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Hospitals Set Record for Fast Heart Attack Care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked.

More than 93 percent of patients now have their arteries opened within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival.

"Things have definitely improved" from a decade ago, when less than half of heart attack patients were treated that fast, said Dr. Fred Masoudi, a University of Colorado cardiologist who led a recent report examining response times.

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This common adult beverage has sent more people to the hospital than heart attacks

A report released on Thursday, June 22 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) showed that 212 people each day in the years 2015 to 2016 — or about 77,000 admissions — had been treated in Canadian hospitals for alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease, alcohol abuse, and other conditions that are “100 percent caused by the harmful consumption of alcohol”. This meant that more people were hospitalized due to alcohol-related reasons than heart issues such as heart attacks. This number did not include people who were treated in an emergency room and released.

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Common pain medication increases risk of heart attack after only one week of usage

In a stunning revelation, a recent study has shown that the common pain medication class called NSAIDs can raise heart attack risk by as much as 100 percent. All five NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) studied were found to increase heart attack risk significantly within the first week of use, said researchers.

Risk of myocardial infarction from over the counter drugs like ibuprofen was found to be highest within the first month of taking them, especially if dosage was high. The individual drugs assessed also included diclofenac, naproxen, rofecoxib and celecoxib.

Risk Of Heart Attack Linked With Blood-Types

A person’s blood type may have an effect on his or her chances of getting a heart attack, new research suggests. Researchers from the Netherlands have found that people who are not in the O blood group – meaning blood types A, B, and AB – may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular problems, particularly heart attacks, Medical News Today reports.

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Heart Attack or Stroke?

It can happen to you, or right in front of you. What is the difference? What do you do?…

By David A. Steenblock, MS, DO

A heart attack occurs from blockage of the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart. This usually causes chest pain on one’s left side, and the left arm or neck. The pain is constant and may go from a dull ache to a more sharp pain in the left chest with exertion or stress. Nausea may be present as well.

If you are having CHEST PAIN , NAUSEA and/or SWEATING call 911 and go to the nearest emergency room for medical care!

Researchers find 'simple' methods to prevent heart attacks and stroke worldwide

Medical press, April 3, 2016
Three simple solutions to prevent heart attacks and stroke worldwide have been proven effective by an international team led by Hamilton medical researchers.

The number one cause for 90% of all heart attacks

Inflammation of the lining of the coronary arteries has been known for some time to be at the root of virtually all coronary atherosclerosis that eventually leads to partially obstructive lesions, the acute formation of an occluding blood clot, and the resulting heart attack that is the number one cause of death in the United States.

Tainted cancer drugs can cause stroke as nationwide recall is expanded

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating. But cancer sufferers who have followed medical provider advice to undergo treatment with so-called cancer-fighting drugs may have unknowingly been exposed to the additional risk of stroke or other life-threatening medical event