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2014-03-31 13:31:39

Results of the study could help the 715,000 Americans who suffer from heart attacks each year Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. A new study by the team has identified plasma levels of two markers – microRNA 122 and 126 – that appear to decline a few days before a person suffers a...

2014-03-31 13:27:54

Use of the drug aleglitazar, which has shown the ability to lower glucose levels and have favorable effects on cholesterol, did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke among patients with type 2 diabetes and recent heart attack or unstable angina, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. Cardiovascular disease remains the dominant cause of death among patients with...

2014-03-31 13:24:14

Newly identified markers of inflammation have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease. These newly identified markers of inflammation, GlycA and GlycB, have the potential to contribute to better understanding of the...

2014-03-31 12:29:54

"RVX-208 decreases Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in patients with systemic inflammation" TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) today announced that ASSURE data will be presented at the ACC conference in Washington DC. The poster titled "Effects of an Apolipoprotein A-1 Inducer on Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Elevated Inflammatory Markers" will be presented by...

2014-03-31 12:29:15

Genesis Raised Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer's Disease as Silver National Team in 2013 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, announced today that the company raised $275,000 in 2013 to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(®) as a Silver National Team. Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for...

2014-03-31 12:07:41

In an analysis of almost 11,000 patients, an assessment of equations that help guide whether a patient should begin taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) found that observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risks were similar, suggesting that these equations are helpful for clinical decision making, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The American...

2014-03-31 12:02:52

Application of U.S. and European cholesterol guidelines to a European population found that proportions of individuals eligible for statins differed substantially, with one U.S. guideline recommending statins for nearly all men and two-thirds of women, proportions exceeding those of the other guidelines, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The common approach in cardiovascular disease (CVD) primary...

2014-03-31 11:55:21

Study adds to mounting evidence about the role systemic inflammation may play in heart health People with celiac disease may have a near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The study is the first to look at the association between celiac disease and coronary artery disease and adds to the evolving understanding of how systemic...

Marriage Can Be Healthy For Your Heart
2014-03-29 05:44:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Apparently marriage is good for your heart in more ways than one, as new research presented Saturday at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) suggests that men and women lucky enough to have found wedded bliss are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than their divorced, single or widowed counterparts. According to The Telegraph, lead investigator Dr. Carlos L. Alviar and his...

2014-03-28 23:27:36

Memory loss is not a game. Ace Innovation Group offers Dementia Express that provides exercises to many who are losing their minds. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Memory loss and symptoms of Dementia creep upon us surprisingly insidiously, that is why most people are incredibly unprepared for when it happens. But according to Dr. Sandeep Grewal, an Internal Medicine Physician and author of the book ‘Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’ even if one doesn’t have time...


Latest Aging-associated diseases Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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