Heart diseases News
Recreational drinking, smoking, and drug use are linked to premature heart disease in young people. The use of cocaine and methamphetamine are associated with faster cell aging and neurocognitive decline, with a higher than average loss of grey matter Those who smoked tobacco are nearly twice as likely to have premature heart disease Cannabis users are more than 2.5 times as likely to have premature heart disease
The research was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease. Biologic therapy medications are proteins that are given by injection or infusion and suppress the inflammation process by blocking the action of cytokines, which are proteins that promote systemic inflammation. Previous research has shown a clear link between psoriasis and the development of high-risk coronary plaque. This study provides a characterisation of a lipid-rich necrotic core, a dangerous type of coronary plaque made up of dead cells and cell debris that is prone to rupture. Ruptured plaque can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among HIV patients occurs due to interactions between traditional risk factors, such as diet, lifestyle and tobacco use; and HIV-specific risk factors, such as a chronically activated immune system and inflammation characteristic of chronic HIV.