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30/06/2010 00:00:00
Episodes of intense anger associated with high risk of heart attack within the next two hours

The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the "usual frequency" patterns of anger. The findings emerged from a well controlled study in which acute coronary blockage was angiographically confirmed in patients hospitalised for suspected heart attack.

Most coronary patients in Europe are not meeting their lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets after hospitalisation

Fewer than one half of all European patients following a heart attack are even receiving the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and preventive care. In the light of the findings, from EUROASPIRE IV, largest survey of coronary care in Europe, the investigators are now calling for "a new approach to cardiovascular prevention . . . which integrates cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention into modern preventive cardiology programmes with appropriate adaptation to medical and cultural settings in each country".

Women with a pregnancy history of spontaneous preterm delivery found at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

Meta-analysis shows that history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

New molecule protects heart from toxic breast cancer drugs

A new molecule has been found that protects the heart from toxic breast cancer drugs and also kills the cancerous tumour. The research from Italy addresses the burgeoning problem of heart disease in cancer survivors and is announced by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) today on World Cancer Day.

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