Barry London, MD, PhD, Cardiologist - Leading Physician of the World

Barry London, MD, PhD, Cardiologist - Leading Physician of the World Barry London is a board certified cardiologist, working at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clin

Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?
03/08/2015
Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

Although around 25-40% of children and adolescents in the US experience some form of sleep disorder, such conditions are often overlooked, with a lack of realization of just how important a good ni...

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles http://wp.me/p4BYWc-13
01/20/2015
Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles

Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles http://wp.me/p4BYWc-13

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. Kurt H. Becker, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and WeiDong Zhu, a research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are helping develop a new colloidal gold test strip for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. [ 263 more words. ]

Researchers develop a new distance rehabilitation system for patients with heart pathologies http://wp.me/p4BYWc-10
01/05/2015
Researchers develop a new distance rehabilitation system for patients with heart pathologies

Researchers develop a new distance rehabilitation system for patients with heart pathologies http://wp.me/p4BYWc-10

A team of Spanish researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the company Medtronic have participated in the development of a new distance heart rehabilitation system based on physical exercise routines for people affected by heart pathologies. The system is designed for both chronic patients and the recovery of people who have suffered a heart event (for instance, a… [ 554 more words. ]

High fitness levels reduce hypertension risk http://wp.me/p4BYWc-X
12/26/2014
High fitness levels reduce hypertension risk

High fitness levels reduce hypertension risk http://wp.me/p4BYWc-X

While being physically fit is beneficial in and of itself, researchers now report that people with high levels of fitness are less likely to develop high blood pressure - also referred to as hypertension - a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the association of fitness with hypertension among participants undergoing treadmill… [ 603 more words. ]

‘Obesity can reduce life by up to 8 years’ http://wp.me/p4BYWc-U
12/11/2014
'Obesity can reduce life by up to 8 years'

‘Obesity can reduce life by up to 8 years’ http://wp.me/p4BYWc-U

Life expectancy can be reduced by up to 8 years by obesity, which can also cause adults to lose as much as 19 years of healthy life if it leads to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology examines the issue. The researchers behind the study analyzed data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), creating a disease-simulation model to estimate the risk of adults of different… [ 448 more words. ]

Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection http://wp.me/p4BYWc-R
11/25/2014
Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection

Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection http://wp.me/p4BYWc-R

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients. The pioneering study is the largest and most comprehensive to be conducted with regards to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, which recommended dentists should no longer give antibiotics before invasive treatments to people considered at risk of the life threatening heart infection, Infective Endocarditis (IE), which in 40 per cent of cases is caused by bacteria from the mouth. [ 380 more words. ]

The heart’s own immune cells can help it heal http://wp.me/p4BYWc-N
11/06/2014
The heart's own immune cells can help it heal

The heart’s own immune cells can help it heal http://wp.me/p4BYWc-N

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Most of the time when the heart is injured, these beneficial immune cells are supplanted by immune cells from the bone marrow, which are spurred to converge in the heart and cause… [ 606 more words. ]

Heightened risk of anxiety, depression among women after heart attack http://wp.me/p4BYWc-K
10/20/2014
Heightened risk of anxiety, depression among women after heart attack

Heightened risk of anxiety, depression among women after heart attack http://wp.me/p4BYWc-K

A new study by researchers from Lithuania claims women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression following a heart attack than men. Furthermore, patients with depression may be at much higher risk of death in the 6 months after a heart attack than those without depression. Study author Prof. Pranas Serpytis and colleagues presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association - a part of the European Society of Cardiology - in Geneva, Switzerland. [ 639 more words. ]

Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke http://wp.me/p4BYWc-H
10/06/2014
Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke

Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke http://wp.me/p4BYWc-H

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people affected by atrial fibrillation is rising rapidly, partly as a result of the ageing population. Over recent years, a research group at Lund University in Sweden, working with other universities and hospitals in Europe and the USA, has identified twelve genetic variants in the human genome that increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. [ 387 more words. ]

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels http://wp.me/p4BYWc-E
09/18/2014
Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels http://wp.me/p4BYWc-E

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. "These findings may explain why good blood sugar control is not sufficient to avoid the development of diabetes-induced cardiovascular diseases," said Carlos F. [ 196 more words. ]

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’ http://wp.me/p4BYWc-y
08/25/2014
Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits'

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’ http://wp.me/p4BYWc-y

Past research has linked long-term aspirin use to adverse side effects, such as internal bleeding. But according to a new study, the benefits of longstanding aspirin therapy outweigh such risks; it can significantly reduce the risk of major cancers of the… [ 601 more words. ]

Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer http://wp.me/p4BYWc-p
07/07/2014
Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer

Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer http://wp.me/p4BYWc-p

A new study recently presented at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology meeting in Barcelona, Spain, suggests that women who have high cholesterol may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer. The research team, led by Dr. Rahul Potluri of the… [ 483 more words. ]

Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots http://wp.me/p4BYWc-j
06/18/2014
Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots

Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots http://wp.me/p4BYWc-j

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat – a risk factor for stroke – and blood clots in the lung, finds a large study published online in the journal Heart. But its impact on directly boosting the risk… [ 479 more words. ]

Photo Album
05/06/2014

Photo Album

Address

Iowa City, IA
52242

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Barry London, MD, PhD, Cardiologist - Leading Physician of the World posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Share

Category