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Friday, September 4, 2015

Cardiovascular research:Pollution and weather influence outcomes after heart attack ♦ Midday naps associated with reduced blood pressure ♦Coffee linked with increased cardiovascular risk

Pollution and weather influence outcomes after heart attack Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new research.
Coffee linked with increased cardiovascular risk in young adults with mild hypertension Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension.The 12-year study in more than 1,200 patients found that heavy coffee drinkers had a four-fold increased risk while moderate drinkers tripled their risk.
Midday naps associated with reduced blood pressure and fewer medications Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications.
Depression and extremes of blood pressure predict highest rates of harmful vascular events Depressive symptoms and extremes of blood pressure predict the highest rates of harmful vascular events in patients with existing heart disease, diabetes or stroke.
New 'Tissue Velcro' could help repair damaged hearts Engineers have just made assembling functional heart tissue as easy as fastening your shoes. The team has created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together just like Velcro.

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