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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,...

2013-11-11 08:28:50

The Article Discusses a New Study that has Found that Those Who Take the Drug have a Decreased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke due to Increased Nitric Oxide LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nitro Solution, a website that offers high quality and all natural nitric oxide supplements, has just posted a new article to its website that addresses a new study that looked at the unexpected benefits of a drug called Amlodipine. (Photo:...

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...

2013-11-08 08:27:36

"Don't Ignore Your EndoScore" Focuses on Risk Factors and How to Improve Heart Health, Provides Vouchers for Free Tests for Family Members NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the disturbing fact that people are more likely to die of a heart attack in New York City than anywhere else in the U.S., medical device company Itamar Medical (TASE: ITMR), today announced the launch of its first-ever initiative in the U.S. to increase awareness of endothelial (arterial)...

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...

2013-10-30 23:01:30

Today, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, (Veterans Health Administration) was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only four acute care hospitals in San Antonio made the list and only one VA hospital in Texas made it. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Today, South Texas Veterans Health Care System was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the...

2013-10-30 16:23:13

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aria Health today was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(®) by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Aria was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children's asthma, stroke and...