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Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – Women whose periods started before age 12 may face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new British study suggests. Early menopause, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy are also associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, according to the research. "More frequent cardiovascular screening would seem to be sensible among women who are early in their reproductive cycle or who have a history of adverse reproductive events or a hysterectomy as this might help to delay or prevent their onset of [cardiovascular disease]," advised the researchers, led by Sanne Peters, from the University of Oxford. The findings stem from data on more than 267,000 women in the United Kingdom who averaged 56 years old at the start of the study. Participants were recruited from 2006 to 2010, then followed until March 2016 or their first heart attack or ... Read more

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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 published studies that found a strong association between traumatic experiences in childhood or teen years and the chances of developing conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes in early adulthood. In turn, those conditions increase the risk for heart and blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. The statement was published Dec. 18 in the journal Circulation. "The real tragedy is that children are exposed to these traumatic ... Read more

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Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults

Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Dec. 3, 2017 – Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns. "We all know about the illness influenza causes – obviously fever and making you feel poorly, aches and pains – and that is because it sets up a systemic inflammatory response," said Dr. William Schaffner. He's a professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. "Not as well known: In the two weeks to a month after you recover from influenza, you have a three to five times increased risk of having a heart attack," Schaffner said in a university news release. "You have a two to three times increased risk of having a stroke. "Nobody wants a heart attack or a stroke, so by preventing flu, you prevent this inflammatory response ... Read more

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Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report. People who have a mini-stroke – officially called a transient ischemic attack (TIA) – typically recover from symptoms, such as trouble speaking or paralysis, within minutes. But a trio of neurologists from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., warn that these seemingly fleeting events are often followed by a more severe stroke. "The diagnosis of a TIA represents the recognition of a medical emergency and an opportunity to reduce the risk of stroke by decisively evaluating the patient and applying any combination of the currently available therapeutic strategies," the authors wrote in their report. Most strokes occur when blood clots block blood flow to the brain. Blood clots also cause TIAs, according to the ... Read more

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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 for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine in Dallas. Each cup of coffee consumed a week could decrease your risk of heart failure by 7 percent, stroke by 8 percent and heart disease by 5 percent, according to a sophisticated analysis of data from long-term heart studies. In a more surprising finding, the research also suggested that red meat might be linked to lower risk of heart failure and stroke, said Stevens, who is also a doctoral student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in ... Read more

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An Aging Heart May Weaken Memory

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 – A decline in the pumping ability of an older person's heart can lower blood flow to their brain's memory center, new research has found. The study involved 314 people, who averaged 73 years old and did not have heart failure, stroke or dementia. Nearly 40 percent of them had mild cognitive impairment, which increases the risk for dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. All participants underwent tests to determine how much blood their heart pumped relative to their body size. They also had MRI scans to assess blood flow in the brain. "Our findings show that when the heart does not pump blood as effectively, it may lead to reduced blood flow in the right and left temporal lobes, areas of the brain that process memories," said study author Angela Jefferson. She directs Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Memory & Alzheimer's Center, in Nashville. "What is ... Read more

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Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home for the remainder of his life. New research shows that male seniors who find themselves in this situation have triple the odds of being sent to a nursing home within five years of their attack, compared to men with a caregiver. A similar risk wasn't seen for women. The study "highlights older adults as being vulnerable to the loss of independent living if they cannot identify anyone to care for them," said study author Justin Blackburn, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "This is particularly true for older men, who may be unable to access or reluctant to use formal services delivered within their home or community," Blackburn said. He spoke in a news release from the Journal of the American Geriatrics ... Read more

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More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives

Posted 23 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 – People with depression tend to die earlier than expected – a pattern that has grown stronger among women in recent years, new research finds. The study followed thousands of Canadian adults between 1952 and 2011. Overall, it found people with depression had a higher death rate versus those without the mood disorder. The link only emerged among women starting in the 1990s. Yet by the end of the study, depression was affecting men's and women's longevity equally. The findings do not prove that depression itself shaves years off people's lives, said lead researcher Stephen Gilman. The study could not account for the effects of physical health conditions, for example. "So one explanation could be that people with depression were more likely to have a chronic condition," said Gilman, of the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. But even if ... Read more

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Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short

