Heart Attack

After heart attack, some exercise helps

After heart attack, some exercise helpsToronto, April 15 - Early and prolonged exercise and not rest seems to be the best option after a heart attack.

A new study shows that the heart tends to become better with exercise sooner and with continued exercise over a longer period of time.

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Clogged arteries in mummies of 3,500 years ago

Heart AttackLondon, April 5 : Heart attacks and strokes don't seem to be the by-products of modern hectic lives, but go far back in time. A case of clogged arteries in the mummy of an Egyptian princess who lived 3,500 years ago has come to light.

Scientists announced the detection of the first known case of atherosclerosis in the mummy of the Egyptian princess, according to the Daily Mail.

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Irregular physical activity can trigger heart attacks

Irregular physical activity can trigger heart attacksLondon, March 23 : A new research suggests that spikes in physical activity -- such as during sex -- can have the opposite effect -- triggering heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

The increased risk - as much as 2.7 times higher than normal - applies mainly to people who are otherwise unhealthy, and can be reduced by regular physical activity. But a small risk does apply to everyone.

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Scientists find way to tackle clot behind heart attack

Scientists find way to tackle clot behind heart attackLondon, March 17 : Thousands of lives could be saved every year, following a breakthrough in the understanding of heart disease.

Researchers have discovered that a protein known to regulate cholesterol is also linked to the formation of a type of blood clot known as thrombosis that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

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Protein that could be new target to reduce damage after heart attack identified

 Protein that could be new target to reduce damage after heart attack identified Washington, Feb 25: Researchers have identified a protein that plays a key role in debilitating changes that occur in the heart after a heart attack.

These changes, or ‘remodelling’ of the heart, often lead to fatal heart failure.

Researchers found that mice genetically altered to lack fibronectin-EDA (FN-EDA) had less heart damage after a heart attack.

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Traffic fumes more dangerous than cocaine?

Traffic fumes more dangerous than cocaine?London, Feb 24 : Traffic fumes trigger more than eight times as many heart attacks as snorting cocaine, according to a new study.

If an individual with heart disease takes cocaine, their chance of having a heart attack increases 26-fold. If a person with heart disease is exposed to heavy traffic fumes, their chance of having one increases by five percent, the journal Lancet reports.

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Drugs, overeating, anger and sex ‘are main triggers of heart attacks’

 Drugs, overeating, anger and sex ‘are main triggers of heart attacks’London, Feb 24: Worried about a heart attack? Well, you should read this.

New research has shown that the main triggers of heart attacks are drugs, overeating, anger and sex - in that order, reports the Independent.

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Heart failure patients admitted to general wards more likely to die

 Heart failure patients admitted to general wards more likely to die Washington, Jan 18 : A new study has found that heart failure patients admitted to general wards are twice as likely to die as those admitted to cardiology wards.

The national heart failure audit for England and Wales also suggests that women fared worse than men when it comes to appropriate investigations and treatment, although death rates were similar.

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Slimming products may ‘up risk of heart attacks and strokes’

 Slimming products may ‘up risk of heart attacks and strokes’  Melbourne, Jan 10 : Oz authorities have warned consumers about imported slimming products, citing the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes after consumption.

Slimming products like tea, coffee and chocolate, many of which are imported from China apparently contain the banned substance sibutramine.

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Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: Study

 Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: StudyWashington, Dec 30: Scientists have found that Longevinex worked better at reducing the size of a heart attack better than resveratrol.

The study compared and contrasted the gene-switching pattern for both plain resveratrol and resveratrol in a matrix with other small molecules (Longevinex) following an induced blockage of circulation in excised animal hearts.

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Heart patients watch out, winter can be deadly

Heart AttackGurgaon/New Delhi, Dec 19 : As the mercury dips, doctors warn that heart patients are at double the risk of suffering a cardiac attack as compared to summer.

Though winters see lesser diseases linked to breeding of bacteria and viruses, the fall in temperature poses an additional risk for those suffering from heart problems or high blood pressure.

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Recurrent miscarriage ‘ups heart attack risk fivefold in later life’

 Recurrent miscarriage ‘ups heart attack risk fivefold in later life’ Washington, Dec 02 : A new research has indicated that repeated miscarriage increases a woman’s chance of having a heart attack fivefold in later life.

The study also revealed that miscarriage is one of the commonest complications of pregnancy, occurring in up to one in five pregnancies.

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Binge drinking doubles heart attack risk

Binge drinking doubles heart attack riskLondon, Nov 25 : Binge drinkers are at twice the risk of a heart attack than those who consume the same amount but spread it over a week.

