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2014-06-24 10:18:07

The Lancet The rate of hospitalisation for the most serious type of heart attack, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), more than quadrupled in China between 2001 and 2011, according to new research published in The Lancet. The study, funded by the Chinese government, evaluates medical records, care processes, and outcomes for 13,815 hospital admissions for STEMI in 162 hospitals across China. It shows that in 2001, there were an estimated 3•7 hospital admissions for...

2014-06-19 14:30:02

American Heart Association Women  55 and younger are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures if they’re moderately or severely depressed, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Women in this age group are also more likely to have depression, so this may be one of the ‘hidden’ risk factors that can help explain why women die at a disproportionately higher rate than men after a heart attack,” said...

2014-06-19 10:12:13

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers have identified the first genetic variations linked to race that begin to explain a higher risk of death among some African American and Caucasian patients taking the anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after a heart attack. These variants increased patients’ risk of dying in the year following a first heart attack, but they appeared to do so for different reasons depending on race, according to a study at Washington University...

2014-06-13 23:04:09

Sexual activity is a major quality-of-life issue for both men and women. Many of the symptoms of cardiovascular disease conspire to diminish sexual enjoyment. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Millions of people live full, active lives after a heart attack or diagnosis of heart disease. Some, though, stop having sex. While the physical and emotional strains of heart disease can take a toll on a couple's intimate activities, there is ample reason to persevere, reports the June 2014...

2014-06-12 23:03:28

Record Numbers of SCAI Attendees Visit the ACE Booth at SCAI 2014 Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) received acclaim during the 2014 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions and Cath Lab Bootcamp in Las Vegas, NV, May 28-31, 2014. SCAI’s inaugural Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp was a unique two-day educational event designed to address the needs of cath lab managers and directors and...

2014-06-10 13:56:46

American Society for Microbiology Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream, according to research published in published today in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

2014-06-04 14:57:49

The JAMA Network Journals In a study that included nearly 65,000 older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, treatment that included azithromycin compared with other antibiotics was associated with a significantly lower risk of death and a slightly increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Pneumonia and influenza together are the eighth leading cause of death and the leading causes of infectious death in the United States. Although clinical...

2014-06-02 12:29:37

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has discovered that a specific form of garlic, Aged Garlic Extract (AGE), significantly reduces low-attenuation plaque, also known as "soft plaque" or non-calcified plaque, within the arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome. The findings indicate that AGE may reverse heart disease, and will be presented at the 9(th) annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography to be held July 10-13, 2014 in...

2014-06-02 12:29:00

First-of-its-kind economic model to be presented today at the International Society of PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) conference validates enormous cost savings from more accurate CVD risk assessment based on inflammation testing CLEVELAND, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland HeartLab (CHL), a premier cardiovascular disease (CVD) management company, will present new research today at the International Society of PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)...

2014-05-30 23:10:17

Dr. Arash Bereliani of the Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology and Preventive Medicine explains new findings unveiled at the 2014 meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The American College of Cardiology recently convened its 63rd meeting to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine. Topping the list of findings were a new blood test that can accurately predict heart attacks, a new cholesterol drug with fewer side...


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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