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2013-12-03 13:30:52

An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease and similar cardiovascular risk profiles share similar prognoses. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "We conducted this study because we wanted to understand whether men and women with the same extent of coronary artery disease and similar...

2013-11-26 13:42:27

Using chest pain characteristics (CPCs) specific to women in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) in the emergency department does not seem to be supported by the findings of a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. While about 90 percent of patients with AMI present with chest pain or discomfort, some patients present without typical chest pain. Sex-specific differences in symptom presentation among women have received...

Three Key Risk Factors Heart Disease
2013-11-22 11:09:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new research review published by The Lancet from the Harvard School of Public Health and Imperial College London has found that blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose are critical factors for determining the risk of cardiovascular disease linked to being overweight or obese. The review included 97 studies from around the world, 1.8 million people, and more than 57 years of research. It found that controlling hypertension,...

Stressed Women At Risk After HEart Attack
2013-11-20 14:06:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Younger women who are hospitalized after a heart attack have a much higher rate of complications and mortality than men of the same age. A new study from Emory University may shed some light on that discrepancy as researchers have found that women under 50 with a recent heart attack are more likely to have restricted blood flow to the heart, also called myocardial ischemia, during times of psychological stress. The study is being...

2013-11-19 12:47:49

VISTA-16 trial was halted for futility and possible harm in 2012 Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the experimental drug varespladib were more likely to experience additional cardiovascular events – including sudden death, heart attack and stroke – than those treated with placebo, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). The results of the VISTA-16 (Vascular Inflammation Suppression to Treat...


Latest Myocardial infarction Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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