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Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 09, 2019  3 years ago
The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) recently conducted a study and benefit assessment commissioned by the German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)  and found that individuals with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from statin monotherapy. Car...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 08, 2019  3 years ago
A Strain of intestinal bacteria whose benefits were discovered in 2007 by a FNRS-WELBIO Researcher, Patrice Cani and his team at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of  The Université Catholique de Louvain  in Belgium has been in the spotlight of the medical and pharma industry in the last few months.   Patrice in  collaboration with Professor Willem de Vos from Univers...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 16, 2019  3 years ago
Polar lipids are the phospholids and glycolipids that are  functionally associated with the membrane structure and fluidity and are found in dairy products, especially in abundance in cream and buttermilk. They help to naturally stabilize fat droplets.   Researchers from The University of Lyon along from INRA and also other French  research entities initially conducted preliminary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 09, 2019  3 years ago
Results of a new global study by The  Friedman School Of Nutrition Science, Tuff University that were presented at the American Society For Nutrition 2019  Annual Meeting held at Baltimore on June 8th showed that inadequate fruit and vegetable intake accounted for millions of death from heart disease and strokes each year.   The study lead by Victoria Miller, a postdoctoral resear...
Source: Proceedings From European Society of Cardiology Annual 2019 Scientific Congress  May 28, 2019  3 years ago
The Fibre Study presented by Dr Cristiane Mayerhover, of Oslo University, at Heart Failure 2019, a recent scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), showed that patients who consume more dietary fibre tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is associated with reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. Gut microbiota is composed of trillions of microorganisms t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 21, 2019  3 years ago
When a person experiences a heart attack (Myocardial Infarction), in most cases, heart muscles and other cells are damaged during the process as a result of blood stoppage to certain of these muscles and tissues during the event. Blood vessels in the heart are also damaged. These damaged muscle tissues can sometimes turn to become scar tissues. Damaged muscle tissue and damaged vessels in the hear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 16, 2019  3 years ago
A Study involving the analysis of a large databank of more than 466,039  individuals from a UK biobank by University Of Tulane in New Orleans led by Professor Lu Qi had their findings published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ ).   The findings indicated that glucosamine may have benefits in preventing CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) events, such as stroke and coronary heart disease bu...
Source: Thailand Medical News Exclusive  May 15, 2019  3 years ago
Stop taking daily low dose aspirin as a means to  prevent cardiovascular issues unless your doctor prescribes it, according to new guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), as it can actually do more harm than good.   "We're talking about healthy people who don't have known heart disease or stroke, who migh...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 12, 2019  3 years ago
One of the largest of its kind, the study performed an untargeted metabolomics profile of over 1,200 participants  to identify metabolites linked to the hardening of arteries.   Hardening arteries, or arterial stiffness, is an independent risk factor for heart disease and death, and the mechanisms that contribute to arterial stiffening are not well understood.   That's where m...
Source: European Society of Cardiology  Apr 25, 2019  3 years ago
Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women.   The study found that women aged 60 or older who took antibiotics for two months or more had the greatest risk of cardiovascular disease, but long duration of antibiotic use was also associated with an increased risk if taken ...
Source: Intermountain Medical Center,US  Mar 18, 2019  3 years ago
About six million people come into an emergency department every year with chest pain, but not all of them are having a heart attack -- and many are not even at risk or are at very low risk for having one. Now, a new research study presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the prese...
Source: British Medical Journal  Mar 14, 2019  3 years ago
The blood test used to diagnose a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) in patients admitted to hospital can be misleading, warn researchers in a study published by The BMJ. Of 20,000 consecutive patients undergoing blood tests at University Hospital Southampton, one in 20 had levels of troponin (a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack) greater than the manu...
Source: American College Of Cardiology  Mar 11, 2019  3 years ago
There's now another reason to get your yearly flu shot. Not only can it protect you from the body aches, fever and fatigue associated with a bout of influenza, it may even prevent you from having a heart attack, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. The study of nearly 30 million hospital records shows that people who ...
Source: Duke University Medical Center  Feb 09, 2019  3 years ago
The use of MRI to determine heart function has been slow to catch on, but a study from Duke Health researchers shows that stress cardiac MRI not only diagnoses disease, but can also predict which cases are potentially fatal. Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, ...
Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  Feb 04, 2019  3 years ago
In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a new study, published in JAMA Oncology, researchers compared four chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (abnormal heart muscle with impaired function) years after treatment.     "Exposure to anthracycline chemotherapies, such ...
Source: US FDA  Jan 18, 2019  3 years ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert regarding the possibility of an increased risk of death associated with the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The FDA's communication follows a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association ...
Source: Staff Writer, Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2019  4 years ago
Firibastat By Quantum Genomics is an oral antihypertensive drug that has proved  to be safe and effective and well-tolerated  in  the NEW-HOPE, a phase 2b clinical trial focused on an understudied and underserved patient population composed largely of overweight or obese, high-risk, hypertensive racial minorities. Firibastat is the first brain aminopeptidase A inhibitor. It selec...
Source: Cleveland Clinic  Dec 31, 2018  4 years ago
Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown, for the first time in humans, that choline is directly linked to increased production of a gut bacteria byproduct that increases the risk of blood-clotting events like heart attack and stroke. However, the research also showed that adding a low dose of aspirin may reduce that risk. In a small interventional study, the researchers provided oral choline, s...
Source: Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine  Dec 29, 2018  4 years ago
The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodeling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance—which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure—from natural dietary fiber. "You are what you eat," as the proverb goes. But to a large extent our well-being also dep...
Source: University of Tennessee Health Science Center  Dec 18, 2018  4 years ago
Scientists have identified a key player in blood pressure regulation and have shown that switching it off reduces blood pressure in mice. Their study ends much uncertainty about the contribution this molecule makes to high blood pressure and could lead to the development of new drugs. High blood pressure affects millions worldwide and is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke. Blood pressur...
Source: Rutgers University  Dec 15, 2018  4 years ago
Scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices. A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce ...
Source: University of Zurich  Dec 07, 2018  4 years ago
The current situation shows that doctors are prescribing to even healthy people who don't suffer from a cardiovascular disease ,cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, if they meet certain risk criteria. However, for years the use of statins for primary prevention has been hotly debated among experts. "Ultimately, this measure helps to prevent heart attacks or strokes in only a few ...
Source: University Of Iowa  Nov 09, 2018  4 years ago
An unexpected finding that links a structural heart protein to gene regulation following heart stress suggests potential new avenues for developing heart failure therapies.   The work led by University of Iowa heart researcher Long-Sheng Song, MD, focuses on a protein called junctophilin-2 (JP2). Previous work from Song's lab has shown that JP2 is a structural protein that is essen...
Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  Nov 02, 2018  4 years ago
A team led by a Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist has discovered a biomarker -- a protein found in the blood -- for the most common type of heart failure, a new study published today in JAMA Cardiologyshows. Discovery may aid doctors in diagnosing at-risk patients before symptoms appear. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) affects more than 6.5 million Americans each year...
Source: University of California   Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body's tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks.   In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia. Unlike...
Source: University of South Florida  Oct 01, 2018  4 years ago
A new review of published research from an international group of physicians and researchers is challenging the half-century long belief that LDL, the so-called 'bad kind' of cholesterol, causes heart disease. Published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, the review also questions the use of statins as the primary prevention  tool for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The stu...
Source: European Society of Cardiology  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Very high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018.  HDL Cholesterol   Study author Dr. Marc Allard-Ratick, of Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, US, said: "It may be time to change the way we view HDL cholesterol....
Source: American Heart Association  Aug 08, 2018  4 years ago
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 blood test for cardiac troponin, g...
Source: The North American Menopause Society  Jul 20, 2018  4 years ago
Heart disease is still the number one killer of US women, and hormone therapy remains a top treatment for menopause symptoms. A new study connects these two facts to demonstrate little effect of hormone therapy on artery thickness as a precursor to heart disease. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).   According...
Source: University of Warwick  Jul 20, 2018  4 years ago
A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive—but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest. The research raises important questions about the future use of adrenaline in such cases and will necessitate debate amongst healthcare professionals, patients and the...
Source: Multiple  Jul 19, 2018  4 years ago
Introduction High-sensitivity (hs) cardiac troponin (cTn) assays expedite the evaluation of patients with possible acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the emergency department. Rapid screening protocols with hscTn have been proposed for patients for whom ruling-in or ruling-out acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the primary issue. These protocols have not included the entire range of patients w...

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