Archive for the ‘Central Florida Cardiology Group’ Category

The global burden of physical inactivity

London, UK – The global effort, undertaken by the Lancet Physical Activity Series Working Group, suggests that physical inactivity is responsible for 6% of the burden of coronary heart disease and 7% of the burden of type 2 diabetes. In addition, the research group notes than one in 10 breast and colon cancers are attributed […]

HRT ups BP; risk of hypertension higher with longer duration of use

Penrith, Australia – A large new study of over 40,000 postmenopausal women has found that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure. The results also show, for the first time, that the risk of hypertension rises with longer duration of HRT use, say Dr Christine L […]

Patients many times more likely to have heart attacks after knee or hip replacement

According to a recent report at, people over age 60 who have surgery to replace a worn-out hip or knee have a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack after their surgeries, a large new study shows. The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. It reviewed the medical records of […]

Cardiac arrest survival improving in U.S. hospitals: Study

(Reuters) – More people hospitalized for cardiac arrest are surviving compared with a decade ago, according to a U.S. study, possibly because of changes in hospital treatment and the way bystanders respond when somebody collapses. The study, which appeared in the journal Circulation, found that in 2008, the death rate among U.S. residents hospitalized after […]

Aging heart cells rejuvenated by modified stem cells

NEW ORLEANS — Damaged and aged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions. The study is simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research could one day […]