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      Women More at Risk of Death From Myocardial Infarction Than Men

      A primary issue is gender gap treatement delays. According to new research, women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. Women had longer treatment delays, less aggressive treatment, more complications and longer hospital stays. The...
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      Early Menopause, Heart attack, and Stroke

      Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study is...
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      Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Heart Disease Risk

      Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been linked with poor bone health. However, the results from several population studies indicate that a low level of this important vitamin may also be linked to a higher risk of ischemic heart disease, a designation that covers heart attack, coronary arteriosclerosis and angina. Other...
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      Drug Pulled From the Market for Heart Attack Risks

      Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull the weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) because clinical studies found rhe drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Approximately 8 million people worldwide take the drug, according to the FDA, ths includes about 100,000 Americans. “Meridia’s continued availability is not justified when...
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      More Insanity: Flu Shot “May Prevent Heart Attack”

      A British study widely publicized in various online and print media outlets claims that flu vaccines can reduce the risk of heart attacks by as much as 19 percent. Critics, however, say the study is flawed, and that the “data” in it do not mean what the researchers are telling...
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      Unlike FDA, British Regulators Take Avandia off the Market

      Ending years of contoversy about the diabetes drug Avandia, the European Medicines Agency today took the step of stopping further use of the drug. An action teh U.S. FDA failed to take. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) “recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for the rosiglitazone-containing anti-diabetes medicines Avandia,...
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      DASH Diet Reduces Heart Attack Risk, Especially for African-Americans

      The DASH eating plan, known to reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol, also reduces the 10-year risk of heart attack, especially among African-Americans, according to research in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The DASH eating plan, recommended by the American Heart Association, emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy...
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      Sex Twice a Week Cuts Heart Attack in Half

      Men who have sex at least twice a week can almost halve their risk of heart disease, says new research from New England Research Institute in Massachusetts. The study found that men who indulge in regular lovemaking reduced their risk of developing life-threatening heart conditions by 45%. For the study,...
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      Large Study Finds Eating Fatty Fish Lowers Heart Failure Risk for Men

      Eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week helped reduce men’s risk of heart failure, adding to growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are of benefit to cardiac health. Represent one of the largest studies to investigate the association, the study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess...
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      Study: Laughter is Good Medicine

      Laughter Coupled With Standard Diabetic Treatment, Raises Good Cholesterol And May Lower Heart Attack Risk The connection between the body, mind and spirit has been the subject of conventional scientific inquiry for some 20 years. The idea was popularized for many in the story of Norman Cousins. In the 1970s,...
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      Study: Whole Grains Reduces Risk of Heart Failure

      About 5 million people in the United States suffer from heart failure (HF). While some reports indicate that changes to diet can reduce HF risk, few large, prospective studies have been conducted. In a new study researchers observed over 14,000 participants for more than 13 years and found that whole...
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      ED: Heart Attack Early Warning

      Erectile dysfunction is best predictor of cardiovascular risk in men Erectile dysfunction gives a two to three year early warning of a heart attack, warns expert Dr Geoffrey Hackett from the Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham. The warning appears on the British Medical Journal web site. According to Dr Hackett,...
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      Air Pollution Damages Heart and blood Vessels

      As athletes from around the world compete in the Beijing Olympics, many are on alert for respiratory problems caused by air pollution. They should also be concerned about its toxic effects on the heart and cardiovascular system, mounting research shows. According to an article published the Journal of the American...
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