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2012-03-26 21:39:21

A highly detailed CT scan of the heart can safely and quickly rule out the possibility of a heart attack among many patients who come to hospital emergency rooms with chest pain, according to the results of a study that will be presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session and published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter randomized...

Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Result In Treatment Delays, Higher Risk Of Death
2012-02-22 06:04:10

Women are less likely than men to seek medical help when having a heart attack, and are more likely to die in the hospital, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, which tracked more than 1.1 million patients, found that women — particularly younger women — were less likely to arrive at the hospital with chest pain or discomfort following a heart attack. Those symptoms, or lack of symptoms, can result in...

2012-02-07 12:22:48

In the UK, the exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most common initial test for the evaluation of stable chest pain and has been used widely for almost half a century. However, recent NICE guidelines recommend that it should not be used to diagnose or exclude stable angina in patient assessments. New research published in the BMJ Open finds that the test has other uses that transcend its technical contribution to diagnosis. The study, led by Professor Gene Feder from the University of...

2012-02-01 12:00:00

LOA franchise holding offers tips to reduce risk factors for heart disease in women. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 February is American Heart Month. Though deaths have declined, heart disease continues to be the #1 killer among women – one woman dies every minute from cardiovascular disease. Often perceived as an “older woman's disease,” heart disease is the leading cause of death among women age 65 years and older. However, according to the Centers for...

2011-12-28 07:51:30

For patients admitted to an emergency department with chest pain, use of a contemporary or highly sensitive test for levels of troponin I (a protein in muscle tissue) may help rule-out a diagnosis of heart attack, while changes in the measured levels of this biomarker at 3 hours after admission may be useful to confirm a diagnosis of heart attack, according to a study in the December 28 issue of JAMA. One of the most common reasons patients seek care in an emergency department is for acute...

2011-12-23 09:17:42

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan for coronary heart disease is better than the most commonly-used alternative, a major UK trial of heart disease patients has shown. The findings by University of Leeds researchers could change the way that people with suspected heart disease are assessed, potentially avoiding the need for tests that are invasive or use ionizing radiation. Full results of the study, which was funded by a £1.3 million grant from the British Heart Foundation...

2011-12-21 22:55:11

Scots of Pakistani origin are 50 percent more likely to be admitted to hospital with chest pain and angina than those of Indian ethnicity, a study has found Scots of Pakistani origin are 50 per cent more likely to be admitted to hospital with chest pain and angina than those of Indian ethnicity, a study has found. Scots of Indian and Pakistani origin also have much greater levels of hospital admissions for both conditions than people of white Scottish ethnicity. Those of Pakistani...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.