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White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...pe of electrocardiogram tracing called "non-Q-wave myocardial infarction" are treated either with procedures such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery or are managed with medications that relieve their chest pain....

What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

...who need prophylaxis from thromboembolic diseases, myocardial infarction, and stroke. With this finding asthmatics and their doctors can rest easy if a situation arises that demands treatment with aspirin. So shall we say aspirin is no longer taboo for asthmatics?...

Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops

...ics of interest are the use of stem cells to treat myocardial tissue damage. In short, the study of human genes and the research in genetics has been the crowning glory of the year 2000 in the field of medicine....

Young womens woes

...important effect on long-term mortality rate after myocardial infarction (heart attack)", the authors said. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers. The early warning signs of heart attack can vary greatly, experts say. While these include such classic symptoms as chest pain, gray colour and i...

Young women's woes

...important effect on long-term mortality rate after myocardial infarction (heart attack)", the authors said. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers. The early warning signs of heart attack can vary greatly, experts say. While these include such classic symptoms as chest pain, gray colour and s...

Coronary heart disease bids Adieu

...hat grains fortified with folic acid could reduce myocardial infarction by 13% in men and 8% in women, with comparable reductions in death from CHD. "Using our most conservative assumptions, the estimated reductions in annual CHD mortality rates were 1% to 3%," the researchers report. In addition to consuming...

Women find difficulty in calling it 'Quits'

...ew, women who smoked had almost double the risk of myocardial infarction than did men. The increased risks of heart attack and stroke due to smoking are further exacerbated in women who also use oral contraceptives. Some studies have also pointed to the conclusion that women also may have nearly double the risk...

Relating heart protection and antihypertensive drugs

... to be more protective against stroke than against myocardial infarction – resulting in an overall cardiovascular benefit similar to that of old classes of antihypertensive drugs. The authors concluded that, although calcium-channel blockers were effective in stroke prevention, they did not find that converting...

New light on Cardiology

...phy (LVH), thereby lowering the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), a new study has shown.Results from the landmark Heat Outcome Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study showed the drug to cause reversal and prevention of LVH in a broad range of patients – those with normal or controlled blood pressure, bo...

Young women prone to heart attack

...important effect on long-term mortality rate after myocardial infarction (heart attack)", the authors said. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers. The early warning signs of heart attack can vary greatly, experts say. While these include such classic symptoms as chest pain, gray colour and s...

Guard against heart attacks

...n versus other NSAIDs //in the prevention of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI), or heart attacks, in older patients. The study evaluated all patients in Quebec over age 65 who had been hospitalized between 1995 and 1998 for a heart attack. Researchers found naproxen had a protective effect against AMI when co...

A ray of light on Cardiology

...phy (LVH), thereby lowering the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), a new study has shown.Results from the landmark Heat Outcome Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study showed the drug to cause reversal and prevention of LVH in a broad range of patients – those with normal or controlled blood pressure, bo...

Advantages of Red Wine

... and moderate alcohol consumption and the risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack)." This latest study is one of a long line of research to support the benefits of moderate drinking on heart health. Similar to the others, this study leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Researchers say the molecular makeu...

Magnesium no benefit of survival after heart attack

...pecific type of heart attack known as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, USA, now report on a placebo-controlled trial of magnesium in 5,800 patients with acute STEMI. The death rate at 32 days for those given magnesium was 15.3 per cent, compa...

Cardiac events better treated with intense cholesterol-lowering regime

...changes plus pharmacologic lipid treatment reduces myocardial perfusion abnormalities and cardiac events to a gr...ients with coronary artery// disease by performing myocardial perfusion imaging at baseline and after 2.6 years with software-based quantitative measurement of pe...

Electrocardiograms plays a limited role

..., predictor of either death or hard events (death, myocardial infarction) was a positive stress echocardiography provided more predictive information on clinical evaluation. But in assessing four-year event-free echocardiography. On further analysis, stress survival, the negative predictive value of the two tes...

Hidden Disease in Stroke Patients

...y artery disease. The most commonly used tests for myocardial ischemia are exercise ECG, nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging, and stress echocardiography."...

New Medication May Decrease The Frequency Of Angina Attacks

...angina attacks despite current treatments, such as myocardial revascularization -- a surgery that helps restore blood flow to the heart and is done largely to prevent angina -- and antianginal drugs. A new treatment may reduce the frequency of angina attacks and help chronic chest pains sufferers exercise long...

Aspirin For Treating Blocked Brain Arteries

...ent had an increased number of adverse events like myocardial infarction or sudden death, death from vascular causes, and death from nonvascular causes. When treated with aspirin the rate of incidence of all these events were lower than warfarin treatment. The study called Warfarin–Aspirin Symptomatic Intracr...

Heart rate can predict the risk of sudden death

... The results of the study showed that death from myocardial infarction was higher in men with a resting heart beat of more than 75 beats per minute, and the risk also becomes higher for men who have a heart rate of more than 89 beats pre minute during exercise. If the heart rate decreases by less than 25 beat...

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