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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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