Heart Attack

Gout ups risk of heart attacks among women

Gout ups risk of heart attacks among womenToronto, Feb 8 : Women with gout are at greater risk of a heart attack than men with the disease, says a new study.

Gout is known to boost the risk of a heart attack in men. But to date, little has been known about the impact of gout on women's cardiovascular health.

Gout is common and caused by inflammation in the joints as a result of excess uric acid deposits. Uric acid is a by-product of purines, which are abundant in a western diet.

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Dentists can help determine your risk for heart attack

Washington : Dentists can do more than just taking care of your oral health – they can help determine your risk for heart attack, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy.

"Dentists are really proud of their profession and feel no need to encroach upon doctors'' territory," says senior dental officer and professor Mats Jontell at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

"However, we wanted to find out if we as a profession could identify patients at risk of cardiovascular disease," Jontell added.

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Unstable workplace may up employee’s heart attack risk

Washington, Oct 24 : An 18-year study from Finland has revealed that predictable workplaces are healthy because when employees feel ambiguous about their role in the organization and there is a lack of clear-cut communication, they might be at higher risk for heart attacks over time.

The study examined the possible link between job control factors and heart attacks, acute myocardial infarction, among 7,663 private sector employees.

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Western diet causes ''a third of heart attacks''

Western diet causes ''a third of heart attacks''Washington, Oct 21: The typical Western diet, which includes red meat, fried foods, dairy products and salty snacks, is responsible for 30 per cent of the world''s heart attacks, according to a study of dietary patterns in 52 countries.

The study has been reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Pill that can halve deadly heart attack, stroke risk set for clinical trials

Heart AttackLondon, Sept 29: Indian generic drug company Dr Reddy's new tablet that can halve the risk of death due to heart attacks and stroke is set to go under clinical trials this week in London.

The once-a-day tablet called Red heart pill combines four different medicines — aspirin, a statin to lower cholesterol, and an ACE inhibitor and a thiazide to counter high blood pressure in one tablet.

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Scientists set to demystify near-death experiences

London, Sept 18 : An international team of scientists at University of Southampton have launched a study to unravel the mystery of near death experiences in heart attack patients.

While people often claim to have seen a bright light at the end of a long dark tunnel, while others recall looking down from the ceiling at medical staff following a near-death experience.

The scientists are studying what happens to the brain and consciousness when someone is on the verge of dying.

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Bleeding gums ‘up heart attack risk’

Washington, Sept 11 : Bleeding gums ‘up heart attack risk’Poor dental hygiene and bleeding gums can put you at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new research.

According to the study, which was presented at the Society for General

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Location, not quantity of fat determines heart attack risk

HeartWashington, Sept 8 : Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found that how much fat a person has is not as important as where that fat is located when assessing risk for cardiovascular events and metabolic disease.

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New method to spot a heart attack soon after it occurs

Heart AttackWashington, Sept 3: Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, have developed a new method for early detection of a heart attack – metabolite profiling.

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Giving up statins doubles heart attack patients’ death risk

Heart Washington, Aug 28 : Heart patients who stop taking statins after suffering a heart attack are increasing their risk of dying over the next year, suggests a new study.

Researchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) used the data on British patients who survived an acute myocardial infarction and were still alive three months.

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Daily dose of aspirin prevents heart attacks in middle age people

Heart AttackLondon, Aug 25: A daily dose of aspirin can help prevent heart attacks in middle age people, say experts.

Heart attacks occur when a clot blocks a blood vessel, but aspirin makes it harder for blood clots to form.

An analysis led by researchers from Nottingham and Sheffield universities suggests that men from the age of 48, and women from 57 are likely to benefit from the drug.

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Simple ultrasound may help predict heart attack risk

Simple ultrasound may help predict heart attack riskWashington, Aug 20 : Repeat exams using simple and inexpensive ultrasound can help identify patients at high risk for a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular events, according to a group of researchers.

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Fat around the heart can up heart attack risk

Washington, July 30 : Fat around the heart can up heart attack riskThough a thick waist is more than enough to keep you worried about your health, however it’s the excess flab around the heart that plays havoc on us, for it can increase the risk for heart attacks, says a new study.

