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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PEOPLE who have had a flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after an infection. Who is at risk and how can this be prevented?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe low lead level today means more effect of COPD on the occurrence of heart attack and stroke. More studies required to understand the pathways of the association of COPD, CVD and lead due to their shared risk factors.
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with ACS, ticagrelor is more efficacious in protecting against new ischemic events and mortality than clopidogrel irrespective of the presence of HF. There is no difference between ticagrelor or clopidogrel treatment in new-onset HF post-ACS.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2019Source: Protein Expression and PurificationAuthor(s): Vandana, Satish Kantipudi, Neeraj Maheshwari, Sheetal Sharma, Girish SahniAbstractThere has been an increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke in modern societies because of multiple lifestyle related issues like sedentariness and obesity, alcohol consumption and many more “life-style”factors. The FDA-approved thrombolytics such as Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Streptokinase etc. are used to lyse the clots in thrombotic disorders such as myocardial infarction, stroke...
Source: Protein Expression and Purification - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Imagine leaving the hospital after suffering a heart attack without being treated for hypertension or being started on a beta blocker. What would we think of the hospital where patients are never educated about the relationship between treating hypertension and reducing myocardial infarction and stroke risk? Unfortunately, this happens every day with osteoporosis and fractures... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Osteoporosis osteoporotic fracture rates Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Noncardiac surgery was associated with an increase in atherogenic leukocyte subsets. In a post hoc analysis, elevated pre-OP presepsin was associated with MACCE and improved NT-proBNP-based risk assessment. After validation in an independent data set, a presepsin cutoff of 184 pg·mL might qualify to complement NT-proBNP-based risk prediction, thereby increasing the proportion of correctly identified high-risk patients. PMID: 31094810 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In community-dwelling Japanese men, anthropometric obesity indices, BMI in particular, were more strongly associated with carotid atherosclerosis than CT-based obesity indices. The association of general obesity with carotid atherosclerosis was strong and adding CT-based obesity measure did not considerably influence in the association. PMID: 31092764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: HTPR was significantly associated with adverse ischemic outcomes at 1 year after PCI in Japanese patients receiving maintenance DAPT, indicating its potential as a prognostic indicator of clinical outcomes in this high-risk patient population. PMID: 31092743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Bjerre M Abstract In spite of improvements in treatment, coronary artery disease is still responsible for one third of all deaths globally, predominantly due to myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. There is an important potential in developing new strategies for treatment of patients with these conditions. Inflammation, and in particular the actions of the complement system, has emerged as part of the pathogenesis in the reperfusion injury in patients with MI. To further qualify this, we examined the association between the plasma levels of lectin pathway proteins and myocardial endpoints; left ventricular ejec...
Source: Clinical and Developmental Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Clin Exp Immunol Source Type: research
In conclusion, the evidence thus far has not been significant enough for the American College of Cardiology to recommend the incorporation of oral anticoagulants in the management of stable ischemic heart disease patients, in contrast to aspirin and clopidogrel. As the antithrombotic and antiischemic properties of these newer agents seem evident, so does their potential for increase in risk of bleeding events. Doctors have to individually tailor antithrombotic medication decisions based on the patient ’s risk-benefit profile.
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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