Seriously ill wait more than hour for ambulance

Heart attack and stroke patients are among those facing long delays for crews to arrive, BBC finds.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The geriatric population is at high risk of severe low blood glucose (LBG) events due to diminished homeostatic mechanisms, especially on hypoglycemic medications. Moderate to severe LBG events in these patients can contribute to behavior changes such as agitation, change in level of consciousness, disruption of sleep, instability and increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and falls. Rapid recognition and appropriate treatment and prevention of LBG and recurrences can reduce risk for hospitalization in the geriatric population.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
A new study by US researchers, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, of almost 6,000 over 40s found regular consumers were twice as prone to low levels of good cholesterol.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Andy Beal woke up at 4 a.m. and went to the bathroom as he'd done hundreds of times before. This time, though, the 44-year-old North Carolina man had trouble getting back into bed. " I...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Atherosclerosis is a condition characterized by the growth of fatty lesions, atheromas, in blood vessel walls. This narrows and weakens blood vessels, leading to heart disease, and then ultimately the fatal rupture or blockage of a major vessel that causes a heart attack or stroke. This degeneration of the arteries is a universal process. It occurs to various degrees in every older person, and kills perhaps a sixth of humanity at the present time. The only reason that it doesn't kill everybody is that other degenerative process of aging manage to get in first, that data suggesting that this is most likely only a matter of ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: blogs
HOW TO lose visceral fat: Losing visceral fat is extremely important as it significantly reduces one's risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart attack and stroke. What is the best exercise that's backed up by studies to help you lose your visceral fat?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
HIGH BLOOD pressure is medically known as hypertension and having the condition puts a person at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. There is a lesser known condition known as secondary hypertension, which can also result in some life-threatening complications. What is it and what are the symptoms?
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The growth of the elderly population has led to an increase in patients with myocardial infarction and stroke (Wajngarten and Silva, Eur Cardiol 14: 111 –115, 2019). Patients receiving treatment for ST-segment-...
Source: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
We examined a subgroup of 1,369 patients from the Japan Morning Surge Home Blood Pressure study; these were patients who had cardiovascular risk factors and had undergone ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring. HR non-dipping status was defined as (awake HR - sleep HR)/awake HR
Source: American Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Am J Hypertens Source Type: research
Authors: Valentí V, Cienfuegos JA, Becerril Mañas S, Frühbeck G Abstract Bariatric-metabolic surgery is the safest, most effective and long-lasting treatment for obesity and its associated co-morbidities, whether they be metabolic (type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) or cardiovascular (myocardial infarction, stroke). Due to the obesity pandemic, bariatric-metabolic surgery is the second most frequent intra-abdominal procedure and the gastroenterologist and the surgeon must be aware of the physiologic changes caused by the anatomic reconfiguration following surgery. ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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