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Night Shift Workers At Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke
2012-07-27 08:04:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who regularly do shift work are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than their day-only working counterparts, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. According to researchers from Norway and Canada, heart attack and stroke can be added to the list of previously known risks of shift work, risks that include high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The researchers defined shift...

2012-07-26 10:26:21

Results Announced at Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A correlation between brain aneurysms, bulges or balloons in vessel walls, and early onset menopause has been identified, according to recent study results presented at the SNIS 9(th) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, thereby suggesting that the premature loss of estrogen could be a risk factor for aneurysm formation and development. As it is...

2012-07-26 13:15:49

Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers in the study focused on a condition known as acute coronary syndrome, which includes...

2012-07-26 10:34:19

Patients released from hospital much faster without increased costs or risk of missed diagnosis Incorporating coronary CT angiography (CCTA) into the initial evaluation of low-risk patients coming to hospital emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain appears to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital without incurring additional costs or exposing patients to significant risks. The report of a study conducted at nine U.S. hospitals appears in the July 26 New England Journal of...

2012-07-26 02:30:06

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced the publication of preclinical findings demonstrating that cardiac ischemia plays an important role in adenovector gene delivery (transfection) in mammalian hearts. The new findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Human Gene Therapy Methods in an article entitled "Ischemia-Reperfusion Increases Transfection Efficiency of Intracoronary Adenovirus type 5 in Pig Heart in Situ," which is...

2012-07-26 00:58:27

Erectile dysfunction can be a red flag for heart disease in younger and middle-aged men, men with diabetes Although erectile dysfunction (ED) has been shown to be an early warning sign for heart disease, some physicians — and patients — still think of it as just as a natural part of "old age." But now an international team of researchers, led by physicians at The Miriam Hospital, say it's time to expand ED symptom screening to include younger and middle-aged men. In an...

2012-07-25 10:23:43

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical, Inc., an innovative medical device company with a focus on the next generation treatment for brain aneurysms, announced today positive data from an ongoing clinical study of the company's Luna(TM) Aneurysm Embolization System (AES). Michel Piotin, MD, PhD, of the Foundation Rothschild, Paris, presented the data today at the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Ca. According to the...

2012-07-25 11:08:26

The very oldest in our society are missing out on simple heart treatments which can prolong and improve their quality of life, Newcastle heart experts say. Studying a group of people aged 87 to 89 years old, the team of researchers at Newcastle University found that a routine test in the home revealed that around a quarter of them had undiagnosed heart problems which could be treated with established and cost-effective treatments. In the study, funded by the British Heart Foundation...

2012-07-23 10:51:58

The elevated risk of cardiovascular disease seen in patients infected with HIV appears to be associated with increased inflammation within the arteries, according to a study that will appear in a special issue of JAMA published in conjunction with the International AIDS Conference. The report from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that levels of inflammation within the aortas of HIV-infected individuals with neither known cardiovascular disease nor elevated traditional risk factors...

2012-07-20 23:02:12

New online Coronary CT scoring application standardizes data collection. (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 MDDX, a provider of biomedical research software and services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries today announced the release of Online Coronary CT eCRF. This free application allows medical researchers to characterize coronary plaque via an IPAD or web-enabled computer. MDDX is providing the application at no charge to accelerate disease discovery by standardizing data...