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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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2006-09-02 07:10:00

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.

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.

2006-01-19 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of US adul

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.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.