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2013-10-29 12:01:23

Among patients with early stages of breast cancer, those whose hearts were more directly irradiated with radiation treatments on the left side in a facing-up position had higher risk of heart disease, according to research letter by David J. Brenner, Ph.D, D.Sc, of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues. Several reports have suggested links between breast cancer radiation and long-term cardiovascular-related deaths, according to the study background. Researchers...

2012-06-19 13:57:58

Coronary patients are not being managed according to European guidelines Large proportions of European coronary patients are not benefiting from cardiac rehabilitation services, according to results of the third EUROASPIRE survey published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Yet despite the evidence that cardiac rehabilitation is very effective for patients with coronary heart disease, this latest study shows that services in Europe are much underused, with poor...

2012-05-21 12:36:13

Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients. The findings were independent of cholesterol levels. The research was presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Cancer is the leading cause of death late after heart transplantation. Skin cancer is particularly common, but solid organ cancers including...

2012-05-21 05:27:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Cancer is the leading cause of death late after heart transplantation. Now, new research shows that statins, immunomondulatory drugs, may benefit patients beyond their lipid lowering effects. Researchers in Zurich are currently investigating the impact of statin therapy on the occurrence of cancer and death from causes in heart transplantation recipients. They found the increased rate of cancer in heart transplant recipients may be related to the immune suppression of...

Study Recommends More People Be Given Statins
2012-05-18 09:09:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report published in The Lancet states that more people should be given cholesterol-lowering drugs and statins to help decrease the number of strokes and heart attacks. Statins have been known to help people who have a high risk of having a heart attack and a stroke. However, medical professionals have debated medicating healthy people, whether it works and if it´s socially acceptable. Statins are thought to be connected to liver problems, kidney...

2011-05-19 06:53:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Regardless of the beneficial effects of both aspirin and simvastatin in treating heart disease, neither drug appears to offer any benefit to individuals suffering from pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), a condition that accounts for over 1,000 new cases annually. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the...

2011-04-19 22:58:22

Investigator-initiated European multicenter trial of 1,000 acute heart attack patients will examine the ability of cyclosporine to protect cardiac tissue NeuroVive Pharmaceutical and Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) today announced the enrollment and treatment of the first patient in the European multicenter trial of myocardial infarction (the CIRCUS study). NeuroVive's advanced CicloMulsion(TM) cremophor-free IV cyclosporine formulation is used in this study of 1,000 patients undergoing...

2011-04-19 06:00:00

Investigator-initiated European multicenter trial of 1,000 acute heart attack patients will examine the ability of cyclosporine to protect cardiac tissue LUND, Sweden, April 19 /PRNewswire/ - NeuroVive Pharmaceutical and Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) today announced the enrollment and treatment of the first patient in the European multicenter trial of myocardial infarction (the CIRCUS study). NeuroVive's advanced CicloMulsion(TM )cremophor-free IV cyclosporine formulation is used in...

2011-01-21 08:14:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death, accounting for one-third of the deaths worldwide. According to a new study, there isn't enough evidence to promote the use of statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) in people with no previous history of heart disease. Researchers believe statins should be prescribed with caution to those at low risk of CVD. Statins are first line treatments for heart patients, and the benefits are certain, according to the...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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