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  • Findings from a new study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association suggest that women with metabolic syndrome are at greater risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that can lead to heart disease and stroke. (nyhq.org)
  • In an interesting study published in a recent issue of Heart , Rosen and colleagues 26 provide new insights into the neural mechanisms responsible for enhanced cardiac pain perception in syndrome X. They performed dynamic H 2 15 O positron emission tomography to map regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in eight syndrome X patients (six females) and in eight sex and age matched healthy controls. (bmj.com)
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  • 17 Accordingly, using a randomised, double blind, "sham" controlled design, we found that enhanced cardiac pain perception is indeed present in syndrome X patients and is mainly confined to ventricular myocardium. (bmj.com)
  • In contrast, all syndrome X patients developed typical anginal pain and ST segment depression, in the absence of detectable left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. (bmj.com)
  • rCBF distribution showed significant differences between syndrome X patients and controls, mainly consisting of an increased flow/activity in the right anterior insula, at the level of the frontal operculum junction in the former group. (bmj.com)
  • Of note, this latter finding also distinguished syndrome X from CAD patients. (bmj.com)