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Big rise in hospital admissions for angina and chest pain

Hospitalisation for angina and chest pain has risen dramatically in the last ...d between 1990 and 2000. In contrast, the rate for angina increased by 79%, for chest pain by 110%, and for any suspected acute coronary syndrome (heart attac...

New data demonstrates that Benicar(R) and Benicar HCT (TM) achieve JNC 7 blood pressure goals

...ce-daily diltiazem, indicated for the treatment of angina and hypertension; Benicar, an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of hypertension; Benicar HCT TM , an angiotensin receptor blocker and diuretic combination product indicated for the second-line treatment of hypertension; and Aer...

New way to tally death risk for heart patients could ease worry

...from the hospital after a heart attack or unstable angina episode. The calculating tool, which can fit on a ... on people who have had heart attacks and unstable angina episodes, and allows researchers to analyze their in-hospital symptoms and care, medical history, de...

First proof that cutting Rx drugs due to cost harms health

...ad restricted medications due to cost had suffered angina (chest pain), which is usually caused by clogged heart arteries. That's compared with 8.2 percent of those who hadn't cut back. In addition, 7.8 percent of those who had cut back suffered a non-fatal heart attack or stroke by the end of the study, co...

Skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk

... patients, particularly patients with a history of angina and diabetes." The abstract presented at the c... subjects, demonstrating a positive correlation to angina (p=0.01) and diabetes (p=0.001) when adjusted for age and race; Serum, or blood, markers were not p...

Some chest pain patients may benefit from more evaluation

...cluded heart attack, low-risk chest pain, unstable angina and high-risk chest pain. The analysis found that 2.8 percent of patients who were initially diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain had definitive evidence of a heart attack, unstable angina, cardiac death or a procedure to re-open blocked heart vesse...

Emory cardiologists present research at AHA scientific sessions in New Orleans, Nov. 7 - 10

...have more symptoms and physical limitations due to angina than their male counterparts? Could the stress of every day life be linked to autonomic dysfunction and contribute to the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS)? How is depression involved in the literal "heart break" young women experience followi...

Calcium channel blocker reduces adverse cardiovascular events in certain patients

...k, coronary revascularization, hospitalization for angina pectoris, hospitalization for congestive heart failure, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or diagnosis of vascular disease. The researchers found that for patients with a baseline systolic blood pressure averaging only 129/78 mm Hg, amlodipine reduced b...

News tips for Tuesday, November 9, 2004

...rity? In a new study, 139 women who had new-onset angina underwent 24-hour electrocardiogram monitoring and heart rate (HR) variability analysis. Depressive symptoms were rated on a standard scale, with the women grouped as severely (group 1), mildly or non-depressed (2). Twenty-two women had normal coro...

Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass combo appears effective

...-open arteries. All patients were free of typical angina (chest pain). Co-authors are Giedrius Davidavicius, M.D.; Frank Van Praet, M.D.; Filip Casselman, M.D.; Ivan Degrieck, M.D.; Francis Wellens, M.D.; Raphael De Geest, M.D.; Hugo Vanermen, M.D.; and William Wijns, M.D. Statements and conclusions of s...

Study emphasizes importance of women in cardiac research

...ths of enrollment, more likely to have experienced angina within six weeks prior to enrollment, and less likely to have atrial fibrillation than the men. An overall benefit from the ICD was observed (45% in men and 53% in women) with no significant influence related to gender. "This [study] has implic...

Researchers debate recreational use of PDE-5 inhibitors

... of ED in 1998, first got its start as a potential angina treatment. Since then, vardenafil (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis) have joined the scene, targeted at millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Urologists estimate that as many as 152 million men fall into this group, over half of all me...

Research finds people with migraine headaches report more angina, but not more heart disease

... report suffering from the chest pain doctors call angina than people who do not experience such headaches, ...eart disease. The World Health Organization's Rose angina questionnaire, which the scientists employed, is widely used in epidemiologic studies as a standard ...

Heart attack treatment gap may be closing for women

... age, or the diagnosis of heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain). The use of beta-blockers, aspirin and statins was determined at discharge in patients from two teaching hospitals and again with follow-up phone calls six-months after discharge. The good news is that both 90 percent of men and women ...

Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients

...ed at 212 intermediate-risk patients with unstable angina who were evaluated with chest pain units (CPU), a triage strategy to determine the severity of a patient's condition. Those patients were compared with 212 who were routinely admitted to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. The researchers found that t...

Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery

...art attack, obstructed blood flow to the heart, or angina had little effect on the gender disparity. Data from 1998 showed that among patients with heart attacks who received bypass, there were only 59 women recipients for every 100 men who received bypass surgery. Women with comorbid conditions, i.e. diabe...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

...al benefit as measured by improvement of patients' angina two years following treatment (p www.blackwellpub...hich will enroll 404 patients with Class III or IV angina that are not suitable candidates for traditional revascularization procedures. The GENASIS trial wi...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...n). 4. Patients presenting with NSTE-ACS (unstable angina or myocardial infarction without ST-segment elevation) have to be stratified first for their risk of acute thrombotic complications. A clear benefit from early angiography (<48 hours) and, when needed, PCI or CABG surgery, has been reported only...

Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients

...ificantly thinner fibrous caps than did the stable angina patients. Overall, vulnerable plaques were identi...nt of those with ACS and only 20 percent of stable angina patients. "This is the first technique that allows us to study the structural changes underlying vu...

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