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2011-07-28 07:21:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Do you ever wonder what illnesses you might inherit from your parents? According to a new study, people are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke. "We found that the association between one of your parents having a heart attack and you having a heart attack was a lot stronger than the association between your parent having a stroke and you having a stroke. That suggests the susceptibility to stroke is less strongly inherited...

2011-07-18 15:12:34

Men who are married or in common-law relationships seek medical care sooner for heart attacks compared with single, divorced or widowed men, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110170.pdf. The benefits of marriage on health, particularly for men, have long been known. Fast, effective treatment for heart attacks is available and emergency department delays have been significantly reduced over the last few...

2011-07-14 13:16:48

Tiny chemical particles emitted by diesel exhaust fumes could raise the risk of heart attacks, research has shown Tiny chemical particles emitted by diesel exhaust fumes could raise the risk of heart attacks, research has shown. Scientists have found that ultrafine particles produced when diesel burns are harmful to blood vessels and can increase the chances of blood clots forming in arteries, leading to a heart attack or stroke. The research by the University of Edinburgh measured the impact...

2011-06-17 01:54:15

A new study finds that the numbers are in the same range as deaths from heart attacks and stroke How researchers classify and quantify causes of death across a population has evolved in recent decades. In addition to long-recognized physiological causes such as heart attack and cancer, the role of behavioral factors"”including smoking, dietary patterns and inactivity"”began to be quantified in the 1990s. More recent research has begun to look at the contribution of social factors...

2011-06-07 00:00:31

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are horrified with the stories we are getting from women from the United States, Canada, Australia, related to the birth control pills called Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version Ocella. We are talking about heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and we fear death. These are not old women. In most instances we are talking about women in their early twenties. Even more worrisome, in some cases the young women we are talking about are extremely athletic, and...

2011-05-21 00:01:22

The US Drug Watchdog is intensifying its initiative to inform all US women about potentially severe side effects such as severe gallbladder issues, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, or other extremely serious medical issues associated with the use of the very popular birth control pills called Yaz, or Yasmin. The group is saying, "Millions of young women have used the Yaz, or Yasmin birth control pills, and we do not think they understand the potentially serious medical side effects. We...

2011-05-12 22:50:07

Researchers analyzed English comprehension among 210 patients at four New York City hospitals who suffered heart attacks with a heart artery completely blocked. Doctors often refer to this type of heart attack as a STEMI, for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. In follow-up telephone interviews, 34 of the patients (16.2 percent) spoke no English (65 percent spoke Spanish; 6 percent Russian; 6 percent Chinese; 23 percent spoke another language). The patients who reported they understood no...

2011-04-28 07:25:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart attacks that occur in the morning are likely to be more serious, according to a new study. Researchers in Spain analyzed data on 811 patients who had a segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is a type of heart attack that is caused by a prolonged period of blocked blood supply. The researchers calculated the size of the infarct by looking at enzyme release in the patients. Results showed heart attacks that occurred between 6 a.m. and noon were more...

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2011-04-19 10:38:34

'Milestone achievement' also has potential applications in transplant surgery Medical researchers today held out promise that a simple injection is being developed to limit the devastating consequences of heart attacks and strokes. Described by the lead researcher as 'a fascinating new achievement', work has already begun to translate the research into novel clinical therapies. The University of Leicester led an international team whose research has been published April 18 in the Early Online...

2011-04-07 22:38:05

The internally-driven daily cycle of blood pressure changes doesn't appear to be linked to the known increase in morning heart attacks, according to a study in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers sought to identify the role of the internal human body clock in the daily rise and fall in blood pressure. In the study, three groups of volunteers showed an internal daily blood pressure variation with a peak at around 9 p.m. "” independent of changes...