About: Cardiovascular disease

Health 30-04-2020

Artificial intelligence technology developed to predict heart disease

A revolutionary new medical device able to predict coronary artery disease using artificial intelligence (AI) has been developed by a UK health-tech firm, the first such technology of its kind.
Health 22-11-2019

Whole grain diet can slash risk of cardiovascular disease, says researchers

Increasing the daily intake of whole grains to 30-40g reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 20%, EURACTIV.com heard at a recent event to mark the first International Whole Grain Day.
Health 23-12-2016

Personalised medicine – the future of CVD treatment?

Doctors are already able to calculate patients’ risk of getting cardiovascular disease based on their electronic medical records, including age, gender and smoking habits. Adding genetic assessments to the mix will make their job easier.
Health 23-12-2016

A soft target: EU countries go after sugar in CVD fight

If the UK is a leader among European countries in statin treatment and cardiac rehabilitation, it lags behind in addressing the behavioural causes of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as child obesity.
Health 22-12-2016

UK and US at odds with Europe over statin use

Statins are already the United Kingdom’s most commonly prescribed medicines – roughly 6 million Brits take the drugs on a regular basis to lower the risk of a cardiovascular incident, in line with US practice. But in continental Europe, views tend to differ.
Health 20-12-2016

Prevention is the name of the CVD game

Early prevention is the name of the game these days for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) when it comes to tackling cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Health 19-12-2016

Counting the cost of cardiovascular disease

Death from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) may have fallen substantially in the UK and across the world, but it remains the single biggest killer, and a sizeable economic burden.
Health 25-04-2016

Study: ‘Fat tax’ made Denmark healthier

The short-lived Danish levy on fatty foods was heavily criticised when it was first introduced in October 2011. But research shows that the fat tax achieved its objective in changing Danish grocery shopping habits, and saving lives.
Health 06-04-2016

Finland tops Europe’s first-ever ‘Nanny State’ index

Finland is the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to alcohol, food and drinks, e-cigarettes and tobacco laws, followed by Sweden, the UK and Ireland, according to a new Nanny State Index published on Tuesday (5 April).
Staying Alive maps AED locations in 13 languages and several countries
Health 04-12-2015

Map to heart health: one French tech startup is getting a boost from health regulation

The Paris-based health startup AEDMAP was founded two years ago after telecoms consultant Paul Dardel realised there were no services to help people find cardiac defibrillators in public places.
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Agrifood 26-11-2015

Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

Red meat – but not other types of protein - is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests.
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Health 23-11-2015

Survey reveals 90% of people are unaware of their cholesterol levels

More than 90% of adults surveyed are unaware of their cholesterol levels, or have never had their cholesterol levels tested, according to a multinational survey published by the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS).
Health 20-11-2015

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of cardiovascular disease

A vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by 35%. This risk is particularly high in Northern Europe, which has relatively few sunlight hours. EURACTIV France reports
Health 27-10-2015

Research links cholesterol to tendonitis and chronic pain

Chronic pain and tendon inflammation could be directly linked to high cholesterol, according to a study by the University of Canberra. EURACTIV Spain reports
Health 19-10-2015

‘Good’ cholesterol is actually bad after menopause, new research finds

Researchers in the United States have found that hormonal changes in women during the menopause can cause so-called ‘good cholesterol’ to become dangerous to their health. EURACTIV France reports
Health 05-10-2015

Text messages help treat cardiovascular diseases

An new study has found that sending text messages to heart attack survivors, encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle choices, can bring significant health benefits. EURACTIV France reports.
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Health 11-09-2015

Cardiologists point to novel areas for prevention?

SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s leading cardiologists have advised policymakers to look into unexpected areas such as e-cigarettes and personalised medicine in their efforts to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
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Health 10-09-2015

Report: New anti-cholesterol drugs too expensive

The high price of two new anti-cholesterol drugs limits the benefits patients may see from them, according to a draft report released by a US nonprofit examining drug cost effectiveness.
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Health 10-09-2015

Cardiologists call for new limits to ‘bad cholesterol’

SPECIAL REPORT / Researchers have called for lowering the official recommended threshold for bad cholesterol, arguing new drugs now make it possible to go below the currently accepted limit.
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Health 07-09-2015

New drugs to tackle ‘problematic’ cholesterol

SPECIAL REPORT / New medicines soon expected to hit the European market will allow patients to lower their levels of bad cholesterol more substantially than is currently possible, opening new avenues for tackling heart diseases.
Health 04-09-2015

Climate action will reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, say experts

Protecting the climate and public health go hand in hand. The European Society of Cardiology has joined the call for climate action to help cut the risk of cardiovascular disease. EURACTIV France reports
Health 31-08-2015

Heart disease rates continue to decrease

Although cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are falling, there remains a large disparity between Western and Eastern Europe. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Health 26-06-2015

Patented drugs double the cost of fighting heart disease in France

French doctors prescribe more patented statins than their European counterparts. The country’s health service spends €1.2 billion on statins every year, double the budget of some European countries. EURACTIV France reports
Health 18-06-2015

OECD: Cardiovascular disease deaths declining in Germany

Mortality due to cardiovascular disease has decreased by around 60% in Germany, though more people die of heart attack and stroke than the OECD average, a recent study indicates. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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