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Are Stents Really Useless After Chest Pain? Cardiologists Not Sure

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – Heart experts are cautiously embracing the results of a new, landmark clinical trial that questions the value of opening blocked arteries to relieve chest pain. Chest pain sufferers who received a stent – a tiny wire mesh tube – to reopen an obstructed artery did not show any more improvement than people who only took medicine to improve their condition, the British ...

Are Artery-Opening Stents for Chest Pain a Waste of Time?

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – With findings that some experts believe could change cardiovascular care, a new study suggests that the placebo effect of stents in heart patients with chest pain may be far more pronounced than thought. That could mean that drug therapy alone, rather than the pricey, artery-opening devices, is all that's needed for certain patients, the researchers said. "The most ...

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis

Posted 12 Aug 2017 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 – Adults who've been hospitalized with pneumonia or sepsis have a higher risk of heart disease, a new European study reports. Researchers examined data from nearly 237,000 Swedish men. They were followed from age 18 into middle age. The study found that those admitted to the hospital with pneumonia or sepsis (a bacterial infection of the blood) had a six times higher risk ...

By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Posted 10 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 – Children from poor families are more likely than their richer peers to show signs of narrowing in the neck arteries – hinting they could face a heightened risk of heart disease as adults. That's the finding of a new study that followed children from nearly 1,500 Australian families. The study builds on evidence that heart disease risk can start to take shape at a young ...

Health Tip: Understanding Angina

Posted 4 Apr 2017 by

-- Angina is the medical term for chest pain that occurs when your heart doesn't get enough oxygenated blood. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says triggers may include: Being under emotional stress. Being exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Eating a heavy meal. Smoking tobacco or using cocaine. Taking medication that narrows blood vessels.

Espero Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for GoNitro (nitroglycerin) Sublingual Powder

Posted 22 Jun 2016 by

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 14, 2016) – Espero Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GoNitro (nitroglycerin) sublingual powder for acute relief of an attack or prophylaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. With this approval, GoNitro is the first and only short-acting n ...

Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds

Posted 4 May 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 – Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds. "It is important for patients to understand that bypass surgery is a second chance, not a cure for their disease," Dr. Michael Savage, a professor of cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, said in a university news ...

MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

Posted 9 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 – People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have other chronic health problems than those without the nervous system disorder, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at how common several chronic conditions – high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, chronic lung disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, ...

Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study

Posted 16 Feb 2016 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 – The once-maligned egg may not be a heartbreaker after all, new research suggests. Finnish say that even carriers of a gene – called APOE4 – that increases sensitivity to dietary cholesterol don't seem to have anything to fear when it comes to the impact of eggs, or any other dietary cholesterol, on heart health. The findings followed the 20-year plus tracking of ...

Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank You

Posted 18 Jan 2016 by

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 – Regular exercise is essential for keeping your heart healthy, and the more the better, experts from the American College of Cardiology's Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council say. The study authors examined recent research and found that even small amounts of exercise, including standing, can reduce the risk of heart disease. Even greater reductions in risk can be ...

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 – Angioplasty – the procedure used to open narrowed or blocked arteries – doesn't seem to lengthen life for people with stable heart disease and chest pain, a new study finds. After 15 years of follow-up, the study found that people who had angioplasty fared no better than those who had their heart disease treated with medication and lifestyle changes alone. ...

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal

Posted 16 Oct 2015 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 – Heart disease patients with a sunny disposition are more likely to exercise, stick with their medications and take other steps to ward off further heart trouble, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to a large body of evidence linking a positive approach to better heart health. Specifically, the results support the theory that healthier habits are a key ...

Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts

Posted 14 Sep 2015 by

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 – Diabetes may be harder on women's hearts than it is on men's. Two new studies have found an increased risk of heart problems, such as heart attack and chest pain, in women with diabetes compared to men with the blood sugar disorder. In one of the studies – a review that included almost 11 million people – the risk was about 40 percent higher. "We should avoid sexual ...

Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests

Posted 16 Jun 2015 by

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 – There seems to be a higher risk of angina – chest pain related to clogged blood vessels – in the small number of people who have a type of herpes virus lurking in their genes, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that people with this inherited condition face three times the risk of angina as others. About 1 percent of people in the world appear to have ...

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

Posted 18 May 2015 by

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 – While chest pain sends many people to the nearest hospital emergency department, most patients may not need a costly hospital stay as a result, a new study suggests. According to a news release from Ohio State University, chest pain sends more than 7 million Americans to the ER every year and about half of them are then admitted for further observation, testing or ...

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