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Although medication which decreases the risk of angina attacks (chest pain caused by blockage of the arteries that supply the heart), are frequently prescribed in patients who have sustained a myocardial infarction, the possible influence of medication on long-term survival is not known, with the exception of beta-blocking agents, which have been shown to decrease mortality in clinical trials performed 30 years ago.
The findings of a Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) study published in the scientific journal Cardiology suggest that ivabradine, a heart rate reduction medication, is also effective in reducing the risk of diastolic heart failure (left ventricular insufficiency) and cardiac fibrosis.
New research published online today in Circulation Research found that injections of adult patients' own CD34+ stem cells reduced reports of angina episodes and improved exercise tolerance time in patients with chronic, severe refractory angina (severe chest discomfort that did not respond to other therapeutic options).
An injection of stem cells into the heart could offer hope to many of the 850,000 Americans whose chest pain doesn't subside even with medicine, angioplasty or surgery.
While depression and anxiety have long been recognised as risk factors for heart disease, there is less certainty over the beneficial effects of a 'positive' psychological state.
DURHAM, N.C., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micell Technologies, Inc.
SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that it has received clearance from the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development to commence a Phase 3 registration study for the Company's Generx(TM) (alferminogene tadenovec, Ad5FGF-4) biologic product candidate.
-- Presentation at Leading European Cardiovascular Conference Highlights Positive Data to Date for Patient Treated during TCT Live Case -- VANCOUVER, BC, and PARIS, France, May 18 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc.
DURHAM, N.C., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micell Technologies, Inc.
Ranolazine (Ranexa, Gilead) is an effective anti-anginal therapy in patients with refractory angina; however, at one year only 59 percent of patients remained on the drug.
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