Researchers, led by Jean-Bernard Ruidavets from the Toulouse University in France, examined almost 10,000 healthy men aged between 50 and 59 and tracked them for 10 years.

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White House correspondent livetweets his heart attack saga

Heart AttackMelbourne, Sep 06 : A White House correspondent is so addicted to Twitter that he even tweeted about having a heart attack and posted updates when the doctors were attending to him.

Tommy Christopher, who writes for mediate. com, posted the first message on Twitter overnight.

"I gotta be me. Livetweeting my heart attack. Beat that!" News. com. au quoted him as writing.

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Genetics behind formation of body''s ‘back-up’ bypass vessels

Heart AttackWashington, Aug 20 : Scientists have uncovered the genetic architecture controlling the growth of the collateral circulation – the ‘back-up’ blood vessels that can provide oxygen to starved tissues in the event of a heart attack or stroke.

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Brisbane’s ‘monster’ burger a ‘heart attack on a plate’

Brisbane’s ‘monster’ burger a ‘heart attack on a plate’Melbourne, Aug 18 : A chef has made Brisbane’s biggest burger, and it has been branded a heart attack on a plate by dietitians.

Chef Anthony Swanson, of Cafe 21 at the Treasury Casino, has created Brisbane’s biggest burger, which has now become a tourist attraction, with 21 ingredients.

The 21 burger includes a 250gm meat pattie and a new super-sized bun to support its heavy load.

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Colder weather ‘increases heart attack risk’

Colder weather ‘increases heart attack risk’London, Aug 11 : UK researchers have found that a drop in the average temperature outside is linked to a higher risk of people having heart attacks.

They found that each 1 degree C reduction in temperature on a single day is associated with around 200 extra heart attacks.

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Calcium supplements ‘increase heart attack risk’

Calcium supplements ‘increase heart attack risk’London, July 30 : Calcium supplements, commonly taken by older people for osteoporosis, increase the risk of a heart attack, according to a new study.

An international team of researchers analysed the results of 11 randomised controlled trials of calcium supplements (without co-administered vitamin D) involving 12,000 patients.

Differences in study design and quality were taken into account to minimize bias.

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Engineered stem cells may improve cardiac function after heart attack

Heart AttackWashington, July 21 : Genetically engineered stem cells have been shown to reduce organ damage and improve cardiac function after a heart attack, according to a new animal study.

The study was led by Matthias Siepe, assistant professor and staff surgeon at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical University Center in Freiburg, Germany and his colleagues.

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Anxiety disorder in heart patients ups risk of heart attack, death

Heart AttackWashington, July 6 : Heart patients suffering from anxiety disorders are at a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and death, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by Elisabeth J. Martens, Ph. D., of Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands, and colleagues, found that anxiety disorder was associated with a 74 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events.

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Early menopause ''doubles risk of heart attack, stroke''

Early menopause ''doubles risk of heart attack, stroke''Washington, June 22 : Women who experience an early menopause run twice the risk of a heart attack or stroke in later life, researchers have warned.

Early menopause was defined as going through menopause before age 46, either naturally or surgically through removal of both ovaries.

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Getting the body to fight its own heart attack

 heart attackWashington, Feb 26 : Scientists trying to find a way to better help patients protect themselves from a heart attack are taking their cues from cardiac patients.

The work has its roots in a perplexing curiosity that physicians have long observed in their patients: When faced with a heart attack, people who have had a previous one oftentimes fare better than patients who have never had one.

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Scientists find way to exploit the body''s own ability to fight heart attack

Scientists find way to exploit the body''s own ability to fight heart attackWashington, Feb 26 : In a bid to find a way to better help patients protect themselves against harm from a heart attack, a group of scientists are taking their cues from cardiac patients.

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Migraine likely to double risk of heart attacks

Migraine, heart attacks Washington, Feb 11 : Migraine sufferers are twice as likely to have heart attacks compared to their healthy counterparts, says a new study.

Migraine sufferers also face increased risk for stroke and are more likely to have key risk factors for cardiovascular disease including diabetes, high blood pressure (BP) and high cholesterol, the study said.

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Erectile dysfunction - a warning of future heart attacks

Erectile dysfunction - a warning of future heart attacks  New York, Feb 9 : Beware! Erectile disorder (ED) could be a grim warning of future heart attacks, stroke, atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure.

These findings are based on 12-year research study conducted by the New England Research Institutes, (NERI) in collaboration with San Francisco General Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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