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Articles tagged ‘ischaemic heart disease’

September 30, 2015

Multiple risk factors cancel AF impact on stroke risk

The impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on ischaemic stroke risk in elderly patients is eliminated with multiple risk factors, according to an 11 year study in more than 425,000 patients presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.1 The findings suggest that stroke prevention in the elderly may need to focus on the concomitant effects of multiple risk factors rather than on a specific risk factor such as AF.

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February 25, 2015

Premature childbirth link to CVD risk

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), according to the results of a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1

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January 29, 2015

New troponin test improves MI detection in women

As trailed widely in the media, a new high sensitivity troponin (hs-TnI) assay with sex-specific diagnostic thresholds could double the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) in women and identify those at high risk of re-infarction and death, according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal.1

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August 19, 2009

High Rates Of Arrhythmia Recurrence In ICD Patients

A long-term study conducted in ICD recipients shows a high recurrence rate of potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Factors that increase risk can be identified but, even with these factors, it was not possible to distinguish a recurrence-free group.

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July 22, 2009

Reducing sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients

Mortality in dialysis patients is extremely high, with an annual death rate of ~ 23%. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the single largest cause of death in dialysis patients accounting for ~ 60% of all cardiac deaths and 25% of all-cause mortality. The current status of medical and device interventions is reviewed in a comprehensive publication in the European Heart Journal. [1]

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