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Heart patients treated solely with medications have high death risk

Heart AttackWashington, July 19 : Heart patients treated solely with medications are at an increased risk of dying during the first year following their initial hospitalisation, according to a new study.

The new study has cast doubts on the best treatment elderly with coronary artery disease.

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Now, Cardiomobile to keep a tab on heart attack rehab patients

Washington, July 18 : Now, Cardiomobile to keep a tab on heart attack rehab patientsScientists at Queensland University of Technology''s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation have developed a unique ''Cardiomobile'' monitoring system that acts as a mini ECG, helping heart attack rehab patients to keep a check on their heart signal at any time and place. 

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New findings may help cut incidence of heart attacks, strokes

Heart failureWashington, June 19 : Two separate studies conducted by researchers from Harvard and Baylor have furnished significant findings on atherosclerosis — a disease affecting arterial blood vessels — which have the potential to reduce incidence of heart attacks and strokes.

Published online in The FASEB Journal, both involved experiments on mice, but covered biological processes present in humans.

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Popeye's spinach may protect diabetics from heart attacks

Melbourne, June 12 : Eating a lot of spinach may prevent diabetics from heart attacks because it is rich in folic acid, which plays a big role in protecting the heart muscles from the onslaught of high glucose levels, say researchers,

A team of experts from NSW and China conducted experimental trials on diabetic rats, which showed them that folic acid could help reduce the rate of cardiac cell death significantly.

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Low vitamin D levels may raise heart attack risk in men

Low vitamin D levels may raise heart attack risk in menWashington, June 10 : Men who have low levels of vitamin D may be at an increased risk of having a heart attack, according to a new study.

According to background information in the article, earlier studies have shown that the rates of cardiovascular disease-related deaths are increased at higher latitudes and during the winter months and are lower at high altitudes.

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Nearly 50% of cardiac patients ignorant of heart attack symptoms

Heart AttackWashington, May 27 : Nearly 50 percent of heart disease patients have poor knowledge of heart attack symptoms, according to a new study.

The new study from University of California, San Francisco has revealed that nearly half of the cardiac patients not have adequate knowledge of symptoms of heart attack and do not believe that they may be at an elevated cardiovascular risk.

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Two doner kebabs a week could cause heart attack within 10 years

Two doner kebabs a week could cause heart attack within 10 yearsLondon, May 15 : Think twice before having a doner kebab next time, for a new study has revealed that these greasy takeaway meals are so full of fat, eating just two a week could kill you with a heart attack in just ten years.

Scientists found that a single doner kebab has the equivalent of a wine glass of cooking oil in it.

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Angioplasty after heart attack boosts survival chances

Angioplasty after heart attack boosts survival chancesMunich  - Heart attack victims who immediately receive an angioplasty have a higher survival rate than those treated with fibrinolytic drugs, which is the usual procedure in many places, according to a report by the Munich-based DMW Deutsche Medizinische Wochenzeitschrift.

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Naturally-occurring protein may protect against heart attack injury

Washington, Heart AttackMay 7: A new study has found that thrombopoietin (TPO), a naturally occurring protein being developed as a pharmaceutical to boost platelet count in cancer patients during chemotherapy, may also be effective in limiting heart attack injury and restoring function.

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Five-in-one wonder pill could prevent heart attacks, strokes in over-55s

London, May 5: Heart AttackBritish scientists have developed a new wonder "poly-pill,” which, according to them, could prevent 80 per cent of heart attacks and strokes in the over-55s.

The team has claimed the miracle five-in-one pill could stop over 100,000 premature deaths each year.

They also said that one in three people could live an extra 20 years without a heart attack or stroke.

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Study ties obesity, inflammatory proteins to heart failure risk

Washington, Heart FailureMay 2: Researchers at John Hopkins have revealed that obesity can lead to inflammation of heart tissue, thereby increasing the risk of heart failure.

For the study, the researchers conducted tests and examined the development of heart failure in an ethnically diverse group of nearly 7,000 men and women, between 45 to 84 years enrolled in the MESA study in 2000.

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A few drops of saliva may be enough to diagnose heart attack

Heart AttackWashington, Apr 17 : A few drops of your saliva and a new nano-bio-chip may help diagnose a heart attack early.

The device, the size of a credit card, can produce results in as little as 15 minutes, say researchers at The University of Texas at Austin who developed it.

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