Heart Attack

Fruits and veggies can cut heart attack risk

Fruits and veggies can cut heart attack riskLondon, September 24 : Eating a diet rich in antioxidants - mainly derived from fruits and vegetables - could cut the chance of a heart attack by a quarter, according to Swedish researchers.

The results contrast with studies that suggest taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin A, C and E pills, has no effect.

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Omega-3 pills unable to prevent heart attacks

Omega-3 pills unable to prevent heart attacksLondon, Sep 12 - Popping pills of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, the type found in oily fish like salmon, may not help prevent heart attacks, although previous research suggested that they protect against cardiovascular diseases.

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Painkillers could kill heart attack survivors early

Painkillers could kill heart attack survivors earlyLondon, Sep 11 - Popular painkillers such as ibuprofen can elevate chances of an early death among heart attack survivors, suggests a new study.

Some of these drugs, available over the counter, can make the blood clot more easily and trigger heart attacks or strokes. There is the perception among researchers that such drugs should not be made so easily available on prescription.

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Childhood sexual abuse spurs heart attacks in men

Childhood sexual abuse spurs heart attacks in menToronto, Sep 7 - Men who go through childhood sexual abuse are thrice as likely to suffer a heart attack than men who had not experienced similar abuse as children, reveals a new study.

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Exercisers likelier to survive heart attack than couch potatoes

Exercisers likelier to survive heart attack than couch potatoes London, August 27 : People who suffer a heart attack while they're doing exercise are three times more likely to survive than those who did not, a study has revealed.

It found almost half of victims who were exercising at the time they had a cardiac arrest survived, compared with 15 per cent of those who were not.

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Women who hit menopause before 46 twice likely to have heart attack

Women who hit menopause before 46 twice likely to have heart attack London, June 29 : Women who reach menopause before the age of 46 are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as compared women who go through the change later in life, a new study has revealed.

The findings from a diverse group of U. S. women supports results of earlier studies, which had focused only on white women.

Early menopause was found to double the risk of stroke and heart attack.

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`Broken heart syndrome` protects grief-stricken from dying

`Broken heart syndrome` protects grief-stricken from dyingWashington, June 28 : A condition that temporarily causes heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually protect the heart by stopping the organ being pumped with too much adrenaline, a new study has revealed.

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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks

Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacksWashington, June 26 - Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage.

They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ability to dissolve artery-blocking blood clots, and changes in the autonomic nervous system that controls the heart's rhythm. The changes were temporary and reversible in these participants.

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Traffic noise exposure may up heart attack risk

Traffic noise exposure may up heart attack riskWashington, June 21 : Exposure to traffic noise is significantly associated with heart attacks, a new study has revealed.

Previous work had investigated that combined effects of both noise and air pollution caused by traffic, but the results were inconsistent.

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Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks

Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacksParis, June 12 - Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause.

This observation is behind a great deal of received wisdom, where oestrogen is assumed to have a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels. Today, new data seems to question these assumptions.

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Now, vest that can diagnose heart attacks as soon as they happen

Now, vest that can diagnose heart attacks as soon as they happen London, Feb 23 : A revolutionary cardiac vest that can immediately alert medics to heart attacks will be tested for the first time in a British hospital next month.

Sufferers could be diagnosed up to 12 hours earlier than usual if trials of the new Heartscape device, which contains 80 sensors attached to a patient's chest and back, are successful.

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Patients’ own cardiac stem cells could repair ‘heart attack’ damage

Patients’ own cardiac stem cells could repair ‘heart attack’ damageWashington, Feb 14 : Researchers have conducted a stem cell study in mice, which suggests a novel strategy for treating damaged cardiac tissue in patients following a heart attack.

The approach potentially could improve cardiac function, minimize scar size, lead to the development of new blood vessels - and avoid the risk of tissue rejection.

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Loss of loved one ups heart attack risk

Loss of loved one ups heart attack riskWashington, Jan 10 : Heart attack risk rises by approximately 21 times in the first 24 hours after losing a loved one, researchers say.

A study lead by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found the risk of heart attack remained eight times above normal during the first week after the death of a loved one, slowly declining, but remaining elevated for at least a month.

