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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Written by Pendell Meyers, few edits by SmithA man in his 60s with history of stroke and hypertension but no known heart disease presented with chest pain that started on the morning of presentation at around 8am.Here is his triage ECG when he presented at 1657:What do you think?There is sinus rhythm with normal QRS complex and ST depression in V2-V5, maximal in V3-V4. There is no ST depression in V6, II, III, or aVF, and no significant ST elevation in aVR, all confirming that the ST vector is not consistent with diffuse subendocardial ischemia, but rather a focal ST vector pointed at the posterior wall. It is posterior OM...
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Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer.
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Alliance of 40 health bodies set to ramp up efforts to cut cardiovascular disease and dementia rates in England Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets NHS Health Check waste of time and money, says study First national joint awareness campaign on lung and heart disease launched Telling GPs which patients haven ’t had CRC screening improves uptake Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy
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ConclusionsIGFBP-7 is a good biomarker of CAD occurrence but not of its advancement. We demonstrated the existence of the relation between higher IGFBP-7 concentration and the selected classical risk factors of cardiovascular events as well as cIMT values. IGFBP-7 cannot serve as a marker of acute ischemia. Also, IGFBP-7 was not confirmed as a predictor of mortality in the MI patients.
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Can being positive protect against heart disease? Yes! There is a lot of evidence suggesting that having a positive outlook — like being optimistic, cheerful, having gratitude and purpose in life — can be heart-protective. Researchers in the UK looked at psychological characteristics of over 8,000 people, and found that those who scored high on optimism and a sense of well-being enjoyed a 30% lower risk of developing heart disease. Other studies report similar findings: in a study of over 70,000 women followed for over 10 years, those who scored highest on an optimism questionnaire had a significantly lower ris...
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By: Dr. Diana Baptiste and Dr. Yvonne Commodore Mensah February is Black History Month, and also happens to be American Heart Month! Every 38 seconds, someone’s wife, mother, sister, or daughter dies from heart disease and stroke. In the U.S. rates are highest among Black women; more than 60 percent of us are living with The post Black Women and Matters of the Heart appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.
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This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
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This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
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ConclusionsThis study suggests that there are gender differences in prevalence and risk factors of heart diseases in Turkey. Complementing the earlier literature, findings of this study imply that gender specific health interventions would be effective in coping with heart related diseases.
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Authors: Lin X, Zhang S, Huo Z Abstract Patients with ischemic heart disease are associated with poor prognosis, and their number has increased globally. Therefore, biomarkers that could predict post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) heart failure (HF) would be helpful to guide appropriate treatment. Based on the diagnosis on admission and results of echocardiogram performed on admission and 1 year after discharge, the current study recruited 54 patients with post-AMI HF, 59 patients with post-AMI non-HF, and 59 healthy controls. Eight candidate microRNAs (miRs) were screened through real-time quantitative PCR. Ser...
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