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Dept of Cardiovascular and Toracic Science

Institute of Cardiology – Expert examination and research

Cardiology research focusing on schemic pathologies, from the study of the physiopathology and coronary syndromes, to evaluation of new forms of therapy
stroke risk

Mediterranean-style diet may lower women’s stroke risk

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce stroke risk in women over 40 but not in men – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia
ischemic heart disease

Cardiovascular science: Novel advances in ischemic heart disease (IHD)

Novel advances in ischemic heart disease (IHD) are placed under the spotlight here by Luigi Marzio Biasucci MD from Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli who specialises in cardiovascular science
heart disease

New research shows tea cuts risk of heart disease

Drinking four to five cups of tea a day lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke, new research reveals
disease

Lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet – costing the EU billions of euros and...

Professor Joep Perk, Former President of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (part of the European Society of Cardiology, ESC) and member of the ESC Advocacy Committee shares his views on the growing problem of cardiovascular disease and why public health measures are needed to tackle it effectively
coronary inflammation

Novel imaging biomarker to help predict coronary inflammation discovered

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford, and University of Erlangen have identified a novel imaging biomarker – and found it can be used to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries
Heart Age Test

Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their 'heart age' to help prevent heart attacks and strokes
health supplements

New research reveals how much Britons know about the impact of health supplements

While a third of the UK describe themselves as 'fairly health conscious', only 5% are aware of the benefits that supplements such as Arsenic can have on their health.
heart disease

New class of drugs to reduce heart disease by targeting gut microbes

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in the United States have designed a potential new class of drugs that may reduce cardiovascular diseases by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut.
tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: The effects on your heart

Many people don’t realise the harm that tobacco use does to the heart, a leading cardiologist has warned
blood pressure screening

World Hypertension Day: Blood pressure screening could prevent millions of premature deaths

The chief cardiologist at the United States’ top-ranked heart hospital has praised a campaign to ensure fair access to blood pressure screening, saying it could prevent millions of premature deaths every year
Diabetes & peripheral arterial disease

Diabetes & peripheral arterial disease

A change of paradigm improves patients’ outcomes with diabetes & peripheral arterial disease, according to the Division of Angiology at the Medical University of Vienna
kidney disease

Caring for our kidneys – findings from the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Audit

The topic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is placed under the spotlight by experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and the charity Kidney Care UK.
cardiovascular disease

Local authorities to combat cardiovascular disease with free NHS checks

Chief Executive Duncan Selbie has called on local authorities to ensure that all local residents eligible for a free NHS Health Check get an invite – to help tackle the one in four premature deaths in the country caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD). The NHS Health Check is free for...

The conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption

Raluca Mateescu from Mateescu’s Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab explores the conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption and opportunities for improving the health properties of beef Animal fat has been stigmatised due to a perceived association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Because beef is perceived...
Dyspnoea

Technology interventions to address dyspnoea: Point-of-care lung ultrasonography

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group highlights technology interventions that address dyspnoea – focussing on point-of-care lung ultrasonography The Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (Schwartzstein and Adams, 2016), etymologically defines dyspnoea from the Greek dys (painful, difficult) and pneuma (breath). Clinically, dyspnoea constitutes a medical...
Health Promotion

Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila explains how she aims to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland Finland has a long successful history of health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). Activities to influence the NCD’s were started in the early 70’s when...
sustainable health

WHO works towards achieving sustainable health in Europe

The World Health Organisation is working towards equitable and sustainable health in Europe, as Open Access Government finds out Better, more equitable and sustainable health for Europe defines the primary aim that The World Health Organisation in the European Region (WHO/Europe) is working towards and striving to achieve. Responsible for public...
cardiovascular disease detection

Early stage Cardiovascular Disease Detection with Integrated Silicon Photonics

Lead Scientist EMEA, Mirko De Melis, Ph. D sheds light on cardiovascular disease detection research and prevention methods
cardiology

Cardiology: Prevention is better than cure

Joep Perk from the European Society of Cardiology talks about methods of preventing cardiovascular diseases and research into cures

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