Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack. These cells, referred to as macrophages, have the ability to act in a neo-natal-like state, a time in life where they aid in the growth […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 27 2018 Eating healthy and not stopping physical activity should be the norm According to a new study, Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year for the heart. It has indicated that a person’s risk for heart attack reaches its peak around late night a day before Christmas. Christmas […]Continue Reading ...
Heart attacks are not all the same. Researchers previously knew that people with peripheral artery disease, a condition caused by the narrowing of blood vessels in the arms and legs, were at an elevated risk of heart attack. But a new study has found that people with PAD are also more likely to have a rarer […]Continue Reading ...
Diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But what about just getting sick? Could picking up some type of bug increase your chance of having a stroke or heart attack? A new study suggests it could. Researchers have linked infections such as pneumonia and urinary tract infections to […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 12 2018 Around the globe, an estimated 235 million people suffer from asthma. Most people are able to manage their symptoms and live healthy, active lives. However, for some, current treatments are not effective. Managing symptoms can be difficult because triggers are lurking everywhere. “At one point, we had to remove all the carpets […]Continue Reading ...
Myocardial infarction – commonly known as a heart attack – is still one of the main causes of death. According to the Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people died of its consequences. And yet the mortality after heart attack has greatly decreased over the past decades: As compared to the early 1990s, it has […]Continue Reading ...
Rasmussen’s encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease that primarily affects children and can lead to seizures. As the disease is resistant to drug treatments, it frequently requires surgical interventions aiming to remove or disconnect the affected part of the brain. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) have succeeded […]Continue Reading ...
Impaired mental status is associated with a doubled risk of death one year after a heart attack in elderly patients, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. “Cardiologists should consider conducting simple tests to assess mental status in elderly people after a heart attack,” said study author Professor Farzin Beygui of Caen University […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 — Women often delay calling for emergency help when heart attack symptoms start, a new study finds. Researchers in Switzerland found that women suffering a heart attack typically waited 37 minutes longer than men before calling an ambulance. And those delays showed no signs of improving over the 16-year study period. […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack. These cells, referred to as macrophages, have the ability to act in a neo-natal-like state, a time in life where they aid in the growth and development of organs, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a clinical trial involving 18,924 patients from 57 countries who had suffered a recent heart attack or threatened heart attack, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and fellow scientists around the world have found that the cholesterol-lowering drug alirocumab reduced the chance of having additional heart problems […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 — Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who’ve just had a heart attack, a new investigation concludes. Worn externally as a vest, these defibrillators are a noninvasive alternative to surgically implanted defibrillators. Both are designed to deliver a corrective electric shock […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors have long known that in the months after a heart attack or stroke, patients are more likely to have another attack or stroke. Now, a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology explains what happens inside blood vessels to increase risk – and suggests a new way to treat it. Heart […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) have managed to manipulate the mechanisms underlying neuronal damage in Rasmussen’s encephalitis, potentially paving the way for new treatments of the disease. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Working with neurons in a mouse model, Doron Merkler and colleagues have found a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Impaired mental status is associated with a doubled risk of death one year after a heart attack in elderly patients, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. “Cardiologists should consider conducting simple tests to assess mental status in elderly people after a heart attack,” said study author Professor Farzin […]Continue Reading ...
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