Latest heart attack Stories

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...

2014-01-08 17:09:50

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person's fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 years later. The study, published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal, found that the relationship between aerobic fitness and heart attack occurred regardless of the men's body...

2014-01-06 12:22:22

New Study in Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry Shows That Gender-Based Tests Do Not Improve Prediction of Women's Risk of Heart Attack, Cardiovascular Death WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The symptoms of heart disease are often less obvious in women than in men, and as a result, some experts have recommended changing current medical practice and using separate criteria to identify the disease and predict its progression in women. However, new findings...

Stress Gene Linked Heart Attacks
2013-12-19 12:03:34

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Duke reveals that the genetic trait responsible for predisposing some people to strong stress reactions may also cause the risk of heart attack or death to rise by 38 percent. This discovery provides a new biological explanation for why some people are inclined towards cardiovascular disease. Since in these cases the disease is linked to stress, the findings suggest that behavior modification and drug therapies...

Stressed Women At Risk After HEart Attack
2013-11-20 14:06:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Younger women who are hospitalized after a heart attack have a much higher rate of complications and mortality than men of the same age. A new study from Emory University may shed some light on that discrepancy as researchers have found that women under 50 with a recent heart attack are more likely to have restricted blood flow to the heart, also called myocardial ischemia, during times of psychological stress. The study is being...

2013-11-19 23:25:59

Online Insurance Marketplace (http://www.onlineinsurancemarketplace.com) announces new blog, “Can I Still Buy A Life Insurance Policy If I Had A Heart Attack?” (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Online Insurance Marketplace has released a blog explaining how to get life insurance after a heart attack. People who have a history of heart attacks can still find affordable life insurance from various agencies. Heart problems makes life insurance a lot more expensive, but patients can still be...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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