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Latest Elsayed Z. Soliman Stories

2011-07-25 23:29:47

Is it possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack? A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has answered just that. "For some people, the first heart attack is more likely to be their last," said Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., M.Sc., M.S., director of the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE) at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study. "For these people especially, it is important that we find ways to...

2011-03-22 00:27:00

For a patient at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), keeping up with what pills to take at different times of the day can be tedious. Window sills lined with prescription bottles "“ a pill for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, and an aspirin to keep blood thin and flowing "“ the list can get quite long and, as a result, many people, especially the elderly, often forget doses or take the wrong pill at the wrong time. But what if there was a single pill that had all...

2010-07-28 18:34:23

Millions of Americans in the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of having atrial fibrillation (AF) "“ a major risk factor for stroke "“ according to new research by investigators at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. While it is known in the medical community that patients with end-stage renal failure have high rates of AF, new findings show that patients in early stages of CKD experience similar rates of AF, highlighting millions of...

2009-04-29 10:59:53

Predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) might offer physicians a better way to prevent stroke in blacks, according to a new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. AF is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body, as well as symptoms of heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Despite low reported prevalence of AF "“ one of the major risk factors for stroke "“ in black patients, they...