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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324761/chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-stroke-among-men-and-women-a-large-population-based-prospective-cohort-study
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Jia-Yi Dong, Hiroyasu Iso, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chocolate consumption may have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, but evidence from prospective cohort studies is still limited. We aimed to examine the prospective associations between chocolate consumption and risk of stroke among men and women in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of 38,182 men and 46,415 women aged 44-76 years, and free of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer at baseline in 1995 and 1998, were followed up until the end of 2009 and 2010, respectively...
March 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323928/physical-activity-vitamin-d-and-incident-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-whites-and-blacks-the-aric-study
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Kathleen Chin, Di Zhao, Martin Tibuakuu, Seth S Martin, Chiadi E Ndumele, Roberta Florido, B Gwen Windham, Eliseo Guallar, Pamela L Lutsey, Erin D Michos
Context: Physical activity (PA) is associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels. Both are associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), but their joint association with ASCVD risk is unknown. Objective: To examine the dose-response between PA and 25(OH)D, and to assess effect modification of 25(OH)D and PA with ASCVD risk. Design: Cross-sectional and prospective study using Poisson and linear regression. Setting: Community-dwelling Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323912/sex-hormones-and-cardiometabolic-health-role-of-estrogen-and-estrogen-receptors
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Deborah Clegg, Andrea L Hevener, Kerrie L Moreau, Eugenia Morselli, Alfredo Criollo, Rachael E Van Pelt, Victoria J Vieira-Potter
With increased life expectancy, women will spend over three decades of life post-menopause. The menopausal transition increases susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Thus, it is more important than ever to develop effective hormonal treatment strategies to protect aging women. Understanding the role of estrogens, and their biological actions mediated by estrogen receptors (ERs), in the regulation of cardiometabolic health is of paramount importance to discover novel targeted therapeutics...
February 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323768/use-of-cardiovascular-age-for-assessing-risks-and-benefits-of-menopausal-hormone-therapy
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Richard J Santen
The Women's Health Initiative studies and others have suggested that menopausal hormone therapy may enhance the risk of new cardiovascular (CV) events in older women and diminish the development of coronary atherosclerosis in younger women. The underlying mechanisms to explain these findings are encapsulated in the term "Timing Hypothesis." Extensive pathophysiologic studies have provided mechanistic evidence for the dichotomous effects of estrogen on coronary artery vasculature. Early in the atherosclerotic disease process, estrogen exerts protective effects on the endothelium and retards plaque formation...
March 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323625/the-effects-of-stretching-training-on-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-obese-postmenopausal-women
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Alexei Wong, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, Roy Kalfon, Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, Arturo Figueroa
Context • Menopause and obesity are associated with autonomic dysfunction. Unconventional exercise modalities that include an important flexibility component seem to improve cardiac autonomic function by lowering sympathetic tone and increasing vagal modulation of the heart rate (HR). Yet clear evidence of the effects of stretching training (ST) on cardiac autonomic modulation is limited. Objective • The present study intended to examine the effects of ST on HR variability (HRV) and flexibility in obese postmenopausal women...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320151/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Seok-Jin Choi, Yoon-Ho Hong, Je-Young Shin, Byung-Nam Yoon, Sung-Yeon Sohn, Chan Soon Park, Jung-Joon Sung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, features, and prognosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We reviewed detailed clinical, laboratory, and cardiovascular data from 64 ALS patients (38 men and 26 women) who underwent echocardiographic evaluation for various reasons at a single referral center between January 2011 and December 2015. RESULTS: TTC was diagnosed in 9 ALS patients (4 men and 5 women)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319598/allium-vegetable-intakes-and-the-incidence-of-cardiovascular-disease-hypertension-chronic-kidney-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-in-adults-a-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Zahra Bahadoran, Parvin Mirmiran, Amir A Momenan, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the association between habitual consumption of allium vegetables (garlic and onion) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, hypertension (HTN), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: Adult men and women, participated in the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (2006-2008 to 2012-2014), were recruited. Habitual dietary intakes were assessed using a validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319321/unrecognized-coronary-vasospasm-in-patients-referred-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-intracoronary-nitroglycerin-the-forgotten-stepchild-of-cardiovascular-guidelines
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Alec Vishnevsky, Howard M Julien, David L Fischman, Paul Walinsky, J David Ogilby, Nicholas J Ruggiero, Babu Jasti, Michael P Savage
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to demonstrate the importance of intracoronary nitroglycerin (IC NTG) administration during diagnostic coronary angiography and prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: PCI has been a mainstay treatment for patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease. While current guidelines emphasize the importance of periprocedural antithrombotic medications, they fail to mention the use of nitroglycerin prior to PCI...
