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One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.

...LV diastolic dysfunction.The patient presents with shortness of breath. The reasearchers made their observation in a group of 27 subjects who did not have any evidence of heart disease.They were divided into two groups with one group left with smoking and the other with nicotine gums for 15 minutes.Doppler e...

A rare complication of bowel disease

...lammation leads to painful swallowing, hoarseness, shortness of breath. When examined, the airway looks red, swollen and maybe even ulcerated. The first person in this study needed steroids while the other needed an emergency tracheotomy - insertion of a tube in the throat to bypass the obstructed segment of ...

Genes for lung disease

... is very disabling, because it leads to increasing shortness of breath. It's linked with gradual destruction of lung tissue and smoking is a major cause of the problem.// However, not all smokers go on to develop COPD. Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine have been investigati...

Heart Surgery Is Getting Safer for the Old

...improvements in functioning, such as reductions in shortness of breath. All of the patients and family members contacted said they would recommend the surgery for others in their age group. The researchers also found significant improvements in post-operative death rates compared with surgery that took place a...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

...o accurately find out whether patients with severe shortness of breath are suffering from congestive heart failure. This test is the most significant improvement in the diagnosis of heart failure in the past 20 years. Tens of millions of people go to the emergency room each year because of trouble breathing. ...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

...ure, a debilitating illness in which people suffer shortness of breath because their hearts do not beat strongly enough. Overall, an estimated 5 million Americans have heart failure, and it is considered to be the only major form of heart trouble that is growing in prevalence. The new pacemakers deliver an el...

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

... is underreported because its symptoms - including shortness of breath, fluid buildup in the lungs and low blood pressure - mimic those of other ailments. The FDA sent a letter to transfusion specialists nationwide describing TRALI and warning that "recognition of symptoms and immediate treatment are imperati...

Skipped heartbeats should not be ignored

...mia, and these can even be fatal. They may lead to shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest pain or fainting. If you develop any such symptoms,consult the doctor immediately....

How to arrest cough

...ung problem. And if your cough is accompanied by shortness of breath, or fever, you need urgent medical help. The same applies if you start to bring up blood-coloured sputum. Yellow-coloured sputum may indicate a serious bacterial infection - another indicator for a doctor's care....

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

...hey found that 22 patients out of 98 complained of shortness of breath during everyday activities compared to 8...reater than 80 degrees showed an increased risk of shortness of breath. Researchers indicated that those patients with Cobb angles or spinal angles greater than ...

Gene defect linked to dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM)

.... Patients with DCM may suffer with tiredness, and shortness of breath whilst exercising or even whilst resting. They may have heart palpitations and notice their ankles becoming swollen. Scientists used tests on mice to determine if a defect in this gene is enough to trigger DCM. They found that a mouse with...

Asthma is not just a childhood condition

...that is worse at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. There seems to be a commonly held misconception that asthma only affects children. The condition not only affect all ages, it can start for the first time at any age. It may...

Asthma not just a childhood condition

...that is worse at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. It is vital people recognise the symptoms early in order to get appropriate treatment. If the condition goes untreated, it can lead to poor health and an increased risk of lon...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

... with the illness suffer from coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath. A very severe attack may kill. Colds, the flu, cigarette smoke, pollen, stress and pollution can trigger an asthma attack. There is no cure for asthma but it can be controlled with drugs....

Age Affects Lung Disorder

... all of both lungs. Patients with ARDS have severe shortness of breath and often are on life support. //A new study finds the age of a patient affects his chance of developing ARDS after a trauma. ARDS is not a specific disease; instead, it is a lung dysfunction that is associated with a number of diseases in...

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

...erienced sleep disturbance; 42 percent experienced shortness of breath; 39 percent experienced indigestion, and 35 percent said they had anxiety. Only 30 percent of the women said they experienced chest pain in the months before their heart attack occurred. Researchers say many doctors still consider chest pa...

Heart Attack Symptoms Different in Women

...erienced sleep disturbance; 42 percent experienced shortness of breath; 39 percent experienced indigestion, and 35 percent said they had anxiety. Only 30 percent of the women said they experienced chest pain in the months before their heart attack occurred. Researchers say many doctors still consider chest pa...

Antipsychotic Drug Linked to Pulmonary Embolism

...respiratory pain. A clinical examination showed no shortness of breath, fever, or other factors normally associated with respiratory disease. A lung scan, however, found a pulmonary embolism in the man’s left lower lobe. He was put on standard anticoagulation treatment and he recovered. Olanzapine was disconti...

‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae

...high levels of the peptide in patients with severe shortness of breath to determine whether they have congestiv...measuring the peptide's levels in ER patients with shortness of breath helped doctors more quickly decide whether patients had heart failure. It was also found t...

Symptoms Found To Be A Good Predictor Of Cancer Survival

...ults show physical symptoms, // such as nausea and shortness of breath, predicted shorter survival rates in these patients. Researchers say shortness of breath increased the risk of death by 50 percent for all patients studied. Those who reported nau...

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