Archive for the 'Heart Disease' Category

Ga.’s Emory University aims to have every student trained in CPR, basic lifesaving skills

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

1-2-3 breathe: Emory wants campus trained in CPR
ATLANTA — More than 1,000 students line a college gym floor, hunched over and pumping the chests of inflatable dummies as they practice breathing techniques.

Newer, more sensitive blood tests can detect heart attacks earlier and better, studies show

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

New blood tests find heart attacks quicker, better
LOS ANGELES — A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start — a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.

Hormone therapy ups death risk for prostate cancer patients with heart disease

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Prostate cancer patients, who also suffer from heart conditions, have increased death risk if they undergo hormone therapy, revealed a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Women more likely to die than men in 30 days following heart attack

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Women are more likely than men to die within thirty days of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study.

3rd swine flu death in Delhi, toll mounts to 76

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI): A 44-year-old woman died of swine flu at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on Tuesday taking the city toll to three and national toll to 76.

‘Thick’ blood causes as well as protects from heart attack, stroke

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Animal studies carried out by researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital have shown that “thick” blood can not only cause heart attack and stroke, but also prevent them.

Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Obesity may increase men’s proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article.

Potential target to treat patients with deadly lung disease identified

Monday, August 24th, 2009

LONDON - Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a potential target that could help treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease.

Why does low Vitamin D raise cardiac risks in diabetics?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Researchers have found why low levels of vitamin D are known to nearly double the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetics.

First non-surgical procedure to prevent major cause for heart-related stroke performed in US

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON - A pair of Indian-origin physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center become the first doctors in America to perform a non-surgical procedure using sutures to tie off a left atrial appendage (LAA), the source of blood clots leading to stroke in patients [...]

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