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Psychological interventions halve deaths and cardiovascular events in heart disease patients.
Experts in emergency cardiac care from around the world met in Istanbul to discuss ways to improve outcomes in patients with acute cardiac disease.
Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in North America.
The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate.
Two relatively simple methods, an ultrasound investigation and a blood test to measure the level of a substance known as BNP, can predict survival and future heart failure following acute coronary syndromes.
BEIJING, June 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Seven out of 10 men admitted to hospital for a heart attack (acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)) had erectile dysfunction (ED) in the six months prior to their admission according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Scientific Sessions in Beijing, China.
Mortality rate following a heart attack has fallen by more than 50% in Europe over the past 25 years. However, because only minor advances in the medical treatment of AMI are expected over the next decade
The elderly represent a growing proportion of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (MI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS). CS occurs when the heart fails to supply enough blood to the organs of the body, and remains the most common cause of death after heart attack among people 75 years of age and older.
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb.
Critical Diagnostics today announces the publication of an important research paper and an accompanying editorial comment further refining the clinical value and risk of mortality prediction power of the cardiac biomarker soluble ST2 (sST2).
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.