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One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains

..Death Rates Higher for Those Without This Symptom. As many as one-third of patients never have chest pains prior to or during a heart attack, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. And for women, diabetics and others who belong to groups likely to have atypical heart attack symptoms, more than half may never have such pains. ....The report examined sympto...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

A simple blood test can give clue if the heart attack patients should get an immediate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood flow to their hearts. .. ..Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Deepak Bhatt analyzed medical records of more than 12,000 heart disease patients and found that patients whose white blood cell count is in what is considered a "high normal range" have a much high...

New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

If a blood vessel in blocked the related tissue experiences ischemia, a state of low oxygen supply that slowly kills the tissue. They are referred as Ichemia / Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs during heart attacks. ..Understanding Ischemia / Reperfusion leads to the development of new drugs to save the damaged tissue and treat heart attack. During Ischemia / Reperfusion, Early growth response gene...

Parke-Davis (India) runs into rough weather – Court orders attachment of asset

The global merger between Warner-Lambert and Pfizer on the Indian front has run into rough weather due to the legal problems faced by Warner-Lambert’s subsidiary Parke-Davis (India). A local court in Hyderabad has ordered the attachment of its assets located in the city. ....The vacation court of the Ranga Reddy district civil courts has ordered attachment of plant and machinery of Parke-Davis (...

Early detection of heart attack

Researchers have found a new test to assess chest pain is accurate in more rapid diagnosis of a heart attack.Chest pain does not always signify a heart attack. It can be caused by indigestion or a panic attack. But the symptom is always treated as a medical emergency, and a series of tests is given to the patient to determine whether they have indeed suffered a heart attack.// .... These tests n...

Heart Attacks during Menstruation!

Women with heart disease are more likely to have severe symptoms and possibly a heart attack at the beginning of their monthly menstrual cycle, according to new research from England. .... Angina is a heavy, squeezing chest pain which occurs when there is insufficient oxygen supply to the heart. It is more common in patients //with a history of heart disease. Researchers from the Cardiothoracic...

Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

CELEBREX (celecoxib capsules) is used for relief of the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis. By effectively reducing the pain, inflammation and stiffness of arthritis, celebrex can help you through the day with activities like standing, walking or climbing stairs, and through the night while sitting or lying in bed. .. Since their introduction in 1999, the drugs...

New test for heart attack

A new test really helps detect heart problems. A test for cardiac enzymes allows doctors to spot those people with chest pain who are really having a heart attack. Only 10 to 15 per cent of those who show up in the emergency room with chest pain are actually having a heart attack. Other causes of chest pain are gastrointestinal, kidney, rib or lung problems. But this test may take several hours a...

Psychological consequence of terrorist attacks

The Terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon could affect the mental health of Americans over coming weeks and months. As the dust settles over New York and Washington, psychiatrists warn that people will start to feel the full psychological impact of the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of th...

Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks

As a result of the September 11 terrorist acts in New York and Washington DC, air transportation in the United States was put on hold for several days, which severely affected the production and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. ....Most radiopharmaceuticals are shipped via air due to their specific nature. These products are either radioactive themselves or they are pharmaceuticals with a ra...

Statins reduce heart attacks

New guidelines issued recently could mean that as many as one in six American adults could be advised to take one of a class of prescription drugs called statins. The recommendations of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) could triple the number of Americans taking statins. The panel hopes that expanded use of the drugs -- with improved diets and more exercise -- will help reduce th...

Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks

Doctors can save the lives of many elderly heart attack victims by quickly giving blood transfusions to those who have even mild anemia, a U.S. study found. Researchers said this advice, if widely adopted, could save thousands of people each year. Taking care of anemia is probably as important as giving aspirin, beta blockers or clot-dissolving drugs, which are already standard care for heart att...

Genetics helps in attacking cancer

According to a new study, a trial of a new anti-cancer drug interacts with specific genes, which may help refine future treatments. Ceflatonin, a natural product, is being tested as an anti-cancer treatment. Meanwhile, the US company ChemGenex is looking at the effect of the drug on the genes that are activated in cancer. They find that specific genes and cellular pathways are affected by ceflat...

FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations

The Food and Drug Administrations asked a federal judge to hold the American Red Cross in contempt of court for repeated safety violations in its blood collection program. FDA is acting today to ensure that the Red Cross takes much more seriously its role as guardian of the safety of the nation's blood supply, which is essential to the public health. // ....Despite a promise made by the Red Cros...

Depression increases heart attacks

A new study suggests that people who are affected with depression are more likely to die of a heart attack than those who are not depressed.Led by Dr. Robert M. Carney at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, //the researchers concluded that depressed people tend to have poor heart rate variability (HRV). ....Heart rate variability is the rythm of the heart and ability...

Infection linked with heart attack

Risk of heart deaths is increasing day by day. The number of infections a person has been exposed to is linked to artery thickening and risk of death from heart attack. It is long been suspected that infection plays a role in the development of heart disease.// This has been possible by promoting inflammation within the coronary arteries. However, the studies that have been produced, so far, have...

Lengthy Fingers could predict heart attacks

Scientists at Liverpool University have related a link between the length of a young boy's finger and their chances of having a heart attack at a later age.// They believe the link could provide doctors with a simple way to to spot potential heart disease victims at a very early age. .. ..The research shows that boys with shorter ring fingers tend to be at greatest risk. This is because these...

Reduced POD linked to fatal asthma attacks

Asthmatic patients with reduced perception of dyspnoea (POD) may be at increased risk of experiencing a life-threatening exacerbation of their condition.// It was found that patients with low POD had significantly more emergency department visits, hospitalisations, fatal asthma attacks and deaths during a 2 year study period than those with normal dyspnoea perception. ....The patients with low...

Cooling decreases heart attack effects

Reducing body temperature by just a few degrees minimises brain damage resulting from a cardiac arrest.When the heart suddenly stops - cardiac arrest - there's a great danger that the brain will be starved of oxygen. //Even if the person survives, they run the risk of permanent brain damage. It's been suggested that perhaps cooling the body can reduce the brain's demand for oxygen and this may pr...

Dental x-rays to prognosticate heart attacks

According to researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine ,they say that information culled from routine dental X-ray// may serve as an accurate early-warning system of risk of dying from heart attack or stroke. ....The study was ushered in a population with a high incidence of diabetes. "Results of this study move us closer to the use of panoramic dental radiographs as a...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

People with AIDS often take three or more medicines, including a category of drugs called protease inhibitors that are a key ingredient of the pill combinations.// New research raises the possibility that life saving AIDS drugs may also increase the risk of heart trouble, though experts say the medicines' benefits outweigh any danger. Researchers are at odds over whether the drug combinations are...

A new recovery for heart attacks

Researchers form Australia have correlated a molecular 'switch' that helps our body's cells make up when oxygen levels fall, a finding that could provide the basis for future drugs to help in recovery from stroke and heart attack...// ..A team from the University of Adelaide's Molecular Biosciences department and CSIRO Health Sciences and Nutrition report their findings in this week's issue of Sc...

Attacking therapy with electricity

The holes in the cell membranes which is being punched by electrical pulses could give better delivery of drugs. The effectiveness of many potentially powerful treatments //including cancer therapy and gene therapy are limited by the difficulty of getting drug molecules in through cell membranes. Researchers in San Diego, California, have been developing a new way of delivering drugs called elec...

Young women prone to heart attack

A new US research has found that young women are much more likely to die following a heart attack than young men.The study, which contradicts the stereotype that men// are more likely to die of heart attacks, was published in The Annals of Internal Medicine this week. ....Researchers from Emory, Yale and Massachusetts Universities followed 6000 patients for two years after they were discharged fr...

Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack

According to a new research, a computer screening program can accurately diagnose a heart attack even when some information required by the program is missing. In a study of more than 1,000 adults who went to the emergency department for chest pain, the diagnostic tool identified more than 80% of people who were having a heart attack.// ....The findings suggest that emergency department physician...

Guard against heart attacks

According to researchers, a new study shows the anti-inflammatory drug naproxen may protect people against heart attacks. Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly prescribed for the management of inflammatory and arthritic conditions. Researchers in Quebec studied the effects of naproxen versus other NSAIDs //in the prevention of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI), or h...

Heart attack risk starts at 20

According to researchers, doctors should begin evaluating people's risk factors for heart disease, including blood pressure and cholesterol levels, beginning at age 20, the American Heart Association recommended Monday in new guidelines for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. Thomas Pearson, chairman of the panel, observed that heart disease actually begins in teenage years,// and there ce...

Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks

Latest research shows that heart attacks don't just strike overweight adults. Overweight children are also at risk. According to a study from // The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, being overweight causes an increase in the wall thickness of the left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping blood.This change in heart size increases the risk of having a heart attack, no m...

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

Research shows that using antiplatelet medication called clopidogrel before coronary angioplasty surgery often reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, or strokes.// The research paper was published in the latest issue of JAMA. ....Dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention using a combination of drugs such as ticlopidine or clopidogre...

Air Pollution and Heart Attacks

According to a new report high levels of air pollution can trigger a heart attack within two hours of exposure and the risk can last for more than 24 hours. Researchers say that exposure //to high levels of tiny particles of air pollutants increased the risk of a heart attack by 40 to 60 percent. ....The groups of people who are most vulnerable are those already at risk for heart disease. This w...

Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians

It is a slow killer that ticks away in one out of every 10 Indians. It strikes fatally every 30 seconds. These were among the facts and figures trotted out on Sunday at an event to spread awareness// on World Heart Day. Gathered in front of the Victoria Statue, Cubbon Park, were officials from the Wockhardt Hospital and Heart Institute (WHHI), the City Police, and the Bangalore Metropolitan Trans...

Magnesium no benefit of survival after heart attack

According to researchers at the Hospital of Boston, a large clinical trial presents that giving intravenous magnesium after a heart attack does not improve survival after all. It has been assumed by some doctors that there could be benefit to patients// if they are given magnesium by infusion after a heart attack. The improvement in survival is thought to be especially significant for those who...

Less sleep:more risk for heart attack in women

Sleep deprivation, though not having proven cause and effects, is serious enough to be considered a health risk. Recent research study has shown that women who slept five or fewer hours were more likelier to have a heart attack than those who get the suggested eight hours. However, too much sleep isn't good, either, as researchers found that those women who slept nine or more hours// a night also...

More signs to an approaching migraine attack

A new study by researchers at the Institute of Neurology, London has shown that..there are several preliminaries to a migraine attack. The researchers who..studied 97 people with migraine attacks that identification of these symptoms..would give new insights into the condition and also help manage it better.// ....The group of 97 participants were given a hand-held electronic diary to record..sy...

Anxiety following heart attacks not adequately managed

A new study by Ohio State University researchers has shown that patients who..complain of anxiety after a heart attack are not being managed appropriately...The researchers who looked at an experience of 101 heart attack victims have..found that patients' own descriptions of anxiety after a heart attack and the..way it is recorded and treated by their doctors do not match. In the group of..partic...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

Asthmatic children exposed to traffic pollution before getting a viral infection have more serious asthma attacks. In children, about 80 percent of attacks are due to viruses -- most of them from the common cold virus. Researchers have discovered that exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from vehicle exhaust exacerbates the attacks. NO2 is common but the main sources indoors are //gas stoves and, o...

Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight

Research shows being overweight in childhood leads to numerous health concerns. But a new study finds kids between ages 8 and 12 are more likely to link weight to athletic performance and appearance than health. ....Even more significantly, their parents also fail to see the importance of a healthy weight, instead viewing overweight problems in children more in terms of appearance and self-esteem...

Recognize Heart Attack Signs

When someone has a heart attack, the most important thing they can do to increase their chances of surviving and minimize damage to their heart is to get help as soon as possible. ....That might seem obvious, but according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, many people take a "wait and see" attitude when they experience heart attack symptoms because they don't recognize the signs...

Kidney Patients Risk Heart Attacks

A new study shows kidney patients have far more to be concerned about than only their kidneys. The American Heart Association-sponsored study shows people with chronic kidney disease are in the highest risk group for heart disease. //Doctors say the most surprising finding was that this also applies to people who are in the very early stages of kidney disease. ....Doctors have known patients in...

Kidney Patients Risk Heart Attacks

A new study shows kidney patients have far more to be concerned about than only their kidneys. The American Heart Association-sponsored study shows //people with chronic kidney disease are in the highest risk group for heart disease. Doctors say the most surprising finding was that this also applies to people who are in the very early stages of kidney disease... ..Doctors have known patients in e...
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