Revolutionary simple blood tests for diabetic complications, cancer

With a revolutionary new approach that analyzed just a few drops of blood, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators detected earlier and more accurately if diabetic patients had developed life-threatening vascular complications such as heart disease, atherosclerosis and kidney failure. It is the latest discovery in a new blood-testing technology Continue Reading

Yo-yoing blood pressure could be bad for those with Alzheimer’s

Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. The study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension sought to add a new understanding about the links between Alzheimer’s, the heart and blood vessels. Past research shows blood pressure Continue Reading

Stress and blood vessel problems

Emory University School of Medicine researchers have uncovered an important risk pathway for cardiovascular disease (CVD) by utilizing an oft-cited fear—public speaking—to measure how stress changes the lining of blood vessels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). While psychological stress is already associated with CVD, the Emory study—published in Continue Reading