fat, Disputes Dietary Dogma LONDON, UK — The contention that dietary saturated fats aren’t the bad guys that policies and guidelines have portrayed for decades has reemerged in the literature, this time in an "Observations" opinion piece in published in BMJ

Bacterial Toxin May Trigger Multiple Sclerosis Researchers have identified a bacterial toxin that they believe may be a trigger for multiple sclerosis (MS). Their study, published in the October issue of PLoS ONE, is the first to identify the culprit bacterium, Clostridium perfringens type B, in humans, and to single out the toxin it produces — known as epsilon toxin — as a probable MS trigger.

High Dietary Acid Load May Increase Diabetes Risk Janis C. Kelly Women with a high dietary acid load — typically associated with eating lots of protein but few vegetables — had a 56% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than women in the lowest quartile for dietary acid load, in a new analysis of the Étude epidémiologique auprès des femmes de la Mutuelle Générale de l"Education Nationale — European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (E3N-EPIC) study.

CMS Tool Tells Docs Whether Medicare Will Penalize Them Robert Lowes Medicare incentive programs have physicians sometimes feeling as if they are rolling down a rocky hillside inside a 50-gallon steel drum: Will they get hit with a penalty for not electronically prescribing? Or not using an electronic health record (EHR) system in a meaningful way? Or not reporting how they perform on measures of high-quality care?

Novel Prion Disease With Peripheral Symptoms Identified Sue Hughes Researchers from the United Kingdom have identified a new clinical syndrome caused by a novel genetic prion disease that causes severe diarrhea and peripheral neuropathies.

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower Mortality Laurie Barclay, MD The frequency of nut consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality independent of other predictors of death, according to a study from 2 large prospective US cohorts, published in the November 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Few See Renewed Role for Rosiglitazone in Diabetes Lisa Nainggolan Following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision yesterday to lift the restrictions on the type 2 diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline) and any rosiglitazone-containing products or generics, the big question now is whether the product will ever be "resurrected."

Just one in three US patients has control of BP and cholesterol Charleston, SC - Less than one in three patients in the US have their blood-pressure and cholesterol levels under control, according to a new analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) [1]. Researchers say there exist significant opportunities for reaching national coronary heart disease prevention goals by improving hypertension and cholesterol control.

AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020!
AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020! Welcome to AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium (RESS) 2020!

World Heart Day 2021
World Heart Day 2021 World Heart Day is a global health campaign. Its main task is to raise awareness about diseases of the cardiovascular system, the reasons for their occurrence and how to prevent them. For the first time, cardiologists at an international congress in 2012 announced the need to establish a holiday. Then, in the presence of world leaders, shocking numbers were announced. More than 18 million people die from cardiovascular diseases worldwide every year.

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Coffee Consumption and Coronary Artery Calcium Score: Cross‐Sectional Results of ELSA‐Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health)
Coffee Consumption and Coronary Artery Calcium Score: Cross‐Sectional Results of ELSA‐Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health) Coffee Consumption and Coronary Artery Calcium Score: Cross‐Sectional Results of ELSA‐Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health) Abstract Background Available evidence for the relationship between coffee intake and subclinical atherosclerosis is limited and inconsistent. This study aimed to evaluate the association between coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium (CAC) in ELSA‐Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health).

CONFERENCE NEWS CONFERENCE NEWS MOMENTUM 3: HeartMate 3 Improves Stroke-Free Survival at 2 Years TRIUMPH: Triple Low-Dose Combo Pill a Success in Hypertension Barbershop-Based Healthcare Cuts Hypertension in Blacks Music Boosts Exercise Capacity During Cardiac Stress Test

New EHRA Practical Guide  on Novel Oral Anticoagulants
New EHRA Practical Guide on Novel Oral Anticoagulants A new version of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) practical guide on non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) aims to help physicians navigate various new data — including some just presented last month in the United States — but also a more complex clinical landscape. "As health care providers get more comfortable using NOACs, treatment of more complex patients, such as the elderly, frail, those with multiple co-medications, is getting increasingly more common. We felt that not only an update but a fully revised version would be appropriate," writing committee chair, Jan Steffel, MD, University Heart Center, Zurich, Switzerland, told | Medscape Cardiology.

THE THIRD DAY OF THE FORUM Today is the final day of the Forum. The scientific program continues until 5.30 pm in parallel 4 halls. The activity of doctors increased, discussions and questions became substantive. Delegates during breaks linger in the halls and behind the scenes continue to exchange opinions with the lecturers. The number of graduate students from medical universities has increased noticeably. Volunteers in each hall and check-in desks conduct a survey on a 5-point system in various areas, including the organization of the forum and the quality of reports and symposia. This will help optimize our work. Participants of the exhibition express their gratitude for the active participation of delegates and lively interest.

THE DIARY OF THE SECOND DAY OF THE FORUM Today the most motivated doctors and scientists took part in the scientific sessions. The geography of the participants expanded at the expense of delegates from the Crimea and the Donbass. Within the framework of the scientific program, a Russian-Belarusian Symposium on Comorbidity was held, and by tradition there was an active debate at the end of the meeting. On the second day, along with cardiological topics, symposiums on sports cardiology, osteoporosis, hematology and COPD were presented. Moreover, these symposiums are represented by various medical schools in Russia"s regions from Stavropol to Omsk. The forum was attended by the President of the Russian Therapeutic Society, Academician Martynov A.I.

DIARY OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE FORUM On March 21, the opening ceremony of the International Forum of Cardiology and Internal Medicine was held and the scientific sessions began in four halls of the RussianAcademy of Sciences. An introductory speech and a greeting were made by Academician Oganov R.G. and Professor Mamedov M.N. Traditionally, the Organizing Committee awarded 5 scientists and clinicians with diplomas for their contribution to the development of cardiac science and therapeutic services. Reports were presented at the plenary session by Prof. Kukharchuk V.V. (Moscow) on dyslipidemia, Professor Khalimova Yu.Sh. (St. Petersburg) on the hypoglycemic therapy and the main therapist of Uzbekistan, Professor Kamilova U.K. (Tashkent) on nephroprotection.

HEALTHCARE SPENDING ACCELERATING, 19.7% OF ECONOMY BY 2026 By 2026, healthcare is projected to make up 19.7% of the US economy, up from 17.9% in 2016, according to a report released today by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Spending is projected to be $5.7 trillion by 2026, up from $3.5 trillion now. CMS projects that federal, state, and local governments will be financing 47% of that spending, up from 45% in 2016, partly related to the aging of the population.

Anniversary of the President of the Cardioprogress Foundation,  Academician Rafael G. Oganov (on the occasion of his 80th birthday)
Anniversary of the President of the Cardioprogress Foundation, Academician Rafael G. Oganov (on the occasion of his 80th birthday) On December 9, 2017, the well-known Russian cardiologist, scientist, clinician, doctor of medical sciences, professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, honored scientist of the Russian Federation, laureate of the Russian State Prize, honorary president of the Russian Cardiological Society, editor-in-chief of the 2 leader Russian cardiology journals Oganov Rafael. Rafael Oganov was born in a working family in Moscow. He passed a great life and creative path from a clinical resident to an academician of the RussianAcademy of Medical Sciences, a scientist, a doctor and a teacher widely known in Russia and abroad.