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Cardiology Management

High-Sensitivity Assay More Accurate in Chest Pain Patients

2017 04 Jun

Findings from a large-scale registry study conducted by scientists at Karolinska Institutet show how the high-sensitivity troponin T assay of evaluating chest pain improves patient outcomes. The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Chest pain is one of the most common reasons for emergency medical care. While this... Read more

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17-fold Increase in Risk of Heart Attack Following Respiratory Infections

2017 15 May

New research from University of Sydney shows that the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection. The research is published in Internal Medicine Journal. See Also: Non-O Blood Groups Have Higher Risk of Heart AttackThis is the first study to find an association between respiratory infections... Read more

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Non-O Blood Groups Have Higher Risk of Heart Attack

2017 06 May

New research presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure shows that non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack. Lead author Tessa Kole, a Master's degree student at the University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands explains that people with non-O blood groups (A,B, AB) are at a higher... Read more

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Low Adherence to Statins Following Heart Attack

2017 19 Apr

According to a study published by JAMA Cardiology, a large proportion of patients who were prescribed high-intensity statins following hospitalisation for a heart attack did not adhere to their prescribed medication at two years after discharge.See Also: Statin Dose, Timing May Improve Heart Surgery OutcomesThe study was conducted with Medicare beneficiaries... Read more

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How Diabetes Increases Heart Attack Risk

2017 27 Mar

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have identified one of the reasons why diabetics have greater risk of suffering a heart attack: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. This in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle. Their findings are published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... Read more

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Encouraging Heart Attack Survivors to Exercise

2017 04 Mar

New research shows that only a small number (16 percent) of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalisation. Despite evidence showing benefits from exercise, these patients still fear that straining their heart through exertion will cause chest pain or another heart attack, according to researchers... Read more

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European Hospital Innovates its Cardiac Diagnosis Pathway by Introducing Philips Minicare

2017 03 Mar

Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care blood test used for the first time in a rapid diagnosis protocol to improve patient experience and free up hospital resources Elkerliek Hospital (Helmond, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leader in HealthTech,has announced their collaboration to pioneer the use of point-of-care testing... Read more

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European Hospital Innovates its Cardiac Diagnosis Pathway by Introducing Philips Minicare

2017 28 Feb

Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care blood test used for the first time in a rapid diagnosis protocol to improve patient experience and free up hospital resources   Elkerliek Hospital (Helmond, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leader in HealthTech,has announced their collaboration to pioneer the use of point-of-care testing... Read more

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Recognising the 'Subtle Symptoms' Before a Heart Attack

2017 14 Feb

Chest pain may be the most common symptom of a heart attack but there are other, subtle symptoms that can occur hours, days, even weeks before a heart attack, according to a Stony Brook expert.See Also: Insomnia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Pamela Kostic, RN, CCCC, Stony Brook Heart Institute Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator, explains... Read more

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Engineered Tissue Improves Heart Function after Heart Attack

2017 02 Feb

A proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Circulation Research, describes a novel technique for growing heart cells in a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made using a 3D printer. The mix of human cells organised themselves in the scaffold to create engineered heart tissue that beats synchronously in culture. When the human-derived heart muscle... Read more