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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

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Avoidable Heart Attacks in Europe

2016 31 May

According to Prof. Fausto Pinto, President of the European Society of Cardiology, many people in Europe are dying of heart disease, prematurely and unnecessarily. He feels that this is a massive tragedy that could easily be avoided. The results revealed by new mortality data show that a total of 184,000 fatal heart attacks and 94,000 fatal strokes that occurred... Read more

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1 in 4 Develop Heart Failure Following First Heart Attack

2016 24 May

Heart attacks are quite common. The complication rates after heart attacks have been well studied in the short term. However, long-term data on risk factors for heart failure after a first MI are not well known. Now a study from Utrecht Medical Center in the Netherlands reveals that nearly 25% of patients who suffer a first heart attack go on to develop... Read more

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Philips Launches New Handheld Blood Test for Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Heart Attack

2016 09 May

 Launch in selected countries in Europe follows CE marking for Philips Minicare I-20 system for cardiac troponin testingHandheld Minicare I-20 system for use in emergency departments provides results in 10 minutes from a droplet of blood instead of the current one-hour wait and supports ruling out a possible heart attack in three hoursRoyal Philips... Read more

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Cyborg Patch to Treat Diseased Heart

2016 15 Mar

Despite the fact that heart transplants are on the rise, there are still some 25 percent of people in the US who are still waiting for a heart and who could possibly die before receiving one. To date, there is no available alternative to this. But things may change in the future. A new engineering innovation from Tel Aviv University called the Cyborg... Read more

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