HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
NHLBI research highlights at American Heart Association's scientific sessions

own in angiography. These associations are independent of cardiac risk factors. The scientists found no similar relationship in premenopausal women. NHLBI spokesperson: George Sopko, MD.; WISE Investigator: C. Noel Bairey Merz, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA. Contact Dr. Bairey Merz at Noel.BaireyMerz@cshs.org.

*Importance of socioeconomic status in predicting heart attack and cardiovascular death in women. (Embargoed until 12:00 noon Central Time (1:00 p.m. ET), Monday, November 14.) The strong relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease is known. However, the impact of SES on heart attacks and cardiovascular death in women is complex, as women are more likely to live in poverty than men. To help clarify this complex relationship, Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) study investigators explored the relative contributions of SES factors compared to traditional heart disease risk factors on heart attack and death in 819 women. Through exams, medical histories and records, questionnaires, and angiography, the scientists obtained extensive information on such SES factors as ethnicity, marital status, highest level of education, retirement status, income, and health insurance coverage. During the 5 years of follow-up, there were 92 deaths or heart attacks. In general, women with the following characteristics were more likely to have negative heart-related outcomes: less than a 9th grade education, being African American, Hispanic, Asian, or American Indian, on public insurance, unmarried, with annual household income less than $20,000, disabled, employed less than full time, and in service or technical jobs. An evaluation of all SES factors revealed that insurance status and income were the single greatest predictors of a participant's cardiovascular status. When the scientists controlled for severity of coronary artery disease as shown on angiography, income rema
'"/>

Contact: NHLBI Communications Office
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
15-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007
2. NHLBI awards 12 Womens Health Initiative contracts
3. NHLBI and NIH statements on totally implanted permanent artificial heart
4. NHLBI offers complete guide to physical activity for a healthy heart
5. NHLBI media availability: Low-fat dietary pattern and weight change
6. MGH named by NHLBI as Specialized Center for Cell-Based Therapy for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases
7. New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier
8. 1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
9. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
10. UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
11. Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to ... is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and ... in health care and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field ... Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. ... a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning ... laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. ... response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely ... additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate the ... severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically ... announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... Tom ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: