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  BioMed Central | Full text | Risk of ischaemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction in a Spanish population: ...
Ischaemic heart disease is a global priority of health-care policy, because of its social repercussions and its impact on the health-care system.
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is an extremely frequent cause of hospitalisation and death in Spain.
This study sought to describe the epidemiology of ischaemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction in a cohort drawn from the population attending primary-care centres.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2458/6/38   (4445 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ischaemic heart disease is a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart.
The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle and no alternative blood supply exists, so a blockage in the coronary arteries reduces the supply of blood to heart muscle.
Most ischaemic heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis, usually present even when the artery lumens appear normal by angiography, see IVUS.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ischaemic_heart_disease   (550 words)

  
 WebHealthCentre.com - Health Centre - Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD), otherwise known as Coronary Artery Disease, is a condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart.
As the heart is the pump that supplies oxygenated blood to the various vital organs, any defect in the heart immediately affects the supply of oxygen to the vital organs like the brain, kidneys etc. This leads to the death of tissue within these organs and their eventual failure or death.
Ischaemic Heart Disease is the most common cause of death in several countries around the world.
www.webhealthcentre.com /centers/heart.asp   (979 words)

  
 Draft - Summary of Results from Ischaemic Heart Disease Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ischaemic heart disease is the world's leading cause of mortality, causing an estimated 7.1 million deaths in 1999 (WHO 2000).
Heart disease is also one of the greatest contributors to health expenditures, comprising about 10% of total health expenditures in OECD countries (Moore et al 1997; Hodgson and Cohen 1999; Mathers and Penm 1999).
It is the nature of treatment for the acute phase of ischaemic heart disease (IHD), generally involving high-cost, high-technology procedures that makes it an ideal disease to observe patterns of technology diffusion, a major component of this study.
www.oecd.org /LongAbstract/0,2546,en_2825_33729_1934809_1_1_1_1,00.html   (332 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart-disease in a hard-water and in a soft-water area
All the hearts were dissected and examined by T.C. who did not know the origin and other details of the specimens until after the findings had been recorded and assessments had been made.
The prevalence of coronary disease and myocardial fibrosis in the London and Glasgow cases is shown in table III: under 30 years of age disease was minimal in both groups and such cases are not included in this table.
There seems to be a paradox in the relation of these minerals and the arterial disease: low tissue concentration of calcium and magnesium are found in the area where disease appears earlier and is more lethal, but when disease is established the minerals are deposited in the lesions and very high values may be obtained.
www.mgwater.com /lancet.shtml   (2773 words)

  
 Cardio 360: Heart Disease Symptoms Heart Disease Prevention
Heart disease is A condition that affects the heart muscle or the blood vessels of the heart.
Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart.
Congenital heart disease is a type of defect or malformation in one or more structures of the heart or blood vessels that occurs before birth.
www.cardio360.com /heart-disease.html   (900 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ischaemic heart disease is a (An impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning) disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the (The hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body) heart.
It is usually felt as (Any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain) angina, especially if a large area is affected.
Other structural damage to the heart including damaged (A valve to control one-way flow of blood) heart valves, actual perforation of the heart and a thin walled fibrous floppy heart.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/i/is/ischaemic_heart_disease.htm   (733 words)

  
 health.iafrica.com | doc online | smoking-related Ischaemic heart disease
Risk factors are a family history of ischaemic heart disease, being male, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and cigarette smoking.
Late symptoms may be heart failure caused by the left ventricle of the heart enlarging due to ischaemic heart disease.
As with many diseases, unless you are unlucky enough to have one of the genetic hyperlipidaemias, the best way of dealing with ischaemic heart disease, is to avoid it.
health.iafrica.com /doconline/smoking/ihd.htm   (1263 words)

  
 Lewis phenotypes, leisure time physical activity, and risk of ischaemic heart disease: an 11 year follow up in the ...
heart disease and 410 and 412 for fatal ischaemic heart disease
The cumulative incidence of a fatal ischaemic heart disease event was 107 (3.8%).
heart disease was not reported in the latter studies.
heart.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/85/2/159   (3372 words)

  
 British Medical Journal: Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and mortality from ischaemic heart disease: large prospective ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The study design was as reported previously for H pylori and ischaemic heart disease.[3] Briefly, the BUPA study is a prospective (cohort) study of 21 520 healthy professional men aged 35-64 who attended the BUPA (a private medical organisation) centre in London for a routine medical examination between 1975 and 1982.
The established risk factors for ischaemic heart disease were, as expected, associated with ischaemic heart disease in our population,[3] and the associations were similar in magnitude to those reported in other large cohort studies.
Examination of the association between antibody concentrations to C pneumoniae and mortality from heart disease is complicated by the fact that there is no agreed or validated cut-off point for concentrations of IgG or IgA that identifies individuals who have and have not been infected with C pneumoniae.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0999/is_7255_321/ai_64189508   (972 words)

