Monday, March 10, 2008

Gmail - MedWire Cardiology News - 10 March 2008

Gmail - MedWire Cardiology News - 10 March 2008

CRT reverses dyssynchrony-induced molecular cardiac abnormalitiesCardiac resynchronization therapy reverses molecular stress response and cell survival abnormalities that accompany cardiac dyssynchrony, preliminary study findings indicate.

Starting to drink alcohol in middle age has heart benefitsPeople who begin drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in middle age have lower rates of cardiovascular disease morbidity than nondrinkers who continue to abstain from drinking alcohol, findings from the ARIC study show.

Cardiovascular risk lowered by anti-rheumatic drugsThe risk for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis experiencing a major cardiovascular event can be significantly lowered with appropriate risk factor management and treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, say researchers.

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