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New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

...ound that 11,892 people died from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (47.8% men and 52.2% women), and 23,000 died from chronic ischaemic heart disease (IHD) (40.1% men and 59.9% women). The peaks in deaths from both AMI and IHD coincided with the times when influenza epidemics and acute respiratory disease (ARD)...

Protein therapy may reduce infarct size in heart attack patients

...heart muscle in patients who experience myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack. In a study presented today at the American College of Cardiology’s Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit in New Orleans, La., a team from the Duke Clinical Research Institute presented the results from a Phase 1 study evalua...

Internal body clock dictates timing of different types of stroke

... sleep. But closer analysis showed that cerebral infarction had a higher peak in the morning and a lower peak ...infarction. Around one in five cases of cerebral infarction occurred during sleep, with most cases concentrated in the period immediately before waking up, alth...

Man-made heart tissue improves cardiac performance

...rt muscle can be used to treat cases of myocardial infarction and to repair congenital heart defects, as well as in the use of drug development to provide insight into cardiac developmental biology. ...

An elephant tail

... following a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram ...le increased risk of death in older patients after infarction while taking L-arginine compared with those taking a placebo, leading to the early termination of th...

Little known DNA repair enzyme may be a tumor suppressor gene

... following a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram ...le increased risk of death in older patients after infarction while taking L-arginine compared with those taking a placebo, leading to the early termination of th...

Use of amino acid supplement following a heart attack provides no benefit, may be harmful

... following a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram ...le increased risk of death in older patients after infarction while taking L-arginine compared with those taking a placebo, leading to the early termination of th...

Statins have neutral effect on risk of cancer

...ls, statins reduced the risk of a first myocardial infarction (heart attack) and overall mortality. With long-term follow-up and collection of cancer data in a majority of studies, insight into the risk of cancer among statin-naïve persons and statin users can be derived," the authors write. C. Michael White,...

Stem cell mobilization therapy appears to be ineffective in repairing damage caused by heart attack

...agnosed with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram indicat...ricular recovery in patients with acute myocardial infarction after successful mechanical reperfusion," they write. ...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

... large amount of patients with previous myocardial infarction and non-treatable complaints," said Bodo E. Straue...in global left ventricular function by 15 percent, infarction wall movement velocity rose 57 percent, and there was a significant reduction of infarct size by 30 ...

Survival of heart patients on beta-blockers varies greatly with genetic variation

...ar says. "Data from patients with acute myocardial infarction have shown that beta-blockers are generally effective. They are known to decrease the size of the infarct and seem to prolong survival, on average." Recent research, however, reveals that variations in the beta-adrenergic receptor genes affect the b...

Morphine for Chest Pain Increases Death Risk

... patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI), a categorization of heart attack based on electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. These patients typically arrive at emergency rooms with chest pain, but often will not have telltale signs of a heart attack on the initial ECG. They might be di...

Mouse gene shows new mechanism behind cardiac infarction in man

...more common in people who had a history of cardiac infarction than those without. “This is an example of how an unbiased genetic strategy based on a mice model can teach us more about common human diseases,?says researcher Jacob Lagercrantz of the Gustav V research institute, Karolinska Institutet. The gene c...

Single stem cells from bone heal a broken heart

Myocardial infarction results in irreversible damage to the heart that c...adult human stem cell transplantation. Myocardial infarction and heart failure are associated with major morbidity and mortality and there are currently limited ...

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