  
 IHD (ischaemic heart disease) - General Practice Notebook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Heart disease is the predominant cause of death in all industrialised nations, accounting for 40% of all mortality.
Ischaemic heart disease is the single biggest contributor to cardiac mortality.
The arterial supply of the heart is unique because blood flow is confined to diastole - the coronary arteries being compressed during systole.
www.gpnotebook.co.uk /medwebpage.cfm?ID=610992137   (899 words)

  
 Content of Magnesium in Drinking Water and Deaths from Ischaemic Heart Disease in White South Africans
Mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) of white males and females in South Africa are much higher than those in the USA, Australia, England and Wales when individuals in the 15- to 64-year age group are considered.
Magnesium levels in the drinking water of 12 South African districts and deaths due to IHD assessed on the basis of corrected statistics for deaths apparently due to IHD in white residents were studied and a significant negative correlation was found between these two variables.
The death rates for IHD used in the South African study were undoubtedly biased by the inclusion of patients who did not suffer from IHD but died as a result of unrelated acute cardiac arrhythmias.
www.mgwater.com /leary.shtml   (1145 words)

  
 MilkSucks.com: Got Heart Disease?
Heart disease is America's number one killer, taking as many lives as almost everything else combined.
Researchers who studied dietary links to heart disease in 32 countries found that, of all dietary factors studied, milk carbohydrates played the biggest role in the development of heart disease in men over 35, and nonfat milk played the biggest role in the development of coronary heart disease in men over 45.
In a study published in The Lancet, researchers comparing heart disease death rates with food intake found that the highest correlation was with milk.
www.milksucks.com /heartdisease.html   (1043 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease and Cag A strains of Helicobacter pylori in the Caerphilly heart disease study -- Stone et al. ...
Ischaemic heart disease and Cag A strains of Helicobacter pylori in the Caerphilly heart disease study -- Stone et al.
Ischaemic heart disease and Cag A strains of Helicobacter pylori in the Caerphilly heart disease study
During the first decade of the study, 312 men died of ischaemic heart disease or developed non-fatal myocardial infarction.
heart.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/abstract/86/5/506   (351 words)

  
 Ischaemic Heart Disease - Quotations.
Appropriate risk assessment should be carried out at GP and Hospital level by obtaining family histories of coronary heart disease and related disorders and assessment of smoking habits.
Increase in survival of the 1970s cohort (43% reduction in coronary heart disease death) may have been primarily the result of improvement in risk factors (cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking) in the 1950s cohort.
The Framingham Heart Study In 1948, 2336 men and 2873 women from Framingham, Massachusetts attended for medical examination on recruitment to the Framingham Heart Study, the source of much of our present understanding of the epidemiology of heart disease and stroke.
www.takeheart.co.uk /refcoms2.htm   (1709 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease, strokes - Coronary heart disease -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
ischaemic heart disease Ischaemic heart disease is a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart.
The decline in the incidence of ischaemic heart disease in women in the developing One hundred and eight of the cases of ischaemic heart disease were
The relative risk of coronary heart disease for a 2% increase in trans fatty body tissue of decedents dying of ischaemic heart disease compared with
strokes.allinfosites.com /q/strokes-ischaemic-heart-disease.htm   (635 words)

  
 eMJA: Young et al, Sudden death due to ischaemic heart disease in young Aboriginal sportsmen in the Northern Territory, ...
Pre-participation screening for occult IHD by exercise electrocardiography is usually only recommended for male athletes aged 40 years or older with multiple risk factors or a single, markedly abnormal risk factor.
Exercise is a double-edged sword in IHD: during exercise, risk of myocardial infarction and sudden death is increased, but, in the long-term, exercise reduces the incidence of IHD.
Markey P. The prevalence of ischaemic and rheumatic heart disease and risk factors in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal footballers [thesis].
www.mja.com.au /public/issues/may3/young/young.html   (2906 words)

  
 contract ischaemic heart disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the last 15 months) is 150/90 or less
The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease with a record in the last 15 months that aspirin, an alternative anti-platelet therapy, or an anti-coagulant is being taken (unless a contraindication or side-effects are recorded)
The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease who are currently treated with a beta blocker (unless a contraindication or side-effects are recorded)
www.newburnsurgery.com /contract_IHD.html   (357 words)

