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Smartphone app can measure clotting from drop of blood, could ‘prevent millions of heart attacks’

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May 28, 2022 … SEATTLE — An app which uses mobile phone vibrations to measure blood clotting could prevent millions of potentially fatal heart attacks. The technology offers people taking heart medication a much cheaper way of monitoring their blood’s thickness, say scientists. While blood clots form naturally to prevent bleeding when someone is injured, they can also prove…

Heart attack death rate in U.S. far greater than other high-income countries

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May 07, 2022 … GALVESTON, Texas — On paper, U.S. hospitals are supposedly very good at treating heart attack patients. American medical facilities typically have access to the latest healthcare technology and generally boast low readmission rates among heart attack patients. Troublingly, however, new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports that America’s heart attack death rate…

5 key childhood risk factors can predict a heart attack or stroke 50 years later

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Apr 28, 2022 … MELBOURNE, Australia — Life would be much easier if we all had our own medical crystal ball. The ability to see into our health futures could potentially save countless lives. While it isn’t quite a magic 8-ball, researchers from the Murdoch Children Research Institute (MCRI) say it may be possible to predict major heart problems decades…

Heart attack survivors less likely to get Parkinson’s disease later in life

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Feb 26, 2022 … AARHUS, Denmark — There’s nothing good about suffering from a heart attack, but one study reveals a surprising benefit for patients. Heart attack survivors are less likely to get Parkinson’s disease later in life, research shows. Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark find that people who suffered a heart attack saw a 20 percent lower…

Over 160 genes discovered which can trigger heart disease and heart attacks

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Feb 16, 2022 … DARLINGHURST, Australia — Heart problems often have a link to a person’s lifestyle, but a new study finds having certain genes may also make it more likely you’ll suffer a life-threatening heart attack. New research has identified 162 genes involved in triggering coronary heart disease and heart attacks. Researchers in Australia say the genes which…

Here’s why high-fat diets can trigger heart attacks, significant cardiac damage

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Nov 13, 2021 … READING, England — Consuming fatty foods can increase one’s risk of heart attack, and now scientists may have pinpointed the reason why. According to scientists from the University of Reading, high-fat diets may trigger the over-activation of a specific heart protein, which then becomes destructive. In the study, rats were fed high-fat diets, during which…

Antioxidant drug cysteamine reverses condition that triggers heart attacks, strokes

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Sep 09, 2021 … READING, United Kingdom — An antioxidant drug that doctors already know is safe for humans may help reverse a condition which leads to heart attacks and strokes for many patients. Researchers at the University of Reading say cysteamine can “switch off” the damaging process of atherosclerosis, thereby preventing heart damage due to blood clots. Atherosclerosis is…

Cocktail of statins, aspirin, and blood pressure drugs cuts risk of heart attacks and strokes by half

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Sep 01, 2021 … HAMILTON, Ontario — A combination of statins, two blood pressure drugs, and regular aspirin may be the perfect mix to significantly cut the risk serious heart trouble. Researchers with McMaster University say the “polypill” – which combines headache, cholesterol, and blood pressure meds – could save millions of lives a year at risk from heart…

Where you live may impact how well you recover from a heart attack

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Aug 03, 2021 … PASADENA, Calif. — The neighborhood you live in may influence your survival outlook after a heart attack, according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. The team looked at over 31,000 people living in Southern California and discovered that Black patients living in disadvantaged neighborhoods are significantly more likely to pass away within five…