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Decreased folate levels in the bloodstream have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, shedding light on why those patients are more susceptible to heart and vascular disease, according to research published today in JAMA Network Open by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a gut microbe generated byproduct—phenylacetylglutamine (PAG) - that is linked to development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and death. The study was published in Cell today.
Men and women differ in the way their vascular systems age and the rate at which atherosclerosis—the hardening of artery walls or buildup of arterial blockage—progresses over time. These sex- and age-related differences have a direct bearing on a woman's risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels—including both large and small arteries—age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology, could help to explain why women tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease and with different timing than men.
A team of scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University used Raman spectroscopy to study the thrombocytes of patients with cardiovascular diseases and compared their spectra with those of healthy people. The researchers identified informative areas of the spectra and confirmed that Raman spectroscopy was a promising method allowing one to diagnose the diseases associated with changes in thrombocyte activity and also to forecast the efficiency of antithrombotic therapy.