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2005-08-29 14:25:00

WASHINGTON -- 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. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol levels and prevent strokes and heart attacks long-term, but the new study suggests that the drugs might join aspirin as something to give to patients immediately when they suffer a heart attack. "We've known that long-term statin therapy is beneficial, but this study provides the strongest clinical...

2005-08-29 13:35:10

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Previous studies have already shown that people who have a heart attack do better if they're prescribed a statin drug (such as Lipitor or Zocor, for example) when they leave the hospital. Now, new research suggests that the sooner these agents are started after admission to the hospital the better. In a study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, starting statin therapy within 24 hours of admission for a heart attack...

2005-08-03 14:58:21

DALLAS - Aug. 2, 2005 - A protein in the blood that is considered to be a key indicator of future heart disease may vary considerably among women and men, as well as blacks and whites, according to new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. C-reactive protein, or CRP, is released as part of the human body's inflammation response. Infections and inflammation caused by various illnesses can cause CRP levels in the blood to rise. Abnormal fatty deposits on the interior walls of arteries...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'