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2011-07-08 13:47:59

An injection of stem cells into the heart could offer hope to many of the 850,000 Americans whose chest pain doesn't subside even with medicine, angioplasty or surgery, according to a study in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. Patients who received the new treatment reported half as many chest pain episodes and improved exercise capability compared to those who received a placebo. The study was the first randomized, controlled trial of stem-cell therapy to show...

2011-05-18 13:00:00

BERLIN, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented this week at the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Congress and Laboratory Medicine showed that using a lower diagnostic threshold for troponin improves clinical outcomes and patient survival in patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes. Troponin is a protein found inside of heart cells that is released when they are damaged by ischemia or reduced blood supply. Cardiac troponin is regarded by clinicians as one...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Chest pain is always a cause for concern. While left sided pain in the chest is usually linked with heart attacks and many cardiac related problems, right sided chest pain should never be undermined. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 Chest pain is always a cause for concern. While left sided pain in the chest is usually linked with heart attacks and many cardiac related problems, right sided chest pain should never be undermined. As per ElderlyJournal.com health specialist, Dr Nick...

2011-03-23 03:39:25

A highly sensitive blood test could help identify heart attacks in thousands of patients who would otherwise have gone undiagnosed, a study suggests A highly sensitive blood test could help identify heart attacks in thousands of patients who would otherwise have gone undiagnosed, a study suggests. The test, which identifies heart muscle damage, detected heart attacks in a third more patients who were admitted to hospital with chest pain than previous tests. The University of Edinburgh study...

2011-02-28 15:23:56

Heart attack patients with a history of depression presenting at emergency departments were less likely to receive priority care than people with other conditions, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100685.pdf. Several studies indicate that people with heart attacks and depression have worse outcomes than people without, although emergency department care has not been looked at as a possible...

2011-02-09 11:51:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoping for that special heart filled with candy this month? That's not the only heart women should be thinking about during February, American Heart Month. Heart disease was once thought of as a man's disease, but no more. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women over 20, according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease kills more women each year than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer....

2011-02-01 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman suffers a heart attack every minute in the United States. But according to a 2009 American Heart Association (AHA) survey, only half of women said they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack -- and many women did not even recognize several key symptoms. This combination has led to dangerous consequences. Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) and its partners...

2011-01-11 00:00:43

The Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international nonprofit organization focused on improving cardiac patient care, has announced its 14th Congress to be held May 2-5, 2011 at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, FL. Dublin, OH (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 The Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international nonprofit organization focused on improving cardiac patient care, has announced its 14th Congress to be held May 2-5, 2011 at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, FL. Leading experts will...

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2010-12-08 08:05:00

A common emergency room blood test has been improved to possibly be able to detect heart disease in patients who were previously believed to be healthy, according to a US study published Tuesday. "This test is among the most powerful predictors of death in the general population we've seen so far," said lead study author James de Lemos, associate professor of internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. "It appears that the higher your troponin T, the more likely...

2010-11-22 06:01:00

BAAR, Switzerland and TEL AVIV, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCHILLER AG, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of cardiopulmonary diagnostics and BSP Biological Signal Processing Ltd., a medical device company that develops and markets innovative solutions for noninvasive cardiac diagnosis and monitoring , announced on November 8th, 2010 the signing of an agreement to jointly develop a new product line based on BSP's HyperQ(TM) technology. The project will be...


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