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Coronary Artery Disease

Are Women Treated Differently?

There is a continued discussion whether the quality of therapy varies in men and women suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

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Women

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK?

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is performing health surveys on a regular basis. In 2009, a total of about 25,000 people living in Germany and being 18 years or older were interviewed over the phone.

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Depression

THE EFFECT OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

One study investigated the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on the symptoms of depression in patients with acute myocardial infarction. A total of 2,081 patients were given either omega-3 fatty acids or a placebo for a period of one year on a random basis.

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PUBLIC AWARENESS

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS – PATIENTS MUST BE AWARE!

Patients suffering from a myocardial infarction (MI) are often not willing to recognize what’s going on. That, indeed, is a problem. If the MI occurs at night, for example, patients frequently wait until the morning before they call 911. Patients rather hope the pain might go away and hesitate to bother a physician.

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BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL

NEW TARGET VALUES

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) have revised the target values for patients suffering from arterial hypertension. The limits set in the guidelines are 140 mmHg (systolic) and 90 mmHg (diastolic).

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