Tag: "angina" at medical news
Novel technology to monitor 'hidden depths' of silent killer
...he brain and heart, in some cases this can lead to angina
and even a stroke or heart attack. A number of studies have shown that statins may slow the progression or even cause regression of atherosclerosis.4-7 Lowering LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) slows the progression of atherosclerosis, however, it has been ...
Aspirin withdrawal may pose risk to coronary patients
...ts experienced coronary events, including unstable angina
and myocardial infarction (heart attack), within one week of aspirin withdrawal. "The benefits of aspirin therapy in coronary patients are well known. However, the effects that aspirin withdrawal has on this group of patients are just now being stu...
Women & men differ in heart disease traits and treatment
...,000 women will have a heart attack this year, and angina
affects 4.1 million women (compared with 2.5 milli... women alive today have a history of heart attack, angina
or both. But still, Dey and Eagle say, women tend to think of heart disease as a man's problem. T...
Emory data suggest diabetics have worsening symptoms prior to acute cardiac event
...ic Sessions abstract poster sessions today address angina
related quality of life in diabetic and non-diabet... greater physical limitation even though although angina
stability and frequency did not differ," says Dr. Weintraub. "This is an important finding because i...
Drug proven to benefit heart attack victims vastly underused
...ents with non-ST-segment elevation MI and unstable angina
(collectively known as non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes NSTE ACS). While similar studies have been conducted on patients suffering from acute ST-segment elevation MI, CRUSADE targets a different, but just as important, group of high...
Newer formulation of heparin improves outcomes for suspected heart attack patients
...nalysis of more than 10,000 patients with unstable angina
or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction ...ore effective and safer for patients with unstable angina
and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction receiving aggressive anti-platelet therapies and early in...
Women treated more aggressively for hypertension, yet results similar to men
...ne whether or not the symptoms are due to unstable angina
or signal a real heart attack. "Hypertension afflicts more than one billion worldwide and has been proven to be an independent risk factor for death or further cardiac events after ACS," Newby explained. "There is little doubt that hypertensive women...
Antiplatelet drug found to reduce risk of recurrent heart attacks and stroke is cost-effective
...onary syndrome (ACS), which is defined as unstable angina
(chest pain) and non Q-wave myocardial infarction (mild heart attack). There are more than 1.4 million hospitalizations for ACS each year. The AHA estimates the cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the United States in 2003 to be $351.8 billi...
Heart attacks rose at Brooklyn hospital after terrorist attack
...contrast, the proportion of patients with unstable angina
(chest pain) decreased from 47.2 percent before Se...ard. "Our hypothesis is that the rate of unstable angina
was lower because more patients with unstable angina
progressed to acute heart attacks and acute car...
News tips for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003
... Abstract #3099 Excess daytime sleepiness affects angina
patients' quality of life. Sleep disturbances are...uality of life of CAD patients with chronic stable angina
(chest pain). The Emory University study of 57 angina
patients assessed quality of life (QOL) aspec...
After bypass surgery, women have worse quality of life than men
...g. Additionally, women experience less relief from angina
and breathlessness, have more bedridden days and tend to be taking more cardiac medications than men. "The impaired quality of life we find in our analysis may be related to the generally poorer prognosis for women after bypass surgery," Phillips-But...
Medication reduces angina attacks, increases exercise capacity for patients with chronic angina
...ions, the drug ranolazine reduces the frequency of angina
and increases exercise capacity in patients with s... to background information in the article, chronic angina
is a debilitating illness affecting at least 6.6 million U.S. adults. Patients report limitation of...
Heart patients want more information from their doctors
...its in Ontario for either heart attack or unstable angina
were asked six months and again one year after tre...n general, and specifically more information about angina
and high blood pressure. Men wanted more information about sexual function. Among both gender...
Depression may be a risk factor for heart disease, death in older women
...percent more likely to have a history of stroke or angina
if they had depressive symptoms. Among women with no history of CVD, depression was an independent predictor of death from cardiovascular disease (50 percent more likely) or death from any other cause (32 percent more likely). "A large proportion...
Cheap four-drug combo saves heart patients' lives
... researchers report that heart attack and unstable angina
patients who were prescribed all four types of pro...ple who have a history of heart attack or unstable angina
should talk with their doctor about making sure they receive prescriptions for as many of the four t...
Community hospitals do not transfer high-risk heart patients for aggressive therapy
...f five high-risk patients presenting with unstable angina
or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI) were quickly transferred to tertiary facilities with the ability to reopen clogged arteries with an angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery procedure, as recommended by the leading U.S. hea...
Why don't heart patients take their medicine? Study finds forgetfulness at the top of the list
...roblem by looking at reasons why heart attack and angina
patients don't take four key drugs known to cut th...acute coronary syndromes (heart attack or unstable angina
episode) and were hospitalized at the U-M Health System. The vast majority of them were taking some ...
Aggressive heart therapies still underused, despite blood chemical status
...s. CRUSADE focuses on heart patients with unstable angina
(UA) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). These patients typically arrive at emergency rooms with chest pain, but often will not have telltale signs of a heart attack on the initial electrocardiogram. They might only be diagno...
Study: National medical privacy law makes health research harder, more expensive
...ronary syndrome either a heart attack or unstable angina
episode. They obtained the list of patients retrospectively, by looking at the discharge diagnosis for each patient. This is allowed under HIPAA as part of preparation for a research study. Between Sept. 1, 2001 and March 31, 2003, they sent letter...
A non-invasive treatment for angina does not lead to enhanced athletic performance
...ative for patients with functional class III or IV angina
and whose disease is not amenable to bypass surgery or angioplasty. As treatment centers opened and practitioners gained experience in treating patients with EECP, anecdotal reports surfaced about EECP and enhanced athletic performance. The frequenc...
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