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Few athletes survive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED's) had surprisingly little effect on the survival rates for young athletes who experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), according to a new study published in the July 2006 edition of Heart Rhythm. Of the nine intercollegiate athletes the study examined between 1999 and 2005, eight did not survive.
Jun 20, 2006, 21:33
PlGF involved in Post Myocardial Infarction Healing Process
Heart attack patients produce higher levels of a natural substance in the body that plays a role in the growth of new blood vessels and this over-expression of placental growth factor (PlGF) may help reduce damage to the heart muscle, according to a new study in the April 18, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Apr 15, 2006, 18:30
The key elements for success in the rapid treatment of heart attacks
Some of the key elements for success in the rapid treatment of heart attacks have been identified by researchers at Yale School of Medicine in a recent issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Mar 1, 2006, 17:22
Daily cocoa intake can save you from heart attack
Regular intake of cocoa by elderly men has been found to reduce their risk of dying from a heart attack, but excess consumption could be harmful, say scientists.
Feb 28, 2006, 21:32
Heartbreaks can trigger heart attacks in the healthy
Cardiologists in Singapore have issued a sober Valentine's Day warning that severe emotional or work stress can trigger heart attacks in healthy people.
Feb 14, 2006, 19:49
Chronic noise exposure increase risk of heart attacks
Research published online today (Thursday 24 November) in European's leading cardiology journal, European Heart Journal, links exposure to chronic noise with an increased risk of heart attack. Furthermore, the risk seems to be associated more with the physiological effect of environmental and work noise than with the annoyance it causes individuals, although there are differences in effects between men and women.
Nov 25, 2005, 05:59
Sweat is good indicator of impending heart attack
Sweating during physical activity or in hot weather is healthy. But when individuals begin perspiring while experiencing discomfort in their chest, arm, neck or jaw -- with little or no exertion -- it could be the onset of a heart attack, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Nov 23, 2005, 21:41
Darbepoietin offers significant protection to heart tissue from injury due to ischemia
A drug has been shown to provide some protection to the heart from injury even if given as much as 24 hours after a heart attack, Jefferson Medical College researchers report.
Nov 20, 2005, 23:11
Waist-to-hip ratio determines risk of a heart attack
Compared with BMI, waist-to-hip ratio is three times stronger than BMI in predicting the risk of a heart attack. Larger waist size (which reflects the amount of abdominal fat) was harmful, whereas larger hip size (which may indicate the amount of lower body muscle) was protective.
Nov 6, 2005, 11:31
Ambient air pollution linked with acute myocardial infarction
Scientists have discovered a link between ambient air pollution and acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack.
Sep 26, 2005, 21:17
NORVIT Trial- High dose B vitamins do not lower stroke or MI risk
Researchers from Norway have found that treating patients who have had a heart attack with high doses of B vitamins does not lower the risk of getting another heart attack or stroke. Contrary to expectations, B vitamins may do more harm than good.
Sep 8, 2005, 00:03
Early statin treatment in MI cut mortality by 50 percent
In the largest clinical study of its kind, UCLA researchers found that early treatment with a statin drug within 24 hours of having a heart attack reduced in-hospital mortality rates by over 50 percent.
Aug 29, 2005, 22:19
Hot cup of cocoa or red wine?
Cocoa shows benefits for coronary heart disease
Aug 10, 2005, 12:44
Invasive treatment may have better outcomes for some heart attack patients
Invasive treatment including stenting may have better outcomes than conventional treatments for heart attack patients who arrive at the hospital more than 12 hours after symptoms began, according to a study in the June 15 issue of JAMA.
Jun 15, 2005, 15:22
FDA Approves Nitroglycerin Lingual Aerosol for Acute Relief of Angina Pectoris
NovaDel Pharma Inc. (AMEX:NVD) received an approvable letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for NitroMist(TM) (nitroglycerin lingual aerosol), indicated for acute relief of an attack or acute prophylaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.
Jun 3, 2005, 10:48
DG-031 Lowers Inflammatory Markers Associated with Risk of MI
A preliminary study suggests that use of a drug that inhibits a specific protein in patients with certain genetic variants that increase their risk for heart attack reduced their levels of inflammatory markers associated with heart attack risk, according to a study in the May 11 issue of JAMA.
May 12, 2005, 17:54
Drug-Eluting Stents Effective in Acute Myocardial Infarction: STRATEGY trial
A type of coronary artery stent that releases a medication appears to result in better outcomes than traditional stents for heart attack patients, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA.
May 4, 2005, 17:42
Race and Ethnicity Play a Role in Heart Attack Symptoms
A computerized tool to help emergency room physicians determine whether a patient is having a heart attack may not work as well among some racial and ethnic groups, according to research of almost 12,000 patients at nine medical centers.
May 2, 2005, 13:27
Misdosing Of Clotbusters in Heart Attack Patients & Complications
The deaths or clinical complications in heart attack patients given potent drugs to re-open clogged arteries is more likely to be due to individual patient characteristics than to modest misdosing of the drugs, researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) have determined.
Apr 14, 2005, 15:52