Pain that can be mistaken for a heart attack

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Pain in the heart area when caused by a heart attack produces a feeling of oppression in the chest. However, other conditions, such as anxiety, oesophageal reflux or muscle pain, can produce similar s...

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Eating less saturated fats may slightly reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, but does not affect mortality

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

For every 100 people who reduce their consumption of saturated fats, between 1 and 2 cases of stroke or heart attack may be prevented. The health benefit applies to men and women, healthy people, and ...

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Most patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for heart attack or stroke

by Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

93% of patients with type 2 diabetes have a high or very high risk of fatal events such as heart attack or stroke within a decade. This is the conclusion of a study published in the European Journal o...

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A study has demonstrated that omega-3 rich foods improve post-heart attack prognosis

by Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol

A team of researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and Research Institute (IGTP) and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) has shown that regularly consuming foods rich in ...

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Metoprolol: an old drug with unique cardioprotective properties

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

CNIC scientists have defined the unique ability if metoprolol to protect the heart during a heart attack

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PeriCord, the bioimplant capable of repairing infarcted hearts

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

The journal “EBioMedicine” of “The Lancet” has just published the procedure that allowed the creation, last year, of the “PeriCord”, the first human cardiac bioimplant, in which developmen...

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JACC: The CNIC is the coordinator of an international consensus document on the use of magnetic resonance imaging after a heart attack

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

​The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) has coordinated the first international consensus document providing guidelines on the conduct of magnetic resonance imaging studies a...

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A newly identified mechanism can be targeted to boost angiogenesis

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

Scientists of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) led by Rui Benedito have discovered a cellular and molecular mechanism that can be exploited to induce productive and sustained ang...

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CNIC scientists discover how a decades-old drug reduces the size of a heart attack

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

The beta-blocker metoprolol can limit cardiac damage in patients having a heart attack. The study shows that metoprolol works by targeting neutrophils to reduce post-infarction inflammation. The disco...

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Life-saving ultrasound device could prevent heart attacks and strokes

by Professional Newco

European scientists have developed a revolutionary new ultrasound device capable of identifying patients at imminent risk of a heart attack or stroke

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