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Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – Only 20 percent of patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the medicine they're supposed to, a new Dutch study finds. "Another 20 percent are not taking any of their blood pressure medications," study senior author Dr. Peter Blankestijn said in an American Heart Association news release. As a result, patients sought care for a condition they could have addressed by simply following their doctor's orders, the findings suggested. "People mistakenly thought to have resistant hypertension – which is high blood pressure despite taking three or more medications – end up seeing specialists and undergoing extra tests because we don't understand why they are so difficult to treat," said Blankestijn. He is a professor of nephrology and hypertension at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. The researchers didn't set out to ... Read more

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Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Posted 14 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 – Heart disease affects more than just the heart. It also can take a toll on the legs, feet, kidneys and even the brain, according to vascular surgery experts. Heart disease is a general term, usually linked to arteriosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries," the Society for Vascular Surgery explained. Arteriosclerosis is a progressive disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries. As the arteries become blocked, it becomes harder for oxygen-rich blood to flow throughout the body, said Dr. Ali AbuRahma, secretary of the society. AbuRahma is also chief of vascular-endovascular surgery at West Virginia University's Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops when heart disease affects the legs and feet. This condition affects about 8.5 million people in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... Read more

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Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk

Posted 8 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 – Young adults with any amount of calcified plaque in their arteries are already at risk of a heart attack, a new study finds. Among those 32 to 46 years old, even a little calcified plaque – called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries – can boost the odds for fatal or nonfatal heart disease fivefold over the next 12 years, researchers found. "Heart disease really begins in adolescence and early adulthood," said lead researcher Dr. Jeffrey Carr. Carr is a professor of radiology, biomedical informatics and cardiovascular medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. For the study, CT scans, which can detect these potentially deadly blockages, were performed on more than 3,000 participants whose average age was 40. Just a small amount of plaque increased the risk of heart attack over the next decade by 10 percent, regardless of other risk ... Read more

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Know Your Heart's Numbers

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – More than two-thirds of Americans fret about heart disease, but few know the specific information that can help them boost their heart health, a new survey finds. "Studies have suggested the majority of coronary artery disease events can be prevented by addressing treatable risk factors," said Dr. Steve Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "That means, a little knowledge regarding your 'numbers' could go a long way to helping keep your heart healthy and avoiding future problems," he added in a clinic news release. Treatable risk factors for heart disease include blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI - an estimate of body fat based on height and weight), waist circumference, blood sugar and weight. The telephone survey of just over 1,000 adults, aged 18 and older, found that 68 percent were worried about heart disease. But ... Read more

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What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

Posted 3 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 – Would you be able to recognize the urgent symptoms of a heart attack – and know how to respond to it? The heart-related deaths of such celebrities as "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, singer-songwriter George Michael and actor Bernard Fox are a powerful reminder that everyone should know the symptoms of serious heart problems, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) said. People need to take potential heart attack symptoms seriously and immediately call 911 or get to the nearest emergency department. According to the ACEP, the most common symptoms of heart attack are: Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and returns, Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, jaw, arms or back, Chest discomfort along with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or ... Read more

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ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling

Posted 31 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 – If you're a middle-aged couch potato, shoveling snow could put you at risk for a heart attack. While shoveling isn't dangerous for many people, certain people are at higher risk. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people should check with a doctor first if they don't get regular exercise, have a medical condition or are middle-aged or older. If you must shovel, know the symptoms of a heart attack. Symptoms include: pain in the chest, arm(s), back, neck, jaw or stomach; a cold sweat; shortness of breath; nausea; lightheadedness; and uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness in the center of your chest. "If you are concerned that you may be having a heart attack, you should not hesitate about seeking medical treatment – every minute is crucial when experiencing a heart attack," said Dr. George Becker. He is director of the emergency department ... Read more

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

Posted 19 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

Event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 30th On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. You can call the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA's) Registration Call Center at 1-800-882-9539 or check the DEA's website for collection sites in your area. The website will be continuously updated with new take-back locations. DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back events in 2010. At the previous 10 Take-Back Day events, over 5.5 million pounds of unwanted, unneeded or expired medications were surrendered for safe and proper disposal. The disposal service is free and anonymous for consumers, with no questions asked. Keep in mind that needles, sharps, asthma inhalers, and illicit drugs are not accepted at the drop box. Prescription m ... Read more

