Study shows value of rapid hospital action for Angioplasty treatment, even if symptoms began hours earlier.
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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
People who suffer heart attacks need to know which pain relievers are safe to use.
People with heart attacks are about 15% less likely to be treated with bypass surgery or angioplasty within the first few days of the incident in states with certificate of need (CON) regulatory programs.
25 percent of heart attacks occurred within first two weeks of use, new study shows.
About 5 percent of stroke patients will also have a heart attack, damage to their heart muscle, soon after the initial stroke.
The guidelines focus on giving suspected heart attack patients antiplatelet medications, heparin, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (clot inhibitors) or beta blockers within the first 24 hours of admission.
Researchers study heart attack treatment potential.
The new experiments are aimed at answering critical questions relative to repairing hearts that have been damaged by heart attacks.
LMWH improves blood flow and patient outcomes after a heart attack.
By preventing arteries from closing after heart attack Clopidogrel reduces death and recurrent Heart Attack.
Heart attack patients who have a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram significantly reduced their risk of death and having another heart attack at 30 days with the medication fondaparinux.
A new brain chemical test that predicts which patients with heart attack symptoms are at higher risk of dying is paradoxically not being used in younger, healthier patients who could benefit the most.
The findings could potentially offer patients use of their own stem cells to repair heart tissue soon after a heart attack.
When emergency medical technicians wirelessly transmit eletrocardiograms (ECG) directly to a cardiologist's hand held device, heart attack patients can potentially receive direct clot removal in half the usual time.
Older, female and minority patients rushed to community hospitals with acute heart attacks are less likely to be transferred to a larger hospital that offers procedures to immediately open clogged arteries.
Older Americans with alcohol problems, when hospitalized for a heart attack, do not get worse treatment than their sober peers.
Although the benefits of aspirin therapy for reducing the risk of heart attack among men and women with preexisting cardiovascular disease are well established, the role of aspirin in primary prevention is less clear.
Lower risk of death, faster treatment seen at hospitals where majority of heart attack patients get artery opening procedures instead of drugs.
There are five basic factors that can lead to heart attack and diabetes, and that anyone with at least three of these characteristics is at especially high risk.
Early diagnosis by paramedics triggers speedy, effective heart attack treatment response.
When a patient has a heart attack, clearing blocked arteries and restoring blood flow as quickly as possible can be the difference between life and death.