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3 cups of black tea a day can cut heart attack risk by 60pc

3 cups of black tea a day can cut heart attack risk by 60pcLondon, Dec 31 : Drinking just three cups of black tea a day can slash the risk of a heart attack by 60 per cent and dramatically reduce the threat of diabetes, experts say.

Researchers believe that the humble cuppa, packed with health-giving antioxidants, can help prevent the two killer conditions in a triple-pronged attack.

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High pollution levels ups heart attack chances

High pollution levels ups heart attack chancesLondon, Sep 21 - Exposure to high pollution levels is not only harmful to overall health, it also increases your chances of a heart attack. But such risk fades after six hours. Studies suggest that high pollution levels are associated with premature death from heart disease, but the link to a heightened risk of cardiac attack may not be so obvious.

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‘Man-made fat can prevent extensive damage to heart following an attack’

‘Man-made fat can prevent extensive damage to heart following an attack’Washington, August 06 : A study has indicated that a man-made fat called Intralipid, which is currently used as a component of intravenous nutrition and to treat rare overdoses of local anesthetics, may also offer protection for patients suffering from heart attacks.

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Common painkillers ‘can raise the risk of strokes, heart attacks’

 Common painkillers ‘can raise the risk of strokes, heart attacks’ London, July 05: A study has concluded that commonly used painkillers to treat inflammation are more likely to develop an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm (known as atrial fibrillation or flutter) – a condition which causes heart attacks and strokes.

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New drug promises to prevent one in five heart attack deaths

 New drug promises to prevent one in five heart attack deaths Washington, June 14: A new drug has boosted hopes of preventing at least one out of five deaths caused due to a heart attack, currently being treated with the traditional drug clopidogrel.

Robert Storey, Professor of Cardiology at the University of Sheffield''s Department of Cardiovascular Science has found that ticagrelor is more effective in reducing deaths and recurrent heart attacks than clopidogrel.

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Anticoagulant medication bivalirudin improves survival in heart attack

 Anticoagulant medication bivalirudin improves survival in heart attack Washington, June 14: A study has found that use of bivalirudin alone improves survival in heart-attack patients compared to heparin and a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor.

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Now, magnets to reduce blood thickness, prevent heart attacks

 Now, magnets to reduce blood thickness, prevent heart attacks  Washington, June 8: Temple University researcher has discovered that human blood can be made thin by subjecting it to a magnetic field, thereby reducing the risk of damaging blood vessels and heart attacks.

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Protein linked with heart failure discovered

Heart AttackToronto, May 24 : Researchers have discovered a protein switch which can trigger conditions culminating in heart failure, potentially opening the way for improved treatment.

A study shows that the absence of protein PINK1 causes heart cells to produce less energy, reports the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Painkillers like ibuprofen may be risky for heart attack patients

Painkillers like ibuprofen may be risky for heart attack patientsWashington, May 10 : A new study has warned that even short-term use of some painkillers like ibuprofen could be dangerous for people who''ve had a heart attack.

Researchers analyzed the duration of prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treatment and cardiovascular risk in a nationwide Danish cohort of patients with prior heart attack.

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Morning heart attacks ‘likely to be most fatal than later in the day’

Morning heart attacks ‘likely to be most fatal than later in the day’Heart attacks that occur between 6am and noon are more likely to leave a 20 percent larger area of dead tissue (infarct) caused by the attack, which is more serious for the patient than at any other time of the day.

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Amazing jab cuts down damage in heart attack by 60 percent

Heart AttackLondon, April 19 : A simple injection administered to patients even 12 hours after a heart attack or stroke could cut down their crippling effects by more than half.

British-based scientists have produced an injectible antibody that reduces by more than 60 percent the physical scarring of the heart and brain after an attack.

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Heart needs exercise not rest after heart attack, claims study

Heart needs exercise not rest after heart attack, claims studyWashington, Apr 15: A new study has found that early exercise as well as prolonged exercise is the best remedy for patients who have suffered a heart attack.

Researchers at the University of Alberta reviewed more than 20 years of trials.

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