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Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

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By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

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Heart Attack, Surgery, predictive diagnostics, Predictive Analytics, predictive calculator, Geriatric-Sensitive Perioperative Cardiac Risk Index

New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients

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A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery.

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Blood Pressure, Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, American Heart Association, American College Of Cardiology

Expert Q&A: ASU Professor Explains New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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CPR, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Army medical department, cardiac arrest, bystander CPR

Military Medical Officers Save Woman’s Life on Veterans Day

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Swift action by two Army medical department officers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences saved the life of a Texas woman who went into cardiac arrest on Veterans Day.

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Ut Southwestern, Affordable Care Act , Heart Attack, Stroke

Uninsured Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Face ‘Catastrophic’ Costs

Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” health care costs that can bankrupt them, research from UT Southwestern and other centers shows.

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Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarct, Chronic Heart Failure, Spleen, Kidney, Cardiosplenic Network, Cardiorenal Network, Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Linking heart attack damage with the spleen and kidney, an integrated approach to the study of heart failure

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Ganesh Halade has published a functional and structural compendium of the simultaneous changes taking place in the heart, spleen and kidneys in mice during the period of acute heart failure immediately following a heart attack and during the longer period of chronic heart failure that comes next.

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AHA, American Heart Association, Meeting, Conference, Scientific Sessions, Michos, Chelko, Mesubi

News Tips from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, California Nov. 11-15

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Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Metabolism, biomarkers

Search for Novel Biomarkers Indicating Early Cardiovascular Disease Risk Wins Funding to Design Larger Scale Study in People of Mexican Ancestry

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Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists have been granted funding from the National Institutes of Health to pursue a promising study on the ultimate causes of heart disease and metabolic disorders.

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Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, biomarkers, Metabolism

La Búsqueda de Nuevos Biomarcadores que Indiquen el Riesgo de una Enfermedad Cardiovascular Temprana Gana una Beca para el Diseño de un Estudio a Mayor Escala en Personas de Ascendencia Mexicana

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A los científicos del Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Texas) les han otorgado una beca por parte del National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Institutos Nacionales de Salud) para llevar a cabo un estudio prometedor sobre las causas principales de enfermedades del corazón y los trastornos metabólicos.

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Heart Attack, Chest Pain, health-care costs

Aggressive Testing Provides No Benefit to Patients in ER with Chest Pain

Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.







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