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2013-11-19 12:47:49

VISTA-16 trial was halted for futility and possible harm in 2012 Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the experimental drug varespladib were more likely to experience additional cardiovascular events – including sudden death, heart attack and stroke – than those treated with placebo, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). The results of the VISTA-16 (Vascular Inflammation Suppression to Treat...

2013-11-19 12:17:25

Stephen J. Nicholls, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues determined the effects of varespladib, a drug that inhibits the enzyme secretory phospholipase A2 on cardiovascular risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS; such as heart attack or unstable angina). Despite contemporary therapies, patients with ACS face a substantial risk of early, recurrent adverse cardiovascular...

2013-11-18 20:38:54

Findings follow previous study showing that commonly used equation underestimates heart disease danger for many at high risk Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. If confirmed and adopted by medical laboratories that routinely calculate blood cholesterol for patients, the researchers...

CPR After Cardiac Arrest Should Go On For An Average Of 38 Minutes
2013-11-17 05:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sustaining CPR for at least 38 minutes can improve a person’s chances of surviving a heart attack and increase the odds that a cardiac arrest survivor will have regular brain function, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas. “Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing it to suddenly stop...

2013-11-12 23:24:00

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the heart health benefits of getting the influenza shot. Toronto (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the heart health benefits of getting the influenza shot. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article,...

2013-11-08 23:18:52

Online Insurance Marketplace (http://www.onlineinsurancemarketplace.com), announces new blog, “Can I still purchase Seniors Life Insurance if I recently had a heart attack?” (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Online Insurance Marketplace has released a blog explaining how to get life insurance for people who recently had a heart attack. Seniors who recently suffered a heart attack still have access to several types of senior life insurance policies available from major providers. When it comes...

2013-11-07 23:29:08

“First Contact-to-Balloon” Initiative Accelerates Patient Diagnosis, Empowers EMS to Activate Hospital Cardiac Teams Pittsburgh PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 When a heart attack strikes, time is never on the victim’s side. Without swift treatment to restore blood flow to the heart, a patient’s chances of survival or escaping serious cardiovascular injury diminish by the minute. That’s particularly true for a dangerous type of heart attack called ST-elevation myocardial...

Scientists Inhibit Heart Protein To Treat Heart Attacks
2013-11-06 19:09:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists have found it is possible to limit the damage caused by intermittent blood flow during and after a heart attack. Experiments on mice helped researchers discover that inhibition of a heart protein called TNNI3K reduced damage from heart attacks and protected the heart from further injury. These findings have significant potential for heart attack patients in a clinical setting. "Many times, what is done in a lab setting...


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