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Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?

Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's&Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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ABSTRACT Background: Blood biomarkers are easily accessible and might reflect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) activity. Aim: To determine whether a panel of blood biomarkers (C‐reactive protein [CRP], neutrophils, eosinophils, albumin and vitamin D) could predict mortality in COPD. Methods: we analyzed data from 431 COPD participants to the 2007‐2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys who were followed for a median time of 36 months. COPD was defined as post‐bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity ratio
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results do not show a reduction of the MI risk in patients using a LTRA; situation somehow different in IS patients from primary health care centers with a slightly protective effect of montelukast in reducing the IS risk, that, however, did not reach statistical significance. Future studies should require a larger sample size and monitor asthmatic patients from primary care.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Airway Pharmacology and Treatment Source Type: research
Conclusions: our preliminary results suggest that 1) chronic respiratory diseases are associated with different cardiovascular risk factors; 2) the associations of CB and rhinitis with cardiovascular diseases seem to be independent of the presence of shared risk factors.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Authors: Yang D, Yang X, Deng F, Guo X Abstract Recently, the air pollution situation of our country is very serious along with the development of urbanization and industrialization. Studies indicate that the exposure of air pollution can cause a rise of incidence and mortality of many diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, myocardial infarction, and so on. However, there is now growing evidence showing that significant air pollution exposures are associated with early biomarkers in various systems of the body. In order to better prevent and control the damage effect of air pollutio...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Kounis syndrome is a rare condition that is classically associated with vasospastic angina or acute myocardial infarction in the setting of mast cell activation and the release of inflammatory mediators. Mast cell activation disorder is characterized by an excessive inflammatory reaction of mast cell mediator release resulting in chronic symptoms and anaphylaxis. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of Kounis syndrome in a pediatric patient with mast cell activation disorder.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Lag 0–2 OPDTT was associated with ED visits for multiple cardiorespiratory outcomes, providing support for the utility of OPDTT as a measure of fine particle toxicity. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1545 Received: 23 December 2016 Revised: 4 August 2017 Accepted: 12 August 2017 Published: 26 October 2017 Please address correspondence to J.Y. Abrams, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCEZID/DHCPP, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, CDC Mailstop A30, Atlanta, GA 30333 USA. Telephone: (404) 639-5121. Email: jabrams@cdc.gov Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1545). The authors ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic literature review of recent publications on the burden of long-term corticosteroid exposure, specifically, to summarize the AEs and economic impact of long-term corticosteroid use and to reveal data gaps for additional research. METHODS: The Ovid search platform was used to access scientific literature databases. The search strategy targeted the use of corticosteroids and economic outcomes research. Articles were restricted to those published between 2007 and 2016 to cover publications since prior reviews; conference abstracts and articles assessing pediatrics we...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
Author Affiliations open 1Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 2Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 3Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland 4Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, Wales, UK 5University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 6Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark 7IUF Leibniz-Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung, Düsseldorf, Germany 8National Research Centre for the Working Environment...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
You’ve probably heard some very confusing advice about which cooking oils are best for your health. Almost every time you read an article or watch a health show on TV, someone is recommending some good-for-you grease that’s somehow better, less cancer-causing, more antioxidant-rich, less (or sometimes more) fatty than the last. The problem begins with doctors and nutritionists — and Big Food — who like to classify cooking oils by categories of fat, claiming that one category is “good” and another is “bad.” Don’t listen to them. We already know that mainstream medicine a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Nutrition Cancer cooking fat food oil Source Type: news
Conclusions: Long-term exposure to NO2 and road traffic noise was associated with higher risk of heart failure, mainly among men, in both single- and two-pollutant models. High exposure to both pollutants was associated with highest risk. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1272 Received: 25 October 2016 Revised: 09 August 2017 Accepted: 09 August 2017 Published: 26 September 2017 Address correspondence to M. Sørensen. Diet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Telephone: +45 35257626. Email: mettes@cancer.dk Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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