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Cardiac repair: Neutrophils to the rescue

Following an acute heart attack, immune cells called neutrophils coordinate an inflammatory response which can exacerbate the damage to the organ. Now researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown that neutrophils also promote cardiac repair. read more

Study compares outcomes at VA hospitals vs. non-VA hospitals

Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalization at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, compared with hospitalization at non-VA hospitals, was associated with lower 30-day all-cause mortality rates for heart...Show More Summary

Diabetes drug shown to help body rebuild after heart attack

New light has been shed on how a common diabetes drug can be used to aid recovery from a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of illness in diabetic patients. It accounts for more than half of all fatalities and the search...Show More Summary

Incarceration of a family member during childhood associated with heart attacks in men

A parent's incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and University of Toronto researchers say there may be a longer term risk: Men who as children experienced a family member's incarceration are...Show More Summary

Heart attack: Gender matters in predicting outcomes

Montreal, February 1, 2016 - Sex (biological and physiological characteristics) differences are increasingly being studied to assess symptoms, risk factors and outcomes for various diseases. Now, a new pan-Canadian study led by a team...Show More Summary

Higher fitness linked to reduced risk of death after first heart attack

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Henry Ford Health System report evidence that higher levels of physical fitness may not only reduce risk of heart attacks and death from all causes, but also possibly improve the chances of survival...Show More Summary

A woman's heart attack causes, symptoms may differ from a man's

DALLAS, Monday, January 25, 2016 --A woman's heart attack may have different underlying causes, symptoms and outcomes compared to men, and differences in risk factors and outcomes are further pronounced in black and Hispanic women, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. read more

American Heart Association makes first ever statement on female heart attacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association underscores knowledge gaps that remain when it comes to women and heart attacks, and outlines the priority steps needed to better understand and treat heart disease in women. The statement, chaired by Dr. Show More Summary

NHS Health Check study estimates 2,500 heart attacks and strokes prevented over 5 years

The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England has found that the programme is effectively identifying people at risk of developing a major cardiovascular incident such as heart attack or stroke, and is estimated overShow More Summary

Using skin to save the heart

Following a heart attack or other heart trauma, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells. Patients are often left with little option other than heart transplants, which are rarely available, or more recently cell therapies that transplant heart cells into the patient's heart. Show More Summary

Using nanoparticles to combat arteriosclerosis

In industrialized countries, a particularly high number of people suffer from arteriosclerosis -- with fatal consequences: Deposits in the arteries lead to strokes and heart attacks. A team of researchers under the leadership of theShow More Summary

High blood sugar levels could lead to heart attack complications

First study to show direct evidence of blood vessel contraction due to glucose (sugar) Effects observed even at glucose levels that could be reached after a large meal Research provides a potential therapeutic target for improving outcomes...Show More Summary

Seeking treatment earlier may improve heart attack outcomes

While hospitals have made strides in reducing the time it takes to treat heart attack patients once they arrive at the hospital, patient delays recognizing symptoms and seeking treatment are associated with increased damage to the heart, according to a study published online today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. read more

Treatment time lags for heart attack patients with prior bypass graft surgery

WASHINGTON (Dec. 28, 2015) -- Heart attack patients who had previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery were less likely than other heart attack patients, including those with prior angioplasty, to be treated within the...Show More Summary

Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of developing serious heart problems

Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery can reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, as well improve existing conditions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. The project is the largest comprehensive study of longer-term outcomes post bariatric surgery in the UK. Show More Summary

Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden

1. Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden Warning signs are common, but are often ignored, in the weeks preceding a heart attack Abstract: http://www.annals.org/article.aspx?doi=10.7326/M14-2342 URL live when embargo lifts read ...

Radial access used less than femoral approach for emergency angioplasty

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2015) -Although using the radial artery as the access point for angioplasty has been linked to reduced bleeding compared to use of the femoral artery, only a small number of high-risk heart attack patients who undergo...Show More Summary

Penn researchers find heart attack patients not always receiving lowest-risk care

PHILADELPHIA - More than 375,000 American each year experience a heart attack, during which blood flow to a part of the heart is impeded by blocked arteries. Physicians often treat patients with stents, which prop open the arteries to allow blood to flow again. Show More Summary

Negative news stories about statins are linked to people discontinuing treatment

Researchers in Denmark have found that negative news stories about statins are linked to some people choosing to discontinue their statin treatment, which, in consequence, is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and dying...Show More Summary

Biophysicists develop a model for arterial thrombus formation

A group of biophysicists, including representatives from MIPT, have developed a mathematical model of arterial thrombus formation, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. The scientists described the process of platelet...Show More Summary

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