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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 ...

Childhood Trauma May Harm the Heart Decades Later

Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

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 ...

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