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New Device Approved for Tears in Heart's Blood Vessels

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat acute coronary artery perforations, the medical term for tears in the heart's blood vessels. "An acute coronary artery perforation is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication of heart vessel [surgery]," Dr. Bram Zuckerman, director of the FDA's ...

Why So Many Firefighters Die From Cardiac Arrest

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 – Firefighters who die from cardiac arrest tend to have underlying heart problems, a new study finds. Cardiac arrest accounts for more job-related deaths among firefighters than any other cause, and researchers wanted to know what ups their risk. "Firefighters face many dangers, but the greatest risk is from underlying cardiovascular disease in combination with the ...

Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 – A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report. The diseases include coronary artery disease, the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and breast cancer. Researchers tested and validated the genetic risk score on data from more ...

AHA: Obesity May Increase Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People with obesity are known to be at increased risk for coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease. Now, a new study shows obesity may also increase the chance of developing peripheral artery disease. Coronary artery disease develops when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become stiff and narrow. Peripheral ...

Even When Insured, Heart Disease Can Bankrupt Poor Families

Posted 5 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 – In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds. One in four low-income families with someone suffering from coronary artery disease had out-of-pocket costs that were far beyond their means, researchers found. And these families were three times more likely than middle- or high-income families ...

AHA: His Workouts Helped Him Spot a Dangerous Heart Problem

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw. His fitness trainer had previously told him his body was still adapting to the workouts. His doctor at the time had said the issues were related to ...

Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women's Hearts

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April, 4, 2018 – Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, Australian researchers report. The biggest benefit seems to come from cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Eating these strong-smelling veggies was linked to less thickening of the carotid arteries, located in the neck. Thickening of this ...

AHA: Gene Test Predicts Who Won't Benefit From Blood Thinner Plavix

Posted 3 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to Plavix, a commonly prescribed blood thinner, a new study suggests. Researchers reported Tuesday that mutation-carrying patients are much less likely to have or die from a heart attack, stroke or other major complication within a year if they take a ...

Could Coffee Perk Up Your Heart Health?

Posted 28 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 – Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study suggests. Scientists surveyed more than 4,400 residents of Sao Paulo about their coffee-drinking habits, and correlated them with coronary artery calcium (CAC) readings. CAC scans look for signs of calcium buildup in the ...

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

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

Posted 13 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

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

Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 ...

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