A combination of biomarkers and imaging could tag chemotherapy-induced heart damage early on, cutting long-term heart risk in cancer survivors, according to a study reported at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Predicting the risk of a heart attack and treating it through drugs and lifestyle changes could be a real lifesaver, cutting distress for individuals and their families and cutting costs to society and healthcare providers. Current biomarkers used to predict risk include total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), but adding in extra lipid biomarkers only slightly improves the predictive value, according to a study published in JAMA.
Researchers from the Cardiogram Consortium, based across Europe, the U.S. and Australia, have found genetic biomarkers for coronary artery disease that could lead to genetic signatures that could help to identify people at risk of heart attacks.
In adolescents, eating low-fiber diets can lead to more fat around their middles and higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers, both of which put them at higher risk of diabetes and heart disease.
A paper in The Lancet looking at gene variants that raise HDL suggests that the links with reduced risk of heart attack aren't quite as clear-cut as we thought.
Heart attacks can be devastating for the family and the patient, and around half of heart attacks or strokes can occur in people who don't seem to have any obvious risk factors.
Heart disease has been linked with inflammation. Because signaling related to the protein biomarker interleukin-6 receptor (IL6R) can lead to inflammation, a team of researchers from the IL6R Genetics Consortium Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration looked at a genetic variant that affects this pathway to see if it was behind some aspects of the disease and could therefore also be a target for treatment and prevention.
Heart attacks and strokes are major cardiovascular events, and are traumatic for patients and their families. Every year in the U.S. around 785,000 people have a first heart attack, and 470,000 who
Spinning, a really intense form of indoor cycling that brings sweat to the brow and sometimes stars to the eyes, could also bring heart attack biomarkers to the bloodstream, according to Scandinavian
In atherosclerosis, cholesterol thickens or hardens the walls of the arteries. But there are no symptoms until it's too late, and the patient has a heart attack or stroke. However, a team of