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Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 – Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report. The research was first published in February 2011 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The request for a retraction appeared online Dec. 28 on the journal's website. The researchers who published the retraction request said an investigation found that Dr. Sophie Jamal, formerly a researcher with Women's College Hospital in Toronto, fabricated the data for the study. Jamal isn't named as an author of the retraction request, which followed a hospital investigation that determined she had manipulated the data in the study, the retraction request stated. "In a report issued by an investigating committee appointed by Women's College ... Read more

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Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Posted 4 May 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 – New research from Denmark finds that more cardiac arrest survivors are returning to work, because more bystanders are performing CPR. "We already know CPR helps save lives – and now our findings suggest there is even more benefit in performing it," study author Dr. Kristian Kragholm, a clinical assistant at Aalborg University Hospital and Aarhus University in Aalborg, said in an American Heart Association (AHA) news release. He is also a fellow at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, N.C. For the new study, researchers tracked over 4,300 people in Denmark who had jobs prior to experiencing cardiac arrest between 2001 and 2011. The study only included people who were not in a hospital at the time of their cardiac arrest. More than 75 percent of the survivors were capable of returning to work, and their chances of doing so were about 40 percent higher in ... Read more

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911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

Posted 1 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 – Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who suffered a severe type of heart attack in 2013 and 2014. Fifty-two percent of them arrived at the hospital in their own vehicles, rather than calling 911. The average time it took to get to the hospital was 38 minutes for patients who traveled in their own vehicles and 26 minutes for those brought by ambulance. The average time it took from arriving at the hospital to receiving heart artery-opening treatment was 57 minutes for those who traveled in their own vehicles and 42 minutes for those who arrived by ambulance. The study was published April 29 in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Circulation: ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Nitroglycerin in 5% Dextrose Injection by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

Posted 27 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Baxter International Inc has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of Nitroglycerin in 5% Dextrose Injection due to particulate matter found in one vial. If infused, particulate matter could lead to potential venous and/or arterial thromboembolism (blockage of blood vessels). Other adverse events associated with injection of particulate matter include inflammation due to foreign material, particularly in the lungs, and local irritation of blood vessels.  BACKGROUND: Nitroglycerin in 5% Dextrose Injection (Intravenous) is indicated for treatment of peri-operative hypertension (treatment of high blood pressure before, during and after surgery); for control of congestive heart failure in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (during a new onset heart attack, a weakness of the heart muscle may cause fluid to build up in the lungs and other body tissues); for treatment of ... Read more

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Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 – Despite ongoing prevention efforts, a growing number of young children are being accidentally poisoned with medications, according to new research. The study, which was based on data reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers between 2001 and 2008, found that medication poisoning among children aged 5 and under increased by 22 percent, although the number of children in the United States in this age group rose by only 8 percent during the study period. "The problem of pediatric poisoning in the U.S. is getting worse, not better," Dr. Randall Bond, of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, said in a hospital news release. In conducting the study, which is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers reviewed information on over 544,000 children who landed in the emergency department due to medication poisoning ... Read more

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Nitroglycerin Ointment Might Strengthen Bones

Posted 23 Feb 2011 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 22 – Nitroglycerin ointment, usually prescribed to relieve chest pain, may also counter bone loss, a new study suggests. As the population ages, the number of women with osteoporosis is increasing. Nitroglycerin appears to increase bone density and prevent bone loss, and it may have advantages over newer and more costly drugs, the researchers noted. "Nitrates are widely available and inexpensive," said lead researcher Dr. Sophie A. Jamal, an assistant professor of medicine at Women's College Research Institute and University of Toronto. "Our study demonstrates that nitrates are able to increase bone size and strength, which may reduce the incidence of fractures worldwide." However, whether or not this treatment actually reduces fractures is unknown. "These are promising early findings. Further, larger studies need to be done to confirm our findings and to determine if ... Read more

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