Tag: "heart" at medical news
Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions
...h-risk medical conditions such as chronic lung and heart
disease can substantially benefit from annual influenza vaccination during an epidemic, according to a study in the February 14 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Influenza continues to be a major cause of ...
NHLBI study shows smoking cessation programs improve survival
...o smokers were nearly one-third lower for coronary heart
disease and for cardiovascular disease, and less than half for lung cancer. In an accompanying editorial, Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, notes that the LHS findings prove that "smoking is causally res...
Wine keeps women's hearts beating healthily
... why moderate amounts of wine seems to be good for heart
health. The Swedish research team studied 102 women under the age of 75, all of whom had survived a heart
attack or heart
surgery for blocked arteries. All participants were asked to record their alcohol in...
COX-2 product offers good and bad news in 'test tube' strokes
...COX-2, can ease arthritis but potentially harm the heart
and brain. Katrin Andreasson, M.D., an assistant p...m products of COX activity, potentially leading to heart
attacks and strokes. "Defining which prostaglandin pathways are good and which promote disease would...
14-year study finds that quitting smoking adds years to life
...th from specific diseases, such as lung cancer and heart
disease, were based on observation rather than on experiment. These new findings "prove that smoking causes increased risk for death in smokers," Dr. Samet said in the editorial. "No one can make a serious claim to the contrary in light of this rand...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
...ugs such as tPA, already used to treat strokes and heart
attacks, may help find clots as well. When patien...ll below the therapeutic level given for stroke or heart
attack treatment and d-dimer levels increased within 30 minutes of each dose, with significant chan...
Age should not be a factor in determining heart transplantation eligibility, researchers say
...scriminating factor in determining eligibility for heart
transplant surgery may want to reconsider their ru...nal of Cardiac Surgery, the study shows that older heart
transplant recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts, even many years after surgery...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
... on the map as home to a world-class comprehensive heart
program. "Neil Bluhm's generosity to our hosp...Bluhm's philanthropy, we can continue to build our heart
program as a destination for people requiring highly specialized care. In the past, many Chicagoans...
Falling in love in three minutes or less
PHILADELPHIA It seems that the heart
wants what the heart
wants and it can figure it out fairly quickly, according to evolutionary psychologists at the Unive...
Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
...e patient care and clinical research activities in heart
and vascular disease and stroke management. Rich S...treat, and even prevent the devastating affects of heart
disease and stroke through innovative clinical research." Anthony DeMaria, M.D., an internationally...
'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
...been known to cause catastrophic events, such as a heart
attack. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have d...al stress can also result in severe but reversible heart
muscle weakness that mimics a classic heart
attack. Patients with this condition, called stress car...
Mount Sinai stroke prevention trial published in JAMA
...rior stroke or blood clot, a history of congestive heart
failure or hypertension or certain combinations of...at occurs when the two small upper chambers of the heart
(known as the atria) beat rapidly and unpredictably, which sometimes allows blood to pool and clot. ...
New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding
...ts with atrial fibrillation, the upper part of the heart
often quivers instead of beating, so blood pools and clots in the upper chambers. The blood clots tend to be large and can travel to the brain causing massive strokes. AstraZeneca, the company that developed Exanta, had submitted a New Drug Applicat...
New math model of heart cell has novel calcium pathway
...'s electrical activity. Normal contraction of the heart
relies on normal generation of electrical signals,...w conduction of action potentials that can lead to heart
arrhythmias depends on calcium channels, which, in turn, are modulated by cell calcium. " CaMKII me...
Contrary to previous findings, smoking is detrimental to patients with Alzheimer's
...ading cause of death, trailing cancer and coronary heart
disease. Besides LaFerla and Oddo, co-authors of the PNAS paper are Antonella Caccamo, Kim Green, Kevin Liang, and Levina Tran, all of whom are researchers in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior; and Yiling Chen and Frances M. Leslie in the...
Birth size and adult cancer risk
...en smaller birth size and increased risks of adult heart
disease and diabetes, the authors conclude, "Both circulatory disease and cancer need to be considered in determining the net effect of prenatal influences on adult morbidity and mortality."...
Aetiology of congenital heart disease explained
This serious form of congenital heart
disease, known as AV heart
block, develops when a certain type of antibody is transferred from the mother to the foetus during ...
US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data
...herapy. Myocardial damage may lead to congestive heart
failure and may be encountered as the total cumulative dose of doxorubicin HCl approaches 550 mg/m2. The use of DOXIL may lead to cardiotoxicity. DOXIL should be administered to patients with a history of cardiovascular disease only when the benefi...
New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts
...uth, a national awareness campaign for women about heart
disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and...e the Red Dress, the national symbol for women and heart
disease awareness. Made possible by Johnson & Johnson, Celestial Seasonings, and Swarovski, the fa...
Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'
...t many scientists have conjectured for years about heart
failure, and suggest new treatments designed to re...energy demand and/or augment energy transfer. "The heart
consumes more energy per gram than any other organ," notes Paul A. Bottomley, Ph.D., lead researcher...
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