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First AHA/ASA Guidelines to Reduce Stroke Risk in Women Sue Hughes The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has issued the first guidelines for reducing stroke risk specifically in women.

Fruit, Tea, and Wine Could Guard Against Type 2 Diabetes Lisa Nainggolan A new study in healthy women suggests that consuming high levels of flavonoids, including compounds found in berries, tea, grapes, and wine, could potentially lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Gout Incidence Increasing, but Most Patients Go Untreated Janis C. Kelly Previous hopes that gout incidence and prevalence had plateaued in the United Kingdom were dashed by a new report published online January 15 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Caffeine: No Downside, Hint of Benefit in Atrial Fibrillation A meta-analysis from Chinese researchers has concluded that there is an inverse relationship between regular caffeine consumption and atrial fibrillation risk.

“International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal”
“International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal” The International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal for specialists in cardiology. The journal is published four times a year in two languages (English and Russian), in both print and digital formats. The limited-distribution print version is provided for free. All issues are available for free online at,

Take Family History in Every New Cancer Patient, Says ASCO Zosia Chustecka Oncologists seeing a new patient with cancer should take a family history, specifically asking about cancer in first- and second-degree relatives, says the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in a new expert statement.

COPD: Clinicians Miss Myriad Chances to Spot It Early Neil Osterweil Clinicians may be missing the chance to diagnose early-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the vast majority of cases, investigators suggest.

Obama Proposes Third Year of Medicaid-Medicare Pay Parity Robert Lowes President Barack Obama yesterday released a budget for fiscal 2015 that delighted champions of primary care, even as Congressional Republicans called the overall dollar figures "unserious" and "irresponsible."

CABG Reduces Risk of Death vs PCI in Diabetic Patients Michael O’Riordan TORONTO, ON — Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is superior to PCI for reducing the risk of all-cause mortality in diabetic patients with multivessel disease, according to the results of a new meta-analysis.

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.

World Heart Day 2022 in Iloilo
World Heart Day 2022 in Iloilo Iloilo province made history for hosting this year’s World Heart Day. It was chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pilot area for the celebration. As highlight of the event, the whole façade of the Iloilo provincial capitol was illuminated on Thursday night, Sept. 29. The ceremonial event was led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.; Department of Health (DOH) undersecretaries Dr. Kenneth Ronquillo and Atty. Charade Grande; DOH Western Visayas regional director, Dr. Adriano Zubaan; and representatives from WHO, Resolve to Save Lives, and World Heart Federation.

Climate change and health inequity a deadly mix for the most vulnerable: World Heart Federation
Climate change and health inequity a deadly mix for the most vulnerable: World Heart Federation Geneva, 29 September 2022 - On World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling for urgent action on climate change and health inequity, with millions more lives now at risk from cardiovascular disease, which is still the world’s biggest killer.

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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.

HIGHER COFFEE INTAKE TIED TO LOWER MORTALITY RISK Higher coffee intake is linked to significantly lower risk for death, two large studies confirm. The benefit was found in diverse European populations, as well as across different racial/ethnic groups, researchers report in articles published online today in Annals of Internal Medicine. Because coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the United States and worldwide, the public health effect of coffee intake could be substantial, even if the effect on an individual is small. Despite mounting evidence for the health and mortality benefits of coffee consumption, the relationship between coffee intake and mortality in different European populations in which coffee preparation methods vary has been unclear. Similarly, data on coffee drinking among nonwhite populations were lacking.

FOCUSED ISSUE ON ADVANCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION: INTERVIEW WITH PROF. NATHAN D. WONG AND PROV. IAN GRAHAM A very focused issue on “Advances in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention” has been published in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy(CDT). It was our honor to invite its Guest-editors Prof. Nathan D. Wong and Prof. Ian Graham for an E-interview. Prof. Nathan Wong is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and Professor and Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology at the University of California, Irvine in California. He holds MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from YaleUniversity. He is a past president (2010–2012) of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. He is also a fellow of the AmericanCollege of Cardiology, American Heart Association, National Lipid Association, and American Society for Preventive Cardiology and is the current treasurer of the Pacific Lipid Association, and is on the board of directors of the InterAmerican Heart Federation and California Chapter of the AmericanCollege of Cardiology. He also serves on the Member Services and Credentialing Committee and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee of the AmericanCollege of Cardiology and is past chair of the American Heart Association Prevention Science Subcommittee.

INFLAMATION MAY EXPLAIN MORTALITY-RISK LINK TO TV WATCHING Prolonged television viewing is associated with an increased mortality risk, including from cardiovascular disease (CVD), that may be at least partially mediated by inflammatory markers, suggest results from a large UK cohort study[1]. The findings, which were published online on June 9, 2017 inAtherosclerosis, demonstrate for the first time that over 15% of the association between mortality and increased TV viewing may be explained by C-reactive protein and fibrinogen levels. Dr Mark Hamer (National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, East Midlands, Loughborough, UK) and colleagues note that previous research has shown that prolonged sitting is linked to the expression of genes associated with inflammatory responses. "Fibrinogen, the strongest predictor of mortality in the present study, may also have relevance in terms of elevated risk of vascular conditions, particularly venous thrombosis," they write. "Recent experimental data demonstrated increases in plasma fibrinogen with prolonged uninterrupted sitting that was attenuated with active breaks." While the researchers note that the study design does not allow the temporal relationship between TV viewing and the biomarkers to be determined, previous analyses of the same cohort revealed a prospective association between TV viewing and changes in inflammatory markers.