No cardiac testing for intermediate-risk patients on Î²-blockers was noninferior to testing before vascular surgery for preventing death and nonfatal MI
- Tall Tales of the Heart. AGATSTON, ARTHUR // Prevention;Jan2010, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p21
The article clarifies some of the common beliefs about heart disease. It reveals that coughing alternately increases and decreases chest pressure, slows heart rate and enhances cardiac output, which can stop a heart attack. It explains how thrill rides, such as roller coasters, could cause a...
- Moderate levels of exercise are often prescribed for people recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery, but a new study finds that pumping up workouts to high intensity levels might be a safe option too. // MondayMorning;10/ 8/2012, Vol. 20 Issue 38, p1
The article presents information on the importance of exercise in helping people recover from heart attack and heart surgery. It informs that cardiac rehab involve follow-up medical and lifestyle care to help people recover from heart attack, heart failure and heart surgery. It also informs that...
- Beta-Blockers Reduce Perioperative Deaths. Cerrato, Paul L. // RN;Mar2000, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p98
Reports that surgical patients at high risk for cardiovascular complications are less likely to die or have a non-fatal myocardial infarction if they are given the beta-blocker bisoprolol or Zebeta before surgery. Study in the Netherlands.
- Metformin protects against CV events. // Clinical Advisor;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p16
The article discusses the findings of a study by doctor Tina Ken Schramm and colleagues on the efficacy and safety of metformin for treatment of type 2 diabetes, which is shown to reduce risk of death and heart attack compared to glimepiride, glyburide, and glipizide.
- Water or Air: Which is Better for Postop Rewarming? // RN;Jul97, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p16
Raises the question of which is a better tool to postoperative rewarming in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery. How circulating water blankets raised body temperatures more effectively; How the warming of patients following cardiac surgery reduces the risks of arrhythmia and shivering.
- Setting up a beta-blocker protocol. Mathias, Judith M. // OR Manager;Mar2007 Supplement, Vol. 23, p20
The article reports on developing a beta-blocker protocol to prevent cardiac events. According to a 2002 report from an American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force, proper use of beta-blockers lowers perioperative ischemia. The report also states that beta-blockers...
- ASK THE DOCTORS. Cho, Leslie; Grasso, Adam W. // Heart Advisor;Dec2015, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p8
The article presents questions and answers related to heart health such as ways to prevent the progression of angina with increased risk of heart attack and the items included in a heart patient's examination.
- The new big O. // India Today;1/31/2011, p43
The article reports on the finding that blood group O protects against heart attacks, according to a study in the medical journal "The Lancet."
- No first place for ECG to prevent SCD in teenage athletes in the US. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;7/21/2012, Issue 658, p9
The article discusses research on the cost effectiveness of the addition of electrocardiography (ECG) to conventional pre-participation history and physical examination (HP) screening to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) in teenage athletes in the U.S., referencing a study by M. Schoenbaum and...