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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

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Higher Heart Disease Risk for Disadvantaged Women than Men

2017 23 Jan

Women from low socioeconomic strata are 25 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, according to a new study published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The results highlight the need for tailored interventions for women to address the gender gap and deliver the best possible care.See Also: Social Inequality,... Read more

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Cardiac Care for Heart Attack Patients with Cancer History

2016 04 Dec

According to Mayo Clinic researchers, 10 percent of all patients who come to the hospital with the most severe type of heart attack have a history of cancer. They also found that this emerging subgroup of heart patients has a three times higher risk of noncardiac death. The findings are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.See Also: Cardio-Oncology:... Read more

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New Genetic Tool Identifies Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2016 26 Sep

New research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has resulted in the development of a genetic risk score that can help identify individuals who may be at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The research is published in the European Heart Journal. Approximately 2.3 million people in the UK are... Read more

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Philips Launches Minicare I-20 Troponin Blood Test

2016 25 Aug

For Rapid Diagnosis of Heart Attack at the Point of CareChest pain patients presenting at the emergency department ‏are set to benefit from a major development by ‏Royal Philips. The company has CE marked its cardiac ‏troponin I (cTnI) blood test on the Philips Minicare I-20 handheld ‏device. Current guidelines for the diagnosis of myocardial ‏infarction (MI)... Read more

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Coordinated Response Saves Lives

2016 02 Aug

According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, a coordinated response from emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital providers can provide life-saving treatment sooner to people suffering deadly heart attacks. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered to be the most deadly type... Read more

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Higher BMI Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Death

2016 02 Aug

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, twin siblings with a higher BMI do not have an increased risk of heart attack or mortality. However, a higher BMI is associated with an increase in risk of type 2 diabetes. Peter Nordström, researcher at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation at Umeå University explains that... Read more

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Diabetes Increases Risk of Death for Years After a Heart Attack

2016 05 Jul

Patients with diabetes have a 50% increased risk of dying following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) compared with those who've had a heart attack but don't have diabetes, the largest study of its kind ever conducted has revealed.Examining data on more than 700,000 AMI patients, UK researchers found that those with diabetes had a 65% increased risk... Read more

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Immune System Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk

2016 21 Jun

Research from the British Heart Foundation reveals that antibody levels in the blood could be used to detect a person's heart attack risk. The higher the levels of these antibodies, the lower the risk of heart attack. The research is published in EbioMedicine.Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the biggest killer in the UK and the leading cause of death... Read more