Tag: "heart" at medical news
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
...eumatoid arthritis patients have twice the risk of heart
failure, or a weakening of the heart's ability to ...he rheumatoid arthritis patients studied developed heart
failure over 30 years of the disease. "We decided to undertake this study because we knew that pati...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
...m cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart
or blood vessels). Congestive heart
failure (CHF) is a major contributor to cardiovascular-related deaths but not just among RA patient...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
... arthritis not only have a higher risk of coronary heart
disease than those in the general population, but they have more silent, unrecognized heart
attacks and sudden cardiac deaths, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the February issue ...
Alcohol: Global burden on health similar to tobacco and high blood pressure
...l conditions, including breast cancer and coronary heart
disease. In most cases alcohol has a detrimental effect on health. The comprehensive review on alcohol and public health is particularly timely as from February 7, 2005 new legislation in the UK will permit pubs, bars, off-licences and nightclubs to...
Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death
...in those regions with the highest death rates from heart
disease, rates of ICD use are conversely the lowes...rt's rhythm suddenly goes out of sync, causing the heart
to stop. But an 'inverse care law' is effectively in operation in England, say the report's authors...
Substance protects resilient staph bacteria
... implants such as catheters, artificial joints and heart
valves. A substance found on the surface of Staphy...nd endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart
and its valves). Because of the ability of PGA to promote resistance to innate immune defenses, lear...
Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
...cribed medication to prevent a recurrent stroke or heart
attack, Michel said. This study reinforces the im...g-term aspirin therapy for secondary prevention of heart
attack and stroke. They matched these patients with 309 control patients who had a stroke or TIA mo...
New bedside tool gauges mortality risk in heart failure patients
...edict mortality risk in patients hospitalized with heart
failure. The new tool -- used right at the bedsid...The new tool is a first for the treatment of acute heart
failure, and offers a simple quick way for clinicians to assess mortality risk upon hospital admissi...
State of the heart news conference
...rence Learn the latest on the state of women and heart
disease in this country Hear the most s recent st...n on consumer and physician awareness of women and heart
disease including: where we are; how far we've come and how far we still need to go Find out detail...
Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women
...hts or going outside, are at higher risk for fatal heart
disease than women with fewer or no anxieties, acc...and anger, are associated with an elevated risk of heart
disease, particularly death from heart
disease. Studies in men suggest that anxiety, specifically p...
AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women
...open blocked arteries, could prevent many coronary heart
disease deaths in women each year, particularly in women who arrive at the hospital having a heart
attack, according to the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy In Women ...
Cardiac imaging is underused in women to diagnose disease
...ach to non-invasive testing. The latest data from heart
studies indicate that there are some important gen...f death in women, and when we look at all types of heart
disease, coronary heart
disease (CHD) is the largest subset of this mortality, claiming the lives of...
Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study
... Nearly two-thirds of women at highest risk for a heart
attack and death from heart
disease who have dangerously high cholesterol levels are not benefiting from life-saving cholesterol...
Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men
...and cardiac rehabilitation to protect them against heart
attacks and death, according to a study published ...ve recommendations for men and women with the same heart
risks, and if physicians followed national guidelines. Last year the American Heart Association, in...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
... us to create a 'bladder pacemaker' analogous to a heart
pacemaker," said Grill, who previously (in 2004) published preliminary human research that supports his optimism in extrapolating from the new studies with cats. Those earlier studies showed that a similar reflex in bladder contraction exists in peop...
Dartmouth awarded $21.8 million NSF grant
...ill be senior scientists involved in the CCEN. The heart
of CCEN will support basic research projects at Dartmouth such as investigations into language acquisition and bilingualism, reading and literacy, the neurocognitive paths of number development and skill retention, the social aspects of learning and ...
COX-2 inhibitor increases the risk of heart attack in elderly adults with no history of heart attack
...nal Medicine today, documents an increased risk of heart
attack with one of the COX-2 inhibitors used in elderly adults with no previous history of heart
attack--a group previously considered low-risk. The study, sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of H...
Feb. 1, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
...ords of 113,927 elderly people who had never had a heart
attack examined the relationship of use of nonster...idal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and risk for heart
attack.* Researchers found that people who used rofecoxib had an increased risk for myocardial infar...
Stents and going with the flow
... prop open an artery and improve blood flow to the heart
muscle. In recent years drug-eluting stents have been developed, which, as the name suggest, are coated with drugs that are slowly released and help keep the artery from reclosing, an occurrence known as restenosis. In the first of three articles on...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs January 2005
...on Americans including those with an advanced age, heart
failure, malignancies, and AIDS. A significant portion of this reversal may be due to the overwhelming effect of the malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome (MICS). Since two thirds of MHD patients die within 5 years of initiation of dialysis trea...
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