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1Effect of N- and T-type calcium channel blocker on proteinuria, blood pressure and kidney function in hypertensive patients: a meta-analysisHypertension Research, July 03, 2015  Clinical Article
2Absence of an effect of high nitrate intake from beetroot juice on blood pressure in treated hypertensive individuals: a randomized controlled trialAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 03, 2015  Clinical Article
3Comparison of tapentadol with tramadol for analgesia after cardiac surgeryAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, July 03, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
4Hydrotherapy vs. conventional land-based exercise for improving walking and balance after stroke: A randomized controlled trialClinical Rehabilitation, July 03, 2015  Clinical Article
5Effect of dexmeditomidine on postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia after complete surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot: A prospective randomized controlled studyAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, July 03, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
6Health effects of intermittent fasting: hormesis or harm? A systematic reviewAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 03, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
7Decreased urine uric acid excretion is associated with diabetic retinopathy but not with lower limb atherosclerosis in hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetesAtherosclerosis, July 03, 2015  Clinical Article
8Transesophageal echocardiography estimation of coronary sinus blood flow for the adequacy of revascularization in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graftAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, July 03, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
9Mycobacterial heat shock protein 65 (mbHSP65)-induced atherosclerosis: Preventive oral tolerization and definition of atheroprotective and atherogenic mbHSP65 peptidesAtherosclerosis, July 03, 2015  Clinical Article
10Association of ideal cardiovascular health and long-term healthcare costsAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 03, 2015  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1UCLA patient is first to receive successful heart transplant after using experimental 50cc Total Artificial HeartUCLA Health System, July 03, 2015
2Acute kidney injury linked to increased risk of high blood pressureUCSF News, July 03, 2015
3Menopausal women have lower risk of dying from heart attack than menAmerican Heart Association News, July 03, 2015
4Statins linked to lower aggression in men, but higher in womenUC San Diego Health System, July 03, 2015
5Sodium intake among U.S. adults - 26 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2013Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 03, 2015
6UCLA doctors use 3-D printed model to guide tricky heart valve replacementUCLA Health System, July 02, 2015
7Enzyme provides built-in protection against atherosclerosisUniversity of Michigan Health System, July 02, 2015
8CPR app's network saves lives, but needs buy-in from publicUW Medicine, July 02, 2015
9PTSD raises odds of heart attack and stroke in womenHarvard School of Public Health News, July 02, 2015
10Half of all heart disease deaths could be prevented, study findsEmory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center News, July 01, 2015

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Vitamin D supplementation improves ejection fraction

As reported in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, vitamin D supplementation (4000 IU/d of cholecalciferol x 6 months) of vitamin D-deficient heart failure patients (n=23) resulted in an increase in the ejection fraction compared to placebo (6.7 vs. -4.3%).

Statin use associated with decreased mortality in HFPEF

Based on a meta-analysis reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, statin use by patients (n=17985) with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is associated with a 40% reduction in mortality.

Relationship benefit in women with IHD

As reported in BMC Medicine, women who were married or living with a partner had a decreased risk of mortality (RR=0.72) after the first ischemic heart disease (IHD) event compared to women who were not married or living with a partner. The study involved 734626 women with no history of IHD who were followed for 8.6 y; there were 30747 women with a first IHD event and 2148 deaths.

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