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Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

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TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it's important to listen to your body, according to experts at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Heart disease develops the same way in ...

Heart Attack Survival Better When Specialists Are Out of Town

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TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 – Believe it or not, new research suggests that people hospitalized for a heart attack are more likely to survive when certain heart specialists are out of town. The study of more than 34,000 U.S. heart attack patients found survival rates were higher when interventional cardiologists were attending their annual conference. Those cardiologists are specialists in using ...

Australian Nurse Treats, Survives His Own Heart Attack

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WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 – A nurse stationed on Australia's isolated far west coast experienced chest pain and dizziness – signs of heart attack – but he was almost a hundred miles from the next nearest medical facility. So he pushed past the pain to diagnose and treat himself, according to a report of the case published March 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 44-year-old worked at ...

Optimism Might Help You Handle Angina

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – Optimism can benefit angina patients, according to researchers who suggest doctors can help these folks feel more hopeful. Angina is chest pain that occurs when the heart isn't getting enough oxygen. The pain can be severe, and it's a common reason for emergency department visits. Angina can have a major impact on quality of life, said study lead author Dr. Alexander ...

For Women, Blocked Arteries Not the Only Trigger for Heart Attacks

Posted 23 Feb 2018 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 – Women don't need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out. Blocked arteries are a main cause of heart attack in men, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They found, though, that about 8 percent of women who have chest pain but no blocked arteries actually have scars on their heart that indicate ...

Getting Back in Shape in 2018? Great, But Do It Safely

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 – Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year's resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow. Jumping whole-hog into an exercise regime is a good way to get yourself hurt if you haven't worked out for a while, experts say. "People get into trouble when they want to do too much too soon," said Dr. Gerardo Miranda-Comas, an assistant ...

Childhood Trauma May Harm the Heart Decades Later

Posted 18 Dec 2017 by

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 – Experiencing trauma as a child or teen apparently makes you more susceptible to heart disease. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) says that people who were abused, bullied, witnessed violence or had other traumatic experiences when they were children or teens are at increased risk for heart disease. The AHA based its stance on a review of ...

Do Receding Hairlines Mean Receding Heart Health in Men?

Posted 30 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 – Preliminary research hints – but cannot prove – that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk. The study involved about 2,000 Indian men under 40 years of age. The researchers said that men who went prematurely gray and experienced male-pattern baldness at a young age had greatly increased odds for heart disease. After ...

Your Blood Type May Determine How Smog Affects Your Heart

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TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – People with certain blood types are at increased risk for a heart attack from high levels of air pollution, a new study finds. Specifically, people with coronary artery disease who have A, B or AB blood types are more likely than those with the O blood type to have a heart attack when exposed to high levels of small particulate PM2.5 air pollution. That is described by ...

Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – A life-threatening heart emergency can spell financial doom for people who don't have health insurance, a pair of new studies shows. Around 4 out of 5 uninsured patients hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke or heart bypass surgery faced financial ruin before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, the researchers reported. "Medical expenses are the No. 1 ...

Take Heart, Coffee Lovers, Morning Joe May Help Your Ticker

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Coffee fiends, rejoice: Every cup of joe you guzzle could drive down your risk for heart problems, a new preliminary study suggests. "Drinking that cup of coffee that you love may be associated with decreased risk of stroke, heart failure and coronary heart disease," said lead researcher Laura Stevens. She's a data scientist for the American Heart Association's Institute ...

Could Skipping Breakfast Feed Heart Disease?

Posted 2 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 – Middle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast – especially a hearty one – are less likely to harbor plaques in their arteries. Plaques are deposits of ...

Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 – Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests. "It appears that by the time women present with heart disease, they are slightly older and may be facing more comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes," explained study senior author Dr. Fraser Rubens, ...

Do E-Cigarettes Damage Blood Vessels?

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – Nicotine in e-cigarettes may cause stiffened arteries, which can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a small Swedish study suggests. With the dramatic increase in e-cigarette use ("vaping") over the past few years, questions have arisen about their safety. And while many people think the devices are harmless, especially compared with regular ...

Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – If your heart suddenly stops beating, the racial makeup of the neighborhood may determine the likelihood of receiving CPR from a passer-by or having access to a public defibrillator, researchers say. These lifesaving treatments for cardiac arrest occur less often in black neighborhoods in the United States, researchers discovered. Delaying CPR (cardiopulmonary ...

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