Latest Coronary artery disease Stories

2013-05-22 10:10:18

A drug commonly used to treat depression and anxiety may improve a stress-related heart condition in people with stable coronary heart disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. Compared with those receiving placebo, people who took the antidepressant escitalopram (sold as Lexapro) were more than two-and-a-half times less likely to have mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI), a heart condition brought on by mental stress. The findings, published in the May 22/29, 2013...

2013-05-20 23:19:09

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has been selected to join the ABSORB III clinical trial, a multi-center international study exploring a unique bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS), a small mesh tube that is designed to open a blocked artery and then fully dissolve over time, leaving the vessel free of a permanent metallic implant. The FDA-approved study of the drug-eluting AbsorbTM BVS, made by healthcare company Abbott, is expected to enroll approximately 2,250 patients...

Job Stress Affecting Your Heart? Follow A Healthy Lifestyle
2013-05-17 15:31:36

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While a stressful job can increase the risk of heart problems and lead to a 25 percent higher chance of having a heart attack or dying of other heart related illnesses,  researchers have found that a healthy lifestyle could reduce this risk. The results, which were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), found that people who lead healthy lifestyles where they didn´t smoke, exercised regularly and...

Stress At Work And Unhealthy Lifestyle Raise Coronary Artery Disease Risk
2013-05-14 07:24:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People with job-related stress who lead unhealthy lifestyles are at nearly double the risk of coronary artery disease compared with people who have work-related stress but lead otherwise healthy lifestyles, according to new research published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. British researchers looked at seven cohort studies from a large European initiative that included more than 100,000 people who were...

Latest Coronary artery disease Reference Libraries

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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