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2013-09-09 23:00:07

Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new study published online, September 10, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Diabetes is a metabolic disease...

2013-09-07 23:01:44

Diet Doc’s personalized weight loss diets help patients end weight gain triggered by many causes and can target excess, harmful belly fat found to increase the risk of death for those with heart problems. Mobile, AL (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 People in America have long known that excess belly fat can contribute to a variety of harmful or deadly illnesses and diseases, including causing heart problems and high blood pressure. Now, a new study shows that belly fat actually increases the...

2013-09-05 11:26:35

Findings raise hope for new heart therapies Many people who survive a heart attack find themselves back in the hospital with a failing heart just years later. And the outcome often is unfavorable, owing to limited treatment options. But scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) recently found hope in an unlikely source – stem cells in cortical, or compact, bone. In a new study, they show that when it comes to the regeneration of heart...

Faster Hospital Care Not Leading To Fewer Heart Attack Deaths
2013-09-05 10:53:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although hospitals have been successful in getting treatment to heart attack victims more quickly, the rate of death has remained relatively unchanged. The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has conducted a study measuring what they call “door-to-balloon” time, or the time between admission and angioplasty. In most cases hospitals are able to start surgery within 90 minutes and have worked to reduce this time...

2013-09-04 08:31:01

AQUARIUS trial data show Aliskiren reduced incidents of death, stroke, heart attack Patients with clogged and hardened arteries who already have their blood pressure under control may benefit from an additional blood pressure-lowering medication, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). The researchers found that the renin-inhibitor aliskiren tended to slow coronary disease progression and reduced the risk of death, stroke...

2013-09-04 07:58:34

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to resynchronize cardiac motion following a heart attack using stem cells. Scientists implanted engineered stem cells, also known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, into damaged regions of mouse hearts following a heart attack. This regenerative approach successfully targeted the origin of abnormal cardiac motion, preventing heart failure. The findings appear in the September issue of the Journal of Physiology. "The discovery introduces —...

2013-09-04 04:21:12

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today promising preliminary results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013, suggesting that its high sensitive troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of patients presenting with symptoms of a heart attack.[1] The test could be particularly beneficial for women, who may have different presenting symptoms and are often under-diagnosed.[2] The study, which is being conducted by...

2013-09-02 23:02:02

Online Insurance Marketplace (http://www.onlineinsurancemarketplace.com) announces new blog, “I am able to purchase a life insurance If I had a heart attack?” (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 Online Insurance Marketplace has released a blog explaining if people still can buy life insurance if they had heart attack or related problems! It is known that heart diseases are the first cause of death in the USA. Heart attacks are a common occurrence among elderly and sadly, many of these...

2013-08-15 16:24:08

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher...

2013-08-14 16:25:25

NEPTUNE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meridian Health, a leading New Jersey health care system, has recently earned the highest designated Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), a global not-for-profit organization committed to leading the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. As the only health care system in New Jersey to receive this recognition, Meridian distinguishes itself as...