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Circadian and Orthostatic Blood Pressure Is Abnormal in the Carotid Sinus Syndrome

The authors' objective was to determine circadian blood pressure behavior and the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in patients with cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome. A prospective consecutive series of 160 patients (mean age, 72 [65–83]) ...

Neurocardiovascular Instability in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Neurocardiovascular instability (NCVI, neurally mediated disorders causing hypotension with or without bradycardia) represents abnormal neural control of the cardiovascular system and presents as dizziness, syncope, or falls. The mechanisms underpinning N ...

Enteral Nutrition During Multimodality Therapy in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term enteral nutrition support in postoperative cancer patients.Background: Multimodality therapy of surgical patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies may improve survival, but often res ...

Natriuretic peptides in elderly people with acute myocardial infarction

Elderly patients form an increasingly large proportion of people with acute myocardial infarction, and advanced age is a strong predictor of a high risk of death or of serious complications after acute myocardial infarction.1 Paradoxically, elderly patien ...

Nocturnal Arrhythmias Across a Spectrum of Obstructive and Central Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Older Men

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Charlson Comorbidity Index does not predict long-term mortality in elderly subjects with chronic heart failure

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Fibulin-4 conducts proper elastogenesis via interaction with cross-linking enzyme lysyl oxidase

Departments of aCardiovascular Medicine andfPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan;Departments of bSkin Regenerative Medicine andcPharmacology, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Osaka, ...

Association of Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital (Dr Farzaneh-Far), Departments of Medicine (Drs Farzaneh-Far and Whooley), Biochemistry and Biophysics (Drs Lin and Blackburn), Psychiatry (Dr Epel), and Epidemiology and Biostati ...

The more you drink, the greater your risk of a heart attack

This poster highlights that alcohol increases your risk of heart attack. Public Health Agency Alcohol This poster highlights that alcohol increases your risk of heart attack. Cardiovascular Health (Draft) Chronic Conditions Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Hy ...

Health effects of volcano ash cloud

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising that the plume of volcanic ash over the north Atlantic is not currently a risk to public health in Northern Ireland.The previous eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Icelandic volcano in April 2010 had no impact on p ...

PHA supports World No Tobacco Day

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is taking the opportunity to highlight this year's World No Tobacco Day which takes place on Tuesday 31 May.In Northern Ireland, around 340,000 people aged 16 and over smoke. Smoking contributes not only to many cancers ...

PHA- improving cardiovascular services

?The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified ways of delivering cardiovascular services that will help to tackle health inequalities. These are described in a new "health impact assessment" report, launched on 1 June at the Maureen Sheehan Cent ...

Consultation launched on Community Development Strategy- your views matter

Issued jointly by the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health AgencyThe Health and Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency have today launched, for public consultation, a new Community Development Strategy.The consultation period will run fo ...

Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes

There are an estimated 69,000 adults and 1092 children living with diabetes in Northern Ireland in 2010. The number of adults with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by 34% since 2004. Many of these cases are preventable and related to obesity. Wi ...

PHA advises 'breast is best'!

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (NBAW) to emphasise the message that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both you and your baby and that by deciding to breastfeed, you will be giving your child the best ...

Eye screening for diabetics- prevents blindness

Diabetes is a common condition affecting around 69,000 people in Northern Ireland. One of the possible complications of diabetes is a condition called diabetic retinopathy, which can cause sight loss and blindness. Retinopathy causes damage to the tiny bl ...

For your heart's sake stop smoking

On World Heart Day, 29 September 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all smokers to stop smoking and reduce their risk of developing heart disease (cardiovascular disease- CVD) or suffering a stroke or a heart attack.Heart disease is one of the ...

PHA urges parents to get 'at risk' children vaccinated against seasonal flu

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging Northern Ireland parents to make sure children in 'at risk' groups get their flu vaccine early.The message has been issued to parents and carers of children as the PHA's seasonal flu vaccination prog ...

Rabies- it can be a fatal bite

Rabies is a preventable disease, but it kills up to 55,000 people each year. Therefore on World Rabies Day, 28 September 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) wants to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of seeking medical advice on whet ...

PHA supports World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Saturday 8 October 2011 marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The Public Health Agency (PHA) would like to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world by raising awareness and understanding of the needs- medical, social, prac ...

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