Medical payments affect heart attack outcomes

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) analyzed if medical payments for acute myocardial infarction affects treatment outcomes for patients. Findings of this research are published in journal Circulation. To cut down healthcare expenditure there has been a growing trend towards providing incentives to reduce cost at the same time maintaining acceptable outcomes. Hospital Value-Based… Continue reading Medical payments affect heart attack outcomes

Association between inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease found

Researchers analyzed medical-record data from more than 17.5 million patients found that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for a heart attack, regardless of whether or not they have risk factors for heart disease. This research is presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. “Younger patients had… Continue reading Association between inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease found

Increased risk of cardiovascular events in HIV patients

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general population, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. “The actual risk of heart attack for people with HIV was roughly 50 percent higher than predicted by the risk calculator… Continue reading Increased risk of cardiovascular events in HIV patients

Carbon nanotube based electrical immunosensor to rapidly detect troponin I during a heart attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Therefore, a fast and reliable diagnosis of heart attack is urgently needed. A study, led by Prof. Jaesung Jang (School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering) has developed an electrical immunosensor to detect the acute myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack… Continue reading Carbon nanotube based electrical immunosensor to rapidly detect troponin I during a heart attack

Systemic review of literature finds no evidence of increased risk of fatal stomach bleed following use of aspirin

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Public Library of Science, the extensive study of literature on aspirin reveals that while regular use of the drug increases the risk… Continue reading Systemic review of literature finds no evidence of increased risk of fatal stomach bleed following use of aspirin

Research finds potential cause of chronic inflammation in diabetic patients

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a possible trigger of chronic inflammation. The study is available Nov. 2 as an advance online publication from… Continue reading Research finds potential cause of chronic inflammation in diabetic patients

Scientists develop nanoscale sensor to detect heart attack

An international collaboration of scientists involving a team of researchers at Manchester led by Dr David J. Lewis has developed a tiny electric sensor, which could potentially improve patient survival rates by telling doctors if a person has had a heart attack. Cardiovascular diseases account for around 30% of adult deaths in the 30−70 year… Continue reading Scientists develop nanoscale sensor to detect heart attack