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2011-12-01 13:37:51

New research from Scotland has shown that the rate of death in men and women hospitalized for chest pain unrelated to heart disease is higher in those with a history of psychiatric illness than without. The study published online in Europe's leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal today (Thursday 01 December) found that the death rate one year after hospitalization for NCCP (non-cardiac chest pain) was higher in men and women with a previous psychiatric hospitalization than...

2011-11-02 21:50:08

When given for hours as a continuous dose, the heart medication nitroglycerin backfires -- increasing the severity of subsequent heart attacks, according to a study of the compound in rats by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "Basically it's a cautionary tale," said professor of chemical and systems biology Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD, senior author of the study that will be published Nov. 2 in Science Translational Medicine. "Here is a practice in medicine used for...

2011-10-25 11:34:10

A Heart and Stroke Foundation study has found that women under age 55 fare worse than their male counterparts following a heart attack — and their health status declines more than that of their male counterparts after one month. The AMI55 study found that women between the ages of 20 and 55 had significantly worse physical limitations, more recurrences of chest pain, and worse quality of life than men one month after a heart attack — and, compared to their baseline scores,...

2011-09-01 12:30:43

An article in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in chest computed tomography (CT) scans. Chest CT is the third most commonly performed CT examination, frequently used to diagnose the cause of clinical signs or symptoms of the chest, such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain or fever. Regardless of the body region being scanned, dose reduction must always start with making sure that there is a...

2011-08-30 12:15:53

Acute myocardial Infarction (AMI) is a major cause of death and disability. Worldwide, one in eight patients die of an ischemic heart disease. Its rapid and accurate diagnosis is critical for the initiation of effective evidence based medical management, including early revascularization, but is still an unmet clinical need. The gradual implementation of high-sensitive cardiac troponins (hs-cTnT) in clinical practice has helped clinicians to detect and treat patients with acute myocardial...

2011-08-30 11:28:22

Primary PCI is the best reperfusion therapy for patients presenting with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. CJ Terkelsen and co-workers used the Western Denmark Heart Registry to describe the implementation of primary PCI in Denmark. Their study (including almost 10,000 patients) showed that a strategy with early diagnosis based on ECG recording in the ambulance and directing the patients straight to the catherization laboratory in the Primary PCI Centre, was associated with a lower...

2011-08-10 08:28:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Computed tomography (CT) scans performed in the emergency department, which increased 330 percent between 1996 and 2007, may be reducing the frequency of hospitalization or transfer for emergency patients, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. The accompanying editorial notes that the reduction in hospitalizations is a beneficial result for both patients and the healthcare system ("National...

2011-07-18 15:12:34

Men who are married or in common-law relationships seek medical care sooner for heart attacks compared with single, divorced or widowed men, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110170.pdf. The benefits of marriage on health, particularly for men, have long been known. Fast, effective treatment for heart attacks is available and emergency department delays have been significantly reduced over the last few...

2011-07-14 15:14:13

Of 180 patients in this study in whom a reference committee later identified coronary heart disease (CHD), 31.7% had originally been misdiagnosed by their family doctors as not having CHD ("false negative"). Stefan Bösner and his colleagues present the results of their cross-sectional study in the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[26]: 445-51). When a patient presents with chest pain as the main symptom, the...


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