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2008-11-13 18:00:24

AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor(R) system, which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced that a new study* funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that when patients' central pulse pressures exceeded 50 mm of mercury, there was a significant increase in cardiovascular events. The 2,405 patient study was presented on November 12 at the 2008 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in...

2008-09-08 12:00:08

By Lisa Smyth Cases of heart disease and strokes could be cut by simply taking an aspirin a day, medical experts have said. Lisa Smyth examines the latest claims being made about the so-called wonder drug Aspirin has hit the headlines again - this time for its apparent revolutionary powers to ward off some of the UK's biggest killers before they happen. Medical experts have prescribed a daily dose of aspirin for millions of people to beat heart disease and strokes. Researchers...

2008-07-23 15:00:31

By JANJARVIS FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. But she eventually abandoned the medication. "I would rather control my cholesterol with exercise and diet simply because when you do put drugs in your body, you're going to have side effects," said Morgan, 19, a student at Mountain View Community College in Dallas. "I try to take as little medications as possible." While many people share...

2008-07-18 00:00:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in Malaysia, with hypertension topping the list. Malaysian Society of Hypertension vice-president Dr Azani Mohamed Daud said although hypertension was the most common disease in Malaysia, many were unaware they had it. "Last year, only 35 per cent of people with hypertension were diagnosed, with the rest unaware they had it," he told the "Are you at risk?" campaign at a hotel yesterday. The campaign was organised by the...

2008-06-19 18:00:07

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New health policies released yesterday by the American Medical Association (AMA) include a resolution to increase physician education about the importance of counseling patients on the appropriate use of aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke. Notably, in the AMA's announcement release, the Association pointed to the strong evidence supporting aspirin's benefits in preventing cardiovascular (CV) events: "six trials, involving more than 95,000...

2006-09-02 07:14:19

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain could lead the world with the launch in 2009 or 2010 of the first three-in-one "polypill" to prevent heart attacks, a top cardiologist advising on the project said on Saturday. If successful, the combo pill would be rolled out next in China and then across the globe, giving doctors a new weapon in the battle against heart disease, World Heart Federation President Valentin Fuster said. The polypill...

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2006-09-02 07:10:00

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent BARCELONA -- Spain could lead the world with the launch in 2009 or 2010 of the first three-in-one "polypill" to prevent heart attacks, a top cardiologist advising on the project said on Saturday. If successful, the combo pill would be rolled out next in China and then across the globe, giving doctors a new weapon in the battle against heart disease, World Heart Federation President Valentin Fuster said. The polypill would include...

2006-07-03 16:20:34

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even men who take medication for high blood pressure or cholesterol can dramatically cut their risk of heart disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Middle-aged men on these medications can reduce their chances of heart problems by 57 percent by eating right, not smoking, drinking in moderation and maintaining a healthy weight while exercising regularly, the researchers said. Those who do not take the drugs...

2006-01-19 15:15:00

NEW YORK -- The number of US adults who regularly take aspirin for its heart benefits rose about 20 percent from 1999 to 2003, and the Healthy People 2010 objective of having at least 30 percent of diabetics take aspirin on a regular basis has been met, according to a new report. The main reason people are using the drug is to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, indicate that 36.2 percent of adults at least...

2005-12-21 14:17:47

LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - Britain's generalist doctors (GPs) on Wednesday were given tougher targets to help prevent the nation's biggest killer -- heart disease -- including prescribing more drugs for at-risk groups as well as some seemingly healthy people. Issuing new guidelines, the Joint British Societies - a group of six medical bodies, said: "For all high risk people a number of drugs from different classes will reduce the risk of recurrent disease and increase life...


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