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Heart Health
Coordinated Emergency Care Improves Survival for Patients with Heart Attacks

( - 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

Heart Health
Clot-Busting Drugs Not Recommended for Most Patients with Blood Clots

( - Not all patients with blood clots in their legs – a condition known as deep vein thrombosis – need to receive powerful but risky clot-busting drugs

Dec 7, 2017 - 10:25:50 AM

Heart Health
Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives

( - 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

Heart Health
Blood Pressure Begins to Decline 14 Years Before Death

( - Blood pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death

Dec 4, 2017 - 11:33:13 AM

Heart Health
Stress Causes Stress on Hearts

( - 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

Heart Health
Meeting Higher Standards for Lowering Blood Pressure

( - If you weren’t already among the 72 million people in the United States thought to have high blood pressure before last week, there’s a good chance you now have it too.

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:36:23 PM

Heart Health
Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure

( - WASHINGTON — Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension)

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:05:41 AM

Heart Health
Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – The buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries is an unfortunate part of aging.

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:41:40 AM

Heart Health
New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients

( - 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

Heart Health
When Heartburn Lingers Too Long

( - It's just heartburn, right? Take an antacid, hope it works and worry about it tomorrow.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:58:43 AM

Heart Health
Uninsured Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Face ‘catastrophic’ Costs

( - DALLAS – Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” health care costs that can bankrupt them, research from UT Southwestern and other centers shows.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:24:27 AM

Heart Health
Aggressive Testing Provides No Benefit to Patients in ER with Chest Pain

( - 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

Heart Health
Millions of Americans Have Hypertension Under New Blood Pressure Guidelines (VIDEO)

( - 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

Heart Health
Extreme Swings in Blood Pressure Are Just as Deadly as Having Consistently High Blood Pressure

( - 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

Heart Health
5 Health Indicators Are Enough to Predict Cardiovascular Risk in Healthy People

( - New York
–– 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

Heart Health
Bacterial Fats, Not Dietary Ones, May Deserve Blame for Heart Disease

( - 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

Heart Health
What Causes Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations?

( - 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

Heart Health
Men Are More Likely To Receive CPR in Public than Women
( -  PHILADELPHIA—When 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.
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:16:05 AM

Heart Health
Sex Poses Little Risk of Triggering Sudden Cardiac Arrest

( - 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

Heart Health
Former NFL Players More Likely to Have Enlarged Aortas

( - 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

Heart Health
Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections

( -  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

Heart Health
Mindfulness May Help Mothers Cope with Stress When Their Babies Have a Heart Condition

( - 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

Heart Health
Innovative Heart Device Is Safe and Effective

( - 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

Heart Health
Saving Hearts After a Heart Attack

Ala. 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

Heart Health
Mouse Studies Shed Light on How Protein Controls Heart Failure

( - 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

Heart Health
Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure Strikes Black Women Twice as Often as Those of Other Races

( - PHILADELPHIA—African 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

Heart Health
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

Heart Health
The Biology of Mending a Broken Heart

( - CINCINNATI – 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

Heart Health
Delayed Diagnosis, Not Gender Affects Women’s Treatment for Heart Disease

( - CHICAGO—Women 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

Heart Health
Post Heart Attack: How Can Scar Tissue Be Turned Back Into Healthy Heart Muscle?

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide, partly due to limited therapeutic options and the heart’s inability to regenerate healthy cells called cardiomyocytes after heart attacks.

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:39:44 AM

Heart Health
Treating Irregular Heartbeats

( - 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

Heart Health
Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Common Blood Thinner

( - NEW YORKSept. 26, 2017 -- 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

Heart Health
Gene Therapy Improved Left Ventricular and Atrial Function in Congestive Heart Failure by up to 25 Percent

( - 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

Heart Health
Re-Interventions Are Common in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Heart Operations

( - Philadelphia,  – 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

Heart Health
Penn Researchers Closer to Uncovering a New Feature in Heart Failure

( - PHILADELPHIA— 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

Heart Health
New Device for Testing Heart Health

( - UConn researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a device that tests an important indicator of heart health that is often ignored – blood viscosity.

Sep 5, 2017 - 12:48:21 PM

Heart Health
5 Myths And Facts About Cholesterol

( - 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

Heart Health
Turtles May Hold the Key to Protecting Human Hearts after Heart Attack

( - San Diego —In humans, going just minutes without oxygen—such as during a heart attack or stroke—can cause devastating damage to the heart.

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:10:11 AM

Heart Health
New Tool Predicts Patients’ Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25, 2017 – Targeted temperature management – the precise cooling of a person suffering cardiac arrest – can literally be the difference in life or death.

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:20:18 AM

Heart Health
Cholesterol Crystals Are Sure Sign a Heart Attack May Loom

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. – A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:29:09 PM

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