Tag: heart attack

Stock Markets Are Linked With Risks of Heart Attack: Study Revealed

Stock Market is the place which can be deeply linked with the myocardial infractions or heart attacks, this point has been researched by a team of people from the Duke University Medical Center on the basis of analysis of data collected during the Current US economic crisis.

According to the leading investigator of the study “During the period that the NASDAQ was declining, the MI (myocardial infarction, or heart attack) rates were increasing” and this team has also traced a rise in occurrence of heart attacks from January 2008 to July 2009 which is claimed to be the roller coaster period for the stock markets, the figures have been used from the Duke Databank for the Cardiovascular diseases.

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Medical Strides cost yet another life: Death of double transplant patient.

The world’s first transplant was performed in France in 2005 on Isabelle French-DoctorDinoive, a 38- year-old woman who had been mauled by her dog.

Worldwide there had been five face transplants to date, three of them in France, two in United States and one in China, in which one person died after stopping anti-rejection drugs. But it was the first time a transplant of both hands and face has been completed in one go.

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Some Tips For Early Prevention For Heart Attack

Heart attack is a quite common problem worldwide, for experiencing heart attack you don’t need to reach your 50s or 60s. This is one of the deadliest situations when we have no other option except praying, so early prevention is always welcome.

  • Knowledge about the initial signs of heart attack is very important, like- shortness of breath, leg swelling, chest pain, prolonged cough, pounding heat etc.
  • A smoking habit increases the chances of cardiac arrest, so try to control your smoking habit.

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Behavior Changes: A Basic Factor in Recurring Cardiovascular Events

cardiovascularHeart patients with depression have a higher risk for recurring cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke and heart failure, but the reason behind this link is not clear yet. Now U.S researchers find that behavior changes in these patients are a basic factor in recurring cardiovascular events.

To know about the symptoms of depression in heart disease patients, researchers, from the VAheart attack Medical Center in San Francisco, used a questionnaire and then they utilized different models to assess the link between depression and following cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

The researchers found that there was a 50% higher risk of cardiovascular events in the patients who had depression. After adjusting cardiac disease severity and other existing conditions, the researchers found a 31% higher risk for cardiovascular events in the patients with depression.

Then, the researchers adjusted some other health behaviors like physical inactivity in these patients and they noticed that there wasn’t a considerable link between cardiovascular events and depression. The researchers accounted physical inactivity for a 44% higher risk of cardiovascular events.

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Angioplasty High Cost Doesn’t Justify the Marginal Benefits, Researchers Suggest

AngioplastyA new study suggests that the high cost of angioplasty doesn’t seem to justify the marginal benefit.

Reporting at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions in New Orleans, the researchers told that adding angioplasty to optimal medical therapy could improve angina-related symptoms in some patients, but at a very high cost.

Dr Sidney Smith, chairman of the AHA says: “It’s an important trial, but the cost is important too and we find that the use of stents and additional angina related to that was expensive.”

However, it doesn’t mean that the procedure shouldn’t be performed.

“Cost must not be a barricade, but to do things in a better way, it should be an incentive by targeting the population or by making it a less expensive procedure. Definitely we need to find a way to fix the cost.” Smith added.

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Poor Sleep + Hypertension = a Dangerous Combination

Poor SleepA study suggests that elderly, who don’t have 7.5 hours sleep a night, are at higher death risk.

Japanese researchers say that those elderly people who get less than 7.5 hours of sleep and have high blood pressure, it may increase their risk of heart disease.

In his study, the researchers tracked the sleep of 1,255 people (With 70.4 year average age) and they also followed their health for 50 months. They found in the follow-up that there were 99 cardiovascular disease events includingheart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death.

The researchers noted that people who took less than 7.5 hours sleep a night had the highest risk of cardiovascular event. The study has been published in the Nov. 10 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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