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Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...izednations 30 years ago, says Reddy, professor of cardiology
at the All IndiaInstitute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, One reason for the epidemic of cardiovascular disease is the surge inlife expectancy due to declines in infectious and nutritional deficiencydiseases and the improved economic condi...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...ssistant professor of medicinewith the division of cardiology
at the University of California San Franciscoand associate director of cardiovascular research at Genentech Inc. of South SanFrancisco, Calif., evaluated survival of heart attack patients. Sixty-nine percent of patients who received thromboly...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
... The researchers followed 181 patients in Duke's cardiology
clinic. Allwere seen by a team made up of cardiologists, physician assistants and nurses.In addition, 90 of the patients were also seen by a clinical pharmacist. Patients were followed for six months. The group with the clinical pharmacist in...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...the same guidelines. CECs are usually composed of cardiology
fellows andattending cardiologists and their rulings are final. Differences of opinion have become common as large multi-center trialsuse more subtle measurements, or endpoints, to determine the effectiveness of aparticular treatment. ...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...udy by Keld Sorensen, M.D., associate professor in cardiology
and IngeDorup, M.D., D.M.Sc., associate professor in cardiology
from the cardiologydepartment at Skejby University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. The research teamalso...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...researchers led by Terje R. Pedersen, M.D., of the cardiology
department at the Aker Hospital in Oslo, Norway, reviewed the findings of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S) of 4,444 individuals with coronary heart disease and total cholesterol in the 210-310 mg/dL range. Individuals received either ...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
... improvement," saysMoliterno, of the department of cardiology
at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation,Cleveland, Ohio. The number of deaths and second heart attacks is high even atsix months after the initial attack, he says. The Circulation report, however, indicates that if heart attack patients survivethe first ...
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...the department ofbiostatistics and the division of cardiology
at the University of Washington,Seattle, used records from the Seattle EMS and found a high number of calls forcardiac arrests in the late afternoon. Studies, including this one, have shownthat many cardiac arrests occur around 8 a.m. This is the f...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...n, MD, FACC, an assistant professor of medicineand cardiology
at UCSF and associate director of research at Gene...ear alone," saidAndrew D. Michaels, MD, a clinical cardiology
fellow at UCSF and an author ofthe study. "The encouraging news is that doctors are listening to the...
Beta-Blockers Underused In Older Patients After Heart Attacks, Major Study Of 45,000 Patients 65 Years Or Older Reveals
...Research and Evaluation; Jersey Chen, B.A., of the cardiology
sectionat the Yale School of Medicine; Yun Wang, M.S., Connecticut Peer ReviewOrganization; and Thomas A Marciniak, M.D., Health Care FinancingAdministration, Baltimore....
UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function
...ncluding aging, heart disease andcancer, said UCSF cardiology
research fellow Christian Zellner, MD, whoconducted the study under the direction of UCSF Stanford Health Carecardiologists Tony Chou, MD, UCSF assistant professor of medicine, and KanuChatterjee, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, at UCSF's Vascular La...
Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital
...need to transfer altogether." Greenbaum, a cardiology
fellow at the DCRI, prepared the results of hisstudy for presentation Tuesday (Nov. 10) at the 71st scientific sessions of theAmerican Heart Association meeting. Eptifibatide, a class of drug known as platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIainhibitors,...
Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient
...y (for reaching prostate tumors),gastroenterology, cardiology
and other fields of interventional medicine. Forexample, it could be used to reach parts of the heart that have an abnormalelectrical rhythm or to clean out arteries blocked with plaque. In the brain, itmight be able to guide instruments through a bl...
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...tssights on one of the largest single diagnoses in cardiology
-- congestive heartfailure. The seven clinical trials, many of which are randomized and study theeffectiveness and dosages of various medications, are collectively one part ofthe medical center's Comprehensive Heart Failure program. The second compon...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
...archers, which includedDr. David Whellan of Duke's cardiology
division, hope to answer that question inthe near future. In a related study that was presented at a meeting this month of theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Anaheim, Calif.,researchers compared Medicare payme...
When It Comes To Heart Attacks, Size Apparently Does Matter
...e UniversityMedical Center, who argue that the way cardiology
trials are conducted should bechanged. "Just counting the number of heart attacks may be the wrong way to measure adrug's effectiveness," says Dr. John Alexander, who prepared the results of hisanalysis for presentation Sunday at the annual scientif...
Heart Valve Abnormalities Examined In Relation To Duration Of Diet Drug Use
...me. Ryan also said that the Duke cardiology
team noted a statisticallysignificant increase in shortness of breath during exercise in study patientswho used fen/phen (26 percent) compared to patients who didn't (21 percent).Shortness of breath is not associated with the regurgitation, however, ...
Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E
...cause problems," says Mosca, directorof preventive cardiology
research and education at the University of Michigan. Although many people take supplements, the researchers wanted to know whetherfood was a better source of antioxidants. A previous study had shown thatvitamin E intake from food, but not suppleme...
Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
...JeffreyL. Anderson, M.D., chief of the division of cardiology
at the University of UtahMedical Center in Salt Lake City, and the study's co-principal investigator, J.Brent Muhlestein, M.D., to call for additional research before conclusions aredrawn about the relationship between infection and heart disease. S...
Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
...am and Women'sHospital and Children's Hospital and cardiology
instructor at Harvard MedicalSchool in Boston. "If this finding is supported in future studies, blood vessels in plaquecould provide a potential target for the design of treatments that can delay theprogression of heart disease and possibly r...
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