Tag: "heart" at medical news
HPV infection linked to throat cancers
...dwarfs the connection between high cholesterol and heart
attacks. The researchers also were able to find higher risk in patients with traces of HPV in oral rinses, a first step to developing a "swish-and-spit" screening method for at-risk individuals. HPV-linked oral cancers have been on the rise since ...
UCLA surgeon honored with American Association for Thoracic Surgery's Achievement Award
...y of the anatomy and functional changes that cause heart
failure. The Association also cited his persistenc... teaching other surgeons how to better protect the heart
surgery as one of the most important contributions of modern-day cardiothoracic surgery...
Angioplasty reduces long-term cardiac risk among heart patients with 'silent' ischemia
...g the long-term risk of major cardiac events among heart
attack survivors with "silent ischemia", according...chemia is caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart
muscle tissue. Silent ischemia can occur without accompanying signs or symptoms of angina (chest pai...
Discovery of cellular processes which regulate heart's energy supply
Montreal, May 8, 2007 -- The heart
needs a steady supply of energy to function proper... new approaches to the management of some forms of heart
disease. "The heart
is a pump," says Dr. Gigure's. "It needs energy, and it gets this from differe...
Off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents appears widespread
...d higher risk of death, MI [myocardial infarction, heart
attack], or stent thrombosis [formation of a blood...rs evaluated composite clinical outcomes of death, heart
attack, or target vessel revascularization at the index admission, and at one year. "Of the 3,323 ...
Baby aspirin better for your health, University of Kentucky study says
...ed aspirin rather than a baby aspirin to prevent a heart
attack or stroke. A study by a group of UK HealthC... hearts from clots, which are the leading cause of heart
attacks and strokes. "Patients should check with their doctor to be sure, but there is almost no one...
Eggs promote weight loss and help close nutrient consumption gap
...dietary cholesterol shows no significant effect on heart
disease risk. A relative risk study conducted ...nent concluded that eggs' contribution to coronary heart
disease risk is insignificant. 7 The study evaluated the relative risk of heart
Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of stroke, heart attack
...gs called statins reduced their risk of stroke and heart
attack, according to research that will be present...mic attack, or mini-stroke, and with no history of heart
disease. Half of the participants received the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin and half recei...
Making old hearts young again
disease, characterised by reduced blood flow to th...lder hearts become less resistant to damage during heart
attack. "Furthermore, new experimental therapies to reduce damage also appear less effective in o...
Once-a-year drug reduces fractures from osteoporosis
...o). Atrial fibrillation is a condition of abnormal heart
rhythms, which is one risk factor for stroke. "The observed increase in atrial fibrillation was very small less than one in 100 patients so it needs to be weighed against the reduction in fracture risk," Black said. This increase was unexpected...
Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them
..., hardening of the arteries, and thickening of the heart
muscle, among other effects. More research could help identify the physiological changes that could lead to a sudden death so that these deaths could be identified when they happen and possibly be prevented. Pharmacogenomics Jeffrey M. Jentzen, M...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
... to become the third-leading cause of death, after heart
disease and cancer, by 2015. Stephen I. Rennard, M.D., of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, led a team of researchers at 41 U.S. medical centers that enrolled 234 subjects in the study. Patients receiving infliximab were randomly ...
Interventional cardiologists assemble in Orlando, Fla., for SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions
...eart Syndrome, Intestinal Angina, and holes in the heart
Updates on new and rapidly evolving treatments of infants and young children with congenital heart
disease; and Insights on the use of new imaging technologies for the early detection and treatmen...
Heart failure medication does not improve survival, compared to more widely used medication
...t improve survival for patients with decompensated heart
failure when compared with a more widely-used trea... in the May 2 issue of JAMA. Acute decompensated heart
failure (ADHF; severe heart
failure characterized by inability of the heart
to maintain adequate blo...
Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
...enced more side effects, including hot flashes and heart
problems, than women in the placebo group. "A complete assessment of the baseline cardiovascular risk should become an important component of counseling women on the use of tamoxifen, particularly in the prevention setting," the authors write. ...
Acute coronary syndrome therapy improvements linked with fewer deaths and improved clinical outcomes
...spitalized for acute coronary syndromes, such as a heart
attack, are associated with reductions in the rates of heart
failure, stroke, heart
attack and death, according to a study in the May 2 issue of JAMA. Randomiz...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
... breast cancer, or the Framingham model to predict heart
disease," says Carol Etzel, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, and the study's senior author. The model's prediction level of lung cancer is about 60 percent. While modest, it's on par with that of the Gail model, say the...
Inflammatory system genes linked to cognitive decline after heart surgery
...m suffering a decline in mental function following heart
surgery. Duke University Medical Center research...patients at risk of suffering mental decline after heart
surgery and raises the possibility that these patients could be treated with drugs that are known to...
New study reports improved treatment and reduced mortality for patients with heart failure
IMPACT: UCLA researchers tracked heart
failure in-hospital patient trends from 2002 to 20...her efforts to accelerate improvements in care for heart
failure patients. FINDINGS: Treatment changes included decreased use of intravenous inotropic agen...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
ANN ARBOR, Mich. People who suffer a heart
attack or severe chest pain today are much less li... study has shown a significant drop in the rate of heart
failure and death over such a short time in this population. The study finds that the change occu...
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