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Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Result In Treatment Delays, Higher Risk Of Death
2012-02-22 06:04:10

Women are less likely than men to seek medical help when having a heart attack, and are more likely to die in the hospital, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, which tracked more than 1.1 million patients, found that women — particularly younger women — were less likely to arrive at the hospital with chest pain or discomfort following a heart attack. Those symptoms, or lack of symptoms, can result in...

2012-02-03 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is expanding its national investigation of the birth control drugs called Yaz and Yasmin given increasing evidence these drugs may be responsible for serious pulmonary embolism's, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, strokes and other serious side affects with users. According to the New York Times, "In September of 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cited Bayer for running misleading television commercials, and for not following proper quality-control...

2012-01-26 09:45:03

The death rate from heart attack in England has halved in the last decade, claims a research paper published today on bmj.com. Compared with earlier years, the study found there were fewer heart attacks in the last decade and fewer of these were fatal. Several studies have already investigated changes in deaths from heart attack in many countries around the world, but reasons for the decline in deaths in England are still not known. Researchers from the University of Oxford set out to...

2012-01-18 10:47:05

New findings from a research study led by physicians at Scripps Health reveal that the drug cangrelor has the unique properties of achieving very fast blood thinning effects when needed to protect from heart attacks, but also dissipates rapidly so patients can undergo surgery without the excessive bleeding often associated with blood thinning medications. Initial results from the BRIDGE trial will be published Jan. 18, 2012, in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

2012-01-18 00:29:06

Procedure offers new hope to the quarter-million Canadians for whom drugs to lower blood pressure are not effective Doctors at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today performed a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat high blood pressure, called renal denervation, for the first time in Canada. The procedure can significantly reduce high blood pressure in patients who cannot effectively treat their hypertension through drugs. These patients, numbering approximately 250,000 Canadians,...

2012-01-13 12:10:11

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bacteria that dwell in the gut may determine the outcome of a heart attack and that probiotics can tilt the scales in our favor New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests that the types and levels of bacteria in the intestines may be used to predict a person's likelihood of having a heart attack, and that manipulating these organisms may help reduce heart attack risk. This discovery may lead to new...

Car + TV = Heart Attack?
2012-01-11 14:11:03

Got a Car? How about a television?... If you answered yes to both of these questions, then according to a new international study published on Wednesday you´re 27% more likely to suffer a heart attack than your low-tech compatriots. But more importantly, the study–which examined almost 30,000 people across 52 countries–showed that a little exercise can go a long way in reducing heart failure. I know. Surprise, surprise. Every third grader knows that, right?...

2011-12-28 09:00:00

It has been well researched that heart problems do rise over the holiday season. The Heart Fit Clinic has the answer and can prepare people for battling this frightening disease. Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of hospitalization and death in developed countries. Surviving a heart event is a blessing to now live the best life ever. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 The Heart Fit Clinic is the leading cardiac rehabilitation and heart attack and stroke prevention...

2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack patients and for performance of angioplasties at...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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