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Fatigue in dialysis patients linked to increased risk of cardiovascular eve
Date: 2010-02-26 00:24:04
According to a recent study, high test scores on a new fatigue rating scale may predict an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients. ... Full Story

New CT scan may help reduce excess radiation
Date: 2010-02-24 00:39:34
A newly developed computerized tomography (CT) technique may be capable of significantly reducing a patient's exposure to excess radiation compared to standard helical CT scanning, a recent study has found. ... Full Story

Low potassium levels in heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease
Date: 2010-02-23 18:43:32
A recent study conducted by investigators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has found that patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have low potassium levels are at an increased risk of hospitalization or death. ... Full Story

Maternal obesity linked to inflammation disorders in offspring
Date: 2010-02-15 18:19:12
A new study has found that obesity in mothers can cause cellular programming capable of predisposing offspring to inflammation-related disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. The findings were consistent regardless of whether or not the children in the study were obese themselves. ... Full Story

Simple chest pain test can help ER doctors safely discharge patients
Date: 2010-02-11 19:00:44
A recent study has found that a simple, inexpensive test may help doctors determine whether it is safe to discharge a patient who has been admitted to an emergency room with chest pains. ... Full Story

CT scan the most accurate non-invasive test for heart disease, study conclu
Date: 2010-02-02 19:02:05
German researchers have recently conducted a study which suggests that a computed tomography (CT) scan is a more accurate non-invasive test than a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan in diagnosing coronary artery disease. ... Full Story

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