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Month Following Heart Attack (December 11, 2005)
A Mayo Clinic research team discovered that heart attack patients have a 44-fold increased risk of stroke in the 30 days following the heart attack, compared with the general population, according to findings published in the current Annals of Internal Medicine. About 22.6 strokes occurred within the first 30 days of the heart attack for every 1,000 patients followed.
Redefining How Heart Functions (December 11, 2005)
Contrary to the widely accepted explanation that the human heart is simply a pump, Mayo Clinic scientists have uncovered novel findings on how cardiac muscle operates. The findings will appear in the Jan. 3, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Redefining how the heart functions is one of the first steps that could lead to revolutionary approaches to treating patients who have heart failure - 5 million and growing in the U.S. - or better yet, preventing the heart failure from developing," says Bijoy Khandheria, M.D., chair of the Division of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and one of the co-authors of the study.
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