Search Tag: heart attack

ICU Management


2013 06 Sep

An international study has shown that short-term blood sugar control in patients with diabetes has a limited effect on their risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Conventional belief has been that high blood sugar is a major factor in cardiovascular disease. However, this latest research adds to a growing body of...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 15 Oct

New research shows that holding back the start of treatment in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients delays their return to pre-illness life and augments early retirement.  These findings were shared by Kristina Laut, PhD student from Arhus, Denmark, at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 held over the past weekend in Madrid, Spain....Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 05 Nov

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine shows an association between atrial fibrillation (AF, an irregular heartbeat) and a nearly two-fold relative rise in the risk of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack), especially in women and blacks. According to the findings, MI is a recognised risk factor for AF, however the extent to which...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 05 Nov

Acute myocardial infarction or other serious acute coronary disease can now be excluded faster when diagnosing emergency department patients suffering from chest pains. This new method, researched at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and presented in a new doctoral thesis, appears to successfully reduce by 10 to 20% the number of cardiac patients needing...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 07 Nov

Expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have created a pioneering pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions in their bid to improve heart attack survival rates. The toolkit is designed for first aid teams across Europe and will assist the decision making process in the valuable...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 11 Nov

Early testing suggests that a novel heart scanning method can identify those who may be at an increased risk of suffering from heart attack. The test is able to recognize hazardous plaques within the heart-nourishing arteries. A fatty plaque rupture can lead to a blood clot, which in turn blocks the flow of blood in a person’s body, and according...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 15 Nov

By focusing on prevention strategies, broader assessment may enhance at-risk patient identification. New and improved clinical practice guidelines were released by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association with the key aim to assist primary care clinicians in better recognising those adult patients at increased risk...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 26 Nov

A study published by JAMA Internal Medicine does not appear to support the use of chest pain characteristics (CPCs) specific to women in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) in the emergency department. The vast majority of patients with AMI (90%) report chest pain or discomfort, however some patients present...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 03 Dec

Concern is growing over the potential of long-term untreated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms increasing the risk for medical problems, in particular compromised cardiovascular health. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 18 Dec

According to researchers 8,500 UK deaths caused by heart attacks and strokes could be avoided each year if every person aged 50 years and over ate one apple a day. Basing their assumptions on modelling rather than scientific study, researchers from the University of Oxford published their findings in the BMJ, stating that apples would boost...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 21 Jan

Doing the night shift throws the body "into chaos" and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer as people get too little sleep at the wrong time. The human body has its own natural rhythm, also called body clock, which is tuned to sleep at night and...Read more

ICU Management


2014 07 Feb

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that, in cooperation with the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS), it will host the first Dubai Cardiac Arrest Symposium on February 22 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Rd.).  The scientific program will address improving outcomes in resuscitation...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 11 Feb

Cardiology experts discuss studies showing time as an important factor in the treatment of heart conditions Experts in cardiology and electrophysiology met at this year’s 8th annual EMB (Expert Meeting Berlin) Conference to discuss critical issues affecting their fields.  Among the topics addressed were: How can remote monitoring and early...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 24 Feb

A recent study conducted by a team of academics from the UK’s University of Lincoln and The University of Nottingham, and published in the scientific journal Vaccine, has found that patients who had been vaccinated against influenza were 24% less likely to suffer a stroke in the same flu season. During previous research in 2010 the same team...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 04 Mar

Figure 1. Transverse gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR images obtained superior to the carotid artery bifurcation in a 72-year-old man. L = ICA lumen. (a) Low-signal-intensity calcium (arrow) and lipid core (arrowheads) can be seen. (b) Note contouring of the ICA. The outer adventitial wall (red), lipid core (blue), calcification (green), and vessel...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 18 Mar

According to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), among younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, findings show men receive faster care compared with women of the same age. It Other gender-related factors affecting access to care for both men and women were also uncovered. With the aim of understanding...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 26 Mar

According to a new study published in the March 26 issue of JAMA, which analysed close to 295,000 adults without a known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease (CVD), the prediction of CVD risk is hardly enhanced when information about glycated hemoglobin (HbA 1c ), a measure of longer-term blood sugar control, is added to conventional CVD...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 01 Apr

According to findings of a study published in the March 31 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, the use of blood pressure medication angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in patients with diabetes seems to contribute to a reduction of major cardiovascular events and death, as well death from all other causes, while angiotensin II receptor...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 06 May

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that that it will display its portfolio of clinical resuscitation products including the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator, along with sudden cardiac death (SCD) education and screening tools, at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 13 May

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that its innovative heart drug darapladib has failed reduce heart attacks or other major cardiac events in patients suffering acute coronary syndrome. This marks a further disappointment for the heart medicine that has previously failed to pass a late-stage trial for patients with well-treated heart disease. ...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 15 May

Women looking to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease have heard it before: maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure in check and quit smoking cigarettes. A study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that while smoking most strongly influenced disease development up to age 30, the most significant risk for...Read more

ICU Management


2014 17 May

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with standard therapy to lower glucose, in a study conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  Diabetes commonly occurs with cardiovascular complications. Heart attack and stroke...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 16 May

The world's first leadless pacemaker has demonstrated promising results as per a study conducted by Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Mount Sinai Hospital.   Twelve-month follow-up data with 32 bradycardia patients showed that the performance of the leadless pacemaker device was equivalent to those in traditional...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 10 Jun

Recent research has exposed the frequency of undiagnosed, and consequently untreated, cases of diabetes in patients admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial infarction (MI). While plenty of practice guidelines exist for the treatment of patients who present with both MI and diabetes, most fail to address the issue of incident diabetes screening...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 27 Jun

New insight into the relationship between stress and heart attacks implicates the immune system, which triggers arterial inflammation during the fight-or-flight response. A new study by researchers at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has offered an answer to why prolonged stress can have fatal cardiovascular consequences. ...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 07 Jul

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery may need to have fat tissue removed for doctors to access the heart. Researchers have discovered that stem cells from the discarded mediastinal fat have protective properties when they are injected into the heart before the chest is closed at the end of surgery. The research results were presented at the biannual...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 10 Oct

According to recent data presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, people who have already had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at a high risk for a second similar event or other serious medical complications for the next five years. They need continuous follow-up and monitoring in order to manage this risk. The research was conducted...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 23 Oct

A new study published in Vaccine  reveals for the first time the molecular mechanism which helps to explain how flu vaccines may be able to prevent heart attacks. Flu vaccines have long been known to have a protective effect against heart disease, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. However, there is not much scientific information to explain...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 23 Oct

Results of a new study debunk the long-standing belief linking heart attacks to family history and genetics. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and those diagnosed with narrow coronaries realise that heart attacks are not inevitable and that their lifestyle choices and environment, not just their genetics, also...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 04 Nov

The findings of a new U.S. study published in JAMA revealed that those diagnosed with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) had a remarkably increased risk of heart attack or death one year after diagnosis. The study evaluated heart attack and mortality rates amongst patients with nonobstructive CAD, obstructive CAD, and no apparent CAD. Nonobstructive...Read more