Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31

When a runner collapses and dies during a marathon, it’s the heat, and not the heart, that is to be blamed.

When a runner collapses and dies during a marathon, it’s the heat, and not the heart, that is to be blamed. A new study, published in the August 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that life–threatening cardiac events are extremely rare during endurance events and individuals more likely suffer …

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Jul 31

e European Commission approved apixaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

The European Commission approved apixaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and for the recurrence of DVT and PE. The approval was granted following a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).

Jul 30

Patients with dementia had increased odds of being implanted with a pacemaker

Patients with dementia had increased odds of being implanted with a pacemaker, as compared to those without cognitive impairment, suggested an analysis of the national Alzheimer disease database. The report was published July 28 in JAMA: Internal Medicine.

Jul 30

A new meta–analysis, published July 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

A new meta–analysis, published July 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has suggested that lowering LDL–cholesterol levels to very low levels leads to considerable reduction in cardiovascular events. Individuals with LDL–C levels

Jul 29

University of Iowa researchers have identified a biomarker that could serve as the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia

University of Iowa researchers have identified a biomarker that could serve as the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as 6 weeks into the pregnancy. The research was published online in the American Heart Association’s journal, Hypertension.

Jul 29

A study published in the journal Health Psychology has revealed that persistent sleep troubles after a divorce might increase blood pressure.

A study published in the journal Health Psychology has revealed that persistent sleep troubles after a divorce might increase blood pressure.

Jul 28

Heart patients in Southampton are the first in the world to be able to use a new mobile station to analyze their pacemakers without the need for a nurse,

Heart patients in Southampton are the first in the world to be able to use a new mobile station to analyze their pacemakers without the need for a nurse, doctor or visit to hospital. The hi–tech CareLink Express is currently based at Bitterne Park Medical Centre as part of a pilot study. It has been …

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Jul 28

The revised guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

The revised guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends once–daily, oral antiplatelet prasugrel, in combination with aspirin, as a cost–effective option in comparison to generic clopidogrel, for a wider group of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients having primary or delayed percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Jul 27

A prospective Japanese cohort study reported that high levels of dietary sodium in people with type 2 diabetes

A prospective Japanese cohort study reported that high levels of dietary sodium in people with type 2 diabetes were independently associated with elevated risk for cardiovascular events over 8 years. The correlation was particularly strong among those with the most poorly controlled levels of glycosylated hemoglobin. The study was published online in the Journal of …

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Jul 27

Simple measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP)

Simple measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP) at the radial artery appears to be an effective screening tool for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients who have had a stroke, suggests a new pilot study published online in Neurology on July 23.

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