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2014-02-03 16:24:58

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 34 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a heart attack. As February is American Heart Month, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is putting the spotlight on an issue many heart attack patients face long after the immediate physical damage is through: depression. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/PH36534LOGO ) A study in the...

2014-02-03 08:26:41

A new Foundation survey shows that although some survivors are making healthy changes, many need more support to face the challenge of recovery so they can thrive to the fullest OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - According to the new Heart and Stroke Foundation 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians, there are more Canadians surviving a heart attack or stroke than ever before. But, the Report also showed that a major scare, like a heart attack or stroke, doesn't always lead to survivors...

'Low T' Therapies Could Be Putting Some Men At Heart Attack Risk
2014-01-30 14:03:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Men taking testosterone therapy drugs could be putting themselves at a twofold increase for risk of a heart attack. Researchers publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE found that men under 65-years-old with a history of heart disease who suffer from low testosterone levels and have sought out treatment could be putting themselves at a higher heart attack risk shortly after beginning the therapy. Advertisements for “low T”...

2014-01-22 23:00:16

Adverse Events for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Decline; Improvements Lag for Pneumonia and Surgical Patients Wethersfield, CN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure in hospitals have declined, reports a new study published in the January 23rd issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, “National Trends in Patient Safety for Four Common Conditions, 2005 to 2011,” was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research...

2014-01-22 16:26:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure have declined, according to a new study published in the January 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the analysis funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that there has not been a significant decrease in adverse events for patients being treated for pneumonia and those who are recovering from surgery....

2014-01-22 10:31:44

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designs HDL nanoparticle to deliver statin medication inside inflamed blood vessels to prevent repeat heart attacks and stroke Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside heart arteries — the process that leads to clots rupturing and causing myocardial infarction or stroke. But a report in Nature Communications by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...

2014-01-21 16:25:00

Strong continuum of care and advanced specialty services support high survivorship rates CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital surpasses the national average for heart attack survival for patients 65 years and older, according to quality data recently compiled by Becker's Hospital Review. The recently released report ranks Northwestern second in the nation for its heart attack survival rate for older patients. "By this measure, for heart...

2014-01-21 16:22:41

Breakthrough drug to transform medical field CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cour Pharmaceutical Development Company, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, announced today the publication of new data in Science Translational Medicine that shows the potential of its proprietary therapy, known as Immune Modifying Nanoparticles (IMP), to reduce inflammation and promote tissue repair and regeneration in patients who have suffered a heart attack. More than 750,000 patients suffer...

2014-01-20 23:03:55

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Designs HDL Nanoparticle to Deliver Statin Medication Inside Inflamed Blood Vessels to Prevent Repeat Heart Attacks and Stroke New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside heart arteries — the process that leads to clots rupturing and causing myocardial infarction or stroke. But a report in Nature Communications by Icahn...

New 'Fluid Biopsy' Technique May Predict When Heart Attack Will Occur
2014-01-10 14:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new “fluid biopsy” technique could be used to detect the early warning signs of a heart attack and save countless lives in the process. According to a report in the journal Physical Biology, the novel technique involves identifying circulating endothelial cells (CEC), which are thought to be markers for inflammation and high blood clot risk. "The goal of this paper was to establish evidence that these circulating endothelial...