March 20, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318556/natural-killer-cells-in-placentation-and-cancer-implications-for-hypertension-during-pregnancy
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Heather Yvonne Small, Denise C Cornelius, Tomasz J Guzik, Christian Delles
Hypertension during pregnancy is the most common medical condition encountered during gestation. Despite this, knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie the disease and the development of new therapies are limited. Hypertension during pregnancy and some forms of cancer confer an increased risk to the development of cardiovascular disease later in life; one mechanism which may link these conditions is the involvement of natural killer (NK) cells. Whilst immunology and immunotherapy are well-developed areas in oncology; the complex mechanisms of the immune system in health and disease at the maternal-fetal interface are less well-defined...
March 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315565/heart-rate-variability-in-normal-weight-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Celal Kilit, Türkan Paşalı Kilit
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Obese women with PCOS show altered autonomic modulation. The results of studies investigating cardiac autonomic functions of normal-weight women with PCOS are conflicting. The aim of the study was to assess the reactivity of cardiac sympathovagal balance in normal-weight women with PCOS by heart rate variability analysis. METHODS: We examined the heart rate variability in 60 normal-weight women with PCOS and compared them with that in 60 age-matched healthy women having a similar metabolic profile...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315394/physical-activity-and-dietary-habits-related-to-cardiovascular-risk-in-independent-community-living-older-women
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A B Fraile-Bermúdez, M Kortajarena, I Zarrazquin, A Irazusta, A Fernandez-Atutxa, F Ruiz-Litago, J J Yanguas, J Gil-Goikouria, J Irazusta
A side effect of increased life expectancy is a surge in sequelae of diseases and injuries, which in turn increase the duration of life with disability among the elderly. The aim of this study was to ascertain the physical activity and nutritional parameters that better predict cardiovascular risk in a cohort of older women. A cross-sectional study was designed including 65 women able to independently perform basic activities of daily life. Data collection included anthropometric measurement, blood pressure measurement, blood analytics, objectively measurement of physical activity, and dietary assessment...
March 14, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314485/prognostic-implications-of-fasting-plasma-glucose-in-subjects-with-echocardiographic-abnormalities
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Manan Pareek, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Deepak L Bhatt, Margrét Leósdóttir, Michael H Olsen
AIMS: To examine whether baseline fasting plasma glucose (FPG) modifies the prognostic role of left ventricular (LV) mass, geometric pattern, and diastolic function, for prediction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Population-based cohort study comprising of 1047 men and 456 women with preserved ejection fraction, included between 2002 and 2006, who underwent echocardiography based on groups defined by FPG, measured prior to echocardiography. The clinical endpoint was the composite of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, assessed through national and local registries...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314442/-adult-congenital-heart-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-issues
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Magalie Ladouceur, Florence Pontnau, Laurence Iserin
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is continuously increasing with now a higher prevalence than that of the pediatric population. This concerns above all complex congenital heart diseases. Heart failure is the primary cause of death followed by arrhythmia, which is very common in ACHD. A specialized follow-up by dedicated centers is significantly associated with an improvement of survival of ACHD patients compared to non-expert follow-up. Extracardiac disorders (liver, kidney, respiratory) are frequent and require an accurate and specific management...
