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Heart Disease
 
Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age...
SOURCE: American College of Cardiology, news release, March 8, 2017
3/8/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 -- Cholesterol's impact on heart attack may differ by age, new research suggests.

The study found that younger heart attack patients are much more likely to have significantly low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol, rather than high levels of LDL ("bad") cholester...

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Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People...
SOURCES: Sadiya Khan, M.D., instructor, medicine, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Robert Eckel, M.D., chair, atherosclerosis, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, and director, Lipid Clinic, University of Colorado Hospital; March 9, 2017, presentation, American Heart Association meeting, Portland, Ore.
3/9/2017

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 -- Overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age, living with chronic illness for much longer than those of a healthy weight, a new study shows.

People carrying excess pounds do tend to live similar or only slightly shorter life spans ...

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MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices ...
SOURCES: Robert Russo, M.D., adjunct assistant professor, molecular and experimental medicine, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.; Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director, magnetic resonance services, and professor, radiology and neuroradiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh; David Wilber, M.D., editor-in-chief, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology; Feb. 23, 2017 New England Journal of Medicine
2/22/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- People with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators have long been told they can't undergo MRI scans. But a new study suggests that it can be safely done -- under the right conditions.

The study, published in the Feb. 23 issue of the New England Journal of...

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