heart attack

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

A blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes should be used routinely, say UK researchers.

Anti-inflammatory drugs may lower heart attack risk, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2017
by Alex Muller

US scientists find heart attack survivors given canakinumab injections have fewer future heart attacks and lower cancer risk.

Cholesterol Crystals Are Sign That A Heart Attack May Be Coming

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2017
by Alex Muller

A study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a persons cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

'Heart attack risk' for common painkillers

Posted in Medicine on 11th May, 2017
by Alex Muller

A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks.

Heart-healing patch has got the beat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

One of the problems with heart attacks is that when the heart heals afterwards, it grows scar tissue over the part of the heart that was damaged.