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Statins, Aspirin Reduce Heart Attack Severity

2016 20 Sep

According to new research, medications prescribed for prevention of heart attacks such as statins and aspirin can also reduce the severity of heart attacks. The research is published in PLOS ONE and findings will be presented at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC).The study was conducted with 14,790 patients hospitalised... Read more

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Study: Heart Patients Fare Worse in ICUs

2016 09 Aug

A new study suggests that patients who have heart attacks or flareups of CHF fare worse in hospitals that rely on intensive care units to care for such patients. The findings are published in CHEST. Findings show that these patients may be half as likely to get proven tests and treatments and are less likely to survive a month after hospital stay. This... 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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Heart Attacks Affecting Younger, More Obese People

2016 29 Mar

New findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL, show that serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals. Rates of blood pressure, diabetes and COPD are also higher in this patient group.  ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI is the most severe and deadly type... Read more

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Stress Management with Cardiac Rehab Cuts Incidents in Half

2016 22 Mar

According to research from Duke Health, patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart troubles could cut down their risk of another heart attack incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment. The findings are published in Circulation. The clinical trial included 151 outpatients between the ages of 36 to 84 years... Read more

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ESC: Trans Fats Not Safe For Consumption

2015 19 Jul

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has welcomed FDA's decision to ban industrial trans fats. FDA has stated that trans fatty acids (TFA) are unsafe for consumption and has provided a three-year compliance period to allow industries to gradually phase out processed food. It is expected that this measure will help reduce cardiovascular disease and... Read more

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Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis a Problem

2015 10 Jul

A new UCLA study reveals that between 2009-2011 sepsis accounted for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure (CHF) — and that it cost the healthcare system more than both of them combined. Annual cost of sepsis-related readmissions in California during the study period was estimated... Read more

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Bacterial Cause behind Fatal Heart Complications

2015 21 May

A research team led by Professor Aras Kadioglu and Professor Cheng-Hock Toh at the University of Liverpool has shown that the cause of cardiac injury is a toxin called pneumolysin, which is released by the bacteria during infection. The researchers have discovered that this toxin could directly attack heart muscle cells, causing injury, damage and death.... Read more

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