Racial gap narrows in heart attack deaths

The data from the University of Iowa show black patients now have a 21.4 percent chance of surviving, compared to whites' 23.2 percent. That is up from 11 percent and 16 percent in 2000.
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HEART attack signs and symptoms include chest pain and breaking into a cold sweat. It could be possible to avoid the condition, however, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Adding this food to the diet could help, they said.
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HEART attack signs and symptoms include chest pain and breaking into a cold sweat. It could be possible to avoid the condition, however, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Adding this food to the diet could help, they said.
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ACS Applied Materials&InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08659
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo determine whether hypothyroidism is associated with cardiovascular complications and surgical wound infections after cardiac surgery.MethodsPatients were categorized as: (1) hypothyroid [patients with increased TSH concentrations ( ≧ 5.5 mIU/L) within 6 months prior to surgery]; (2) corrected hypothyroid [diagnosis of hypothyroidism any time before surgery or on preoperative thyroid supplementation and normal TSH concentration (0.4 \(\le\) TSH\(\le\) 5.5 mIU/L]; and (3) euthyroid [no hypothyroid diagnosis and not on preoperative thyroid supplementation and normal TS...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Recently, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and the World Heart Federation (WHF) simultaneously published the fourth document in the universal definition of myocardial infarction series.1 The first document proposing a universal definition was published in 2000 in the European Heart Journal and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The AHA and the WHF became co-sponsors of subsequent editions of this guideline starting with the second document in 2007.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has been associated with substantial reductions in readmission within 30 days of discharge among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥65 years who are hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia – the target population for this program.1,2 There have been suggestions that hospitals may have pursued reductions in readmissions through efforts mainly directed towards Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥ 65 years without pursuing systematic improvements in the care of patients.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is reported to be accompanied by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy induction. Nevertheless, the roles of ER stress and autophagy in post-infarct reparative fibrosis remain to be elucidated.
Source: Archives of Medical Research - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Preliminary Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: The cardiogenic shock phenotype in ESHF was distinct from AMI, characterized by higher filling and pulmonary artery pressures, lower DO2, greater anaerobic metabolism but less severe metabolic acidosis.
Source: Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Science Aspects Source Type: research
ConclusionuLMPCI is safe and effective treatment alternative to CABG in non diabetic patients with selected LM alone, single vessel and single stent patients with low and intermediate syntax score(≤32)at 3 years.
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Localized cooling of the heart before and after angioplasty may help mitigate the risk of further cardiovascular damage during a heart attack, a recent study carried out by Netherlands-based cardiologists revealed. According to experts, heart attack patients were at an increased risk of cardiovascular muscle death. Cardiologists prevented this by performing angioplasty procedure, where the constricted...
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