Cellular stress process identified in cardiovascular disease Combining the investigative tools of genetics, transcriptomics, epigenetics and metabolomics, a research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease.The researchers found that stress on a component of cells called the endoplasmic reticulum is associated with risk of future heart events, and it can be detected in bits of molecular detritus circulating in the blood.
Mechanical and manual cpr produce equivalent survival rates for cardiac arrest patients Mechanical CPR, in which a device is used by Emergency Medical Service providers to deliver automated chest compressions during cardiac arrest resuscitation care, is associated with an equivalent survival rate for patients experiencing cardiac arrest outside of the hospital as manual CPR, according to new findings..
Cholesterol-lowering 'portfolio diet' also reduces blood pressure A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a new study has found. The portfolio diet lowered blood pressure by an average two per cent, when compared with another diet recommended to reduce hypertension
Thiazide may pose some risk for congestive heart failure patients Thiazide, a popular diuretic for lowering high blood pressure, may not excrete salt as expected in patients with congestive heart failure and or dehydration and should be taken with caution