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2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-04-01 12:56:08

Men with long-term HIV infections are at higher risk than uninfected men of developing plaque in their coronary arteries, regardless of their other risk factors for coronary artery disease, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. A report on the research appears in the April 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The finding is important, investigators say, because advances in treatment have led to long-term survival of people living with HIV/AIDS and the...

2014-03-31 13:31:39

Results of the study could help the 715,000 Americans who suffer from heart attacks each year Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. A new study by the team has identified plasma levels of two markers – microRNA 122 and 126 – that appear to decline a few days before a person suffers a...

2014-03-31 12:29:54

"RVX-208 decreases Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in patients with systemic inflammation" TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) today announced that ASSURE data will be presented at the ACC conference in Washington DC. The poster titled "Effects of an Apolipoprotein A-1 Inducer on Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Elevated Inflammatory Markers" will be presented by...

2014-03-31 12:07:41

In an analysis of almost 11,000 patients, an assessment of equations that help guide whether a patient should begin taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) found that observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risks were similar, suggesting that these equations are helpful for clinical decision making, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The American...

2014-03-31 12:02:52

Application of U.S. and European cholesterol guidelines to a European population found that proportions of individuals eligible for statins differed substantially, with one U.S. guideline recommending statins for nearly all men and two-thirds of women, proportions exceeding those of the other guidelines, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The common approach in cardiovascular disease (CVD) primary...

2014-03-31 11:55:21

Study adds to mounting evidence about the role systemic inflammation may play in heart health People with celiac disease may have a near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The study is the first to look at the association between celiac disease and coronary artery disease and adds to the evolving understanding of how systemic...

Key To Curbing Lifetime Heart Disease Risk Is Knowing True Age Of Your Heart
2014-03-27 13:31:06

BMJ-British Medical Journal Part of new risk assessment which aims to put patients in driving seat and start prevention early The Joint British Societies' consensus recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (JBS3), which have been drawn up by 11 UK professional societies and charitable organizations, are based on the latest available scientific evidence. They emphasize the importance of putting patients in the driving seat and starting preventive action early on,...

2014-03-26 23:03:19

First use will be in NIH clinical research study and protocol to study the use of bone marrow stem cells during cardiac surgery to treat heart muscle dysfunction associated with ischemic heart disease or damage from heart attack. Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 CardioWise, Inc. and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have signed a Beta Site Agreement to serve as a clinical test site for CardioWise Multiparametric Strain...

2014-03-26 12:28:36

CINCINNATI, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by experimental therapies or not sick enough to warrant the treatments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In a study published in the April...


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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