Early or Delayed Cardioversion in Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation commonly undergo immediate restoration of sinus rhythm by pharmacologic or electrical cardioversion. However, whether immediate restoration of sinus rhythm is necessary is not known, since atrial fibrillation often terminates spontaneously.
A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk Can the duration and quality of your sleep affect your cardiovascular health? A new study suggests there is a connection between how much sleep you get each night — and how well you sleep — and the risk of cardiovascular problems.
Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives People with heart failure are more susceptible to flu complications than other people. However, a new study has revealed that flu vaccinations may have a significant impact on lifespan.
CMS Reminds Physicians of Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Deadline Ken Terry The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding physicians who did not attest to meaningful use (MU) of electronic health records (EHR) in 2013 that they have until July 1 of this year to apply for a hardship exception so they can avoid a financial penalty in 2015.
Flu Vaccine More Effective Than Last Year’s, CDC Says Robert Lowes The seasonal influenza vaccine for 2013-2014 so far is outperforming its predecessor from last season in protecting Americans from the flu bug, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to CVD Biomarkers, Inflammation Marlene Busko COLERAINE, UK — Older, healthy individuals who were deficient in 25-hydroxy vitamin D (vitamin D) tended to have higher levels of biomarkers linked with CVD and inflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, in an observational study.
SSRI May Negatively Affect Male Fertility Fran Lowry The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) sertraline (Zoloft, Pfizer Inc) may have a negative impact on some semen parameters, a finding that may have implications for male fertility, new research suggests.
Autism Rates Jump 30%, CDC Reports Megan Brooks More children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously thought, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports today.
FDA Panel Recommends 2 New Anti-MRSA Agents Larry Hand The Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted unanimously to recommend approval of 2 new antibacterial agents for the treatment of skin and skin structure infections caused by gram-positive pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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Celebrate World Health Day 2023 and WHO 75th Anniversary On World Health Day, 7 April 2023, the World Health Organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable, so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.
AHA Issues Advice on Incidentally Identified CVD Gene Variants The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued guidance on how to handle genetic tests that unexpectedly find gene variants associated with inherited cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Onset Education and exercise may determine early start of diabetes and hypertension. Select behavioral and social risk factors were correlated with early onset of hypertension and diabetes, a prospective cohort study found. At 3.5 years of follow-up, among the patients without diabetes at baseline, 4% developed diabetes, while 6.4% of the cohort without baseline hypertension developed hypertension, reported Matthew Pantell, MD, MS, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues.
THE FEATS OF DOCTORS DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (WORLD WAR II) During the war years, more than 700 thousand doctors and medical professionals worked at the front. At the end of the war, 12.5% of all these people were killed, and this figure seriously exceeds the losses in each individual military unit. But despite the danger, they never gave up, and in the most extreme situations only the iron will helped them to pull hundreds of people from the other world, and again to return to the battlefields. They achieved amazing results, and during the entire war, thanks to medical workers, about 72 percent of wounded soldiers and 90 percent of sick people, that is, approximately 17 million people, returned to the system.
The Congress for Cardiology and Internal medicine of Asian and CIS countries On April 26 - 27, 2019, the Congress for Cardiology and Internal medicine of Asian and CIS countries was held in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). The congress was organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan and the Cardioprogress Foundation. In the opening ceremony, the Minister, Professor Olimzoda Nasim Khoja addressed the participants with greetings.
Stress-Related Disorders Increase CVD Risk Stress-related disorders may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially during the first year after diagnosis, a large study shows.
FDA's Assessment of Currently Marketed ARB drug products FDA has worked with manufacturers to swiftly remove angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) drug products with impurity levels above interim acceptable limits. Those products have been removed from the market and have been posted in our recall lists for ARB products.
Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat an added three or four eggs a week or 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day, have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared with those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds.
e-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke, MI Risk Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is linked to a significantly increased risk for "hard" adverse outcomes, such as stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), new research suggests. Among more than 400,000 respondents older than 18 years from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, almost 66,800 reported having ever used e-cigarettes.