Heart attack: This ‘subtle’ symptom may signify you are at risk

HEART ATTACK is a medical emergency that can be fatal. While people typically associate heart attacks with highly distressing symptoms such as falling to the floor, one study suggests that for many heart-attack sufferers, the stand-out symptom is more subtle.
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Conclusion: This review suggests patients with RVO have an increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. More studies are needed to determine the highest risk periods for cardiovascular events and mortality after RVO and whether immediate cardiovascular evaluation and intervention will improve outcomes.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: The outcome of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is significantly influenced by the total tissue ischemic time. In spite of efforts for reducing the in-hospital delay by full-time provision of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) in the 24/7 program, pre-hospital delay still persists. As a first report in Iran, we aimed to assess the duration of pre-hospital delay and its contributing factors in STEMI patients in the P-PCI era. Methods: The present cross-sectional study evaluated 2103 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI from 2016 to 2018. Demographic, persona...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
We examined 969 patients, at least 6 months after myocardial infarction or coronary revascularisation. Depression or anxiety was assessed using a standard HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), while QoL by SF-36 (Short-Form-36 Questions) questionnaires. Follow-up was done to assess mortality in incidence of non-fatal cardiovascular event. Results: Both mood disorders were rather frequent; borderline depression or anxiety (HADS score 8-10) had 14.8 or 10.9% of patients, respectively; moderate-to-severe depression or anxiety (HADS score ≥11) had another 8.2 or 6.7% of patients. After adjustment for potentia...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
This study was planned to assess the differences in the clinical characteristics, angiographic characteristics, and in-hospital outcomes of smokers and nonsmokers after primary percutaneous coronary intervention at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.MethodsWe included patients between 40 and 80 years of age diagnosed with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention from July 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. Clinical and angiographic characteristics and in-hospital outcomes were obtained from the cases submitted to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's Cath...
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe incidence of CIN was slightly lower in PIS as compared to PPCI; however, this reduction was not statistically significant. The independent predictors of CIN were advanced age, history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, high dose of contrast agent, and cardiogenic shock.
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Large trial held in Iran of inexpensive medication combining four common drugsA cheap, single pill taken once a day that combines four common drugs is safe and reduces the risk of events such as heart attacks, strokes and sudden death in people over the age of 50, research has found.The study, the first large-scale trial to date, looked at the effectiveness of a so-called polypill – a four-in-one therapy containing drugs to lower cholesterol and blood pressure that was first proposed more than 15 years ago. The researchers found those taking the polypill had a more than 30% lower risk of serious heart problems than t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Heart disease Heart attack Stroke Health Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Science Iran Source Type: news
HEART attack is a serious medical condition that can be brought on by underlying conditions. Recent research has claimed a four-in-one pill could help slash a person ’s risk.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract PURPOSE: We evaluated the incidence, predictors, and prognosis of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) after second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 976 consecutive patients (1245 lesions) who underwent follow-up angiography after second-generation DES implantation were analyzed. Incidence and predictors of CAA were assessed, and clinical prognosis was compared with 34 cases of CAA after first-generation DES implantation using previous CAA registry data. RESULTS: All 10 cases of CAA (0.80% per lesion) in 10 patients (1.02% per patient) were detected a...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Antifibrinolytic agents are used during ASD surgery to minimize blood loss and transfusion requirements. Tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces the risk of blood loss and transfusion after ASD surgery, but there persists concern for prothrombotic effects, myocardial infarction, stroke, and postoperative neurologic events including seizures.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity helps to address common comorbidity burdens, including decreasing rates of myocardial infarction and stroke. The increased mechanical stresses on the spine caused by morbid obesity predispose patients to various spinal pathologies and are concerning for spinal surgeons, with previous studies suggesting poorer outcomes than the general population. The effects of bariatric surgery on diminishing spinal complaints or symptoms have yet to be elucidated in the literature.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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