Cardiovascular Disease Linked to a New Diet-Associated Gut-Microbe Metabolite

Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a gut microbe generated byproduct - phenylacetylglutamine (PAG) - that is linked to development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and death. The study was published in Cell. Phenylalanine ....

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Safety and Efficacy of Two Types of Blood Thinners Compared in a Primary Care Setting

Adults taking blood thinners, such as an anticoagulant Vitamin K antagonist medication like warfarin, were shown to have a lower incidence of overall bleeding events compared to those taking direct oral anticoagulants. However, the study ....

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Optimize Management of Atrial Fibrillation with Better Lifestyle Habits

Weight loss, regular physical activity and other lifestyle changes are effective yet underused strategies that should be added to optimize management of atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm), according to “Lifestyle and Risk Factor Modification ....

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Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Doubles in Older Adults with Irregular Sleep Patterns

Older adults with irregular sleep patterns--meaning they have no regular bedtime and wakeup schedule, or they get different amounts of sleep each night--are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease as those with more ....

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