acute coronary syndrome

World’s first bedside genetic test developed


March 30th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed the world's first genetic test which can be done at the patient's bedside with just a swab from his cheek. This revolutionary ... Read more...

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Wonder mix halves chances of cardiac attack, death


March 28th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Paramedics can practically halve a patient's chances of a heart attack or dying by promptly administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium (GIK).A Tufts Medical ... Read more...

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Reports of problems with blood-thinner wrong: study


August 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): A set of new findings have proven wrong the earlier reports that people with a certain genetic make-up don't benefit from the blood-thinner clopidogrel, also known as Plavix.Previously ... Read more...

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New hope for patients at high risk of recurrences of heart disease


May 21st, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Canadian researchers confirmed the potential of a medication to reduce inflammation in patients with atherosclerosis.The results of the clinical study, directed by Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif of the Montreal ... Read more...

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Moderate fish consumption ‘cuts heart failure risk’


December 19th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that moderate fish consumption can help preserve heart function in patients who have experienced heart failure.The researchers from University of Athens in Greece ... Read more...

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Heart patients often not told about driving restrictions after angioplasty


October 28th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study, conducted by Indian-origin boffin, has shown that more than half of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) don't get any counselling on their ability to ... Read more...

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


August 26th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Women are more likely than men to die within thirty days of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study.The major cause of death from cardiovascular disease ... Read more...

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Why menopausal women are more likely to have big bellies


August 21st, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): The reason behind the increase in visceral fat, more commonly called belly fat, in middle-aged women is not age, but the change in hormone balance that occurs during ... Read more...

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CT scans safe, efficient for chest pain diagnosis


May 16th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Screening with coronary computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) is a safe and effective way to rule out serious cardiovascular disease in patients who come to hospital emergency rooms with ... Read more...

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Greek scientists develop heart attack calculator


December 26th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers have developed a quick and easy artificial intelligence approach to successfully calculate a patients heart attack risk with respect to many lifestyle factors.Named online analytical processing ... Read more...

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People with deadly lung disease at three-fold heart attack risk


December 5th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a deadly lung disease, are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack.A ... Read more...

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Arms safer for inserting stents than legs


July 19th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Opening blocked arteries with stents through the arm rather than the leg is safer and reduces bleeding complications, but doctors still prefer the more conventional method, says a ... Read more...

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Recuperating Dasmunsi leaves Kolkata hospital


July 17th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, hospitalised here with acute coronary syndrome July 6, was discharged Thursday. He later flew to Delhi. "Dasmunsi has recovered well. His ... Read more...

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Dasmunsi undergoes angioplasty, recovering fast (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome, underwent an angioplasty Monday at a private hospital here. "A team of specialists ... Read more...

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Dasmunshi has angioplasty, stated to be stable


July 7th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 7 (ANI): Angioplasty was conducted on Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi today to clear two heart blockages at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital here.However, authorities said ... Read more...

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Nearly 50% of cardiac patients ignorant of heart attack symptoms


May 27th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 27 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

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Saliva can help diagnose heart attack, says study


April 17th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Early diagnosis of a heart attack may now be possible using only a few drops of saliva and a new nano-bio-chip, according to a study. The nano-bio-chip assay, ... Read more...

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


April 17th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

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Hospitals involved in clinical trials are better


March 25th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Involving hospitals in clinical trials seem to improve patient-care, as borne out by the lower incidence of heart attacks and death rates, according to a study. Quality of ... Read more...

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