Tag: "heart" at medical news
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...diagnosis of kidney failure in children undergoing heart
surgery, reporting their results in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Kidney failure can result after major surgery, stroke, severe infection, dehydration or adverse reactions to medicines. The incidence varies from 5% of hospitalised patients to 30-...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...ma medications. The team monitored respiration and heart
function continuously while patients exercised on ...e of asthma, but the sophisticated respiratory and heart
measurements also revealed the true cause of the shortness of breath during exercise. The findings a...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
... quickly lead to improved emergency treatments for heart
attack and stroke. The Cincinnati Children's resea...blocking a particular protein in mice protects the heart
from injury due to loss of blood flow during a heart
attack. Moreover, drugs already exist that blo...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...s to show better efficacy, as well as less risk of heart
damage than has been seen before with Herceptin tr...treatments. To reduce the substantial incidence of heart
failure and cardiac dysfunction seen with traditional use of Herceptin and anthracycline-based chemo...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...eart's four chambers, increased risk of congestive heart
attack and several other cardiac problems. Mice treated with an experimental medication that allevia...
Uric acid and heart disease
...spective study addressing the role of uric acid in heart
disease. The debate over the role of uric acid in heart
disease has been going on for more than 50 years, starting with a paper published in 1951 which foun...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...es extra fat around the waist increase the risk of heart
disease? A new study by Wake Forest University Bap...ts in the United States and is closely linked with heart
disease," said Tongjian You, Ph.D., instructor in geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist and lead...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...angerous plaques before they rupture and produce a heart
attack or sudden cardiac death will be crucial to ...oms. Participants either had experienced a recent heart
attack or had acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a set of symptoms associated with reduced blood supply ...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...arliest changes that eventually lead to congestive heart
failure, a disabling, sometimes lethal condition a...ing is that long before the pumping chamber of the heart
becomes enlarged and dysfunctional a classic sign of congestive heart
failure you have early chang...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...mesenchymal stem cells to repair muscle damaged by heart
attack, or myocardial infarct. The so-called Pha...ing doses in patients who have recently suffered a heart
attack. An estimated 7 million Americans alive today have suffered at least one heart
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...n outcomes for other diseases, such as cancers and heart
trouble, have made dramatic gains, liver damage --described as the new plague of the 21st century --has yet to be understood and in turn, to become treatable. More women in the UK now die of liver failure than do of cancer of the cervix. "There has b...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...everal reasons is the most vulnerable time for the heart
and blood vessels." says Virend Somers, M.D.,PhD....ream, elevates nighttime blood pressure and causes heart
rhythm disturbances. Dr. Gami pointed out that about a fifth of North American adults have sleep apn...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...(venous) to the left (arterial) and give rise to a heart
attack or to a transitory ischaemic attack. It is ... device within a catheter into the interior of the heart
and which spreads out like an umbrella inside the right and left auricle. Once the right location ha...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...g stairs. Risk factors for PAD are the same as for heart
disease: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure an...l level. People with PAD are also at high risk for heart
attacks and strokes. The disease can be treated with diet, exercise and some medications, but an ang...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...vidence indicates that in people with a history of heart
disease, physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart
attacks, some of them fatal. Authors Philip Strike and Andrew Steptoe of University College London ...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...s: as soon as the patients feel chest pain, like a heart
attack (especially those patients who have previously had a heart
attack), they must immediately call or let somebody call for an ambulance. Even the best physician ...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...olesterol has long been known as a risk factor for heart
disease and stroke. However, the results of the n...l is still considered a risk factor for stroke and heart
disease, however, and physicians may decide that those risks outweigh any modest benefits for cognit...
Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems
...tween stock markets fluctuations, earthquakes, and heart
rates, for example, or discovering similarities in...rnal clock, the circadian pacemaker, might have on heart
performance either directly, through influencing cardiac dynamics such as heartbeat, or indirectly, ...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...e growing burden and under-appreciation of women's heart
disease and promote improved handling of women at ...directly improve the quality of care of women with heart
disease and stroke across Europe". "We are very thankful to the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation for ...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...of the Mediterranean diet in decreasing cancer and heart
disease risk and increasing longevity. Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication. More than 300 faculty members are engaged in teaching and training the 900-plus stude...
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