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Men with HIV may be at greater risk of heart attack

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Men with HIV tend to have a greater risk of developing soft plaques (and larger ones) in their coronary arteries.
Photo courtesy of Mt. Sinai: "Mount Sinai's novel HDL nanoparticle (red), loaded with a statin drug, specifically targets and locally treats inflammatory macrophage cells (green) hiding inside high-risk plaque within blood vessels."

Using nanoparticles to prevent heart attacks and strokes

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Researchers want to inject patients with HDL (good cholesterol) molecules that have a statin attached to them.
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Are vitamins a waste?

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A closer look at some recent studies suggesting vitamins might not help heart attacks or cognitive function.
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Doctors looking at predicting cardiac arrests, to make them more survivable

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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is fatal in ~ 90% of cases. If we can predict one is coming, survival increases.
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The flu shot might just prevent a heart attack

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This is from a study just published in JAMA today, and it’s a big deal.
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Good medical news about chocolate, coffee and tea

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Reductions in the incidences of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease in chocolate-eaters.
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