According to a study published by researchers in the Journal of Translational Medicine, the administration of thyroid hormone treatment improved heart function by reducing the loss of cardiac myocytes (heart muscle cells) at the time of myocardial infraction (heart attack).
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Iowa on mice showed that the increased risk of death with heart attacks in diabetic patients could be due to activation of a vital heart enzyme which leads to the death of pacemaker cells and an irregular heart rate.
The death rates of diabetic adults with heart diseases are 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. The primary cause of death in diabetic patients in US population is myocardial infraction (heart attack).
Sudden Cardiac Death happens in people who are active and outwardly health with no known heart diseases or other health problems. But in the 30 percent of cases, it is the first symptom of heart disease. Some of the contributing factors are:
A new study reveals the surprising turn of events in cardiology cases. Hospitals are treating patients coming with heart attack within 90 minutes of arrival. There are cases when the patient was attended to within 26 minutes and even 16 minutes. Heart attack or a cardiac arrest occurs when the blood supply to the heart is arrested and therefore the heart does not receive oxygen.
Truncus arteriosus is actually a heart defect which leads to severe problems the circulatory system. It is a rare type of heart disease, and it is congenital in which a large blood vessel leads out of the left and right ventricles, instead of the normal two blood vessels, that is, one pulmonary artery and aorta. The two lower chambers of the heart also miss a portion of the wall which separates them.
Myocardial infarction or Heart attack is caused by interruption in blood supply to a part of heart, one of the most vital organs in our body. This interruption of blood supply results in death of the cardiac musculature compromising its function. Myocardial infarction is one of the most common causes of death in the current decade.