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Members of National CHD Organization Unite for Little Hearts' Celebration and Assemble for 'Picture of Hope'

CROMWELL, Conn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 7th, Little Hearts, Inc. held their 13th annual celebration with over 150 members in attendance. One of the support services they offer is their "Picture of Hope" -- a photo taken of all the heart kids ranging in age from infant to 50 of all differen...

New Yorkers More Likely To Die From CHD

A report recently published says, New Yorkers are less likely to die of a stroke than people in any other state in US, but has the second-highest death rate from coronary// heart disease. The American Heart Association's annual Statistical Update done in 2003, only 35 of every 100,000 New Yor...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

...ctor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. In addition, less than half of patients who qualify for any kind of lipid-modifying treatment( )for chd risk reduction are receiving it, and only about( )one-third of patients who are on treatment are achieving their LDL( )goals. About Kowa Comp...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

...laque in the arteries and a leading cause of coronary heart disease (CHD). chd is the number one cause of death in the United States.(1) "There are..., which affects approximately 6.5 million Americans each year.(6) Together, chd and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers combined.(6) ...

The Center for Health Design and Facilities Guidelines Institute Announce 2009 Research Funding Recipients

...as sought to fund two major projects. "The chd Research Coalition has raised the bar this year by... American Art Resources , was awarded funds from chd for Improving the Waiting Experience in the Emerg...linical research personnel from the hospital. chd and FGI awarded funds to Margaret Calkins, Ph.D., ...

Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives

...f a million died from heart disease in 2003. Moreover, Americans aged 65 and older account for more than 55 percent of heart attacks and 86 percent of chd deaths. "The good news is that patients who use cardiac rehab live longer than those who do not use it, regardless of their clinical diagnosis, gen...

Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link

...onset forms of periodontitis, and a group of 1,097 chd patients who had already had a heart attack. The g...nal groups of 180 periodontitis patients and 1,100 chd patients. The study was presented May 25 at the...e," Schaefer said. He noted that periodontitis and chd share risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and o...

Scientists find shared genetic link between the dental disease periodontitis and heart attack

...onset forms of periodontitis, and a group of 1097 chd patients who had already had a heart attack. The g...o verify the association in further groups of 1100 chd patients and 180 periodontitis patients. "We ... as early as possible", said Dr. Schaefer. Both chd and periodontitis are propagated by the same risk ...

AstraZeneca, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and LULAC Join Forces to Promote Needed Heart Health Education in Hispanic Communities

...te someone will die from a coronary event.(3) Athero is also a leading cause of stroke, which affects nearly 800,000 Americans each year.(3) Together, chd and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers combined. About JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO is a campaign spons...

Less than 1 in 5 heart problems are diagnosed before symptoms appear

... attack" explains Dr Lewis. "That is why it is so important to diagnose chd before patients experience their first crisis, by looking at major risk fac...average age was 69. The average time since diagnosis was 11.7 years in chd patients without diabetes and 10.7 years in individuals with diabetes and C...

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CHD in Medical Technology

CVBT Doses First Patient in its Phase II Clinical Trial for Severe Coronary Heart Disease

...ted 15.8 million Americans (2004) suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD). chd is the single largest killer of Americans. According such Update, the estimated direct and indirect cost of chd in the United States for 2007 is $151.6 billion. About CardioVascul...

New Research Shows Masimo Perfusion Index (PI) Effective in the Noninvasive Detection of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) in Newborns

... Findings show detection rate for chd improved from 78% to 100% with ... been documented that up to 30% of all deaths from chd in the first year of life are due to unrecognized ...tween PI and abnormal blood flow from the heart in chd newborns, as well as changes in a patient's physio...

First Study To Show Positive Benefit On Atherosclerosis For People With Early Signs Of Diseased Arteries

...ded patients with established coronary artery disease and at a high risk of chd events, and now with METEOR, which evaluated CRESTOR in asymptomatic subjects with early disease and at low chd risk. “It’s exciting to see that by using rosuvastatin we can...

MedImmune Announces Positive Clinical Results at PAS Annual Meeting From Large Prospective Trial in Prevention of Serious RSV Disease

...Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. In 2003, the FDA expanded the U.S. label for Synagis for use in young children with hemodynamically significant chd at risk of RSV disease. To date, Synagis has been approved in 62 countries, including the United States. Synagis is indicated for the prevention of se...

Low-Density Cholesterol Subfractions: Not all LDL-C Particles are Created Equal

...eater distribution of small particles with the greatest risk for developing chd and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Patients with a high distribution of large LD...lipoprotein, giving a more accurate depiction of the patients risk for CAD, chd and metabolic syndrome. Other analyses physically separate and break ...

