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September 30, 2015

Arthroplasty Increases MI and VTE risk

Although osteoarthritis patients who have an arthroplasty are at increased risk of myocardial infarction in the early post-operative period, a more long-term risk is that of venous thromboembolism, according to a study from Boston-based researchers published recently in Arthritis and Rheumatology.1

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May 28, 2015

SWEDEHEART shows gender differences in MI prevention

Cardiac readmissions are significantly higher in women than in men, probably because of less use of secondary prevention. This was among the findings from a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1

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April 29, 2015

β-blockers safe in post-MI patients with COPD?

Despite earlier concerns of possible harmful effects, it has now been shown that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) discharged with β‐blockers after a myocardial infarction (MI) had a lower all‐cause mortality compared to patients not prescribed β‐blockers, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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March 27, 2015

Moderate coffee consumption reduces cardiovascular risk

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee daily are less likely to develop coronary atherosclerosis, according to research published online recently in Heart.1

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March 27, 2015

Imaging heart muscle structure could give clues to heart disease

Research into new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques could help to map heart muscle cell structure more accurately and in greater detail than ever before, according to a statement from Heart Research UK.

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March 27, 2015

Anger associated with higher MI risk

The risk of myocardial infarction (MI) has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the “usual frequency” patterns of anger, according to a study published recently in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.1

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October 31, 2014

Chronic VKA therapy and bleeding risk in STEMI patients

In ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), chronic vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy increases in-hospital major bleeding risk significantly compared to no VKA therapy, irrespective of whether admission international normalised ratio (INR) was ≥2.0 or not, according to a study published recently in Heart.1

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October 31, 2014

Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after myocardial infarction (MI) than men, according to research presented by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania, at the Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 Congress held recently in Geneva, Switzerland.

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September 26, 2014

Good neighbours and friendly local community may curb heart attack risk

Having good neighbours and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual’s heart attack risk, concludes research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.1

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April 30, 2014

Herpes zoster as a risk factor for stroke and TIA

Herpes zoster (HZ) is an independent risk factor for vascular disease in the UK population, according to a study published recently in Neurology.1 This is particularly the case for stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA), and myocardial infarction (MI) in subjects affected before the age of 40 years.

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