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The following articles have the tag MI

MI survivors don’t maintain lifestyle choices long term

THE VAST majority of patients who survive a myocardial infarction (MI) underestimate their risk of a second cardiac event, a survey has found.

Pregnancy loss linked to increased CVD risk

A woman’s obstetric history should be considered when assessing her cardiovascular disease risk, experts say, with research showing pregnancy loss was strongly linked to increased CV risk.  The authors of the new German study have concluded that recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth should be considered as independent risk factors for myocardial infarction (MI) later in life.  From a cohort of 11,518 women, those who had more than three miscarriages had a nine times greater risk of MI, while each stillbirth increased the risk of MI by 165%.   The risk remained significant after adjusting for age, smoking, ...

First prescription-only omega-3 preparation available on script after MI

THE TGA has approved the first prescription-only fish oil capsules for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI). Omacor (Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 90), manufactured by Abbott, was approved by the TGA last Monday as a Schedule 4 prescription-only adjuvant treatment for patients with a history of MI, in addition to standard antihypertensive treatments. It is also indicated as monotherapy for hypertriglyceridaemia (type IV and V) and as an add-on treatment to statins for patients with type IIb when triglycerides control with statins is inadequate. Under the recommendations, post-MI patients should receive one capsule daily and those with ...

Easter Bunny delivers more than just eggs

THE Easter bunny may be delivering more than just a sweet treat this weekend with research finding consuming just six grams of chocolate per day may lower blood pressure and the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI).   German researchers examined the association between chocolate consumption and vascular disease based on food frequency questionnaires and blood pressure measurements in 19,357 participants aged 35 to 65 years and free of MI and stroke. After eight years follow-up, those with the highest chocolate consumption – an average of six grams of chocolate daily – had a 39% lower ...