HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The severity of heart attacks in the United States is apparently declining, a Wake Forest University School of Medicine researcher told the American Heart Association today. Possible reasons for the decline include increased preventive measures and better treatment for heart attacks.

David C. Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D., said results from previous analyses of the long-running Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study show that both in-hospital and out-of-hospital coronary heart disease mortality decreased between 1987 and 1994, paralleling national and international statistics.

Goff, associate professor of public health sciences (epidemiology) focused his analysis on whether severity of heart attacks was declining.

He told the Heart Association's Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Orlando that analysis of a number of heart attack indicators supports the contention that the average size of the infarct -- the area of heart muscle damaged by the heart attack -- decreased over the study period. The smaller the affected area, the smaller the resulting disability.

"These changes may be due to preventive efforts or to improvements in acute treatments," he said. "Primary prevention efforts, like blood pressure and cholesterol control, may have led to lower severity of heart attacks when heart attacks occur."

The widely reported ARIC cohort study involves about 16,000 randomly selected participants in Forsyth County, N.C., Jackson, Miss., Hagerstown, Md. and suburban Minneapolis, Minn. But a second community surveillance component of ARIC involves complete recording of all heart attacks and coronary heart disease mortality in each ARIC community.

Goff studied records of patients between ages 35 and 74 in the ARIC communities who had definite or probable heart attacks between Jan. 1, 1987, and Dec. 31, 1994. Of the 8,807 cases, he focused on 4
'"/>

Contact: Robert Conn, Mark Wright or Jim Steele
rconn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4587
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
24-Mar-1999


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies advisory: May 2 Symposium on International Science Policy
2. National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academys highest honor
3. National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science
4. National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
5. National Academies Advisory: Jan. 11 public briefing on perchlorate in drinking water
6. National Academies news: Gulf War and Health
7. National survey shows few physicians elected to Congress
8. Six new Roybal Centers for Applied Gerontology established by National Institute on Aging
9. UGA professor receives $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute for breast cancer research
10. National Academies advisory: Nov. 4-6 Frontiers of Science meeting in Irvine, Calif.
11. National Chemistry Week celebrates health and wellness in Washington, D.C., area

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Declining

(Date:12/21/2014)... December 21, 2014 When families in Coral ... do they call? The new answer is Lice Troopers ... FL 33134, their newest treatment center will be the new ... conveniently and without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. ... for January 1, 2015. Like the company’s first clinic (located ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Recently, one of the ... LunaDress Prom Shop has introduced its new collection ... offering big discounts on all its prom dresses & ... LunaDress insists on providing top quality dress products and ... is considered as one of the best prom dresses ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 21, 2014 Parker & Sons, ... heating, cooling, plumbing and other similar home contractor services ... with regard to its expert contracting services. The company ... that has been serving Arizona for well over 40 ... the absolute best in quality customer service to the ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 As testosterone therapy ... attacks, stroke and blood clots from using testosterone products ... new study shows that the male hormone testosterone may ... a study published in the Proceedings of the National ... examined a group of male rats with naturally occurring ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... BambooIndustry.com is a professional company offering many kinds ... shown its new engineered bamboo flooring collection, and announced ... , BambooIndustry.com’s customers come from many countries in the ... the CEO of the company, the global bamboo flooring ... few years, and the demand for eco-friendly bamboo flooring ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:All-Natural Florida Lice Removal Company Opens New Lice Treatment Salon In South Florida 2Health News:New Prom Dresses From One Of The Best Prom Dresses Online Shops, LunaDress Prom Shop 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:BammbooIndustry.com: Big Discounts On All Kinds Of Bamboo Flooring Collections 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... TODAY, AEGATE, the leader in medicine verification ... of Peter Fox as Chief Technology Officer ... Officer. Peter has served as Development Director ... Oracle in 2011. Prior to Datanomic, Peter ... and subsequently Convergys, a world renowned billing system for ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Pa. , Dec. 19, 2014 You,re ... routine checkup and cleaning when he or she says ... you,ve probably heard before, you may have several questions ... You,ll be relieved to know it,s nothing to worry ... answer patients, questions and alleviate any anxiety the public ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced ... with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. ( Hyderabad, India ... commercialize several new ANDAs.  Under the terms of the ... exclusively to Breckenridge for the U.S. market, and Breckenridge ... Breckenridge and MSN have agreed to develop an oral ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aegate Appoints new CTO and Chief Channels & Partner Officer 2Aegate Appoints new CTO and Chief Channels & Partner Officer 3Aegate Appoints new CTO and Chief Channels & Partner Officer 4Root Canals Have Become More Routine 2Breckenridge Pharmaceutical signs Multi-Product Generic Agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. 2
Cached News: