Tag: "heart" at medical news
Problems in the bedroom can indicate heart problems
...itionally been seen as a secondary complication to heart
disease, diabetes, and other vascular illnesses, key findings in various clinical research studies have shown that ED was often present prior to the diagnosis of these other medical conditions. Because of this strong association, ED is now being con...
Patients with previous heart attacks may not benefit from pacemaker implant
... non-response. On average, patients with previous heart
attacks did not respond as well to this therapy as patients without previous heart
attacks. This research should impact the way patients are selected for cardiac resynchronization the...
Study proves catheter ablation safe for patients
... cardiac nerves, possibly resulting in accelerated heart
rates following the procedure. This research, su...iac nerves as a result of ablation, and changes in heart
rate during the procedure are transitory and are related primarily to medications and other procedur...
Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned
...t by vascular lesions in the lung, and may lead to heart
failure. Some cases are associated with genetic susceptibility, the investigators noted, but the pathogenesis of most cases is not known. Dr. Katano and colleagues conducted their research using a design similar to that in the earlier study: a retros...
UCSD-Salk team show protein's gene-silencing role in development of nervous system
... being expressed in areas of the body, such as the heart
and liver, where they shouldn't be. When these phosphatases are shut off in the nervous system, neuronal stem cells can develop into specialized neurons. The researchers determined that SCPs are a component of a previously identified master gene comp...
Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter
...ne hearts. This reaction promotes a kind of rapid heart
rhythm that has many similarities to typical human... studies have shown that smoking promotes coronary heart
disease and myocardial infarction and is a major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an ...
Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study
...iet. In the study, 623 male patients with coronary heart
disease were randomized to one of two programs. The first used weekly supervised exercise sessions over 52 weeks, while the second used weekly supervised sessions for 26 weeks followed by one supervised session per month for the remaining 26 weeks. P...
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation presents 'The Changing Face of Heart Disease' on Feb. 2
... a media briefing focusing on the changing face of heart
disease, and how drug-eluting stent research is having an impact in the treatment of patients with arterial blockages. Topics include: The Changing Face of Heart Disease: from prevention to intervention The Complexity of Today's Cardiac Patient ...
Mayo Clinic researchers identify new form of muscular dystrophy in adults
...y identified form develops after age 40 and causes heart
muscle damage, limb muscle weakness and nerve dama...ker. However, in some types of muscular dystrophy, heart
and other involuntary muscles and other organs are also affected. While there is no cure, various th...
Reviparin effective in reducing risk of death after heart attack
...ticoagulant), when administered to patients with a heart
attack, is effective in reducing the risk of death and the risk of a subsequent heart
attack, according to a study in the January 26 issue of JAMA . Approximately 15.5 million cardiovas...
Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function
TAMPA, Jan. 25 Patients with severe congestive heart
failure who had exhausted all other treatment options showed markedly improved heart
function following a procedure in which their own stem cells were deployed directly into the heart
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
... utilizing aspirin therapy to reduce their risk of heart
attack or stroke. Increased risk can be defined as 10% risk or greater of heart
attack or stroke over 10 years. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive for the ACPM,...
Cardiovascular risk factors in midlife strongly linked to risk of dementia
.... Correspondingly, treating one's risk factors for heart
disease may also reduce the risk for dementia. Earlier treatment may have an even greater benefit by virtue of the cumulative effect of longer exposure to protective therapies. By risk factor, those with diabetes were 46 percent more likely to develo...
Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades
...FL football game A Medicare patient who underwent heart
bypass surgery at a Distinguished Hospital for Cli...ce were 15.4 percent for stroke, 12.62 percent for heart
attack (in hospitals where angioplasty and stent treatments were available), and 19.55 percent for c...
Generation gap found in chronic pain
...ses associated with pain, ranging from diabetes to heart
disease and arthritis. They are also more likely to experience increased disability associated with those diseases. Numerous studies have shown that blacks and members of other racial and ethnic minorities are consistently under-treated for pain acr...
Study estimates number of excess cases of coronary heart disease caused by Vioxx
...ed 88,000-140,000 excess cases of serious coronary heart
disease in the USA since its launch in 1999, concl...September 2004 after use of the drug was linked to heart
problems. David J Graham (Office of Drug Safety, US Food and Drug Administration) and colleagues as...
Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows
...tional damage it created. "A larger-than-normal heart
is a serious medical condition, known as hypertrophy, and is a common feature of heart
failure that can be fatal," says study senior author and cardiologist David Kass, M.D., a professor ...
Counseling encourages exercise; environment changes may help
...esearchers found no evidence that exercise-related heart
problems or injuries increased among the study participants. Hillsdon says the studies included in the review suffer from some biases. For instance, many of the studies failed to consider how a person's current activity levels may have influenced the...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
...ey unnecessarily exposed themselves to the risk of heart
problems, Stafford said. COX-2 inhibitors have bee...l trials showed that it posed significant risks of heart
attacks. Similar findings were also recently reported for Celebrex, although it is still available. ...
Study shows drugs such as Vioxx and Celebrex were widely over-used long before recent problems
...ing the connection between drugs such as Vioxx and heart
attacks, many doctors were becoming concerned that...imated 16 million people suffering from congestive heart
failure, or liver or kidney dysfunction, which are considered relative contra-indications to both CO...
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