COVID-19 Can Cause Serious Cardiovascular Issues

COVID and cardiovascular complications

Emergency room doctors want physicians to know that COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes. In this study, published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, emergency medicine doctors also caution that COVID-19 treatments can interact with medicinesRead …

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Part II: The French Paradox, Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis–Heart Shunt, Prosaic Foods and the Brain–Heart Connection in AD

In second of a two-part series on the French Paradox, researchers researchers explore the concept of a heart shunt within the microbiota-gut-brain axis and underscore the close association between brain and heart health. The so-called French Paradox offers clues for understanding neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ReadRead …

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The Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis Heart Shunt Part I: The French Paradox, Heart Disease and the Microbiota

French Paradox

“Part I, of a two-part series published in Microorganisms of concept papers, on the French Paradox, heart disease and the microbiota focuses on novel findings involving nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology and metabolism to suggest a heart shunt, as occurs when two organ systems are coupled and in this case within theRead …

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Protein Intake in Women Could Reduce Risk of AFib in Women

AFib

Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, when compared with those who consumed less protein, according to research being presented at the AmericanRead …

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Gingko, Green Tea, Phosphatidylserine added to Pharmacological Treatment for Hypertension

Adding a combination of three natural extracts to standard pharmacological treatments could help to fight hypertension, improving cardiovascular function especially in those patients whose blood pressure remains not well controlled. These are the conclusions of a study conducted by the Vascular Pathophysiology Laboratory of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, in collaborationRead …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation with Transcendental Meditation Increases Myocardial Blood Flow

Transcendental Meditation

Can more be done besides diet and exercise to help patients better recover from a heart attack, a stroke, or to prevent one? Scientists from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Institute for Prevention Research conducted a study, with and without meditation, to find out. The study, published inRead …

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Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure in Children and Teens

As poor nutritional status affects more and more children, researchers are beginning to see dramatic health ramifications. For instance, in this study at Boston Medical Center, published in the journal Hypertension, researchers looked at persistent low vitamin D in newborns to early childhood to see how it might be associatedRead …

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