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Teri16
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   Posted 7/19/2005 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Heart News Part II yeah
 
This thread is meant to keep us up to date on what's happening in the cardiovascular world today!  If you have some news, please feel free to include it here!!
 
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   Posted 7/19/2005 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
 
"Scientists Find Gene Defect Link to Heart Disease"
 
" Five generations of a family in Dallas, Texas have helped scientists discover a genetic mutation that causes a common birth defect and contributes to heart disease in adults."

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   Posted 7/19/2005 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe that I've mentioned this here before, but I thought it might bear mentioning once again...Hugs, Teri tongue
 
"Many in US Take Too Much Vitamin E"
 
 The health benefits of taking 400 IU or more of vitamin E per day are not clear, and in fact taking that much has been linked to a slight increase in premature deaths. However, more than 10 percent of US adults take such doses, researchers report.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_25831.html
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   Posted 7/23/2005 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Low Chromium Levels May Raise Heart Attack Risk
 
"Low body levels of chromium, a mineral involved in carbohydrate and fat metabolism, are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, according to a new report. However, the value and safety of chromium supplementation remains to be determined."
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Teri16
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   Posted 7/23/2005 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Medical scans may mean trouble in airports
 
"People undergoing scans involving radioisotopes beware: you might set off airport security radiation alarms for as long as a month after the procedure."
 
 
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LibbyG
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   Posted 7/23/2005 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   

teri,

great idea for a new thread!

the 2 things i've heard, 1 i believe is from your info, and the other is something i've been researching.

first:  vitamin E.  WAY too much controversy for me to feel safe in taking additional doses.  the cooper clinic, in dallas, which does TONS of cardiac research, promotes high levels of vitamin E use.  but other studies show increased signs of cardiac trouble with it's use.  my own cardiologist says that the amount you get in a daily vitamin is enough...at least until some research can definitively point to it's strengths.

second:  i believe you pointed us to an article that i loved reading, and that was about this new test called the cardiac MPO.  i CANNOT WAIT for this test to be widely available, but it seems that it will only be available in ER's for now.  i wonder how long 'til that changes?  the cardiac MPO will measure an enzyme in a simple blood test that will show whether or not you are at high risk for having an eminent heart attack.  that is, if you go to the ER, rather than starting all the long tests, which can take forever, and include unfortunate things like barium swallows - instead this test will indicate that you are probably having or about to have a heart attack, therefore you are treated immediately for that.  that sounds fantastic.  as we all know, an EKG is not always a perfect indicator.  neither is the cardiac MPO, but it sounds like it will be a stronger statement to the ER physicians in how to treat you.

libby


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heartangel
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   Posted 7/24/2005 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Teri

also about Asprin and helping the heart too  needs to be hear that they are finding uot that it doesnot help as much as they thought tit did and I am using a 375 asprin 2ce a day.

Heidi


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   Posted 7/24/2005 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Aspirin & Cardiovascular Disease
 
"Most health care providers recommend that patients with known cardiovascular disease take between 75 and 325 mg of aspirin daily. There is indirect evidence that higher doses yield no greater benefits but direct evidence is currently accumulating to test whether higher doses can retard hardening of the arteries."
http://patients.uptodate.com/topic.asp?file=hrt_dis/2908
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Teri16
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   Posted 7/24/2005 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I received some info this morning from one of our members, (heartangel) that there was a news article in the Sunday, July 22-2, 2005 paper called USA WEEKEND that we might be interested in...
 
EatSmart by Jean Carper
It states that Fish Oil Beats Statin Drugs!
http://www.usaweekend.com/05_issues/050724/050724thinksmart.html
"WHAT'S THE SECRET? It's not cholesterol. Fish oil cut cholesterol by only 2%, statins by 20%. Researchers speculate that fish oil works by reducing inflammation and triglycerides, stabilizing heart rhythms, normalizing vascular function and thwarting clots."
 
Thanks, Heidi!!
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heartangel
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   Posted 7/24/2005 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   

anytime Teri

Heidi smurf


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Teri16
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   Posted 7/24/2005 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Libby, have you seen this link, re MPO?
 
http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/98/13/1322
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LibbyG
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   Posted 7/24/2005 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   

hi teri,

ugh, phd and all, i had a hard time wading through the bottom line of that article!

it DID sound though that MPO might be a relevant indicator...yes?

libby


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Teri16
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   Posted 7/25/2005 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes,  tongue  I thought that was what I was reading?! ROFL
 
We'll just have to keep our ears to the ground on this one!
 
Big Hugs, Teri tongue xoxoxo
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Teri16
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   Posted 7/25/2005 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Here's are a couple of the news articles that came out in my morning email...Hugs, Teri tongue

Statins may help heart-failure patients

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_25941.html

Artery Plaques Affect Thinking Ability in Elderly

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_25929.html


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Teri16
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   Posted 7/25/2005 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
"Hostility May Speed Death from Heart Disease"
 
"A hostile temperament may shorten the lives of middle-aged adults with heart disease, new research suggests.