Dade Behrings (hsCRP) Tests and BNTM Series Analyzers

...RP testing has been around for many years, it has only been recently that tests sensitive enough to measure the mildly elevated levels that occur with chd have been developed. Dade Behring is the developer and manufacturer of high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) tests that can be used as a diagnostic aid f...
CHD in Medical Dictionary

Orthopnea

...h in a few HCM patients with severe disabling symptoms ( orthopnea and ... The major causes of heart disease, in descending order, are 1) IHD, chd 2) HTN ... Sx: dyspnea, orthopnea , PND, hemoptysis and eventually cerebral hypoxia, ... ...

Incidence

...ive refractive index. roll around. More results ... ... to coronary heart disease incidence over a median follow-up period of ... We defined chd incidence as (1) a definite or probable MI,24 (2) ECG evidence25 ... Because the incidence rates of hormone receptor–negative tumors remaine...

Congenital

... at birth, caused by improper development of the heart during fetal development. Congenital Heart Defect Support and Information. Listing of chd families. ... Congenital Heart Defect Statistics. Medical Term Definitions. Questions and Comments ... Congenital heart defects — Comprehens...
CHD in Biological News

New book gives a human face to children with congenital heart disease

...ng black-and-white photographs and interviews with chd patients and their families, it shows how these ch...lives. The author of the book, Max Gerber, is a chd patient himself. I remember going to the doctors ...s. He hopes that the images in his book will help chd patients and their families realize that they are ...

Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks

... that weight-related risk for all-cause mortality, chd mortality, and chd incidence did not differ by race/ethnicity." "T...s a positive trend in all-cause mortality risk and chd incidence with increasing weight category. This tr...
CHD in Biological Technology

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

...te someone will die from a coronary event.(2) Athero is also a leading cause of stroke, which affects nearly 800,000 Americans each year.(2) Together, chd and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers combined. About US AGAINST ATHERO US AGAINST ATHERO is a movement sponsored by As...

Healthcare Executives Will Discuss How Best to Spend Economic Stimulus Money at June Conference

...gence about information technology for executives and managers on the IT decision-making team in healthcare facilities and organizations of all types. chd has been working to improve the quality and safety of medical facilities for the past 20 years, focusing on the use of evidence-based design to improv...

Traditional Risk Factors Often Miss Heart Disease Warning Signs

...e, treatment for hypertension and cigarette smoking. Patients with existing chd or chd equivalents were excluded. The most common emerging risk factor for h...

New Multi-Center Study Finds Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Screening Significantly Improves Detection of Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns

...amination alone (20.7% vs. 3.1%). Undiagnosed chd presents devastating long-term morbidity and morta...sks, with 10-30 percent of the babies who die from chd remaining undiagnosed until autopsy.(2) Additional...s who leave the hospital with undiagnosed critical chd had multiple contributing factors, such as earlier...

CVBT Closes Clinical Development Agreement for Coronary Heart Disease Drug Candidate

...pany's Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) drug candidate. The agreement also provides for a royalty to CNG payable from 5% of CVBT's cash-flow stream on its chd drug up to 20 times return to CNG's limited partners. "CVBT is currently utilizing clinical development agreements to fund and advance our drug deve...

Major Independent Study Underscores Utility of deCODE MI(TM) for Better Predicting Risk of Heart Attack, Informing Statin Therapy

...21 risk factor by adding it to a range of standard chd risk factors followed by ARIC, a major, NIH-funded...ndividuals were estimated to be at a 5-10% risk of chd in the next ten years, and intermediate-high, with individuals at an estimated 10 -20% 10-year chd risk. In these categories, 19% and 17% of people, ...

VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Helps Researchers Identify Treatment Effects of Combination Therapy

...n and women aged 18 to 79 years with mixed hyperlipidemia and no coronary heart disease (CHD), CHD-equivalent disease (except for Type 2 diabetes), or chd risk score >20% as defined by NCEP ATP III. VAP technology has been used in more than 100 clinical trials and will continue to play an important rol...

VAP(R) Cholesterol Test From Atherotech Covers an Additional 9 Million of Florida Insured

... Ziajka, M.D., Ph.D., director of The Florida Lipid Institute in Winter Park, Fla. "The VAP Test provides twice the predictive ability in indentifying chd risk compared with traditional lipid panels." People with a family history or an existing condition of diabetes, high blood pressure or heart diseas...

VentriPoint, University of Washington Sign Research and Technology Development Agreement

...agreement, the University of Washington will collaborate with VentriPoint to increase the size of the database used by the VDS by up to 160 additional chd heart reconstructions of different conditions. The University of Washington will also continue its transition of knowledge and processes to VentriPoin...

Anthera Presents Data on Varespladib at ATVB Meeting

... of coronary heart disease. Posters include: -- Effects of a Selective Secretory Phospholipase A2 Inhibitor on Low-Density Lipoproteins in chd Patients with Diabetes. -- The Synergistic Inhibition of Atherogenesis in ApoE-/- Mice Between Pravastatin and the sPLA2 Inhibitor Varespladib (A...
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