Navigation Links
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem
Date:4/3/2011

SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The earliest known case of coronary artery disease has been found in the 3,550-year-old mummy of an Egyptian princess. She lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C., and died in her early 40s, say researchers.

Their investigation with whole-body CT scans found that this wasn't a unique case. About 45 percent of 43 other mummies also had evidence of atherosclerosis, an accumulation of plaque in arteries.

The findings suggest that atherosclerosis has afflicted humans for a long time and isn't just a modern disease. The study was scheduled for presentation Sunday at the annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), held in New Orleans.

"Commonly, we think of coronary artery or heart disease as a consequence of modern lifestyles, mainly because it has increased in developing countries as they become more westernized," co-principal investigator Dr. Gregory S. Thomas, a clinical professor and director of Nuclear Cardiology Education, University of California, Irvine, said in an ACC news release.

"These data point to a missing link in our understanding of heart disease, and we may not be so different from our ancient ancestors," he suggested.

Genetic factors associated with atherosclerosis may play a more important role in the disease than previously thought, said Thomas and his colleagues.

Most of the atherosclerosis in the mummies was located in large arteries, including the aorta in the abdomen. But atherosclerosis was also found in important small arteries. About 7 percent of the mummies had obstructions in heart arteries, which can cause a heart attack, and 14 percent had blockages in arteries to the brain, which can cause a stroke.

The researchers noted that studying the mummies didn't allow them to determine the exact cause of death, but they pointed out that ancient Egyptian scrolls describe symptoms consistent with cardiac chest pain.

Th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem
2. Cook With Love This Valentines Day With Heart-Smart Recipes
3. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
4. Highmark Foundation Awards $120,000 to the American Heart Association
5. Womens Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
6. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
7. Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk
8. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
9. Compound shows promise against intractable heart failure
10. New American Heart Association Survey Finds Heart Disease and Stroke Patients Face Significant Barriers in Obtaining Quality, Affordable Care
11. Ex-President Clinton Undergoes Heart Procedure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem
(Date:11/23/2014)... NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... allege heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis and ... in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) underway in ... reports. , Court documents updated on November ... Litigation (JPML) show the filing of 259 lawsuits ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... This evaluation provides a basic ... programs and manufacturing technological innovation. Then, the evaluation ... gamers in information. In this part, the evaluation ... value, and 2009-2014 market shares for each company. ... globally and Chinese suppliers finish market of Femoral ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com has recently ... selection of beach wedding dresses. “If you are looking ... AngelWeddingDress.com as soon as possible. Here you can enjoy ... manager says. , Holding a big marriage ceremony is ... a beautiful beach wedding dress is uppermost priority. Ophelia, ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... Schulte LLC on behalf of farmers and agribusinesses that ... Inc.’s attempts to commercialize Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade, ... have not been approved for sale in China. According ... caused China to virtually ban U.S. corn imports. Because ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... SC (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 Every ... to their communities. AlignLife experience rapid growth in the ... a very unique opportunity. AlignLife of Simpsonville ... AlignLife offices for their first annual Toy Drive. These ... charity they would support with this year's toy drive. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Testosterone Lawsuits Approach 260 in Illinois Federal Court Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuits Approach 260 in Illinois Federal Court Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Beach Wedding Dresses Added to Outstanding Online Dress Company AngelWeddingDress.com 2Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 2Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 3Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices Join Together for a Local Toy Drive 2
... with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in ... ,An editorial in this weeks BMJ asks ... 200,000 live births occur annually; of these, 10-20 babies ... actively killed. Yet between 1997 and 2004 only 22 such ...
... cause uncommon ailments if neglected, specialists warn. Most ... always thought it is harmless. But specialists say it could ... negatively impact vision or cause harm to any part of ... of chronic sinusitis because of unchecked pollution. Chronic sinus may ...
... a protein called tau helped in the reduction of Alzheimers ... of helping find treatment to a deadly brain disorder, ... of California, San Francisco said, If this strategy also works ... our ability" ,The researchers, whose work is published ...
... challenged sons have sought permission from India's president to end ... hope for the family. ,"With nobody to extend ... 70-year-old Hakimuddin, a resident of Kamalpur village in Bhadrak district. ... Mustaffa, 30, are stated to be suffering from a rare ...
... is no dearth of "anti-aging" products and surgeries in ... women go for them not just to enhance their looks, ... competitive enough in the market place, many observers point out. ... toxin. The toxin blocks the transmission of acetylcholine from the ...
... India, there was widespread revulsion against sex determination tests ... Association had asked its members to refrain from conducting sex-determination ... to practitioners caught in the act, the IMA had warned. ... and here comes a report that such tests are being ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies? 2Health News:A Cold Shoulder to Cold - At Your Risk 2Health News:70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death 2Health News:More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs 2Health News:Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... QC , Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - ... to announce the following appointments: ... team in the newly created role of Chief Commercial ... BioPhotonic system using topical photoconverter gel for the treatment ... surgical and traumatic wounds, recently approved in ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Texas , 21. November 2014 ... was sich am Morgen des 14. Februar 2014 zugetragen ... jedoch wohl kaum vergessen. Video - ... dass ich dabei war, mein morgendliches Training zu machen", ... waren zu der Zeit begeisterte Anhänger der ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 20, 2014   Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. , ... U.S. commercial producer of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is proud to ... INVAP to design its Medical Isotope Production Facility ... is the parent isotope of Technetium-99, which is used ... 2012, Congress passed legislation making it a national priority ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:KLOX Technologies announces executive appointments 2KLOX Technologies announces executive appointments 3KLOX Technologies announces executive appointments 4Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 2Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 3Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Inks Deal With INVAP 2
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Medicine Products: