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2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Fricke, Eva Eckert, Siegfried; Dongas, Aristidis; Fricke, Harald; Preuss, Rainer; Lindner, Oliver; Horstkotte, Dieter; Burchert, Wolfgang In both diabetic and nondiabetic patients, there is a loose correlation between coronary flow reserve (CFR) and sympathetic innervation in viable myocardial segments. The loose correlation implies that sympathetic innervation may be preserved even with major impairment of myocardial blood supply. In some patients, denervation is due to repetitive...

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Adamikova, A Kojecky, V; Rybka, J; Svacina, S Aim. The aim of the study was to examine the levels of adhesion molecules, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and lipid spectrum of type 2 diabetic subjects with proven silent myocardial ischemia. Methods. We included in the study 19 patients with ischemia (Group 1) and 16 patients without ischemia (Group 2). We documented silent ischemia by an exercise-myocardial single photon emission computed tomography. We examined the levels of...

2008-09-12 06:00:34

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CV Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement granting exclusive rights to Ranexa(R) (ranolazine prolonged release tablets) in Europe and other countries to the Menarini Group. Menarini, with its significant pan-European presence, makes the most physician calls for cardiovascular products and has the fourth largest pharmaceutical sales team for delivering medical information to physicians in Europe. In...

2008-08-28 15:00:56

By Dr Donohue Q: I am under treatment for angina. When I have an attack of chest pain, I usually can get rid of it with nitroglycerin. My neighbor, exactly my age, has the same thing: coronary artery disease with angina attacks. His doctor is treating him with leg pumps. He says he has had no angina since he started the treatment. Would this help me? A: The procedure, enhanced external counterpulsation, has been around for 10 years. A series of cuffs, like blood pressure cuffs, is...

2008-08-27 21:00:13

By Jane Oppermann At age 70, Jeanne Franz figured she got enough exercise just taking care of her home and keeping up with her 13 grandchildren. But that changed when the Palatine resident had a heart attack two years ago. Today, the 72-year-old takes part in a very select exercise program for which she never dreamed she'd qualify. The program is called cardiac rehab and takes place in nearly every hospital in the area. To qualify, one must have had a heart attack, bypass surgery,...

2008-08-27 18:00:56

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CV Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that, in accordance with Nasdaq marketplace rule 4350, the Company issued new inducement stock options to 34 non-executive officers due to additional hiring, primarily in connection with its commercialization efforts in the United States. The inducement stock options cover an aggregate 73,700 shares of common stock and are classified as non-qualified stock options with an exercise price equal to the...

2008-08-25 09:00:26

Passive smoking kills 7 people per day in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The diseases caused by passive smoking kills seven people per day, or 2,655 people per year in Brazil, according to a study released Friday by the Rio de Janeiro State University and the Cancer Institute. The study shows that passive smoking could cause serious diseases, such as lung cancer, cerebral hemorrhage, angina pectoris, myocardial infection and coronary thrombosis. Scientists also found that...

2008-08-25 09:00:26

Anthera Pharmaceuticals has started the Francis clinical trial designed to examine the impact of varespladib when administered to patients within 96 hours of an acute coronary syndrome event. The Francis trial is designed to assess the impact of oral varespladib on known biological markers of cardiovascular risk. It will enroll up to 500 patients that will be treated for a minimum of six months. The study will be conducted at sites in North America and Europe. Francis will provide...

2008-08-24 22:57:20

By Annie Freeda Cruez THE journalist was on his way to a nasi lemak breakfast with a colleague when he slumped in the car seat and died. He was just 41. A pulmonary and critical care physician tells ANNIE FREEDA CRUEZ that doctors are seeing more and more young people with coronary heart diseases. The modern sedentary lifestyle is the biggest culprit in the growing number of heart-related diseases in the country. Kuala Lumpur Hospital's consultant pulmonary and critical care physician,...

2008-08-22 03:00:11

By Pacileo, M Cirillo, P; De Rosa, S; Chiariello, M Dear Editor, We read with great interest the study by Bertz et ai in the last issue of International Angiology, dealing with differences of inflammatory biomarker (i.e. neopterin and (alpha- TNF) levels between diabetic and non-diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia.1 Recent reports have found increased serum levels of neopterin in patients with cardiovascular disease. Thus, several authors have proposed that increased plasma...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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