Heart attack tied to edible marijuana is a warning to doctors

(Reuters Health) - As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn't enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease.
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Conclusion: Nicorandil administration at the time of primary PCI is associated with reduced MACE (both short- and long-term) and no-reflow phenomenon in patients with STEMI. PMID: 31117845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang MM, Zhang CG, Yang CJ, Zhao P, Li YL Abstract OBJECTIVE: Although numerous studies have evaluated the association between lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) gene polymorphisms and coronary heart disease, the conclusions are still inconsistency. Here we detected the correlation between D166E polymorphism of Lp-PLA2 and myocardial infarction (MI). Further, its clinical value as biomarker was assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 297 patients were enrolled, all diagnosed as MI at the Hebei General Hospital between May 2017 and May 2018, with 262 healthy subjects recruited as cont...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Abstract Patients with heart failure (HF) syndromes have been categorized as those with reduced ejection fraction (EF) or preserved EF (HFpEF), and ischemia plays a key role in both types. HF remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and with the aging of our population this burden continues to rise, predominantly as a result of hospitalizations for HFpEF. Patients with obstructive coronary artery disease more likely have HF with reduced EF, rather than HFpEF, secondary to acute ischemic injury resulting in myocardial infarction, and large outcomes trials of treatments with neurohumoral inhibitio...
Source: Circulation Research - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ Res Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings showed that higher dietary vitamin K consumption was associated with a moderately lower risk of CHD, and higher plasma dp-ucMGP concentration, but not total circulating osteocalcin, was associated with increased risks of all-cause and CVD mortality. However, causal relations cannot be established because of limited number of available studies, and larger prospective studies and randomized clinical trials are needed to validate the findings.
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This study determine the relative treatment effects of NST on fatal and nonfatal CV events among statin-treated patients. Methods A network meta-analysis based on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing non-statin lipid-modifying agents among statin-treated patients was performed. PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and Clinicaltrial.gov were searched up to April 10, 2018. The primary outcomes were CV and all-cause mortalities. Secondary CV outcomes were coronary heart disease (CHD) death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), any stroke, and coronary revascularization. Risks of discontinuations were ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
HEART ATTACK symptoms vary from person to person. The condition occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks are caused by a coronary heart disease. So what are the symptoms?
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(Natural News) Many people are terrified by the idea of having a heart attack, and it’s a reasonable fear when you consider the fact that heart disease is currently the leading cause of death around the world. However, it’s how this fear prompts you to act that can make the biggest difference in whether or...
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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
Abstract Stress echocardiography (stress echo) is a method in which various stimuli are used to elicit myocardial contractility or provoke cardiac ischemia with simultaneous echocardiographic image acquisition of left ventricular function and valvular flow, if needed. The technique is a well-recognized, safe and widely available stress test used for the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis in coronary heart disease, but may also prove valuable in valvular heart disease. The stressors used include physical exercise, pharmacological agents (dobutamine, vasodilators) and pacing stress, most often with the use of a p...
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: J Ultrason Source Type: research
Conclusion: CABG after ECLS was very rare in real-world circumstances. Although the early mortality rate was high, the risk of mortality may be acceptable under such devastating circumstances. PMID: 31089443 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
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