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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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.