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2013-10-14 11:00:12

Psychological interventions halve deaths and cardiovascular events in heart disease patients, according to research from Athens, Greece, presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013. The Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 is the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). It takes place 12-14 October in Madrid, Spain. Dr Zoi Aggelopoulou, a nurse and one of the study authors, said: "The nurses on our coronary care...

2012-10-22 19:49:05

Acute cardiac care experts meeting at Acute Cardiac Care 2012 in Istanbul say that patients with severe chest pain should call the emergency number immediately as pre hospital care is essential to survival Experts in emergency cardiac care from around the world met in Istanbul to discuss ways to improve outcomes in patients with acute cardiac disease. This was the first annual meeting of the newly launched Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology...

2011-08-18 06:51:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ 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, according to this study. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest in the ICU. They looked at data over a five-year period from four Alberta hospitals with coronary care units and general ICUs, including...

2011-08-15 22:21:51

The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, states a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj100034.pdf. Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of death in North America. They affect more than 200 000 people each year, and less than 25% of people survive to hospital discharge. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand...

2011-01-25 12:58:27

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. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Acute coronary syndromes, such as myocardial infarction and unstable angina, are among the most common causes of emergency medical care and death in Sweden for both women and men. "The ability to predict...

2010-06-18 23:55:00

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. A year-long study conducted in 2009 involving 111 sexually active men at the University Malaya Medical Centre, admitted for STEMI,...

2009-09-01 10:08:52

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, it is through organisational changes in the pre-hospital phase that mortality rate will continue this decline to below 5%.We estimate that acute coronary syndromes (ACS) account for 1.5 million hospital admissions throughout Europe each year. Almost half these patients present with...

2009-02-17 10:47:41

Data suggest age alone should not prevent more aggressive careThe 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. Proper selection of older patients for invasive management of heart disease remains a serious medical...

2009-02-10 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Four western New York hospitals using emergency treatment strategies emphasizing evidence-based therapy and better communication among health care providers reduced heart attack patient deaths by 19 percent for up to one year after patient discharge. The prospective research study, "Acute Coronary Syndrome Emergency Treatment Strategies: Improved Treatment and Reduced Mortality in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Guideline-based...

2008-10-28 09:00:07

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 research paper, "Characteristics of the Novel Interleukin Family Biomarker ST2 in Patients with Acute Heart Failure" and editorial comment "Serum Soluble ST2 as a Biochemical Marker of Acute Heart Failure" was published in the Journal of the American...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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