News tagged with heart attack patients
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In the largest and longest head-to-head comparison of two anti-clotting medications, warfarin and aspirin were similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm, according to late-breaking ...
Cardiology Feb 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today performed a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat high blood pressure, called renal denervation, for the first time in Canada. The procedure can significantly reduce ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Care for Asian-American heart attack patients improved between 2003 and 2008, according to a study published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. The study found ...
Cardiology Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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Other Jan 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Patients treated for acute heart attacks in the United States are readmitted within 30 days more often than in other countries, a finding explained in part by significantly shorter initial hospitalizations, according to an ...
Health Jan 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Federal health officials have added new safety warnings to the heart rhythm drug Multaq after company studies linked the pill to higher rates of heart attack, stroke and death in a subset of patients.
Medications Dec 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. ...
Surgery Dec 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer doesn't raise the risk of fatal heart attacks as some recent studies had suggested according to a new report from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.
Cancer Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
"After an arterial injury, the inner layer of cells in the artery begins to regrow. In the long term, this usually causes more harm than good", says Maria Gomez.
Cardiology Dec 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Two linked clinical studies that will show whether stem cell therapy can save the lives of heart attack patients are now underway in London, following the award of €11.7 million funding from the European Commission.
Medical research Dec 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Most heart attack patients transferred between hospitals for the emergency artery-opening procedure called angioplasty are not transported as quickly as they should be, Yale School of medicine researchers report in the first ...
Cardiology Nov 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Urban legend warns shoveling snow causes heart attacks, and the legend seems all too accurate, especially for male wintery excavators with a family history of premature cardiovascular disease. However, until recently this ...
Cardiology Nov 23, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
Cardiologists are quick to point to statistics showing that the "door-to-balloon" treatment time for heart attack patients has dropped significantly in the past few years.
Cardiology Nov 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In a contemporary cohort of acute heart attack patients, 70 percent of the patients were unaware they had coronary heart disease (CHD) prior to the event and 60 percent of those patients were women or young men. However, ...
Cardiology Nov 16, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The use of specific medications following a heart attack has been shown to reduce cardiovascular events and mortality, however; while highly effective, the rate of adherence to these medications is poor. Researchers from ...
Health Nov 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0