Dr. Brian K. Jefferson, MD

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Specialties:

  • cardiology
  • interventional cardiology

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

    Atrial fibri...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests.

    Over the course of four years, researchers found that insomnia seemed to raise the likelihood th...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test for people with high blood pressure could help doctors determine if patients aren't taking their medication as directed or whether their body isn't respond to treatment, a new study suggests.

    Using this test, British research...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.

    People enrolled in the study on diabetes preventi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A handful of people taking a medication called Rebif to treat multiple sclerosis have developed a serious condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body.

    In a letter in the March 27 issue of the New Engl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new research.

    Exactly what that means for players' later heart health isn't yet clear.

    "The foo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links heart disease with increased odds of developing dementia.

    Researchers found that artery stiffness -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheim...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.

    Researchers found preventive steroids do not improve the outcome of thes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to treat diabetes does not help prevent heart failure in non-diabetics who've had a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers said results from the rigorous clinical trial dispute previous findings that showed the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reduced use of aspirin and the addition of three new blood thinners as treatment options are among the recommendations in updated guidelines to manage a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

    Ac...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients.

    The drug, evolocumab, is an injectable antibody that works diff...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.

    But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain.

    The Swedish study found that patients with chest pain who have undetectable levels o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 million people, aged 18 and...Full Article