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Peripheral arterial disease and systematic detection of circulating tumor cells: rationale and design of the DETECTOR prospective cohort study


Smoking is a strong risk factor for cancer and atherosclerosis. Cancer mortality, especially from lung cancer, overtakes cardiovascular (CV) death rate in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Only … Read the rest

More Evidence That Soft Drink Consumption Is Associated with Mortality


Associations were found for both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks.

Malignant MVP


Malignant MVP (Mitral Valve Prolapse)

Various terms like “Malignant bileaflet mitral valve prolapse syndrome” [1] and “Arrhythmic mitral valve prolapse”[2] and “malignant arrhythmic MVP”[3] have been used to describe … Read the rest

Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism and the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes


The role of apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) in lipid metabolism has been well established, and APOE is associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). … Read the rest

Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment and Progression of White-Matter Lesions


Compared with treatment with a goal of <140 mm Hg systolic blood pressure, treatment to <120 mm Hg was associated with less progression of white-matter brain lesions and a … Read the rest

Genetics of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease


Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 13 September 2019; doi:10.1038/s41569-019-0258-2

Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of group A streptococcal infection and rheumatic fever. In this Review, Muhamed and colleagues … Read the rest

X-ray Quiz 10


X-ray Quiz 10

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Hypertension Common Among Young Black Women


In a new NHANES analysis, nearly half of black women aged 18 to 35 had hypertension, vs fewer than 30% of young white women.
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FDA Warns JUUL About Misleading Claims


WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 9, 2019 — “In a warning letter issued today, the Food and Drug Administration officially concluded what has long been apparent: that electronic cigarette manufacturer JUUL … Read the rest

Autonomic nervous system response to remote ischemic conditioning: heart rate variability assessment


Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a procedure applied in a limb for triggering endogenous protective pathways in distant organs, namely brain or heart. The underlying mechanisms of RIC are … Read the rest