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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ConclusionsThe antiplatelet effect of Talcom is non-inferior to Plavix, and the clinical efficacy and safety of Talcom and Plavix at 5  years were not significantly different in this study.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
If the risk of a stroke or heart attack doesn’t scare us into controlling our blood pressure, surely a heightened risk for vascular dementia should. While Alzheimer’s is considered by experts to be the most common form of dementia, vascular dementia follows closely behind in ranking. The two mixed together are also common, so we should consider ourselves at risk for dementia unless we have a healthy vascular system. Read the full article on HealthCentral about monitoring your blood pressure to avoid vascular dementia: MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
ConclusionNLR predicts all-cause mortality, MACE, and HF hospitalization 1-year post-TAVR. NLR with TAVR risk score improved predictability for MACE. Further studies for prognostication utilizing NLR are warranted.
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe EVOLVE Short DAPT study will prospectively define the safety of DAPT discontinuation at 3 months in high bleeding risk patients treated with the SYNERGY stent.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that nutraceuticals possess enormous health benefits and their interventions can be highly beneficial in the prevention/reduction of CVDs and related disorders such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart attack and stroke. The findings of this review provide an update on the emerging uses of nutraceuticals, functional foods, and herbal remedies in humans. Nevertheless, large-scale randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials are needed to confirm the health benefit claims about nutraceuticals and herbal products to establish their long-term safety and to resolve the controversy ...
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In the EXCEL trial, PCI of LM disease with TRA was associated with comparable early and late clinical outcomes as TFA. PMID: 30111521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
This study suggests that oral statin therapy may be a new approach for patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.AUTHORSThe study ’s co-senior authors are Dr. Elizabeth Tarling of UCLA and Dr. Bruce Trapnell of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other authors are listed in the journal article.JOURNALThe study was  published in the journal Nature Communications. FUNDINGThe National Institutes of Health funded the research.Learn more about the  cardiovascular research theme at UCLA. 
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
But signs that downwards trend may have stalled Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Stroke burden set to double by 2030 Dementia diagnosis target should be 75% by 2017
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Disclosed are A3 adenosine receptor antagonists and/or partial agonists of formula (I): wherein R1 to R5 are as described herein, as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof and methods of use thereof. The antagonists or partial agonists find use in treating a number of diseases including cancer, glaucoma, inflammatory diseases, asthma, stroke, myocardial infarction, allergic reactions, rhinitis, poison ivy induced responses, urticaria, scleroderma, arthritis, brain arteriole diameter constriction, bronchoconstriction, and myocardial ischemia, as well as in preventing cardiac ischemia. Also disclosed are radiolabeled co...
Source: NIDDK Research Resources - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one risk factor — like blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure — at a time. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed what happens to death rates and other health problems when people control up to five known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The study ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news
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