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2008-08-24 22:57:20

By Annie Freeda Cruez THE journalist was on his way to a nasi lemak breakfast with a colleague when he slumped in the car seat and died. He was just 41. A pulmonary and critical care physician tells ANNIE FREEDA CRUEZ that doctors are seeing more and more young people with coronary heart diseases. The modern sedentary lifestyle is the biggest culprit in the growing number of heart-related diseases in the country. Kuala Lumpur Hospital's consultant pulmonary and critical care physician,...

2008-06-24 02:29:21

By Ask Dr. Ramo BARRY RAMO For the Journal Three weeks ago, I got a call from the wife of one of my longtime patients telling me that her 60-year-old husband had died suddenly at home while reading the newspaper. After Tim Russert died suddenly under similar circumstances, every patient in my cardiology practice asks "how could that happen" and "how can I keep it from happening to me?" Russert passed a stress test two months ago. He was taking blood pressure medication and a...

2008-06-17 09:01:12

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BSP Ltd., (http://www.bsp.co.il/pressall.asp) an Israeli company which develops and markets systems for non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of Ischemic Heart Disease, announced that they successfully raised $2.6 million in a private funding round, that included existing shareholders in the company as well as new investors. BSP developed the HyperQ(TM), a cutting-edge technology that offers highly reliable, low-cost and risk free cardiac...

2006-12-24 03:00:08

By Nasir, Javed M; Durning, Steven J; Sweet, Jon M; Cation, Lannie J Chest pain with electrocardiographic changes is usually a life- threatening presentation of cardiac ischemia. There are, however, a variety of noncardiac conditions that have been reported to mimic these clinical and electrocardiographic changes. An Asian woman presented with chest pain and ST segment elevations in the distribution of the left anterior descending artery. She had persisting chest pain and ST segment...

2006-03-10 13:49:55

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people who suffer "non-ischemic" cardiac death -- a cardiac death that is not related to restricted blood flow to the coronary arteries -- appear to have structurally normal hearts, UK researchers have found. In the "vast majority" of cases, sudden adult cardiac death is caused by ischemic heart disease -- heart disease that is characterized by restricted blood flow to the arteries of the heart, Drs. Mary N. Sheppard and A. Fabre of...

2006-01-11 14:32:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to current guidelines, "aggressive" efforts to detect coronary artery disease are worthwhile in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes, even those with only one or no cardiovascular risk factors, a study conducted in Italy suggests. Current coronary artery disease screening guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommend testing asymptomatic patients with diabetes and two or more additional risk factors. The guidelines state...

2005-09-27 14:18:48

A national team of researchers, led by a cardiovascular nuclear medicine specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has demonstrated for the first time that an experimental radioactive compound can show images of heart damage up to 30 hours after a brief interruption of blood flow and oxygen. The discovery may help physicians in emergency rooms and in their offices determine whether a patient's chest pain, which may have subsided hours earlier, is related to heart disease or...

2005-06-20 21:44:50

TORONTO, Canada - French scientists, examining the possibility of using nuclear medicine with gene therapy to fight heart diseases, reported their findings at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting June 18"“22 in Toronto. Previous studies have suggested a beneficial effect of Cyr61--a cysteine-rich, angiogenic inducer protein--in rabbits submitted to ischemic limb disease. However, no data have been available on using Cyr61 in vivo for fighting chronic myocardial...

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) syndrome was first described by Dressler in 1956. Its incidence has decreased in the reperfusion era, most likely because of the extensive use of thrombolysis and coronary balloon angioplasty, therapies that dramatically decreased the size of myocardial necrosis. The authors suggest that drugs that have been prescribed in previous decades as the post-AMI "standard-of-care," such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, β-blockers, and statins,...


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