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2009-09-15 08:48:30

The world's largest quality of life study of chronic angina patients attending general practice clinics has revealed that almost one in three experience frequent chest pain, which affects their daily life. The collaborative project between the University of Adelaide and Servier Australia surveyed more than 2000 chronic angina patients throughout Australia and has been published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Lead author Associate Professor John Beltrame says the study showed that...

2009-09-01 10:36:46

The KYOTO HEART Study, which took place in Japan between January 2004 and January 2009, shows that the addition of valsartan to conventional antihypertensive treatment to improve blood pressure control is associated with an improved cardiovascular outcome in Japanese hypertensive patients at high risk of CVD events.It remains to be determined whether the evidence found in Western countries for the benefit of blockade of the renin-angiotensin system could be directly applied in East Asian...

2009-08-28 07:24:55

Women may have a slightly higher risk of death than men in the 30 days following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) such as heart attack or unstable angina, according to a new study. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, accounting for one-third of all deaths. Although several studies have shown an improvement of prognosis in women over time, overall outcomes remain worse for women compared with men, providing a strong rationale for focusing on the study of...

2009-08-27 00:44:34

U.S. researchers found death rates linked to heart attack type and type differences may be gender-related. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at the rates of death within 30 days after suffering a heart attack -- 30-day mortality -- for a pool of 136,247 heart attack patients from 11 independent, international randomized clinical trials between 1993 and 2006. The researchers found among those suffering more severe heart attacks caused by persistent...

2009-08-25 15:50:00

A new study from NYU School of Medicine found that women may have a slightly higher risk of death than men in the thirty days following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but that these differences appear to be attributable to factors such as severity and type of ACS. The study, published in the August 26, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found however that overall there was no significant difference in mortality observed between the sexes after a heart...

2009-05-18 08:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that all wholesale ordering restrictions in place for TOPROL-XL(R) (metoprolol succinate) extended release tablets have been removed and that supply levels of TOPROL-XL are approaching near usual levels at all points in the distribution chain. AstraZeneca has been diligently working to help ensure adequate market supply of TOPROL-XL and the authorized generic metoprolol succinate following published...

2009-05-11 23:34:34

Women with chest pain but no coronary artery disease are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke, U.S. researchers said. Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, director of the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, said women and men experience heart disease differently and require different treatments. These results combined with prior work suggest that women are not just smaller versions of men when it comes to heart disease, Merz...

2009-04-28 11:17:01

Sometimes cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can agree! There is often disagreement between the professions of cardiology and cardiac surgery about the proper therapy for coronary artery disease (CAD)"”and this can harm the patient. In the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International, an interdisciplinary team of authors consisting of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons provides answers to the question of when a bypass operation (ACB) and when...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Will Retain Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard for Stable Angina, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed cardiologists identify a therapy's effect on mortality as the attribute that most influences their prescribing decisions in coronary heart disease (stable...

2009-03-30 13:02:02

A U.S. study has shown the first evidence that stem cells taken from a patient suffering severe angina and placed into that patient's heart may lessen pain. The data came from a six-month, Phase II study led by Dr. Douglas Losordo at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Program in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The results from this study provide the first evidence that a patient's own stem cells could actually be...