Washington, March 31: Italian researchers have shown that in heart attack patients who have angioplasty, the anticoagulant drugs abciximab and tirofiban produce similar outcomes for certain cardiac measures within 90 minutes after the procedure.
Washington, Mar 23 : A new study has suggested that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer (CaP) are more likely to have a heart attack or what one calls cardio-vascular (CV) morbidity.
It is known that emotional stress is linked to CV morbidity and mortality, such as reported during earthquakes, loss of a child and during world cup soccer matches. Emotional triggers result in physiological responses on the vascular, inflammatory and immune systems.
Melbourne, March 7: Snakebite, heart attack and coma â€“ all at the same time - can surely signal the end of a person. But Nick Taft, from Australia, was strong enough to endure this deadly combination and lucky enough to survive it.
The 39-year-old dentist from Queensland was walking down beach track near Noosa, when he was attacked by a 6ft Eastern Brown snake.
The snake wrapped itself around Taftâ€™s left leg, and sank its fangs into his calf.
Washington, Mar 4: A team led by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that depression raises risk of death for heart attack patients years after attack.
Previously it was believed that depressed heart attack patients have a higher risk for sudden death in the months following a heart attack. However, the new study has found that the risk continues for many years.
Washington, February 14: A new study has unearthed evidence that a common genetic defect significantly increases a smokerâ€™s risk of an early heart attack.
Dr. Arthur Moss, director of the Heart Research Follow-up Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, says that as much as 60 to 70 per cent of the population has a gene defect that makes smokers vulnerable to a heart attack.
Washington, Feb 8: A recent study has found that two widely used HIV drugs, Abacavir and Didanosine, can increase the risk of heart attack or formation of blood clots in the heart.
In the Data Collection of Adverse effects of Anti-HIV Drugs Study (D: A: D), the scientists observed the side effects and incidence of heart attack among HIV-infected patients using Stavudine, Zidovudine, Lamivudine, Abacavir and Didanosine.
London, Feb 1: Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a protein called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) that influences the cardiac response to the loss of blood flow and oxygen to the heart.
The study revealed that the protein activated an imperative cellular stress response enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase
(AMPK), which monitored cellular energy balance and shielded from heart attack injury.
London, Jan 31: Watching dramatic and exciting games of football could trigger a stress-induced event, especially heart attacks, according to a new study.
In a study conducted during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, researchers reported that men are three times more likely to have heart attacks on days when their national football team is playing in a key match.
The German research team suggested that proper medication and treatment should be given to patients with a known history of heart disease, before letting them watch major football matches.
London, Jan 14: An international study led by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health has found seven new genes that influence blood cholesterol levels, a major factor in heart disease.
The researchers also confirmed 11 other genes previously thought to influence cholesterol.
Washington, Jan 11: Heartening news for people whoâ€™re trying to reduce bad cholesterol and fatty acid levels. A new study has made a key discovery, which can lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.
Washington, Jan 8: People who have intense, long-lasting periods of anxiety might be courting a heart attack, warn researchers.
The study, led by Biing-Jiun Shen, Ph. D., an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, shows that longstanding anxiety markedly increases the risk of heart attack, even when other common risk factors are taken into account.