Tag: "heart" at medical news
Heart surgeons publish death rates
Twenty five heart
surgeons in Northwest England publish their indivi...ay. The Bristol Royal Infirmary inquiry into child heart
surgery deaths recommended that patients must be able to see information about the relative performa...
Inflammation elevates risk of cardiac death in rheumatoid arthritis patients
... have a significantly increased risk of dying of a heart
condition if they have swelling in the large joint...e inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis can lead to heart
disease is unclear, say the Mayo Clinic investigators, who indicate this is currently under study. T...
York study tests enhanced care for depression patients
... worldwide will be second only to that of coronary heart
disease. "This study will helpus to determine whether collaborative care can provide a more effective and efficient approach to the treatment of this distressing illness."...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
...tral valve separates the left upper chamber of the heart
(atrium) from the left lower chamber (ventricle). ...erly, which causes some blood to backwash into the heart
from the left ventricle instead of being pumped out to the rest of the body. The left atrium typical...
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk
... of the endothelium to dilate is an early event in heart
disease, a process that starts at a young age," sa... the long-term impact of meditation on the risk of heart
disease, he says. Doctors already know that smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and ca...
Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection
...for patients experiencing symptoms associated with heart
attack. In use at Hopkins since Feb. 21, the sca...ort out who is and is not at high risk of having a heart
attack, and eliminate the need for unnecessary cardiac catheterization," he said. "And we no longer ...
Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery
...es of patients, twenty percent of females received heart
bypass, compared to thirty-three percent of men. T... gender bias. Controlling for primary diagnoses of heart
attack, obstructed blood flow to the heart, or angina had little effect on the gender disparity. Dat...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
... (dyspnea). Rapid breathing (tachypnea) and rapid heart
rate (tachycardia) are also common early symptoms. Lower respiratory problems, including cough and shortness of breath, typically begin 2 to 7 days after symptoms onset. The average time from exposure to symptom onset is approximately one week. In...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...interventions to open a blocked artery following a heart
attack does not appear to be clinically beneficial...rcutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following a heart
attack is common. This debris may travel to more distal smaller vessels (beyond the site of arteria...
Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack
...remove fatty debris from blocked arteries during a heart
attack does not improve patient outcomes. The proc...g debris from the arteries in angioplasties during heart
attacks, but it showed that there was no benefit to the patient. "It's not entirely clear why the de...
African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
... continue to receive less aggressive treatment for heart
attack than whites. Alain G. Bertoni, M.D., M.P.H.... received cardiac catheterization for treatment of heart
attack compared to 50 percent of every 100 African-Americans. The study, "Racial and Ethnic Disparit...
NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical
...y Duster concludes that a pharmaceutical to combat heart
disease among blacks is based on faulty research a...ed, incorrectly links a biological idea of race to heart
disease and that socioeconomic factors better explain susceptibility to heart
disease. Duster's anal...
Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research
...diseases affecting the elderly, such as cancer and heart
disease, and diseases amongst the younger generation, which are a drain on the general economy as well as on the individual's well-being. This includes infections, asthma, allergies and obesity. By combining a biological perspective with web based li...
Inpatient smoking cessation counseling is associated with early differences in mortality
Giving up smoking after a heart
attack has been clearly associated with improvemen...dicates in-hospital cessation counseling following heart
attacks is associated with better short-term survival. Counseling smokers to quit reduced their chan...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
...ts, mental health work 41 points, diabetes 99, and heart
disease 121. This structure may encourage general practitioners to focus on and develop special interests in adult health and chronic disease, he says. General practice is at a crossroads. To maintain their place as the main providers of health care...
Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies
...y disease management technologies in patients with heart
failure, and patients with both heart
failure and diabetes. The principal investigator for the two-site trial is Lee Goldberg, MD, MPH, A...
Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
...related conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, heart
disease, prostatitis, and some cancers. Further testing for the presence of NB in human bodies can help reduce the risk for kidney stone formation in astronauts and would also be of benefit to the nearly one million Americans who are treated for kid...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
...progestin or estrogen alone in preventing coronary heart
disease and hip fractures in postmenopausal women. Both trials ended prematurely because more harm than benefit was observed. The researchers found that menopausal hormone therapy increased the incidence of all types of UI at 1 year among women who w...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...em, but has side effects that increase the risk of heart
attacks and can damage the kidney. We need to develop a medication as effective as cyclosporine in preventing initial rejection, while at the same time preserving the kidney and providing better patient outcomes." Dr. Larsen and Thomas Pearson, MD, ...
Latest findings on genetic blood disorder 'Cooley's Anemia'
...ng medical care for problems such as osteoporosis, heart
failure, growth hormone deficiency and pulmonary hypertension. The extensive, lifelong blood transfusions required by Cooley's anemia patients may also lead to iron overload that can cause early death from organ failure. The latest advances in the...
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