Heart attacks are more common in areas that have more fast food outlets, find scientists

Scientists used data from 3,070 patients admitted to hospitals in Australia with a heart attack between 2011 and 2013. Home addresses were noted for each patient.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Heart attack Heart disease Science Society UK news Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundThe amelioration of myocardial reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remains a significant issue.ObjectiveWe conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to better assess the effects of intracoronary nicorandil administration on myocardial microcirculation and clinical outcomes in these patients.MethodsThe meta-analysis was performed according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement. A literature search was performed in the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane ...
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): J. Masip, J.R. Germà LluchAbstractRecent epidemiological studies have shown that alcohol consumption can increase the risk of arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation and gastrointestinal and breast cancer. Various sectors are therefore promoting abstinence from alcohol. However, light alcohol consumption has once again been shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and diabetes but with an unclear effect on cerebrovascular disease. The decision to consume alcohol should therefore be ...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
New research in mice and humans finds that exposure to intense light therapy can boost the heart's protection against a heart attack.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news
A new test developed by scientists at King's College in London have developed a new portable device which will be able to diagnose a patient suffering a heart attack using a simple pin prick.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Al Halabi S, Burke L, Hussain F, Lopez J, Mathew V, Bernat I, Shroff A Abstract OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare outcomes with radial vs femoral approach in female patients undergoing coronary angiography. BACKGROUND: Women undergoing cardiac procedures have increased risk of bleeding and vascular complications, but are under-represented in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) involving coronary angiography. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of RCTs comparing outcomes in women undergoing angiography with radial vs femoral approaches. The primary outcome was non-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) ...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
AbstractVery long-term data of the biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DES) in comparison with the contemporary durable polymer DES (DP-DES) are still to be investigated. We aimed to investigate the very long-term clinical performance of contemporary BP-DES against the DP-DES. We performed a systematic review to evaluate very long-term clinical outcomes of BP-DES versus DP-DES. Inclusion criteria were randomized design comparing BP-DES against DP-DES and follow-up duration  ≥ 36 months. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL without restricting language or publication status were searched up to Decemb...
Source: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
An almost epidemic number of people are actually suffering from ischemic heart disease (IHD), making this condition the leading cause of death worldwide [1]. According to the projection of the World Health Organization, by 2030, over 10 million deaths (13.4% of global deaths) would be attributable to IHD.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Wang TKM, Liao YB, Choi D, Harmos S, Haydcok D, Gerber I Abstract AIMS: A significant minority of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery (MVR) have indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The risks of combination surgeries are not well appreciated and maybe more than additive. We compared the characteristics and outcomes of MVR+/-CABG performed at our centre. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing isolated MVR or with concurrent (MVR+)CABG at Auckland City Hospital during 2005-2012 were compared for baseline and operative characteristics and outcomes in univariable and multivariable ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang L, Zhang J, Tong Q, Wang G, Dong H, Wang Z, Sun Q, Wu H Abstract The current study mainly aimed to evaluate the expression and the potential mechanism of miR-29a-3p in the hearts of mice after cardiac ischemia reperfusion (CIR) injury. Quantitative PCR was carried out to assess the relative levels of miR-29a-3p in the hearts of a CIR injury mouse model. To the best of our knowledge, the current study is the first to show that the level of miR-29a-3p was significantly decreased in the hearts of CIR injury mouse models compared with that of sham controls. Moreover, the authors found that decreased miR-...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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