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2012-06-23 23:01:37

According to court documents, on April 26th, 2012, an Illinois couple, Barbara and Joseph Potuznik, filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv02252) alleging that Barbara suffered a heart attack caused by Avandia. Avandia is a popular drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and approved by the FDA in 1999.The lawsuit was filed in the Avandia multi-district litigation (07-01871). More than 2,500 cases are consolidated before Judge...

2012-06-04 19:43:04

An ambitious effort to coordinate heart attack care among every hospital and emergency service in North Carolina improved patient survival rates and reduced the time from diagnosis to treatment, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers who spearheaded the program. "When treating heart attacks, the most important care decisions need to take place before the patient is brought to the hospital," says James Jollis, M.D., a Duke cardiologist and first author of the findings...

Study Recommends More People Be Given Statins
2012-05-18 09:09:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report published in The Lancet states that more people should be given cholesterol-lowering drugs and statins to help decrease the number of strokes and heart attacks. Statins have been known to help people who have a high risk of having a heart attack and a stroke. However, medical professionals have debated medicating healthy people, whether it works and if it´s socially acceptable. Statins are thought to be connected to liver problems, kidney...

2012-05-02 21:20:19

After nearly 13 years of study and intense debate, a pair of new papers from the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania have confirmed exactly how a once-popular class of anti-inflammatory drugs leads to cardiovascular risk for people taking it. It has been almost eight years since Vioxx® was withdrawn by Merck from the market, provoking an intense controversy about the role inhibitors of the enzyme COX-2 play in causing heart attacks and strokes. Since then,...

2012-04-11 10:47:27

An extensive UCSF study finds certain abnormalities can increase risk Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease? These are the questions researchers at UCSF asked in a comprehensive eight-year study focused on senior citizens in the United States. Researchers found a higher risk of heart attack when abnormalities showed up on...

Study: Pregnancy Increases Fatal Heart Attack Risk
2012-03-28 07:29:50

Pregnancy raises the risk of fatal heart attacks, even in healthy women without risk factors for heart disease, a new study finds. Furthermore, heart attacks during pregnancy tend to be more severe, lead to more complications, and also occur for different reasons than commonly seen in the non-pregnant general population, suggesting that, in some cases, the standard approach to managing this condition may not always be best, according to research presented Sunday at the American College of...

2012-03-28 00:32:01

Study puts life-saving drugs in the hands of paramedics, decreasing rate of cardiac arrest and death from heart attacks by half Paramedics can reduce someone's chances of having a cardiac arrest or dying by 50 percent by immediately administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium ("GIK") to people having a heart attack, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

On February 18th, 2012 Bloomberg reported that more than 25,000 cases were settled by GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), the United Kingdom's largest pharmaceutical company, over its Avandia drug allegedly causing heart attacks. Avandia was first approved by the FDA in 1999 to treat Type 2 diabetes in adult patients. More than 2,500 cases are consolidated before U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe in Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (07-01871) U.S. District Court,...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.