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Study Shows Young Women Ignore Symptoms of Heart Attack

2015 01 Mar

New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that younger women ignore or dismiss early symptoms of an impending heart attack such as pain and dizziness. They also delay seeking emergency medical care. That is why death rates of young women as compared to similarly aged men are much higher. The research has been published in the journal... Read more

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Clinical Calculators Over-estimate Risk of Heart Attack

2015 23 Feb

According to results of a study by investigators at John Hopkins and other institutions, most risk calculators used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack overestimate its likelihood. The new findings appear in Annals of Internal Medicine and suggest that four of the five widely used clinical calculators considerably... Read more

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Deadly Heart Risks Remain High After Hospital Discharge

2015 08 Feb

According to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, there is a one in five risk of rehospitalisation or death in the month following an older heart patient's hospital discharge. The researchers found that the risks remain high for up to a year but can be more effectively addressed with targeted care. The study has been published in the... Read more

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New Website Supports Patients Born with Heart Disease

2014 12 Dec

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in Toronto has spearheaded the creation of a new website that aims to support young people with congenital heart disease. The website,  iheartchange.org , enables patients, their family members and healthcare providers to log in and get information through videos, images and downloads. Survival rates of infants with congenital... Read more

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Experts: Heart Patients To Avoid Rush Hour Traffic

2014 11 Dec

In a paper published this week in the European Heart Journal, heart patients have been advised to avoid being outside during rush hour traffic. The paper was written by experts from the European Society of Cardiology and focuses on air pollution and cardiovascular disease. The authors also recommend decreasing the use of fossil fuels. According... Read more

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#euroecho: 3D Printed Heart = Fewer Heart Surgeries

2014 05 Dec

Doctors can perfect procedures on a model before the intervention New 3D printed heart technology could reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, according to Dr Peter Verschueren who spoke on the topic today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014. 1 Dr Verschueren brought 3D printed models of the heart to his lecture including... Read more

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Zirconium Cyclosilicate Effective For Hyperkalaemia

2014 20 Nov

In a new study published in JAMA and presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014, researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety of the drug zirconium cyclosilicate in patients with hyperkalaemia. The project was carried out by Mikhail Kosiborod, MD, of Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, and... Read more

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Overall Heart Disease Mortality Declines

2014 17 Nov

During 2000-2010, the overall heart disease death rate declined annually in the United States, although mortality increased for certain heart disease subtypes, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. The study is published in the November 19 issue of JAMA , a cardiovascular disease themed issue. While data... Read more

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Iodide Protects Against Reperfusion Injury

2014 13 Nov

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA, USA) have found that iodide, a safe and common chemical, can reduce reperfusion injury by up to 75 percent in mice and may hold potential for humans. Reperfusion refers to the restoration of blood flow to the heart muscle that has had its blood supply cut off, following a heart attack.... Read more

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Flu Vaccine: Key to Preventing Heart Disease?

2014 23 Oct

A new study published in Vaccine  reveals for the first time the molecular mechanism which helps to explain how flu vaccines may be able to prevent heart attacks. Flu vaccines have long been known to have a protective effect against heart disease, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. However, there is not much scientific information to explain... Read more