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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...

First Aid Teams Use Pocket Manual To Improve Heart Attack Survival
2013-10-30 11:29:13

European Society of Cardiology First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack. The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit is available...

2013-10-29 23:28:47

A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Specific Digestive Disorders Linked to Increase in Heart Attacks details how certain digestive disorders increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Specific Digestive Disorders Linked to Increase in Heart Attacks details how certain digestive disorders increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. People suffering from inflammatory bowel disease,...

2013-10-30 00:21:43

Named as One of the Nation's Top Performers in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) was named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. Holy Name was cited by the Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care...

2013-10-29 23:02:27

“When the temperature outside drops, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our bodies from losing heat. This is a natural response that can also put people with heart conditions and those involved in strenuous exercise at greater risk of having a heart attack,” says Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Learn How to Keep Your Heart...

Daily Activities Improve Cardio Health Elderly
2013-10-29 09:26:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Putting up a new shelf or planting flowers can do more than just add value to your property. According to a new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular home repair and gardening can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke and prolong life by as much as 30 percent among adults ages 60 and up. The study researchers said these everyday activities can serve as a workout for people of a certain age who don't typically...

Study Challenges Risk Of Saturated Fats
2013-10-25 10:50:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The cardiovascular risk of eating butter, cheese, red meat and other foods high in saturated fat has been overstated, and the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are being overprescribed, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal. Study author Aseem Malhotra, and interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital in London, wrote that while “the...

Flu Shot Reduces Cardiac Risk
2013-10-23 10:10:01

[ Watch the Video: Getting A Flu Shot Could Help Your Cardiovascular Health ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to preventing a seasonal illness, the flu vaccine may reduce the risk of heart attack, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Medical Association. For individuals who have already had a heart attack or stroke, the vaccination was shown to decrease the risk by over 50 percent, the international team of study researchers found....

2013-10-15 12:56:38

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered ground breaking clues as to how the pioneering heart drug ticagrelor might reduce the risk of dying following a heart attack, in comparison to previous standard treatments. The new findings, published in Platelets, show that ticagrelor may reduce the risk of dying as a result of a lung infection after suffering a heart attack compared to patients treated with the drug clopidogrel. The analysis, which was led by researchers from...

2013-10-10 00:20:34

Heart Disease Reaching Epidemic Proportions Worldwide Paves Way for Expansion. IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to take the fight against heart disease worldwide, TriValley Group of Qatar announced that Dr. Douglas Harrington has accepted the position of Managing Director of its international operations. As such, Dr. Harrington will be leading the international expansion into a number of countries of a novel cardiac test that identifies individuals who are...