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Why certain anticancer drugs can cause heart failure in ...  Average Rating 80%

... said Aarif Khakoo, M.D., assistant professor in M. D. Andersons Department of Cardiology and corresponding author on the study, said. "But the role of PDGFR signaling in the heart ...

Heart disease will kill 400,000 Americans in 2010 | Health | Reuters  Average Rating 100%

LONDON (Reuters) - Decades of progress in the United States on cutting cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking are being stalled by rising obesity rates, and heart disease will ...

The Claim: Heart Attack Rates Rise During the Super Bowl.  Average Rating 80%

But in 1984, when the Raiders won handily, overall mortality fell. Aside from stress, the incautious eating and drinking that mark Super Bowl Sunday may also play a role in cardiovascular trouble. A 2006 study of dialysis patients , for example ...

Cardiac Biomarker Levels Strongly Predict Outcome Of Bypass Surgery  Average Rating 60%

Levels of a biomarker used in the diagnosis of heart attacks are almost universally elevated in patients who have undergone coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and, when ...

New biomarker tests could slash heart attack diagnosis time  Average Rating 80%

New-generation tests can rapidly accelerate the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI) - saving time, improving convenience and reducing costs in the emergency department, studies show.

Blueberries are good for the heart, study hints  Average Rating 60%

Eating blueberries, as part of a healthy diet, may help ward off several key risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, such as an accumulation of belly fat, high cholesterol...

Medwin Heart Foundation Launches 'Prevent India 2009': National-level Program on Coronary Artery Disease Highlights Alarming Impact in the Developing World  Average Rating 60%

"Prevent India" program is aimed to assist policy makers and healthcare professionals in emerging countries to establish their priorities and short-term goals for Cardio Vascular Disease prevention...

Big men more susceptible to abnormal heart rhythm  Average Rating 60%

Older men who were big during their 20s face an increased risk of suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.

First U.S. Patient Receives Transoma Medical's Sleuth AT Implantable Cardiac Monitoring System  Average Rating 40%

Transoma Medical, Inc., manufacturer of Sleuth and Sleuth AT, the first wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring systems, announced that the first U.S. patient has received the company's new Sleuth AT (Advanced Trending) Implantable Cardiac Monitoring System.

New Tool Calculates Risk Of Bleeding In Heart Attack Patients  Average Rating 60%

With eight basic medical facts in hand, doctors can now estimate the risk of bleeding for a patient having a heart attack.

First U.S. Patient Receives Transoma Medicals Sleuth AT Implantable Cardiac Monitoring System  Average Rating 0%

Transoma Medical, Inc., manufacturer of Sleuth and Sleuth AT, the first wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring systems, announced that the first U.S. patient has received the companys new Sleuth AT (Advanced Trending) Implantable Cardiac Monitoring System. The implant was performed on March 2 by Dr. Troy Rhodes, an electrophysiology fellow under the supervision of Dr.

Nutrition Notes: Cancer Rehab Gets Moving  Average Rating 0%

By Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN - One of the latest trends in cancer care mirrors a change seen decades ago in cardiac care. Years ago, at least a month of bed rest was mandated before heart attack patients were allowed to walk even short distances. Today, many patients are ready for programs involving significant daily walking within as little as two weeks following hospital discharge.

Sudden Collapse Of Healthy Athletes May Be Due To Hereditary Cardiac Disease  Average Rating 0%

When young, apparently healthy athletes suddenly collapse, it can be due to hereditary cardiac disease. Researchers have now discovered a genetic modification that leads to cardiac weakness in an animal model. Just one "false" amino acid can give zebrafish a heart condition. Since the fish have a genetic makeup similar to that of humans, these defects could be critical for humans as well.

Aquarius iNtuition(TM) Advantage for Cardiac CT Validated at ECR 2009  Average Rating 0%

TeraRecon, Inc., a global provider of advanced visualization solutions, today reported on a study presented at the 21st European Congress of Radiology, held in Vienna, Austria, which compared the companys Aquarius iNtuition solution with a competitors solution for assessment of Cardiac CT studies. Differences in performance and efficiency were determined via a detailed analysis of Cardiac CT ...

Heart test can detect risk of sudden cardiac death  Average Rating 0%

An Allen cardiologist is offering state-of-the-art technologies to patients to determine their risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 325,000 people each year.

Driver survives crash, then dies of cardiac arrest  Average Rating 0%

A 71-year-old Barstow man who was hurt in a car crash near Dos Palos Saturday night later died after going into cardiac arrest at Memorial Hospital Los Banos, the California Highway Patrol reported Sunday.

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