Tag: heart attack

Cooler temperatures in tropical climates increase heart attack risk

September 5, 2022

Researchers at the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore have discovered that people living in tropical climates, which have narrow temperature ranges, are at increased risk of a heart attack – more specifically, a type of acute myocardial infarction. The onset […]

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Heart disease and heart attack amplified in marijuana users

May 3, 2022

Recreational marijuana users who smoke more than once a month have an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. According to new research from Stanford University, the psychoactive component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), caused inflammation in endothelial cells that […]

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Heart attack predictions made by AI-powered tool

March 23, 2022

A heart attack is caused by buildup of plaque along the walls of the arteries of the heart, causing it to narrow and the cardiac muscle to overwork to pump blood. There is a diagnostic test available called a coronary […]

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Stem-cell hydrogel injection studied for heart attack patients

August 16, 2021

Heart muscle becomes damaged and cardiac function is affected when blood vessels feeding the heart are blocked. A new stem-cell-carrying hydrogel helps mice recover from this condition, called myocardial infarction, by stimulating formation of new blood vessels. Developed by a […]

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Novel ultrasound therapy helps reduce blood pressure

May 17, 2021

Researchers led by Columbia University have demonstrated that an experimental ultrasound treatment – delivered to nerves near the kidney – successfully produced clinically meaningful reductions in blood pressure. Called renal denervation, the brief pulses of ultrasound reportedly worked for people […]

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Inter-arm differences in blood pressure increases cardiovascular disease risk

December 22, 2020

An expansive study led by researchers at the University of Exeter, UK, is the first to find that increasing differences in the blood pressure between each arm is linked to poorer cardiovascular health – the greater this differential in pressure, […]

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Omega-3 pills ineffective for heart patients

May 2, 2012

FISH oil supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as tuna and salmon, may do little to ward off heart attacks and storkes in people who already have heart disease, according to a recent study. The research, […]

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