Navigation Links
Heart attack risk from smoking due to genetics
Date:12/19/2007

Rochester, N.Y. December 19, 2007 Heart attacks among cigarette smokers may have less to do with tobacco than genetics. A common defect in a gene controlling cholesterol metabolism boosts smokers risk of an early heart attack, according to a new study in Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. The findings also show that smokers without the defect normally have heart attacks no sooner than their non-smoking peers.

Although the link between smoking and heart disease was established decades ago, the reasons for that link were unclear. More recent studies suggest smoking interferes with cholesterol metabolism, lowering smokers levels of high-density lipoprotein, the good cholesterol that protects against heart-attack risk. An estimated 55 to 60 percent of smokers face the added risk of a defective gene that also lowers levels of the protective high-density lipoprotein. Therefore, the combination of smoking plus a defective gene substantially accentuates the risk of heart attacks in these patients..

Researcher Ilan Goldenberg, M.D., and colleagues were the first to evaluate both smoking history and the genetic trait in heart-attack patients. They found that smokers with the genetic defect had their first heart attack eight to nine years earlier than non-smokers. Smokers with a healthy version of the gene had their first heart attack only three years earlier than non-smokers, a difference the researchers considered non-significant.

Since the frequency of this bad gene in the general population is about 60 percent, many people who smoke have a high risk of experiencing a heart attack at a young age, Goldenberg said. This finding should increase awareness for smoking cessation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
swagner@bos.blackwellpublishing.com
781-388-8550
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
2. Use of certain lipid measures not more effective in predicting coronary heart disease
3. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
4. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
5. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
6. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
7. Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
8. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
9. Embryonic Stem Cells Repair Human Heart
10. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
11. Embryonic Human Stem Cells May Help Repair Heart Muscle, Lab Study Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... and vision assessments provided by InfantSEE(R) ProgramCHARLESTON, W.Va., ... of children with eye and vision problems across ... appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments ... age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program ...
... New York, N.Y. April 28, 2009 Peripheral arterial disease ... plaque and blood supply to the legs is reduced, affects eight ... because it can limit the ability to walk and exercise, it ... increases the chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Coronary ...
... text to speech instantly converts Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel and Web ... ... NJ (PRWEB) April 28, 2009 -- iSpeech.org, text to speech software ... to anyone using the Box.net platform. The integration allows Box customers ...
... Health Care ReformWASHINGTON, April 28 Private-sector strategies ... an essential component of comprehensive health care reform, ... AHIP hosted a press conference today to highlight ... to reward quality and spur improvement."There is widespread ...
... membership organizations today released Guidelines for Patient Centered ... the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the ... of Physicians (ACP) and the American Osteopathic Association ... pediatrician, family physician, internist and osteopathic physician members ...
... studies have shown that depression is associated with an increased ... clear. , Now, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have ... fat, the kind of fat packed between internal organs at ... risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. , The study is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 2Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 3Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 4Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 5Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 6Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 7Health News:West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care 8Health News:Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease 2Health News:iSpeech.org Makes Box.net Talk Aloud 2Health News:New Health Plan Payment Models Are Improving Patient Quality and Safety 2Health News:New Health Plan Payment Models Are Improving Patient Quality and Safety 3Health News:New Health Plan Payment Models Are Improving Patient Quality and Safety 4Health News:Guidelines for medical home demonstrations released by major physician groups 2Health News:Guidelines for medical home demonstrations released by major physician groups 3Health News:Depression linked with accumulation of visceral fat 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  Beamz Interactive, ... interactive music products, today announced that it has ... leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative prosthetic, orthotic ... As part of the agreement, RSL Steeper will ... solution specifically configured for use within UK residential ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... ANGELES , Dec. 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular ... the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has ... ICT-107, a dendritic cell-based immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six ... The claims of US Patent No. 8,871,211, which ... neural cancer by administering a dendritic cell composition ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Mass. , Dec. 17, 2014  RXi ... biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing ... RNA-targeted technologies, today announced completion of enrollment in its ... from the 3-month observations confirmed the 1-month findings ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 2Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5
... NEW YORK, March 20, 2012  Faruqi & Faruqi, ... investigating potential securities fraud at ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120119/MM38856LOGO  ) Faruqi ... misled investors by failing to disclose material information ...
... WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012  At a public event ... Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Friends of ... spotlighted the contributions of public-private partnerships to the ... delivery, to supplying much-needed resources, to mobilizing consumer ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. 2Global Fund Celebrates Efforts of Partners Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, (RED) and PEPFAR at Capitol Hill Event 2Global Fund Celebrates Efforts of Partners Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, (RED) and PEPFAR at Capitol Hill Event 3Global Fund Celebrates Efforts of Partners Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, (RED) and PEPFAR at Capitol Hill Event 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: