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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...mitted to the hospital or died from the effects of coronary artery disease (CAD), including heart attack. The researchers matched these patients with study participants who remained healthy throughout the follow-up period, selecting those of the same gender and similar ages and enrolment times. Research...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

... of stroke deaths by eight percent and the risk of coronary artery disease by five percent, the authors wrote. The results of the trial were "intriguing," the study said, as having heart patients eat small amounts of dark chocolate would be much simpler than the conventional approach which requires patients...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...relative risk of stroke mortality by 8 percent, of coronary artery disease mortality by 5 percent, and of all-...y the blood lowering mechanism, the mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke may be reduced by as much as 19 percent in those who ate the highest amount...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

...t and obesity are known risk factors for diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, hypertension, degenerative joint disease of the knees and hips, and some forms of cancer, among other conditions. Dietary and lifestyle modifications are the primary methods for treating and preventing ob...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...fts that are routinely done in patients undergoing coronary bypass operations, the disadvantages of which incl...e-engineered vessels are not yet strong enough for coronary application, they insist that these vessels function like native tissue and have various properties ...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...provide images of the heart are falsely indicating coronary artery disease in as many as 40 percent of patient...iac images and obtain additional information about coronary calcium deposits due to atherosclerosis. Properly co-registered PET/CT data provide definitive per...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...oid health problems linked with plain milk such as coronary heart disease, childhood diabetes and autism. * Manuka honey - healing properties, also used as cure for stomach ulcers. * Herbs and herb-derived products that include echinacea, which studies say can more than halve the risk of catching a cold. ...

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

...s 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 99...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

...diovascular events (angina, heart attack or sudden coronary death) and blood clots (venous thromboembolisms) in the combined hormone therapy group compared to the placebo group. However, rates for cerebrovascular disease, breast or other cancers, fractures and overall deaths were not significantly different i...

Milk and Dairy Products Protect Against metabolic Syndrome

... has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, coronary artery disease, and premature death. The finding... study. These men had almost double the risk of coronary artery heart disease and four times the risk of diabetes of those without the syndrome. They were al...

Targeted Food Tax to Improve Health

... has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, coronary artery disease, and premature death.The findings a... the study.These men had almost double the risk of coronary artery heart disease and four times the risk of diabetes of those without the syndrome. They were al...

Drink Milk for a Healthy Heart

...essure. Sufferers have almost double the risk of coronary artery disease and four times the risk of diabetes than those without. They are also almost 50 percent more likely to die early. Head researcher Peter Elwood of Cardiff University said milk consumption has plummeted over the last 25 years amid conc...

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

...f practitioners' assertions that in cases of acute coronary disease it can be used instead of conventional medicine. This is the key problem with Reiki: Practitioners give the impression that they can heal their patients, said Hertel. According to German law, the only healing treatments allowed in Germany ar...

Highway Robbers-Stealing Your Hearts Health

...elationship between long-term traffic exposure and coronary atherosclerosis. According to Hoffmann, living clo...air pollution, is linked to atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart. As part of the study, the researchers examined 4...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...ion exposure from a computed tomography (CT scan) coronary angiography varies widely, with the risk greater f...gnosis, including the 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA; combines multiple X-ray images with the aid of a computer to produce cross-sectio...

Disquieting Slow Down in Heart Disease Deaths Among Under 55s

...nal Heart . The authors assessed death rates for coronary artery heart disease in England and Wales between1...er. The results showed that, overall, deaths from coronary heart disease fell by almost 55% among men and by 48% among women over the two decades. The average...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

...tion exposure from a computed tomography (CT scan) coronary angiography varies widely, with the risk greater f...f CTCA is considered as an alternative to invasive coronary angiography, the risks and benefits of each test require consideration, they added....

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

...phenous vein taken from a patients leg is used for coronary artery bypass grafting, even though a significant percentage of vein grafts eventually fail. Arterial grafts are the preferred conduits because they are less prone to becoming obstructed. However, they are in very limited supply, as many patients r...

Pneumonia Patients Develop Heart Risks

...take care of patients with pneumonia or with acute coronary syndromes need to be aware of the possible concurrence of the two diseases in an individual patient, said Dr. Musher. Fast Facts Nearly 20 percent of patients admitted with pneumococcal pneumonia at a Texas Veterans Affairs medical center had a he...

Generic Competitor for Plavix Blocked in US

...nt of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and acute coronary syndrome. Plavix used by 48 million Americans, is Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s best selling product. It is the world's second best selling drug after Pfizer Inc.'s cholesterol-lowering agent Lipitor. The ruling also was a victory for the French pate...

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