Archive for June, 2013

A-fib contributes to Dementia…..and related to Sleep Apnea

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Study finds a-fib link to earlier dementia

University of Alabama researchers tested more than 5,000 people aged 65 and older on their memory and thinking skills every year for an average of seven years.

They found the ones who had developed a-fib were more likely to have lower thinking and memory scores earlier than those with no a-fib history.

Edward Manno, MD, who did not take part in the study but is a neurologist at Cleveland Clinic, adds: “They did a number ...

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A wake-up call to guys who snore loudly.

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Might the iconic ‘Sopranos’ actor’s legendary loud snore been a warning sign?  James Gandolfini’s snoring was well-known. What’s less well known is that snoring is a warning sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is linked to higher risks of heart attacks and strokes for people with cardiovascular disease.  It can actually cause cardiovascular disease.  More than 38,000 people a year die from obstructive sleep apnea, usually from a secondary heart attack. This is a wake-up call to guys who snore ...

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Endothelial Dysfunction in children with OSA is associated with epigenetic changes in their genes

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Endothelial Dysfunction in children with OSA is associated with epigenetic changes in their eNOS genes. Kheirandish-Gozal, at Department of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine, Bio Science Division, University of Chicago published their study in Chest April 2013.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent disorder that has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity, even in children. However, not all children with OSA manifest alterations in endothelial postocclusive hyperemia, an endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)-dependent response. Since expression ...

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