Coordinated Emergency Care Improves Survival for Patients with Heart Attacks
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DURHAM, N.C. -- Coordinating the response to heart attacks among emergency responders and hospitals reduces the totime treatment and saves lives
Dec 8, 2017 - 12:33:19 PM
Clot-Busting Drugs Not Recommended for Most Patients with Blood Clots
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Not all patients with blood clots in their legs â a condition known as deep vein thrombosis â need to receive powerful but risky clot-busting drugs
Dec 7, 2017 - 10:25:50 AM
Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Infant deaths from critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) decreased more than 33 percent in eight states that mandated screening for CCHD using a test called pulse oximetry.
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:07:14 PM
Blood Pressure Begins to Decline 14 Years Before Death
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Blood pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death
Dec 4, 2017 - 11:33:13 AM
Stress Causes Stress on Hearts
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Thousands of Americans are stressed out as they recover from the various natural disasters that shook our country recently. Unfortunately, when people are in these situations the last thing they think about is their health.
Nov 29, 2017 - 11:32:50 AM
Meeting Higher Standards for Lowering Blood Pressure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you werenât already among the 72 million people in the United States thought to have high blood pressure before last week, thereâs a good chance you now have it too.
Nov 21, 2017 - 12:36:23 PM
Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON â Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension)
Nov 20, 2017 - 10:05:41 AM
Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHAPEL HILL, NC â The buildup of plaque in the heartâs arteries is an unfortunate part of aging.
Nov 17, 2017 - 11:41:40 AM
New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools.
Nov 17, 2017 - 11:20:26 AM
When Heartburn Lingers Too Long
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's just heartburn, right? Take an antacid, hope it works and worry about it tomorrow.
Nov 16, 2017 - 7:58:43 AM
Uninsured Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Face âcatastrophicâ Costs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS â Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face âdevastatingâ health care costs that can bankrupt them, research from UT Southwestern and other centers shows.
Nov 16, 2017 - 7:24:27 AM
Aggressive Testing Provides No Benefit to Patients in ER with Chest Pain
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack
Nov 15, 2017 - 10:30:51 AM
Millions of Americans Have Hypertension Under New Blood Pressure Guidelines (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines on Monday, Nov. 13, that will classify millions more Americans as having hypertension.
Nov 14, 2017 - 1:29:15 PM
Extreme Swings in Blood Pressure Are Just as Deadly as Having Consistently High Blood Pressure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure
Nov 14, 2017 - 11:02:47 AM
5 Health Indicators Are Enough to Predict Cardiovascular Risk in Healthy People
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York ââ In a large population study that was the first of its kind, researchers found that a simple tool not requiring laboratory tests, the Fuster-BEWAT score....
Nov 14, 2017 - 10:30:54 AM
Bacterial Fats, Not Dietary Ones, May Deserve Blame for Heart Disease
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Heart disease and fatty clogs in the arteries go hand in hand. But new evidence suggests the fatty molecules might come not only from what you eat, but from the bacteria in your mouth
Nov 13, 2017 - 12:23:40 PM
What Causes Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:59:11 AM
Men Are More Likely To Receive CPR in Public than Women
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:16:05 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Â PHILADELPHIAâWhen it comes to your likelihood of receiving bystander CPR if you experience a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in public, it turns out your gender may play a lifesaving role.
Sex Poses Little Risk of Triggering Sudden Cardiac Arrest
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, results in more than 300,000 deaths each year in the United States, fewer than 1 percent were linked with sexual activity.
Nov 13, 2017 - 7:21:14 AM
Former NFL Players More Likely to Have Enlarged Aortas
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Former NFL players were more likely to have enlarged aortas, but further study is needed to determine whether that puts them at greater risk for life-threatening aneurysms, researchers found.
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:51:49 AM
Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Â A study led by Kevin King, a bioengineer and physician at the University of California San Diego, has found that the immune system plays a surprising role in the aftermath of heart attacks.
