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2009-03-10 15:20:01

U.S. researchers suggest that relatively healthy women with severe depression are at increased risk of cardiac events including sudden cardiac death. It's important for women with depression to be aware of the possible association between depression and heart disease, and work with their healthcare providers to manage their risk for coronary heart disease, lead investigator Dr. William Whang of Columbia University Medical Center said in a statement. A significant part of the heightened risk...

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2009-03-10 14:30:00

Researchers from Columbia University reported new evidence that depression can lead to heart disease. According to the Associated Press, doctors have long known that depression is common after a heart attack or stroke, and often worsens a patient's outcome. However, a long-running Nurses' Health Study between 1992 and 2004 tracked 63,000 women who had no signs of heart disease when the study began, but showed that nearly 8 percent had evidence of serious depression. The 12-year study...

2008-11-07 09:00:05

CV Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced that the FDA has approved a new, first line indication for Ranexa for the treatment of chronic angina. The new labeling also provides information showing that Ranexa reduced arrhythmias including ventricular arrhythmias, new onset atrial fibrillation and a potentially dangerous slow heartbeat known as bradycardia in patients with coronary artery disease. In addition, the new labeling states that Ranexa reduces hemoglobin A1c...

2008-10-13 21:00:28

Olmesartan, a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may play a role in reducing coronary plaque, researchers in Japan said. The trial was performed on 247 angina patients with native coronary artery lesions randomly assigned to receive 20 mg to 40mg/day of olmesartan or a placebo, and treated with a combination of beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, nitrates, glycemic control agents and/or statins per physician's guidance. Examinations were performed to assess...

2008-09-24 15:01:01

Monday night on ABC's hit reality series "Dancing with the Stars," singer Toni Braxton announced that she has been diagnosed with a little known heart condition known as Microvascular Angina. Coincidentally, major advances have just been made in treating the disorder, as outlined in a study about to be published in the International Journal of Cardiology. Although most physicians still treat MVA with medication, Dr. Ken Kronhaus has proven that a simple, non-invasive procedure is far more...

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,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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