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AHA: Heart Problem Forced Her Baby to Be Delivered Early. Then Came a Steeper Challenge.

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) – One night after work, on her way up three flights of stairs to her apartment, Kayde Wolf paused on every landing to catch her breath. In her 20s, fit and healthy, she didn't understand what was happening. The next day, Kayde felt lethargic and anxious. Her heart pounded so furiously that she could see it moving her chest. Tests revealed she ...

AHA: Doctor Makes Lifesaving House Call in His Own Home

Posted 11 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Stephanie and Matt Austin went to a Philadelphia Phillies game one Saturday night, then headed to their new beach house, eager to sleep late the next morning. Those plans were ruined by a 6 a.m. phone call for Matt, an orthopedic surgeon. Worse yet, it wasn't even much of an emergency, just a routine question from a younger doctor. Yet as ...

Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy

Posted 19 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that causes the heart to become enlarged, rigid or thicker. As the condition worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is less effective at pumping blood, the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says. The agency suggests how to help tame some of the condition's complications: Quit smoking. Lose any excess weight. Avoid alcohol and illegal ...

Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Sports

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 – Competitive sports may be safe for many athletes who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), new research suggests. The four-year study followed 440 athletes with ICDs who participated in vigorous sports such as running, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, skiing and snowboarding. An ICD is a battery-powered device placed under the skin. When it detects ...

Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease

Posted 22 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 – Many more American women with heart disease are choosing to have babies, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 81,000 women with heart disease from 2003 to 2012. They found that the proportion who had babies rose 24 percent during that time. "We learned that in addition to the high and growing prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies, the ...

Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'

Posted 23 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 – Certain gene mutations can increase the risk of heart failure in healthy people, researchers report. It had been believed that gene mutations in a protein called titin affect only people with dilated cardiomyopathy, one of the most common forms of inherited heart disease. But this study of more than 1,400 adults found that the hearts of healthy people with mutations in ...

Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction

Posted 13 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 13, 2016 – Marijuana use might raise the risk of a rare, temporary heart muscle malfunction that can feel like a full-fledged heart attack, a new study suggests. People who used marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users to suffer a bout of stress cardiomyopathy, a condition also known as takotsubo, said study co-author Dr. Amitoj Singh. He is chief cardiology fellow at St. ...

Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows Promise

Posted 18 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Jan. 17, 2016 – Researchers say they've developed an experimental treatment for a serious heart condition in dogs that might one day benefit people. Dogs and humans have similar cardiovascular systems and both can develop dilated cardiomyopathy, also known as "weak heart," according to researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. The ...

Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Posted 5 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 – Children who survive cancer may face a higher risk of heart disease as adults, new research suggests. The lingering effects of the treatments that saved their lives as children may trigger the development of heart abnormalities that might not cause apparent symptoms, the researchers explained. The investigators found that heart disease appears to affect between 3 percent ...

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 22, 2015 – The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems, an expert warns. The pressure of tasks like cooking, buying presents, and organizing family gatherings can lead to stress that can damage their hearts, according to Dr. Karla Kurrelmeyer, a cardiologist with Houston Methodist Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center. "We have seen more ...

Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 – Advances in treatment mean that people with an enlarged heart now live longer than they did 10 or 15 years ago, a new study finds. Researchers examined death rates and causes of death between 1992 and 2011 among 1,000 adults with the condition, which is clinically known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It's a genetic condition in which the walls of the heart grow ...

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