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People under age 40 who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than those of similar age without diabetes and the excess risks were more pronounced in younger women, according to a study published in Circulation. The study also found...
Women have long been told fainting is a common but harmless symptom of pregnancy, but new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that it may indicate issues for both the baby and mother’s health, especially when it occurs during the first trimester. For...
Taking beta blockers can blunt the negative effects of stress and anger on people with a history of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in HeartRhythm. In a previous study, Rachel Lampert, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Connecticut, and colleagues had...
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) who find themselves in the common scenario of needing to interrupt the treatments for elective surgeries show no increased risk of major bleeding or arterial thromboembolism based on the type or dose...
Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) in an electrocardiograph (ECG), even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test, according to a study published in The Lancet. In other words, the AI-enabled ECG can detect recent AF that occurred...
Older adults taking anti-arrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation may be at increased risk for falls and syncope, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. For the study, Frederik Dalgaard, MD, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark, and...
HIV infection significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) at the same rate or higher than known risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In a database review of nearly 17.3 million...
Survivors of childhood cancer have a higher risk of developing a range of heart disease due to cancer therapy, according to a study published in Circulation. Most studies of childhood cancer survivors have focused only on heart failure related to anthracyclines. The current study used data...
Over half of people prescribed the targeted blood cancer-fighting drug ibrutinib develop new or worsened hypertension within 6 months of starting the medication, according to a study published in Blood. The analysis also tied ibrutinib-related hypertension to a heightened risk of heart...

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