Navigation Links
Heart attack risk differs between men and women
Date:11/29/2011

CHICAGO Findings on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for blockages, show different risk scenarios for men and women, according to a study presented today at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. It is caused by a build-up of fat and other substances that form plaque on vessel walls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina analyzed the results of coronary CTA on 480 patients, mean age 55, with acute chest pain. Approximately 65 percent of the patients were women, and 35 percent were men. The possibility of acute coronary syndrome was ruled out for each of the patients.

Using coronary CTA, the researchers were able to determine the number of vessel segments with plaque, the severity of the blockage and the composition of the plaque.

"The latest CT scanners are able to produce images that allow us to determine whether the plaque is calcified, non-calcified or mixed," said John W. Nance Jr., M.D., currently a radiology resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

By comparing the coronary CTA results with outcome data over a 12.8-month follow-up period, the researchers were able to correlate the extent, severity and type of plaque build-up with the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events, such as a heart attack or coronary bypass surgery. The statistical analysis tested all plaques combined (calcified, non-calcified and mixed) and each individual plaque type separately.

"We found that the risks for cardiovascular events associated with plaque were significantly different between women and men," Dr. Nance said.

Within the follow-up period, 70 of the patients experience
'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day
2. Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care
3. Depression can lead to heart disease
4. Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study
5. Scientists identify key area that could sever communication between brain and heart in disease
6. Substance in cancer medicine could prevent heart attacks
7. Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition
8. How Much Salt Is Best for the Heart?
9. Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study
10. Disparities in heart health to be addressed by national leaders at womens health summit
11. Severity of heart attack is dependent on the time of day
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... September 17, 2014 Although more and ... is not enough information surrounding the true daily struggle ... this disease does not only rob a person of ... it. , “ Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You ... ’s personal journey with a loved one who is ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many CEO hosting ... the webmasters that want to buy high quality ... senior spokesman for Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that ... the excellent hosting companies for worldwide people. These ... of advanced features while still maintaining an intuitive ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... September 17, 2014 Dog Food Secrets ... owners the true poisonous ingredients in most commercial dog food ... has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative ... as much of a family member as any other human ... dies earlier than it should due to poor diet” reports ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Women from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK report ... needs to be a greater focus on their care, ... BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ... amongst different socioeconomic groups have been demonstrated in many ... in the UK to reduce the observed inequalities. , ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Keep that sexy ... skin on the neck. , "The Face Whisperer Neck ... skin," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty®. "It contains ... oil, aloe, MSM and arnica." , A special ingredient is ... wrinkles. , The rich anti-aging cream comes in an airless ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Author shares personal journey about her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease 2Health News:Author shares personal journey about her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Arvixe Is One Of The Best SEO Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:Dog Food Secrets: Review Exposes Andrew Lewis’ Guide to Happier, Healthier Dogs with Homemade Dog Food 2Health News:A greater focus on socially disadvantaged women is needed to improve maternity care in England 2Health News:15% Off Face Whisperer® Neck & Decollete Cream Now from Sublime Beauty; Care For This Delicate Skin That Shows Age Quickly 2
... By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, May ... violence could reduce cases of abuse and injuries, a new ... commissioned by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), ... appear to harm women. The task force will use ...
... May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even if the skyrocketing rates of ... 11 percent will be severely obese by the year 2030, a ... be tipping the scales in the wrong direction, costing the country ... the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . The (slightly) ...
... FL, USA and Lausanne, Switzerland, May 8, 2012 ... to manage angiogenesis based conditions, today announced that positive ... in a nonhuman primate model of choroidal neovascularization has ... Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Topical administration of aganirsen was found ...
... The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute,s Procedural ... received approval from the American Board of ... ABIM,s Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway. Internal ... subspecialists using procedural sedation can engage in ...
... calculate physicians, fees under Medicare which in turn ... they will pay doctors -- the Centers for Medicare ... an American Medical Association advisory panel. A study led ... of Public Health, found that the Medicare and Medicaid ...
... 2012 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have made ... the immune cells that make antibodies against infections. The finding ... work more efficiently and hints at therapies for conditions in ... erythymatosus, severe allergies, and B-cell lymphomas. The discovery reveals ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse 2Health News:Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse 3Health News:Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse 4Health News:U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC 2Health News:Gene Signal presents data at ARVO 2012 showing topical aganirsen is active in retinal disease 2Health News:AGA releases first independently developed ABIM-approved Practice Improvement Module in GI 2Health News:AMA committee recommendations on doctor fees set by Medicare are followed 9 times out of 10 2Health News:Scripps Research scientists show how memory B cells stay 'in class' to fight different infections 2Health News:Scripps Research scientists show how memory B cells stay 'in class' to fight different infections 3
(Date:9/16/2014)... YORK , Sept. 16, 2014  This report analyzes ... Units, The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts ... seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Foot Care Products ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through ... markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Adaptive Biotechnologies, a clinical stage diagnostics company that leverages ... system, is pleased to announce the appointment of ... addition of Brain to the Company,s expanding Executive Leadership ... companies, including Dean Schorno (CFO) and ... Sean Nolan (CTO) from Microsoft,s Healthvault.    ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Digital Radiography Industry 2Global Digital Radiography Industry 3Global Digital Radiography Industry 4Global Digital Radiography Industry 5Global Digital Radiography Industry 6Global Digital Radiography Industry 7Global Digital Radiography Industry 8Global Digital Radiography Industry 9Global Digital Radiography Industry 10Global Digital Radiography Industry 11Global Digital Radiography Industry 12Global Digital Radiography Industry 13Global Digital Radiography Industry 14Global Digital Radiography Industry 15Global Digital Radiography Industry 16Global Digital Radiography Industry 17Global Digital Radiography Industry 18Global Digital Radiography Industry 19Global Digital Radiography Industry 20Global Digital Radiography Industry 21Global Digital Radiography Industry 22Global Foot Care Products Industry 2Global Foot Care Products Industry 3Global Foot Care Products Industry 4Global Foot Care Products Industry 5Global Foot Care Products Industry 6Global Foot Care Products Industry 7Global Foot Care Products Industry 8Global Foot Care Products Industry 9Global Foot Care Products Industry 10Global Foot Care Products Industry 11Global Foot Care Products Industry 12Global Foot Care Products Industry 13Global Foot Care Products Industry 14Global Foot Care Products Industry 15
... information technology (HIT) is already creating new opportunities for ... respect to HIT and healthcare information exchange. ... examined in the inaugural Healthcare IT Seminar Series ... San Diego Extension. In the seminar "Leveraging Information Technology ...
... PINE BROOK, N.J., June 21, 2011 A recent paper ... new visual evoked potential (VEP) technique to be a fast, ... The technique, called short duration transient VEP (SD-tVEP), significantly decreases ... to traditional VEP methods. The study was carried out at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Health Information Technology: UC San Diego New Seminar Explores Four Critical Issues 2New Test to Screen for Glaucoma Damage 2
... original ultrasonic cement and ... an 11-year clinical history. ... array of tool tips ... applications, cemented and porous ...
... media meets today's ASHRAE challenges ... reduction. The unique, patented non-woven ... filters creates a media which ... to initial efficiency, average efficiency, ...
BRAT 2 Autologous Blood Recovery System gives performance, speed, versatility, and quality processing. , ,The BRAT 2 is now available with on-board Vacuum, programmability, plasma sequestration, Data...
The hipGRIP® is a twenty piece modular lateral positioning system which provides positive pelvis control with an innovative positioning system....
Medicine Products: