Dead is dead: Drug for helping smokers quit found to increase risk of heart attack AND self-harm

(Natural News) Pfizer’s flagship smoking cessation drug varenicline, sold under the brand names Chantix in the United States and Champix in Canada and Europe, may do more harm than good as recent research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that the medication was associated with an increased likelihood of suffering from cardiovascular conditions. A...
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Authors: Boon G, van Dam LF, Klok FA, Huisman MV Abstract INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is the third most frequent cardiovascular disease besides myocardial infarction and stroke. Since DVT may cause life-threatening conditions, treatment should be started as soon as possible. This comprises certain challenges in special populations. Areas covered: In cancer-associated VTE, current treatment is different from non-cancer VTE due to disease-related interventions and higher bleeding risks. In treatment of patients with extensive DVT, the r...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
Abstract Astragaloside IV (AS-IV), the major pharmacological extract from Astragalus membranaceus Bunge, possesses a variety of biological activities in the cardiovascular systems. Here, we aimed to evaluate preclinical evidence and possible mechanism of AS-IV for animal models of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Studies of AS-IV in animal models with myocardial I/R injury were identified from 6 databases from inception to May, 2018. The methodological quality was assessed by using CAMARADES 10-item checklist. All the data were analyzed using Rev-Man 5.3 software. As a result, 22 studies with 484 anim...
Source: Physiological Reviews - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Front Physiol Source Type: research
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- World Trade Center-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris, according to a study published in the June issue...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Landmark trial likely to change the way cardiac arrest has been treated in the UK for more than half a centuryA treatment given to thousands of people who suffer cardiac arrest in Britain every year nearly doubles the risk of permanent brain damage and only marginally improves the chances of survival, a landmark study has found.More than 30,000 people have cardiac arrests – where the heart stops beating – annually in the UK. More than half receive shots of adrenaline alongside other interventions that are designed to restart the heart. In most cases the attacks are still fatal, with fewer than 10% of patients s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Science Heart attack Society Source Type: news
You're reading Death is not a Dirty Word: Living with Grief, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. After my husband died, I remember all the awkward moments when people avoided me – at my office, on the street and even friends who were uncomfortable talking about it.  At times I felt like I had a disease, and in a sense I did – I had been impacted by death and my world had been blown apart. If anyone got too close to me, death and all its sorrow might rub against them, too. It’s true we l...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured psychology self improvement death Debbie Augenthaler grief grieving loss of a loved one pickthebrain You Are Not Alone Source Type: blogs
AbstractNon-invasive imaging plays a growing role in the diagnosis and management of ischemic heart disease from its earliest manifestations of endothelial dysfunction to myocardial infarction along the myocardial ischemic cascade. Experts representing the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging and the European Society of Cardiac Radiology have worked together to organize the role of non-invasive imaging along the framework of the ischemic cascade. The current status of non-invasive imaging for ischemic heart disease is reviewed along with the role of imaging for guiding surgical planning. The issue of cost effe...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsLow-dose normal stress-only WBR MPS has a reliable long-term prognostic value in patients with suspected or known CAD. This finding supports the introduction of such a method into clinical practice with a consistent dose optimization in the interest of patients and exposed staff.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
This study is the first prospective randomized trial investigating potential clinical benefits, associated with FFR-guided surgical revascularization. Trial registration: NCT01810224
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In-Stent Restenosis with "Inflammatory" Neointima Following Everolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation. Int Heart J. 2018 Jul 15;: Authors: Tsuji Y, Koide M, Katsura K, Fujita H, Ishibashi-Ueda H, Otsuka F Abstract A 53-year-old male presented with acute myocardial infarction and was subsequently implanted with a 4.0 × 28 mm everolimus-eluting platinum chromium stent in his proximal left anterior descending artery. Eight months after the implantation, he developed exertional angina and underwent coronary angiography, which revealed significant in-stent restenosis (ISR). Percutaneous coronary...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with ACS treated with DAPT with ticagrelor or prasugrel, the PARIS model helps to properly evaluate the ischemic-hemorrhagic risk.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLa puntuación PARIS permite una estratificación combinada de los riesgos isquémico y hemorrágico de los pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica tratados con stent coronario y tratamiento antiagregante plaquetario doble (TAPD). Se desconoce su utilidad en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo (SCA) tratados con ticagrelor o prasugrel. Se investiga este aspecto en un registro internacional.M&...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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