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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

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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