Posted 23 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 – Black Americans have a shorter life expectancy than whites, and higher rates of heart disease and stroke may be a major reason why, a new American Heart Association statement suggests. In recent years, life expectancy for blacks was over three years less than for whites – 75.5 years vs. almost 79 years, according to the statement, which was based on a review of more than 300 studies. Black people have a higher rate of heart attacks, sudden cardiac arrest, heart failure and strokes. Between 1999 and 2010, heart disease and stroke contributed to more than 2 million years of life lost among black people, the researchers said. Heart disease and stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes also start at an earlier age among black people than white people, the review found. For example, 14 percent of black children have high blood pressure, ... Read more

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Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health said. Water pollution was tied to 1.8 million deaths, mostly from gastrointestinal and parasitic infections. And workplace-related pollution and lead pollution also played a role, contributing to 800,000 deaths and 500,000 deaths, respectively. "Pollution is much more than an environmental challenge – it is a profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and well-being," said Dr. Philip Landrigan, co-lead of the commission. "It deserves the full attention of international leaders, civil society, health professionals, and people around the world," added Landrigan, a professor at the Icahn ... Read more

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Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 – The longer you refrain from drinking, the lower your risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. That's the message of a new long-range study examining alcohol use and atrial fibrillation, or Afib. This is when electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart are chaotic and cause an irregular heartbeat, which increases the risk of blood clots that can cause stroke or heart attacks. One in four adults older than 40 is at risk for Afib, and nearly 6 million people in the United States could have the condition by 2050. But the researchers from the University of California, San Francisco found that every decade of non-drinking decreased the risk of Afib by 20 percent, regardless of the type of alcohol. The study included heart-risk data generated over 25 years on more than 15,000 American adults. Past drinkers were at increased risk for Afib, the researchers ... Read more

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Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 – While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. The rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, smoking and drug abuse have all been on the rise in stroke patients over recent years, the study authors said. The study included over 900,000 people hospitalized for stroke between 2004 and 2014. Each year, prevalence of high blood pressure went up by 1 percent, diabetes rose by 2 percent, high cholesterol went up by 7 percent, smoking increased by 5 percent, and drug abuse jumped 7 percent, the researchers found. "The risk of dying from a stroke has declined significantly, while at the same time the risk factors are increasing," said researcher Dr. Ralph Sacco. He's a professor of neurology at the ... Read more

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Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 – Women who suffer from migraines may be able to safely use hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, a new study suggests. The study of 85,000 U.S. women found no evidence that hormone therapy carried a particular risk of heart attack or stroke among those with a history of migraine headaches. That possibility has been a concern, mainly based on studies of younger women with migraines. Those studies linked hormonal birth control pills to a small risk of stroke, particularly among women whose migraines feature "aura" symptoms – most often, visual disturbances such as seeing zigzag lines or bright flashes. Less has been known about any risks of hormone replacement therapy, said Dr. Jelena Pavlovic, the lead researcher on the new study. "It appears safe for women with migraines to use hormone therapy, in terms of their cardiovascular risk," said Pavlovic, an ... Read more

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Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 – Workers who regularly pull overnight shifts may be more prone to pack on the pounds, a new analysis suggests. The finding involved an in-depth look at 28 studies conducted between 1999 and 2016. All the investigations explored the health impact of shift work, in which employees are regularly asked to either alternate between daytime and overnight schedules or to exclusively work overnight hours. An estimated 700 million men and women around the world now follow that work pattern, representing about 20 percent of the global workforce, the researchers said. And while the numbers varied by study, the new analysis determined that, on average, routinely working a night shift seems to boost the risk for becoming obese or overweight by 29 percent. Although the review could not prove cause-and-effect, nutrition experts expressed little surprise at the finding. Connie ... Read more

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Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 – People who stop following their doctor's advice to take a daily aspirin may see their risk of heart attack and stroke quickly rise, a new study suggests. Low-dose aspirin is a standard therapy for people at increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. But many eventually stop taking it, or at least consider quitting, said Dr. Johan Sundstrom, the lead researcher on the new study. Sometimes it's because of side effects, such as upset stomach, according to Sundstrom, a professor at Uppsala University, in Sweden. Other times, he said, it's simple "forgetfulness." His team wanted to find out what happened when patients quit their low-dose aspirin. The investigators looked at medical records from more than 600,000 Swedish adults who'd been prescribed aspirin to prevent cardiovascular trouble. (In Sweden, it's given by prescription, not over-the-counter, as in the ... Read more

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