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DENVER, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CONX) , a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has received notification of U.S.
Patients who discontinue statin medication after an acute myocardial infarction -- heart attack -- increase their risk of dying, Canadian researchers said.
The American Academy of Pediatricians's recommendation of statins for warding off cardiac diseases in children has sparked an industry wide debate globally, according to the New York Times.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although statins lower mortality in heart attack sufferers who are between 65 and 80 years old, they may not be as effective in older patients, according to a study.
A fiber-rich diet may help control levels of a blood protein linked to an increased risk of heart disease, new research suggests.
People with very low levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol who suffer a heart attack or other severe acute cardiac event may benefit from initiating a statin right after the event, a study shows.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. researchers said on Monday they may have made progress toward explaining why statin drugs, which lower cholesterol, do not work as well in some people as in others -- especially blacks.
New research shows that levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), produced by the liver and not at the lesion site, correlate with the degree of atherosclerosis. The paper by Sun et al., "C-reactive protein in atherosclerotic lesions: its origin and pathophysiological significance," appears in the October issue of The American Journal of Pathology and is accompanied by a commentary.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Giving a heart attack patient a statin drug right away reduces the chance he or she will die by 50 percent, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
In the largest clinical study of its kind, UCLA researchers found that early treatment with a statin drug within 24 hours of having a heart attack reduced in-hospital mortality rates by over 50 percent.
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