Calcium supplements linked to increased risk of heart attack — Research: Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular events: meta-analysis – Calcium supplements, commonly taken by older people for osteoporosis, are associated with an increased risk of a heart attack, revealed by researchers. The results suggest that a reassessment of the role of calcium supplements in osteoporosis management is needed.
3-D model of blood flow by supercomputer predicts heart attacks – EPFL Laboratory of Multiscale Modeling of Materials, in Switzerland, has developed a flowing 3D model of the cardiovascular system that should allow for predictions of certain heart diseases before they become dangerous.
Women with gout at greater risk of heart attack than men — Independent risk of gout on the risk of acute myocardial infarction among elderly women: A population-based study – Women with gout are at greater risk of a heart attack than men with the disease, indicates research published ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Bundling 2 low-cost heart drugs prevents heart attack and stroke in large, diverse population — Kaiser Permanente program averted 1,271 heart attacks and strokes, observational clinical study shows. – Low-cost drugs ? a cholesterol-lowering statin and a blood pressure-lowering drug ? as daily doses to 68,560 people with diabetes or heart disease for two years is estimated to have prevented 1,271 heart attacks and strokes.
NRG1 injection reverses heart-attack damage — Growth factor enhances heart regeneration, improves heart function without need for cardiac stem cells. – Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston have laid the groundwork for regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital heart defects.
Induced pluripotent stem cells repair heart, Mayo Clinic study shows — New iPS therapy pioneered for heart attacks. – Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can be used to treat heart disease, revealed by researchers at Mayo Clinic, USA. iPS cells are stem cells converted from adult cells.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Effient to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack in Angioplasty Patients. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Eli Lilly’s blood-thinning drug Effient tablets (prasugrel) to reduce the risk of blood clots from forming in patients who undergo angioplasty, a common procedure to unblock a clogged coronary artery.
Taking nuts and peanut butter in the diet reduced the risk of a heart attack in women with type 2 diabetes. – Taking nuts and peanut butter in the diet reduced the risk of a heart attack in women with type 2 diabetes, revealed by researchers at Harvard Medical School. They analyzed the diets of 6309 women over a period of 12 years.
Your arteries on Wonder bread — Landmark study from Tel Aviv University shows how high carb foods cause heart attacks. – High carb foods like white bread, corn flakes, french fries, and sweetened soda, with high glycemic index, increase the risk for heart problems and are not good for heart health.
Research: Improving treatment of patients with heart attack — An MUHC study looks at the best way to treat patients with heart attack. – When faced with patients suffering a heart attack, doctors have two choices. One is to inject them with medication to dissolve the blood clot, that is fibrinolytic therapy, and second is to insert a small balloon to open the blocked artery i.e. primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).