In a study of more than 1,300 men and women with diseased heart arteries, researchers found that younger patients with an antagonistic personality had a higher risk of dying over the next 14 years than did their more mellow peers."


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LibbyG
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   Posted 7/25/2005 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
so who's hostile, darn it?  hahah!
boy, you know that's easy to figure out - since hostility and
anger raise the ole blood pressure, that long term effects cain't
be good on the ticker...
 
so what's your take on the fish oil, teri?  i know lots who take that caplet?
i'm thinking it can't hurt.  or most docs seem to say so.  but most also say
they really don't believe it helps much either. 
 
here's what i've been thinking so much lately.  in many ways, we are ALL
so lucky to be alive now, when there is so much that can be done for us,
drugs, surgeries, procedures, etc. that extend/save our lives and hopefully
make us feel better (sooner or later!).
i think that 50-100+ years ago, and...well, i imagine it would have been
very different for all of us on this site.
 
but imagine too, 100 years from now.  or even 10.  i wonder what is in the
works in the future for treating our heart probs?  i can just imagine that we'll
all take a pill once a day that will eliminate cholesterol, period.  and make our
hearts healthy.  who knows?  they've made such advances.  look at cancer.
so many changes.  i hope for the same thing, that in 10+ years there will be
a vaccine, a pill, something to take to prevent that nasty thing from ever rearing
it's ugly and unwanted haid again!
 
so...we are in a good time.  i think future times will of course be even better.
for now...i might try the fish oil!
 
libby
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Teri16
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   Posted 7/26/2005 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Libby! tongue

Here are a few trusted sites that discuss the use of fish oil.  http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4788

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4632

skull  "Because of the risk of bleeding from omega-3 fatty acids (particularly at doses greater than 3 grams per day), a physician should be consulted prior to starting treatment with supplements." skull

http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=17D4C06F-508B-D3DD-1703236F9E03A009

I hope these sites were helpful in making your decision wisely!

Hugs, Teri tongue


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LibbyG
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   Posted 7/26/2005 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the sites to check out, o mighty moderator!

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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 7/27/2005 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Study of postmenopausal women finds potential harm from anitoxidants vitamins and hormone therapy. www.nhlbi.nih.gov
A study sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health found that postmenopausal women with heart disease who took hormone therapy and high dose antioxidant vitamins —— either alone or in combination with hormones —— did not have fewer heart attacks, deaths, or progression of coronary disease. In fact, both treatments showed a potential for harm. Although the actual numbers of deaths in the study were small, participants taking both active hormones and vitamins had the highest death rate while participants on placebo versions of both treatments had the lowest death rate.

Furthermore, participants taking hormones and vitamins had either more or equal progression of their coronary disease compared to participants taking placebo versions of these treatments.

I was asked to participate in a study taking mega doses of antioxidants after my heart attack. I was on another heart board at the time, and a gentleman pointed out an article, which I can't locate now, that stated the research about antioxidants and heart patients who were post-menopausal. I chose not to participate. We've know about hrt for awhile and it's connection to women and heart disease, but I'm not sure that many women know about the potential dangers of using antioxidants. The complete article can be found at: http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/nov2002/nhlbi-19.htm

 

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   Posted 7/29/2005 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   

FDA TO OUTLAW USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN POULTERY !

The FDA is banning the antibiotic of BAytril in poultry because it seems the concerns of this drug could lead to anitbiotic resistant infections in people.

THE FDA Commisioner Lester Crawford ordered Thursday that the approval for use of this drug known generically as ENROFLOXACIN be withdrawn effective Sept 12thBAYTRIL is of the same family as the poular drug CIPO which is used in Humans.

 

Heidi

P.S> I use a certian brand of chicken I get at Winn Dixie only.


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Teri16
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   Posted 7/29/2005 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's a link to the above info...
 
"U.S. FDA orders Baytril off the market
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will withdraw the poultry drug Baytril from the market amid concerns about antibiotic-resistant pathogens."
 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_26044.html
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   Posted 8/1/2005 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
"Right-brain Strokes Harder to Diagnose
 
The findings from a study in Germany suggest that because of differences in symptoms, strokes affecting the right side of the brain may be underdiagnosed compared with to those affecting the left side."
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_26060.html
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   Posted 8/3/2005 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to know what is considered MIDDLE AGE??  LOL!!

Teri16
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   Posted 8/3/2005 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
ummmmm? :)
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   Posted 8/4/2005 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
"Newer Arthritis Drugs Also Lower Heart Risks"
"People with rheumatoid arthritis are prone to develop heart disease, but treatment with the newer class of drugs called TNF inhibitors appears to lower risk of a cardiovascular event occurring, according to researchers in Sweden."
 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_26130.html
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