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Outwardly Expressed Anger Affects Some Women’s Heart Arterie

...disease. From 1996 to 2000, 936 women referred for angiograms because of chest pain and suspected ischemia were enrolled. The hostility study included 636 women with suspected coronary artery disease who were referred for diagnostic coronary angiography. The research team published an article last year showin...

Child-Proof: Brain Mapping Safer for Children than Previously Thought

...oncerns for side effects. Analysis of 241 cerebral angiograms performed on 205 children at the Johns Hopkins Chi...ng an average follow-up of 28 months. While most angiograms are diagnostic, they can also be used to treat spinal and brain malformations endovascularly-or from...

Coughing Could Help Heart Attack Victims

...rs sometimes ask heart disease patients undergoing angiograms to cough rhythmically and forcefully to get their circulation going. Leo Bossaert, a professor at the University Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium, said coughing probably would not be harmful, but it is far too early to recommend people to try it at hom...

New Test to Diagnose the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

...er weeks and months, you don’t want to do multiple angiograms if you don’t have to, and certainly not x-rays or CT scans because of the radiation and contrast dye involved.' Yet another reason this new test may be so valuable. Kramer said people with peripheral arterial disease often have coronary and cerebro...

Doctors no longer have to fear about Radiation Exposure

...ts. With this device the doctors can monitor the angiograms and control the examination table movement from behind a lead plastic shield by means of an extension bar. This device is of great help to the doctors than the conventional heavy lead gowns. But these gowns are not comfortable and after awhile doctor...

Angina Risks Pronounced In Women over 45

... which is not often substantiated by tests such as angiograms or treadmill exercise electrocardiograms, as in the case of men. The researchers also opined that angina in women is connected with higher mortality rates. Prof Hemingway said: "For women, angina is a more significant public health problem than man...

Radiologists Find New CT Scans Useful

...undergo a series of stress tests and uncomfortable angiograms before going for a bypass surgery. But recent advances in the technology are bringing about a dramatic rise in image quality and allowing CT scan devices to produce more information. All this is thanks largely to computed tomography (CT) scanners,...

Blood Test May be Able To Predict Heart Attack Risk

... in future help in deciding if invasive tests like angiograms are required to exclude coronary artery disease. Oxidized phospholipids is similar to cholesterol. Researcher Tsimikas said: ``It's a novel test in the blood that's independent of everything else we can measure currently to determine how much coro...

Cut your puff's

...s studied 800 heart attack patients who were given angiograms before the blocked artery was opened with balloon angioplasty or stenting. The average clot size of those who smoked a cigarette in the six hours before their heart attack was 25 square millimetres.In those who had smoked a cigarette between six and ...

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