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2013-08-06 23:01:49

New test mimics artery conditions, detects inflammatory cells linked with atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Using a special microchip that can perform laboratory functions, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers from UC Davis has identified cells linked with inflammation and varying degrees of heart disease. The “lab on a chip,” which is based on technology used to evaluate chemicals and cell-to-cell interactions, may one...

2013-07-29 23:21:33

The resolution (HR 1359) is intended to rally broad support from all segments of the Texas community to raise awareness of the significant role that elevated blood pressure (hypertension) plays in cardiovascular disease including sudden death from heart attacks and stroke. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 A Resolution to establish Texas Blood Pressure Day as an annual event each September 1st was passed by the Texas Legislature to raise public awareness of the importance of knowing your...

2013-07-26 18:38:55

Study finds that high platelet reactivity on clopidogrel predicts stent thrombosis, heart attack, and bleeding but is not directly linked to death Patients who receive a drug-eluting stent (DES) and demonstrate high platelet reactivity on clopidogrel are more likely to have blood clots form on the stent and to suffer a heart attack; however, these patients are less likely to develop bleeding complications. One-year results of the ADAPT-DES trial will be published online July 26, 2013, in...

2013-07-23 23:32:40

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Advanced Medical Certification (AMC), the leading online provider for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and recertification programs, has just announced they will be offering an end of July special which is a 10% discount on their BLS certification and recertification courses....

Skipping Breakfast Increases Heart Attack Risk
2013-07-23 10:06:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From doctors to moms to cereal commercials, the message to start the day with a balanced breakfast seems to be everywhere, and a new study from Harvard University has found a big reason to follow this advice - skipping breakfast can lead to increased risk for heart attack. According to the Harvard researchers' report in the journal Circulation, men who said they regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of...

2013-07-22 23:00:09

For men with heart disease, steps that prevent heart attacks include taking needed medications, staying physically active, adopting a healthy diet, engaging in a cardiac rehabilitation program, getting a flu shot, drinking alcohol in moderation, and maintaining a healthy weight. Boston MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Sometimes there seems to be no end to the media's advice for men about heart health. The ever-expanding menu of foods that are good for the heart and bad for it, the must-do...

2013-07-18 11:32:21

May Lead Way to Predicting and Preventing Heart Attacks We may be closer to predicting who is at risk for a heart attack, according to a recently published Spectrum Health study. Researchers with Spectrum Health's Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute used new imaging technology on patients being treated for heart attacks. The imaging technology allowed researchers to identify the characteristic makeup, or signature, of arterial plaque blocking an artery and causing a heart...

Gold Nanofibers May Help Keep Damaged Heart In Rhythm
2013-07-18 09:58:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of a heart attack, the heart's tissues sustain irreparable damage. Cells in the heart cannot multiply and the heart muscle contains very few stem cells, meaning the tissue is unable to repair itself. The damaged tissue therefore becomes fibrotic and cannot contract correctly. Looking for new, innovative methods to restore heart function, scientists have been exploring cardiac "patches;" these patches could be transplanted...

2013-07-01 23:01:40

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) announced today it has installed the most advanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanner to help diagnose heart disease and a patient’s risk for heart attack. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) announced today it has installed the most advanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanner to help diagnose heart disease and a patient’s risk for heart attack. Developed by Toshiba Medical Systems, the...

2013-06-27 12:04:25

People who believe that stress is having an adverse impact on their health are probably right, because they have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to new research published online today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal. The latest findings from the UK's Whitehall II study, which has followed several thousand London-based civil servants since 1985, found that people who believe stress is affecting their health "a lot or extremely" had double the risk of a...