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2013-06-12 23:21:18

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and The Heart House participate in clinical study to determine whether a patient´s own stem cells can relieve chronic chest pain caused by coronary artery disease. Camden, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and The Heart House are participating in a clinical study to determine whether a patient´s own (autologous), adult, stem cells are safe and can relieve chronic chest pain caused by coronary artery disease, as...

2013-04-02 15:22:56

Seeing a doctor within a month of an emergency room visit for chest pain significantly reduced the risk of heart attack or death among high risk patients, according to research published the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Chest pain is the most common reason people go to the emergency room in developed countries and accounts for more than 5 million ER visits each year in the United States. The study is the first to demonstrate the importance of follow-up care for chest...

2013-03-18 20:45:39

In people with chest pain originating from heart disease Higher levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) were associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events in people with cardiac chest pain that developed as a result of heart disease/coronary artery disease, according to a study published in CMAJ. PAPP-A, used to screen for Down syndrome in pregnant women, has been suggested as a marker of unstable plaque in coronary arteries. The study was conducted in...

2013-01-21 23:01:44

Heartburn No More is the newly updated system designed by Jeff Martin, who claims to help people get remedies for heartburn effectively. Tony Nguyen from Health Review Center states if the system is safe in a full Heartburn No More review. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Heartburn No More is the newly effective method created by Jeff Martin, who promises to provide sufferers with remedies for heartburn and help them treat this disease naturally. The creator is a popular medical...

2012-12-13 08:27:03

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acute chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency care, and time is a critical factor in diagnosing and treating people who may be having a heart attack. The latest generation of diagnostic tests in development is expected to provide information that will be important to patient outcomes, potentially reducing the time to diagnosis of heart attacks by several hours. The specific performance characteristics of...

2012-09-18 23:03:47

Obesity is a major contributor to heart disease that substantially hinders the disease's proper diagnosis and treatment, says a cardiologist researching the impact of obesity and weight loss on the heart. With obese youth as the fastest-growing demographic group, the country's problem is only going to get worse, said Dr. Sheldon Litwin, a preventive cardiologist and Chief of the Medical College of Georgia Section of Cardiology at Georgia Health Sciences University. About half of...

2012-08-29 06:56:58

Results of study from 16 hospitals in 8 countries to be presented at international meeting An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people with chest pain need — or don't need — an invasive procedure such as cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore blood flow to the heart, according to an international study. Results of the study, which involved 381 patients at 16 hospitals in eight countries, are scheduled to be...

2012-08-22 18:20:31

GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command announced that its Chest Pain Center was granted accreditation by the American Society of Chest Pain Centers (ASCPC). Professor Joseph Lee Garvey, from the American Society of Chest Pain Centers said, "After reviewing the substantial application documents regarding the hospital's processes, and touring each area of the hospital, we were extremely impressed with the achievements they...

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...