Statement Highlights: When healthcare providers screen people 12-25 years old for underlying congenital/genetic heart disease, there are 14 critical questions on personal and family medical history and specific aspects of the physical examination that should be included. Using 12-lead electrocardiograms to detect underlying congenital or genetic cardiovascular heart disease as a screening tool in healthy people 12-25 years old without positive findings on the history and physical examination has not been shown to save lives.
(DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2014) — Kids learning bystander CPR may be the answer to reducing death from the 420,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year. Sadly, most of those victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start ...
Study Highlights: Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels. Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to reduce the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes.
Study Highlights: Gaining a few pounds can increase blood pressure in healthy adults. Increased fat inside the abdomen led to even larger increases in blood pressure.
Study Highlights: Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea and reduce blood pressure in obese adults. Those who restricted their calories had higher levels of oxygen in their blood and a greater reduction in body weight.