Blacks who suffer the most common type of cardiac ischemia are less likely to receive expensive or newer heart treatments.
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An agent, made of purified human hemoglobing, may be safe to replace blood lost during heart surgery.
Patients who were using a class of anti depression drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) prior to undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery have significantly higher death and rehospitalization rates.
The key to patients' perception of being informed and satisfaction with their health care is the personal interaction between the patient and the physician.
Cardiologists appear to reduce by almost 30 percent the chances of heart disease patients from dying in the hospital.
Research Shows More Than Half of Patients May Be Affected By Factors External to Heart.
Heart scan surprises: CT images reveal serious problems outside the heart in 44 percent of heart patients scanned, U-M researchers find.
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These findings may also help explain why cocaine users have a higher risk of heart attack.
Genetic screening may become an important part of pre operative evaluation of Heart Surgery patients.
Key cellular receptors that regulate the heart's response to stress interact much more closely than previously suspected.
Should we operate on heart failure patients, to try to improve their hearts' pumping ability?
Researchers have found that elderly patients with the debilitating heart disorder have health care expenditures up to three times higher than similar patients without heart failure.
The findings could point researchers to genes that determine the severity of heart failure in patients.
Exercise and stress management can not only reduce the levels of depression and distress in heart patients, but can also improve physiological markers of cardiovascular health.
Beta blocker therapy for the treatment of heart failure can provide significant cost savings for the health care system. The study developed a model of heart failure progression over five years.
The research highlights a crucial weakness in the delivery of cardiac care that should be addressed to improve the outcomes of patients with heart attacks.
With the population growing older, chronic heart failure will become a much more significant problem. The use of an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can provide a significant reduction in mortality in heart failure patients.
Hospitalization rates were higher in men for total heart disease and acute heart attacks but higher in women for congestive heart failure and stroke.
Research, advocacy and education must "close the gaps" in cardiovascular health disparities among races, an American Heart Association writing group reports.
Physicians are underutilizing aggressive therapies such as anti clotting drugs and invasive procedures in heart patients, despite the presence of biochemical markers in the blood indicating heart muscle death.
An analysis of 4,657 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery has shown that discontinuing certain heart medications such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors can lead to abnormal accelerations in heart pumping known as atrial fibrillation.
Coronary artery bypass patients are twice as likely to suffer a later major cardiac event if they experience abnormalities in the motion of the walls of the main pumping chamber of their heart during surgery.
While many clinical trials have consistently proven the ability of aspirin and beta blockers in forestalling future heart attacks, the new Duke analysis is the first to link consistent use of these drugs with improved outcomes.
scientists have found that modern implanted heart devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, are safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines.
Implanted devices intended to optimize the cardiac function of patients with heart failure have provided new insights into which patients might be at higher risk of dying suddenly from their disease.