Myocardial Infarction

Clot-busting drug as effective as angioplasty

A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

Mar 12, 2013
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Drug may improve outcomes after heart attack

The prescription drug eplerenone appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality and heart failure after a heart attack by more than one-third, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's ...

Mar 12, 2013
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ACC: Stressful events up incidence of acute MI

(HealthDay)—Stressful events, including hurricanes, earthquakes, and financial crises, correlate with increased incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to three studies to be presented ...

Mar 08, 2013
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Study confirms safety of colonoscopy

Colon cancer develops slowly. Precancerous lesions usually need many years to turn into a dangerous carcinoma. They are well detectable in an endoscopic examination of the colon called colonoscopy and can be removed during ...

Mar 01, 2013
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Monocyte migrations

LMU researchers led by Christian Weber have, for the first time, elucidated how cells that promote the development of atherosclerosis find their way to the blood vessel wall, where they stimulate the formation of obstructive ...

Feb 19, 2013
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CT angiography helps predict heart attack risk

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an effective tool for determining the risk of heart attacks and other adverse cardiac events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease but no treatable risk factors, ...

Feb 19, 2013
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