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Heart health: Supplements don't work, with one exception- Ana Sandoiu

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A new review finds that the most widely used supplements do not protect the heart against cardiovascular disease. However, folic acid may prevent stroke.
Most supplements do not keep your heart healthy, suggests a new review. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that one-third of the entire population of the United States are taking some form of supplement Supplements are meant to raise our nutritional intake when food alone is not enough to provide the daily recommended dose. However, some claim that supplements may prevent chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular disease. Vitamins A, E, and C, for example, have been suggested to keep cancer at bay, while some studies have proposed that folic acid, vitamin E, and vitamin D might be helpful for preventing cardiovascular disease. However, the scientific evidence available is conflicting. The official message that government authorities and nonprofit organizations have been putting forth to the public is that, even t…

Radiation-Induced CAD: Incidence, Diagnosis, and Management Outcomes- Nyal Borges; Samir R. Kapadia

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Mediastinal radiation therapy is a commonly used treatment modality for malignancies involving the thorax. First described in the mid-1960s, radiation-induced heart disease is an under-recognized phenomenon associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Radiation-induced heart disease can manifest as the pathology of the epicardial and endocardial coronary vessels resulting in coronary obstruction, semilunar and atrioventricular valves resulting in stenosis or regurgitation due to valvular fibrosis, myocardium with resultant cardiomyopathy, and conduction system and pericardium with pericardial constriction and inflammation. In this review, we will discuss radiation-induced coronary artery disease (CAD), focusing primarily on incidence, diagnosis, and management.
Historically, Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer treatments have included thoracic radiation therapy, resulting in exposure of cardiac tissues to radiation. Most of our understanding of radiation effects on card…

Call for Abstracts

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"Be a reason for at least a small development that can help the gröwth of humanity"
Click for more Info about the conference, Global Congress on Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology is mainly focussed to update the world on the innovations and developments widely made in the field of Cardiology.
It is scheduled to be held for two days in the beautiful city of Amsterdam a city full of attraction, Culture and widespread variety of Cuisine. This city is the capital of Netherlands and of great value due to its contribution to various aspects which include medical and health-related fields.
Therefore we invite all researchers, cardiologists, patients from around the globe to come and be a part of the conference, and also enjoy the scenic beauty of the city.
Send us your abstracts:https://goo.gl/CLd99w Website: https://goo.gl/BbtGC2

Acute heart failure: What you need to know- Ian Franks

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Acute heart failure is an illness that hits suddenly and without any earlier symptoms.
Indeed, the medical definition of acute, according to MediLexicon, is "a health effect, usually of rapid onset, brief, not prolonged; sometimes loosely used to mean severe." This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and other facts about acute heart failureto help people understand this condition better. Types of heart failure
Acute heart failure is heart failure that occurs suddenly and sometimes without warning. Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to serve the body's needs. It can be acute or chronic. Chronic heart failure develops slowly, while acute occurs suddenly. The heart is a complex organ. Any failure can take place on either the left or right side or both. The heart has four chambers, which work in a rhythm to pump blood around the body. If these chambers stiffen, they may not fill sufficiently. If the heart, which is a muscle, is too weak, its c…

Outcomes of Care for Ischemic Heart Disease and Chronic Heart Failure in the Veterans Health Administration-Peter W. Groeneveld

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Abstract ImportanceThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates a nationwide system of hospitals and hospital-affiliated clinics, providing health care to more than 2 million veterans with cardiovascular disease. While data permitting hospital comparisons of the outcomes of acute cardiovascular care (eg, myocardial infarction) are publicly available, little is known about variation across VA medical centers (VAMCs) in outcomes of care for populations of patients with chronic, high-risk cardiovascular conditions. ObjectiveTo determine whether there are substantial differences in cardiovascular outcomes across VAMCs. Design, Setting, and ParticipantsRetrospective cohort study comprising 138 VA hospitals and each hospital’s affiliated outpatient clinics. Patients were identified who received VA inpatient or outpatient care between 2010 and 2014. Separate cohorts were constructed for patients diagnosed as having either ischemicheart disease (IHD) or chronic heart failure (CHF). The data…