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European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Meeting

EuroPRevent 2011
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Tuesday April 19 2011

  • Trans Fat in Dairy and Beef Not Benign

    GENEVA — Small amounts of naturally-occurring trans fats in milk and beef boost cardiac risk more than expected, according to data from a large Norwegian population study.

  • Good Night's Sleep Builds Healthy Heart

    GENEVA — Short nights alone may not hurt the heart as much as rising feeling tired after sleeping too little, Dutch researchers found.

  • Risk Screening Urged at Blood Drives

    GENEVA — Blood donation could be a chance for large-scale surveillance and early detection of cardiovascular risk, according to one center's experience with cholesterol screening of donors.

Monday April 18 2011

  • Diving May Damage Blood Vessels

    GENEVA — Repeat scuba dives appear to harm the endothelium, particularly when breathing the mix of gases popular with recreational divers, researchers found.

Sunday April 17 2011

  • The Sooner the Better for Post-MI Rehab

    GENEVA — Cardiac rehabilitation should start early and go long for the best results after a heart attack, according to a meta-analysis.

  • Shedding Pounds Lowers BP

    GENEVA — Even modest weight loss helps reduce blood pressure in real-world practice, researchers affirmed in an observational study.

Saturday April 16 2011

  • AFib Ablation Works for Endurance Athletes

    GENEVA — Radiofrequency ablation doesn't stumble for athletes whose endurance work outs leave them with atrial fibrillation, Belgian researchers found.

Friday April 15 2011

  • Wellness Plans Make Economic Sense

    GENEVA — Workplace wellness programs reduce companies' healthcare spending through better employee health but are dramatically underused, according to a panel of experts.

  • Middle-Age Runners Need CV Screen

    GENEVA — Cardiac screening before participating in sports isn't just for the young, according to a study suggesting that runners who take up marathon running in middle age also need examination for risky heart conditions.

  • VAD 'Good Enough' for Function

    GENEVA — Ventricular assist devices may equal heart transplantation in helping patients get through daily activities, although they don't measure up for relief from breathlessness and restoration of exercise capacity, according to a small study.

Wednesday April 13 2011

  • Sports in Starting Lineup for Prevention

    GENEVA — Sports will score a top spot at the EuroPRevent meeting here, as this exclusive On the Scene preview report explains.