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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
A third of people who suffer heart attacks discover new meaning to their lives and reconnect with their partner, but others see it as a threat to their well-ordered existence.
While women are typically referred for artery re opening procedures less often than men after a heart attack, this disparity in care doesn't appear to be the main reason for women's higher rate of death after a heart attack.
People from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who suffer a heart attack come to the emergency department more often, are less likely to be treated aggressively and have higher mortality rates a year after the attack.
Detailed images allowed researchers to determine whether the activity was unstable and likely to trigger a heart attack or stroke.
Many cancer patients who have heart attacks often are not treated with life saving aspirin given the belief in the medical community that they could experience lethal bleeding.
People who are native to South Asia experience heart attacks at a younger age because of greater levels of heart attack risk factors such as smoking and diabetes.
Medication does not appear to offer benefit for certain heart attack patients undergoing PCI.
Doctors must emphasise importance of complying with heart attack treatment say researchers.
Lower risk of death or heart attack is associated with extended use of clopidogrel in patients with drug eluting stents.
When feeling symptoms of heart attack, 40% of people in UK would not dial for ambulance immediately.
In the days following a heart attack, patients who have no or mild symptoms and undergo a procedure called angioplasty to mechanically open their totally blocked coronary arteries do not reduce their risk of having another heart attack.
About one third of heart attack patients do not receive treatment to open blocked arteries within the recommended 12 hour timeframe after a heart attack. Half of the heart attack deaths occur within 1 hour of the start of heart attack symptoms.
The timeliness of heart attack care in hospitals varies widely across the country. The faster heart attack patients are treated, the better their likelihood of survival.
Heart attack patients are to have their own stem cells injected into their hearts within a critical five hours of the attack to see if stem cells can improve quality of life and delay or prevent the onset of heart failure.
computer software is helping doctors to decide how best to treat patients admitted to hospital with suspected heart attacks.
The heart attack risk is higher for younger patients with severe psoriasis.
Early, intensive therapy with statin medications reduces death and cardiovascular events for patients who have had heart attacks or other acute heart events.
Researchers have identified several factors that are linked with an increased risk for cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death among adolescents with long QT syndrome (an abnormality of the electrical conducting system of the heart.
Safety of drug eluting stents is reaffirmed in patients with a Heart Attack.
Fewer than half of the patients who were prescribed beta blocker drugs following a heart attack and who had some prescription drug coverage were regularly taking them.
Women, who suffered heart attack, are still more likely to die within a year than men, despite hospital improvement efforts.
New guidelines for heart attack symptoms screening may prevent 90,000 sudden cardiac deaths and save $21 billion annually.
The findings shed light on "broken heart syndrome," a still somewhat uncommon disorder that mimics a heart attack.