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Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Posted 6 hours ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 – Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart. Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years. "Our findings show that the use of [testosterone therapy] was associated with an increased risk of stroke, TIAs [mini-strokes], or...

AHA News: With Help, Boy's Dreams of Flight Get to Soar Despite His Heart Issues

Posted 1 day ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – As soon as he could walk, Easton Fryer bolted into his backyard whenever he heard an airplane flying over his home in Hamilton, Montana. His second birthday party was held at the Ravalli County Airport. His first flight came months later. He's since flown in a two-seater and a helicopter. After his first commercial trip, the crew let him...

AHA News: With Help, Boy's Dreams of Flight Get to Soar Despite His Heart Issues

Posted 1 day ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – As soon as he could walk, Easton Fryer bolted into his backyard whenever he heard an airplane flying over his home in Hamilton, Montana. His second birthday party was held at the Ravalli County Airport. His first flight came months later. He's since flown in a two-seater and a helicopter. After his first commercial trip, the crew let him...

AHA News: Doctor's 'Little Heart Attack' Turned Scary and Inspired Big Changes

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – For about a year, Michael Feldman occasionally got a burning feeling in his chest. An antacid tablet usually resolved it, so he figured the cause was indigestion. On April 6, 2012, the burning sensation came with a crushing feeling, too. Realizing it could be heart-related, the 50-year-old Philadelphia pathologist walked from his...

AHA News: Pregnancy Complications Could Be Early Sign of Heart Disease Risk in Black Women

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – A new study confirms that when it comes to assessing heart health, an important question a doctor can ask an African American woman is, "Did you have complications during a pregnancy?" The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, analyzed data collected on 439 African...

CPR Less Likely for Black Kids in Poor Neighborhoods: Study

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 – Cardiac arrest is rare in children. But a new study finds that if it does happen, kids are less likely to get life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if they're black and living in a poor neighborhood. In fact, these kids were much less likely to receive CPR from a bystander than white children living in any type of neighborhood, the research showed. Children in...

AHA News: 5 Threats to Heart Health You May Not Be Aware Of

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – Many people can recite the major risk factors for heart disease, the stuff of posters, public service ads and dire warnings: smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, lack of exercise. But what about these? Air pollution, loneliness, lack of green space, lack of sleep and stress. They're elements of our lives,...

More Evidence Fried Food Ups Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 – Check out the menus at any county fair – corn dogs, fried Oreos, even fried butter – and you'll quickly see that Americans love fried foods. But yet another study suggests that it's time to put that corn dog down. The study found that eating fried foods increased the risk of heart attack and stroke. And the more fried foods you eat, the greater your risk. People who...

No Amount of Running Is Too Hard on Your Heart

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 – Ultramarathons are grueling races that typically range anywhere from 30 to 100 miles, but new research suggests that even these distances don't tax the heart unduly. "The good news is that while experienced runners pushed their heart limits during the ultramarathon, they did not show evidence of cardiac risk assessed through elevated biomarkers [such as cortisol...

AHA News: 'Surprising' Lack of Progress on Heart Disease in Younger Adults

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – After years of declining rates of coronary artery disease, new research shows the trend is reversing among younger people, especially women. The culprit may be the rise in obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure rates among young adults, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers...

AHA News: Doctors Shrugged Off Athlete's Gasping, Until One Heart Surgeon Listened

Posted 3 Jul 2019 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – Back in her office after the New Year's holiday, Cat Oyler, then 45, struggled to catch her breath. She felt like a heavy weight was sitting on her chest. She could take only a fraction of a normal breath, unable to expand her lungs or ribs. Her breathing was so labored that her assistant sitting outside the office noticed and implored...

Survey Urges Grandparents to Lock Down Their Meds When Kids Visit

Posted 2 Jul 2019 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 – Many American seniors fail to secure their medications when grandchildren are around, putting kids at risk of accidental poisoning, an alarming new survey finds. Eighty-four percent of the 1,074 grandparents who responded to the online survey said they keep their medications in the usual spot when grandkids visit – including cupboards or cabinets (61%); countertops and...

Soy's Heart Benefits Hold Steady Over Time, Review Finds

Posted 2 Jul 2019 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration might soon revoke soy's longstanding claim to boost cardiovascular health. But now comes long-term research that appears to bolster the notion that soy does indeed do a heart good. Canadian researchers pored over the results of 46 separate trials. Their conclusion: "These data strongly support the rationale behind the original FDA...

FDA Updates Cases of Food-Related Heart Disease in Pets

Posted 27 Jun 2019 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 – More than 500 reports of heart disease in dogs and cats linked to some pet foods have been confirmed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) – 515 in dogs and nine in cats – were logged between January 2014 and April 2019. Some of the reports involved more than one pet in a household, so the total number of pets...

More Education Could Mean Less Heart Disease

Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 – New research offers a compelling case for staying in school: American adults who spent more time in the classroom as kids have a lower risk of heart disease. "As a society, we should be thinking about investing in social policies to improve overall health and reduce health care costs," said study author Dr. Rita Hamad. She's an assistant professor of family and community...

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