  
 British Medical Journal: Sex inequalities in ischaemic heart disease in general practice: cross sectional survey
We aimed to determine the extent of sex inequalities in the management of ischaemic disease in primary care using standards defined in the national service framework for coronary artery disease.[2] Our principal objective was to determine differences in the proportion of men and women with ischaemic heart disease who are tested and treated for hyperlipidaemia.
Before the study we established that a sample of 4224 patients with ischaemic heart disease would have a 95% power at the 0.01 significance level to detect a relative risk of 1.5 for the use of lipid lowering drugs in men.
Of the 98 137 patients registered with the study practices, 5891 (6%) had a recorded diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease or at least one prescription for nitrate ever, or both of these; 2783 were women.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0999/is_7290_322/ai_74089371   (932 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the single leading cause of death in industrialized countries.
It refers to acute, intermittent or permanent compromise in myocardial O2 supply due to a reduction in blood supply, a process known as coronary artery disease (CAD).
The reduction of blood supply is normally due to arteriosclerosis which is a general term for thickening and hardening of the arterial wall.
www.qmw.ac.uk /~ugha001/RCVR/CardiovascularDisease/tsld011.htm   (64 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease - coronary artery stents
This guidance replaces TA4 Ischaemic heart disease - coronary artery stents.
TA71 Ischaemic heart disease - coronary artery stents: Guidance
TA71 Ischaemic heart disease - coronary artery stents: Summary
www.nice.org.uk /page.aspx?o=TA071   (372 words)

  
 Regional variation and time trends in mortality from ischaemic heart disease: East and West Germany 10 years after ...
Classification of Diseases (ICD-9 410–414), and for the
Figure 1 Age standardised mortality rates (all ages) from ischaemic heart disease per 100 000 (2000) according to state; the European standard population (1976) was used for standardisation.
Geographic variation in incidence of coronary heart disease in Britain: the contribution of established risk factors.
jech.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/58/6/481   (3287 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Help Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
MRI Detects Early Heart Damage In Patients With Sarcoidosis (November 15, 2006) -- To detect heart damage early in patients with the immune system disorder sarcoidosis, who are at elevated risk of dying from heart problems, magnetic resonance imaging is twice as sensitive as...
Enzyme Inhibitor Produces Stable Disease In Patients With Advanced Solid Cell Cancers (November 15, 2006) -- Preliminary trials of a MEK enzyme inhibitor have shown that it is capable of producing long-lasting stable disease in patients with advanced solid cancers.
Adult Pig Stem Cells Show Promise In Repairing Animals' Heart Attack Damage (November 14, 2006) -- Johns Hopkins scientists have successfully grown large numbers of stem cells taken from adult pigs' healthy heart tissue and used the cells to repair some of the tissue damage done to those organs by...
www.sciencedaily.com /articles/health_medicine/heart_disease   (1165 words)

  
 ischaemic heart disease and smoking - General Practice Notebook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
all patients with ischaemic heart disease should be advised to stop smoking because it is a strong risk factor for a first myocardial infarction and for fatal and non-fatal recurrences
Note for smokers under the age of 50 years the risk of developing coronary heart disease is 10 times greater than for non-smokers of the same age (7).
Wilhelmsen L. Coronary heart disease: epidemiology of smoking and intervention studies of smoking.
www.gpnotebook.co.uk /medwebpage.cfm?ID=-1415970745   (1083 words)

  
 Ischaemic Heart Disease | Your reference guide for Ischaemic Heart Disease and more.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Highlights of indicators Highlights of indicators Deaths due to ischaemic heart disease In 1996, the age-standardized mortality rate due to ischaemic heart disease was 136.4 deaths per 100,000...
Definition of Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD) and atherosclerotic heart disease, is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous...
Prys-Roberts C. Pre-existing disease in the form of hypertension or ischaemic heart disease may increase morbidity and mortality in patients presenting for...
www.pajournal.com /HeartDisease/ischaemicheartdisease   (1292 words)

  
 Ischaemic heart disease - leading UK hospitals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Twenty-five years ago heart transplants were in their infancy and success rates were only 15-20 per cent.
In 1988 Hamzah was born with only half a heart and desperately needed a heart transplant to survive.
Despite the odds, a suitable heart was found and pioneering surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub and his team delicately transplanted a new heart the size of a strawberry.
www.rbht.nhs.uk /txAnniversary/index.asp   (802 words)

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