March 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306702/self-management-program-for-heart-healthy-behavior-among-middle-and-old-aged-korean-women-at-risk-for-metabolic-syndrome
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Nah-Mee Shin, JiWon Choi, InHae Cho, Byung-Jun Park
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been increasing among Koreans, and middle-aged and older women are at risk of metabolic syndrome. Effective strategies to promote lifestyle modification need to be developed. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effects of a self-management program on improving the cardiovascular health status and promoting healthy behaviors among overweight or obese Korean women at risk of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: A pretest and posttest intervention design was used...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306696/n-terminal-fragment-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-coexisting-subclinical-heart-and-vessel-disease
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Luigi E Pastormerlo, Stefano Maffei, Daniele Della Latta, Vladislav Chubuchny, Carla Susini, Sergio Berti, Concetta Prontera, Simona Storti, Claudio Passino, Emilio Pasanisi, Michele Emdin, Dante Chiappino
BACKGROUND: Identification of preclinical cardiovascular disease represents a challenge. We evaluate N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) as markers of both cardiac and vascular subclinical disease in a community-based study including asymptomatic middle- aged study participants. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 807 study participants without previous cardiovascular disease were recruited. They underwent thorough laboratory assessment (including NT-proBNP), ultrasound examination of heart and evaluation of coronary calcium score and carotid intima-media thickness, by computed tomography and ultrasound, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306633/race-and-sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-%C3%AE-adrenergic-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-responsiveness-in-men-and-women-with-high-blood-pressure
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Andrew Sherwood, LaBarron K Hill, James A Blumenthal, Kristy S Johnson, Alan L Hinderliter
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is associated with unfavorable changes in adrenergic receptor responsiveness, but the relationship of race and sex to adrenergic receptor responsiveness in the development of cardiovascular disease is unclear. This study examined α-adrenergic and ß-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in African-American and white men and women with untreated high blood pressure (BP) (HBP) and with normal BP. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study sample comprised 161 African-American and white men and women in the age range 25-45 years...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306414/cross-sectional-comparison-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-native-peruvian-highlanders-and-lowlanders
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Luu V Pham, Christopher Meinzen, Rafael S Arias, Noah G Schwartz, Adi Rattner, Catherine H Miele, Philip L Smith, Hartmut Schneider, J Jaime Miranda, Robert H Gilman, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, William Checkley, Alan R Schwartz
Pham, Luu V., Christopher Meinzen, Rafael S. Arias, Noah G. Schwartz, Adi Rattner, Catherine H. Miele, Philip L. Smith, Hartmut Schneider, J. Jaime Miranda, Robert H. Gilman, Vsevolod Y. Polotsky, William Checkley, and Alan R. Schwartz. Cross-sectional comparison of sleep-disordered breathing in native Peruvian highlanders and lowlanders. High Alt Med Biol. 18:11-19, 2017. BACKGROUND: Altitude can accentuate sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which has been linked to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases...
March 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304147/relation-of-dietary-carbohydrates-intake-to-circulating-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-levels-in-postmenopausal-women
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Mengna Huang, Jinjie Liu, Xiaochen Lin, Atsushi Goto, Yiqing Song, Lesley F Tinker, Kei-Hang Katie Chan, Simin Liu
BACKGROUND: Low circulating levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) have been shown to be a direct and strong risk factor for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and hormone-dependent cancers, although the relation between various aspects of dietary carbohydrates and SHBG levels remains unexplored in population studies. METHODS: Among postmenopausal women with available SHBG measurements at baseline (n = 11,159) in the Women's Health Initiative, we conducted a comprehensive assessment of total dietary carbohydrates, glycemic load (GL), glycemic index (GI), fiber, sugar, and various carbohydrate-abundant foods in relation to circulating SHBG using multiple linear regressions adjusting for potential covariates...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303698/dietary-habits-of-wroclaw-medical-university-students-poland
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Rafał Ilow, Bożena Regulska-Ilow, Dorota Różańska
Background: The World Health Organization considers an unhealthy diet to be related to the risk of cardiovascular diseases development. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate dietary habits among Wroclaw Medical University students with a view towards the nutritional risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Material and Methods: The study was conducted between the years 2004-2012. The study group consisted of 892 women and 276 men...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302553/stark-regional-and-sex-differences-in-the-prevalence-and-awareness-of-hypertension-an-h3africa-awi-gen-study-across-6-sites-in-sub-saharan-africa
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F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Stuart A Ali, Felix Made, Catherine Kyobutungi, Engelbert Nonterah, Lisa Micklesfield, Marianne Alberts, Romuald Boua, Scott Hazelhurst, Cornelius Debpuur, Felistas Mashinya, Sekgothe Dikotope, Hermann Sorgho, Ian Cook, Stella Muthuri, Cassandra Soo, Freedom Mukomana, Godfred Agongo, Christopher Wandabwa, Sulaimon Afolabi, Abraham Oduro, Halidou Tinto, Ryan G Wagner, Tilahun Haregu, Alisha Wade, Kathleen Kahn, Shane A Norris, Nigel J Crowther, Stephen Tollman, Osman Sankoh, Michèle Ramsay
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, yet few large studies exploring hypertension in Africa are available. The actual burden of disease is poorly understood and awareness and treatment to control it is often suboptimal. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to report the prevalence of measured hypertension and to assess awareness and control of blood pressure among older adults in rural and urban settings in 6 sites located in West, East, and Southern Africa...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
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