Navigation Links
High-risk Patients Need Better Guidance on What is and Isnt a Heart Attack

Varying advice means patients at high-risk of having a heart attack are unclear about when symptoms are potentially life threatening and when they should call an ambulance , argue a group of heart specialists in this weeks BMJ.

At least 70% of people who die from coronary heart disease have had previous heart problems.

Yet recent data from the British Heart Foundation shows that 40% of the general population would not immediately call an ambulance during a suspected heart attack and the greatest delays in calling 999 are among the high-risk group.

This implies, say Dr Khavandi and colleagues, that high-risk patients do not seem to be receiving clear effective guidance from their doctors.

One of the symptoms of a heart attack is angina. Yet angina can also be a stable condition which lasts only a few minutes and can be controlled by medication. The writers say ideally they would like patients to be able to tell the difference between the two types but in reality they do not.

In particular, high-risk patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) - which causes a reduction in the blood supply to the heart, usually felt as angina - are given varying advice from doctors, health organisations and drug manufacturers about how to use the drugs (sublingual nitrate GTN sprays) prescribed to relieve the condition.

The advice also varies on when they should call an ambulance. The British Heart Foundation advises patients with known IHD to call an ambulance if chest pains last longer than 15 minutes and to use their spray three times during that period.

The American College of Cardiology recommends one spray and 5 minutes before calling an ambulance.

Manufacturers instructions are sometimes non-specific, for example, recommending no more than 3 doses and 15 minutes between treatments leaving it to the prescribing doctor to guide the patient.

Waiting 15 min
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies
2. Aspirin may Help to Prevent Colon Cancer in High-risk Individuals
3. High-risk Sexual Behavior Adolescents Attract Peers With Similar Attitudes
4. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
5. Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
6. Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients Lives
7. Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
8. Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients
9. Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin
10. New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients
11. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: High risk Patients Need Better Guidance What and Isnt Heart Attack

(Date:7/9/2014)... findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively ... of breast cancers that have spread to the chest ... that grow into the skin, regardless of size and ... as stage III and called "locally advanced" tumors, ... cancer, often with poor survival. Locally advanced breast cancers ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... used in policing injection drug users in Russia ... , A study, conducted by researchers from ... in collaboration with St. Petersburg Pavlov State University, ... on the health outcomes of a cohort of ... , Those who were arrested by police were ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... N.Y. Although feelings are personal and subjective, ... code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, ... by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson. , "We ... the orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain ... code which captures an individual,s subjective feeling," says ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... There has been a sharp increase in the number ... MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows patients to ... providers, schedule appointments, and renew prescriptions. , Over a ... MyChart each year increased five-fold, while the number ... according to a study by Dr. David Gerber ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... world have been linked to an emerging fungal ... National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) ... , In a series of mathematical models, ... of internal organs in frogs, could cause extinction ... are exposed to the virus every few years, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 3Health News:BU researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment 2Health News:Study cracks how the brain processes emotions 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3Health News:Study predicts ranavirus as potential new culprit in amphibian extinctions 2
... ... appear to continue to resist calling for routine brain monitoring to avoid over medication, especially ... preclude ASA advocating greater patient safety. , ... Newport Beach (PRWEB) February 2, 2010 -- The NFL is giving $1 million ...
... Feb. 1 The Long Beach Library Foundation announces the 9th ... Soloist – A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive ... for all ages, are scheduled throughout Long Beach from ... OPENING PUBLIC EVENT - An Evening With Steve Lopez – will take ...
... According ... most common negative patterns in a relationship. Angry individuals may be aware of their problem, ... , ... 1, 2010 -- Personal Power Path announces the launch of an anger management app for ...
... 1 President Obama,s budget, transmitted to Congress this ... Initiative.  Based on projections to continue supporting robust U.S. programs ... -- $16.4 billion is required in FY2011.   ... has an opportunity and must work to get the Obama ...
... , , , DES MOINES, ... lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general, it is ... they need to ensure that they are HIPAA compliant. It is ... the small and medium health care providers, ranging from the local ...
... New research from the University of Pennsylvania School ... resolution by helping them quit smoking. Extended use of a ... recommended by manufacturers boosts the number of smokers who ... backslide into the habit while wearing the patch, according to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain Damage: NFL ‘Gets It,' American Society of Anesthesiologists Still Appears ‘Asleep' 2Health News:Brain Damage: NFL ‘Gets It,' American Society of Anesthesiologists Still Appears ‘Asleep' 3Health News:Long Beach Reads One Book 'The Soloist' by Steve Lopez 2Health News:President's Budget for Global Health Far Short of What's Needed - Congress Must Fix 2Health News:President's Budget for Global Health Far Short of What's Needed - Congress Must Fix 3Health News:President's Budget for Global Health Far Short of What's Needed - Congress Must Fix 4Health News:Palisade Systems Comments on the HITECH Lawsuit Filed by the Connecticut Attorney General 2Health News:More smokers kick the habit with extended nicotine patch therapy, Penn research shows 2Health News:More smokers kick the habit with extended nicotine patch therapy, Penn research shows 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ("Echo"), a medical ... non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that ... CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present at "TEN", Noble ... Mr. Doman will make a corporate presentation to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: PharmaPoint: Atopic ... Analysis to 2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957657/PharmaPoint-Atopic-Dermatitis---India-Drug-Forecast-and-Market-Analysis-to-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... 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 ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: