Tag: "heart" at medical news
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...related but clinically significant findings in the heart
and lungs, said Charles White, MD, senior author of the study. We wanted to know the effect of using intravenous contrast and thinner slices on the prevalence of these findings, he added. The study included 259 patients who had a cardiac CTA exami...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...cular events or death among women at high risk for heart
disease, according to a report in the August 13/27...ave been associated with reduced rates of coronary heart
disease and stroke. Vitamins C and E and beta carotene are potential mediators of the apparent prote...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
... disease can cause many severe problems, including heart
and kidney disease, circulatory ailments and vision problems. The illness was the sixth leading cause of death in the United States in 2002. ...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...g from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and diastolic heart
failure may find relief in the form of diuretics, ...lized with severe OSA, hypertension, and diastolic heart
failure, with intravenous diuretics. Patients were treated twice daily for 3 days, and polysomnograp...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...f unhealthy plaque build-up in the arteries of the heart
and the rest of the body. The research, conducte...s much more closely tied to early, hidden signs of heart
disease than other common measures of obesity, such as body mass index (BMI) or the waist circumfere...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
... elevate the risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart
disease, and cognitive problems. Snoring, a symptom of OSA, is a very common condition affecting nearly 40 percent of adults, and is more common among older people. Restless legs syndrome, where one experiences uncomfortable feelings in the leg...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...er waist-to-hip ratio may be at increased risk for heart
disease. The research evaluates the association be...BMI alone might not give a clear enough picture of heart
disease riskBMI was used as the primary measure of obesity rather than alternative measures such as ...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...iovascular system, including lowering the elevated heart
rate and blood pressure often found in cocaine use...s effective in reversing the actions of cocaine on heart
rate, blood pressure and vascular resistance in the skin by interfering with the ability of cocaine ...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...singly used to prevent cluster headaches can cause heart
problems, according to a study published in the Au...s has to be balanced against the risk of causing a heart
abnormality that could progress into a more serious problem, said study author Peter Goadsby, MD, Ph...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...s the new approach to how statins help people with heart
disease. Statins lower excess cholesterol in the bloodstream before the cholesterol can glom onto a blood vessel and cause problems with blood flow; in the same way, LRP-IV lowers amyloid-beta and indirectly lowers levels of amyloid-beta in the brain...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...icine linked it to significantly increased risk of heart
attack and cardiovascular death. That article wa...trials that were not necessarily designed to track heart
attacks and cardiovascular death. In addition, most of the trials did not report occurrence of any h...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...are widely considered an important defense against heart
disease, but University of Utah researchers have f...of drugs can be developed to treat or even prevent heart
disease caused by reductive stress, according to Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., Christi T. Smith Chair of C...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
...ldren") and a higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart
disease, but further research is necessary with older animals using a variety of taste-related cues. "One thing is clear at this point," Pierce said, "our research has shown that young animals can be made to overeat when low-calorie foods and drin...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
... age 60 and older with advanced cancer, congestive heart
failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease....sed treatments were more likely to have congestive heart
failure, to rate their own longevity at less than two years, and to want their physicians to discuss...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
...ansport, the process by which HDL protects against heart
disease. Low levels of HDL-C put people at risk ...or atherosclerosis, thereby increasing the risk of heart
attack and stroke. Although this study was performed in mice, humans have the same proprotein conver...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...and legs; and macrovascular complications, such as heart
disease and stroke. The University of Warwick researchers, led by Professor Paul Thornalley, have shown conclusively that diabetic patients are thiamine deficient in blood plasma. They were also able to solve the mystery of what was happening to th...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...as older patients with chronic diseases, including heart
disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal conditions, stroke and psychiatric problems. The study which appears in the Aug. 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine fills a major gap in research about older patients. Altho...
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
...rol that circulates in the bloodstream and reduces heart
attack risk, according to a report in the August i...ld point the way to therapies that protect against heart
disease by boosting concentrations of the beneficial high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). ...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
..., Mass., for continuous monitoring of temperature, heart
rate, respiration rate and other physiological par...ading causes of firefighter deaths: stress-related heart
attacks (No. 1) and getting lost, trapped, or disabled inside buildings (No. 3). The DHS funds will ...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
A potential new biomarker for heart
failure may be more powerful than established meas...a protein called ST2 both indicate the presence of heart
failure among patient with shortness of breath and powerfully predict the risk that a patient will d...
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