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Subclinical heart disease may cause more falls in older people

Subclinical heart disease may cause more falls in older people

Health
July 10 (UPI) -- Heart damage in older adults may be leading to more falls, new research shows. Adults around age 75 with subclinical myocardial damage and cardiac wall strain are at a higher risk of falling than those without those conditions, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. These findings suggest increasing heart health could prevent their falls from occurring within the older population. "Given that falls can often be fatal for older adults, greater knowledge of the factors that contribute to falls represents a significant public health priority," Stephen Juraschek, a primary care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and study lead author, said in a news release. "For the first time, our study shows that subclini...
Heart strain from extreme exercise doesn’t cause permanent damage, study says

Heart strain from extreme exercise doesn’t cause permanent damage, study says

Health
June 27 (UPI) -- Performing strenuous exercise, like taking part in a 24-hour ultramarathon, won't permanently hurt a person's heart, new research shows. High-intensity running puts more strain on the heart and drives up biomarkers that would otherwise indicate cardiac risk, according to a study published in June in Heliyon. However, those elevated biomarkers don't cause permanent damage. "Experienced runners performed with greater intensity and speed which placed strains on their hearts," Rodrigo Hohl, a researcher at Federal University of Juiz de Fora and study co-lead investigator, said in a news release. "Novice runners ran with less intensity, which resulted in lower cardiac biomarker levels." The study included 25 people who took blood tests before and after they ran in a 24-hour u...
Genetic risk at fault for 30 percent of heart disease cases

Genetic risk at fault for 30 percent of heart disease cases

Health
June 18 (UPI) -- While diet and lifestyle play a big part in developing heart disease, a new study shows genetics may have a bigger role than researchers thought. In fact, over 30 percent of heart disease cases are caused by genetic factors, according to research published this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "The results of this study demonstrate that the risk of heart disease is a concerted result of interactions between genetic variants and biological environment," Johan LM Björkegran, a researcher at Mount Sinai and study author, said in a news release. "By understanding the complex relationship between the two, we've created a framework for identifying new risk genes in disease-relevant tissues leading to heart disease, which in turn will allow for more e
Heart of Midlothian v Celtic

Heart of Midlothian v Celtic

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Scottish Cup final: Heart of Midlothian v CelticVenue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 25 May Time: 15:00 BSTCoverage: Watch live on BBC One Scotland; listen on BBC Radio Scotland; text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.It has taken 140 games for Celtic to get to the brink of a treble treble. Now they are just 90 minutes on Saturday from completing an unprecedented feat.The Parkhead club have won every domestic Scottish honour available for the past three seasons. Securing a ninth successive piece of silverware in the Scottis...
Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Health
Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition.Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up after death.But University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to spot the same patterns in living patients.The condition is the top cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.It is a common, inherited condition, affecting one in 500 people in the UK, which can be fatal in small numbers of people.Footballer Fabrice Muamba had a near-fatal cardiac arrest during a match while David Frost's son Miles died suddenly while jogging aged 31, for example.Yet many of those with hypert...