CDC Data Shows 80% of Heart Attacks and Strokes Preventable

CDC numbers show 2.2 million heart attack and stroke hospitalizations in a year. ... A majority could have been prevented through physical activity and other steps. ... Also of Interest Only 1% of ...
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This study included 172 consecutive patients with their first acute MI, 88 STEMI, and 84 NSTEMI, treated with PCI. On the third day of hospitalization, blood samples were collected from each patient to measure the concentration of clopidogrel and its metabolite 2-oxo-clopidogrel using the UHPLC-DAD-MS method. The following clinical outcomes were registered during the 28-month follow-up: mortality from cardiovascular causes, nonfatal MI, nonfatal stroke, and hospitalization for urgent myocardial revascularization or heart failure. RESULTS: Lower dose-adjusted clopidogrel concentrations (p 
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
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 ...
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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.
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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
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