All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘heart disease’

Women and Men Have Similar Heart Risk Profiles

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An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease (CAD) and similar cardiovascular risk profiles share similar prognoses. Results of the study were presented at the annual RSNA meeting. “We conducted this study because we wanted to understand whether men and women with the same …

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OBESITY: THE FAT OF THE MATTER

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Nearly 78 million American adults are obese. Obesity is a major public health problem, ranking fifth on the World Health Organization’s list of leading risk factors for mortality. Not too surprisingly, this worldwide epidemic is also closely linked to the rise in the incidence of cardiovascular disorders, particularly heart failure.  A 2010 review in the Journal of the American College …

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