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2014-05-12 11:46:31

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Cardiac Screening Test May Help Determine Who Should Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack A study involving the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation shows that a simple test to measure plaque in the arteries of the heart may help doctors better determine who will and will not benefit from use of aspirin therapy to prevent heart disease. For over 30 years, aspirin has been known to prevent heart attacks and strokes, but who exactly should take...

2014-05-06 15:03:38

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Maintaining or boosting your physical activity after age 65 can improve your heart's electrical well-being and lower your risk of heart attack, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In heart monitor recordings taken over five years, researchers found that people who walked more and faster and had more physically active leisure time had fewer irregular heart rhythms and greater heart rate...

2014-05-06 08:33:49

CathMaps+ debuts in Boston at AARP's Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CathMaps+ will demonstrate how mobile technology can provide emergency assistance and peace of mind to millions of Americans at risk for a cardiac event. The AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo showcases the latest in digital health technology designed to improve quality of life. The event is part of AARP's Life@50+ National Event in Boston, May 8(th)-10(th). CathMaps+ is the...

2014-05-02 10:23:15

Johns Hopkins research finds subclinical disease in half of those studied, but specialized imaging needed to detect it Traditional first-line checks of such heart disease risk factors as cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking habits aren’t nearly good enough to identify cardiovascular disease in otherwise healthy, young firefighters, according to results of a small Johns Hopkins study. Previous studies have found that cardiovascular disease accounts for 45 percent of deaths of...

2014-05-01 10:07:36

Research shows obese patients with no heart disease have greater risk of future disease Obese individuals who have no signs of cardiovascular disease show a much higher prevalence of early plaque buildup in the arteries compared to healthy normal weight individuals, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study challenges the idea of "healthy" obesity, and researchers recommend all obese individuals be counseled about their risks for...

Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Heart Muscle After Heart Attacks: Animal Trials
2014-05-01 07:02:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When a heart attack occurs, the oxygen-rich blood that normally flows through is interrupted by the blockage in an artery. The longer that blood flow is restricted or cut off, the more tissue and muscle in the area dies or is scarred. The eventual result can be heart failure, especially if one heart attack is followed by another. In 2013, Harvard Health Publications released a report taking a look at the state of stem cell research...

2014-04-30 11:51:15

Found to be 'safe and well tolerated' in randomized clinical trial A drug known to reduce mortality rate in patients with heart failure has now been found significantly effective when administered early in patients following an acute (ST elevated) myocardial infarction. This effect,say the investigators, was consistent across all study sub-groups, but was "particularly obvious in patients undergoing reperfusion within six hours of symptom onset". Eplerenone, a mineralocorticoid receptor...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Benefit From A Diet High In Fiber
2014-04-30 10:37:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Suffering a heart attack can be a life-changing and life-altering event, with patients often taking steps to prevent another such attack. A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that individuals who experience a heart attack have a better possibility of living for a longer time if they raise their dietary consumption of fiber - and consuming lots of cereal fiber is particularly advantageous. The study discovered those...

2014-04-24 08:33:37

-- Addition of product to Specialty Pharmaceuticals portfolio expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted diluted earnings per share DUBLIN, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL) announced today that affiliates of the company have acquired worldwide rights to Sumavel(®) DosePro(®) (sumatriptan injection) for subcutaneous use, a needle-free delivery system for sumatriptan, from Zogenix, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Endo...

2014-04-22 10:05:49

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography (CT) angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. Plaque that forms in the arterial walls can restrict blood flow and, in some cases, rupture, leading to potentially fatal heart attacks. There is...


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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