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 ...
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 ...
August 6, 2018 A new test to assess a whether or not someone is having a heart attack upon arriving in the emergency room was safe and effective, ruling out heart attack in emergency room patients faster than a conventional method, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The new high-sensitivity […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job. “I’m back out, and I’m contributing again,” the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. “I’m not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you’re sitting on your […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 — Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years. Along with the fact that women are having children at an older age, rising rates of […]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 ...
Confusion over how to diagnose a heart attack is set to be cleared up with new guidance launched today. The 2018 Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction is published online in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. “Unless there is clarity in the emergency room on what defines a heart attack, patients with […]Continue Reading ...
After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job. “I’m back out, and I’m contributing again,” the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. “I’m not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you’re sitting on your couch and everybody leaves to go to work […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “While exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular disease risk; […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 The risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during the two months after delivery, continues to increase for American women, a new study finds. As published online July 18 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the study, led by NYU School of Medicine researchers, found that the risk of […]Continue Reading ...
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