You are 6x more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke 3 days after the flu: Study

(Natural News) A new study has found that people who have just had the flu are up to six times more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. In the biggest study to look at stroke and heart attack risk from specific respiratory infections, researchers found that some of the organisms that can cause...
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CONCLUSIONS: PA use may reduce initial stroke severity in AT stroke and the risk of END, and can improve functional outcome at three months irrespective of stroke subtypes. PMID: 30429408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Influenza and pneumococcal infections have been suggested to be potential risk factors for causing adverse cardiovascular events, especially in high-risk patients. Vaccination against respiratory infections in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) could serve as a potential cost-effective intervention to improve their clinical outcomes and cardiac societies have encouraged it. Previous studies have shown that influenza vaccination reduce mortality, acute coronary syndromes and hospitalization in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and/or heart failure (HF). However, there is a paucity of randomized ...
Source: Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractAimsRecent clinical studies have shown that galectin ‐3 is a prognostic indicator in patients with coronary heart disease and in patients with heart failure. Experimental data suggest that galectin‐3 may play a role in atherogenesis. We have evaluated whether serum galectin‐3 level is associated with cardiovascular outcome in type 2 diabetes.Materials and methodsGalectin ‐3 was measured in baseline samples in 1495 persons with type 2 diabetes. The primary cardiovascular outcome, incident cardiovascular events, was defined as first non‐fatal myocardial infarction, non‐fatal stroke, coronary revasculariza...
Source: Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
BackgroundPatients discharged after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have substantial risk of recurrent ischemic events or dying.HypothesisA difference may exist in risk predictors for all ‐cause mortality and ischemic events between year‐1 and year‐2 of follow up post‐ACS.MethodsEPICOR (NCT01171404) was a prospective, international, real ‐world cohort study of consecutive patients hospitalized for ACS within 24 hours of symptom onset and surviving to discharge. 10,568 patients were enrolled (555 hospitals; 20 countries) and followed‐up for 2 years. From these, 4943 were admitted with ST‐elevation myocardial ...
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
Pumping iron for just a few minutes cuts the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, say researchers from Iowa State University who studied nearly 13,000 adults.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Suowen Xu, Danielle Kamato, Peter J. Little, Shinichi Nakagawa, Jaroslav Pelisek, Zheng Gen JinAbstractAtherosclerosis, the principal cause of cardiovascular death worldwide, is a pathological disease characterized by fibro-proliferation, chronic inflammation, lipid accumulation, and immune disorder in the vessel wall. As the atheromatous plaques develop into advanced stage, the vulnerable plaques are prone to rupture, which causes acute cardiovascular events, including ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction. Emerging evi...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur early outcomes suggest that the CSS approach may reduce the incidence of right ventricular failure, bleeding, intubation time and ICU length of stay. Further studies are needed to fully elucidate the advantages of CSS LVAD implantation compared with median sternotomy.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Medicare claims have a high PPV but low sensitivity for identifying MI and can be used to investigate individual-level characteristics associated with MI.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
AbstractAtherosclerotic plaques can remain quiescent for years, but become life threatening upon rupture or disruption, initiating clot formation in the vessel lumen and causing acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Whether and how a plaque ruptures is determined by its macroscopic structure and microscopic composition. Rupture-prone plaques usually consist of a thin fibrous cap with few smooth muscle cells, a large lipid core, a dense infiltrate of inflammatory cells, and neovessels. Such lesions, termed high-risk plaques, can remain asymptomatic until the thrombotic event. Various imaging technologies currentl...
Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
HIGH BLOOD pressure needs to be controlled and lowered in order to prevent the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But what ’s the best way to lower blood pressure and should you take medication?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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