Nov 7, 2017 - 11:07:32 AM
Mindfulness May Help Mothers Cope with Stress When Their Babies Have a Heart Condition
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Mindfulness may offer an active coping mechanism for mothers faced with the stress of having a newborn diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD).
Nov 3, 2017 - 10:57:17 AM
Innovative Heart Device Is Safe and Effective
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new study has found that a pioneering device to repair heart valves is safe and effective, and can reduce the invasiveness and side effects of conventional mitral valve surgery.
Nov 2, 2017 - 12:09:10 PM
Saving Hearts After a Heart Attack
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. â University of Alabama at Birminghambiomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack....
Oct 18, 2017 - 10:46:11 AM
Mouse Studies Shed Light on How Protein Controls Heart Failure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell....
Oct 18, 2017 - 10:39:12 AM
Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure Strikes Black Women Twice as Often as Those of Other Races
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIAâAfrican American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian....
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:52:32 AM
Frequent Sauna Bathing Keeps Blood Pressure in Check
(HealthNewsDigest,com) - Frequent sauna bathing reduces the risk of elevated blood pressure, according to an extensive follow-up population-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland.
Sep 29, 2017 - 8:37:48 AM
The Biology of Mending a Broken Heart
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CINCINNATI â Early research results suggest scientists might be on to a way to preserve heart function after heart attacks or for people with inherited heart defects called congenital cardiomyopathies.
Sep 28, 2017 - 10:16:19 AM
Delayed Diagnosis, Not Gender Affects Womenâs Treatment for Heart Disease
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGOâWomen with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias.
Sep 28, 2017 - 10:04:21 AM
Post Heart Attack: How Can Scar Tissue Be Turned Back Into Healthy Heart Muscle?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHAPEL HILL, NC â Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide, partly due to limited therapeutic options and the heartâs inability to regenerate healthy cells called cardiomyocytes after heart attacks.
Sep 27, 2017 - 10:39:44 AM
Treating Irregular Heartbeats
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rate and rhythm of heartbeats. When that electrical system goes awry, your heart can beat too quickly, too slowly or erratically.
Sep 27, 2017 - 10:15:06 AM
Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Common Blood Thinner
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,Â Sept. 26, 2017 --Â A new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
Sep 26, 2017 - 1:42:03 PM
Gene Therapy Improved Left Ventricular and Atrial Function in Congestive Heart Failure by up to 25 Percent
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Heart function improved by up to 25 percent in a trial using gene therapy to reverse cardiac damage from congestive heart failure in a large animal model, Mount Sinai researchers report.
Sep 26, 2017 - 10:26:13 AM
Re-Interventions Are Common in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Heart Operations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Philadelphia, Â â Among patients who undergo childhood heart surgery for the severe birth defect single-ventricle disease, two-thirds of survivors require a surgical or catheter-based procedure within 20 years.
Sep 19, 2017 - 11:07:57 AM
Penn Researchers Closer to Uncovering a New Feature in Heart Failure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIAâ Each cell in the average human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with four telomeres on each pair.
Sep 8, 2017 - 10:36:38 AM
New Device for Testing Heart Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UConn researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a device that tests an important indicator of heart health that is often ignored â blood viscosity.
Sep 5, 2017 - 12:48:21 PM
5 Myths And Facts About Cholesterol
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - High cholesterol is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke and is estimated to cause nearly 2.6 million deaths annually.
Aug 29, 2017 - 11:59:39 AM
Turtles May Hold the Key to Protecting Human Hearts after Heart Attack
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Diego âIn humans, going just minutes without oxygenâsuch as during a heart attack or strokeâcan cause devastating damage to the heart.
Aug 29, 2017 - 11:10:11 AM
New Tool Predicts Patientsâ Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25, 2017 â Targeted temperature management â the precise cooling of a person suffering cardiac arrest â can literally be the difference in life or death.
Aug 25, 2017 - 9:20:18 AM
Cholesterol Crystals Are Sure Sign a Heart Attack May Loom
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - EAST LANSING, Mich. â A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a personâs cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.
Aug 18, 2017 - 12:29:09 PM