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Heart Health
What is Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection? (VIDEO)

( - Patients who suffer from a type of heart attack that affects mainly younger women may benefit most from conservative treatment, letting the body heal on its own

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:05:47 PM

Heart Health
Cardiomyopathy: I Want to Be Fit and Strong

( - A group of cardiologists is changing the conversation about a form of heart disease and exercise. One patient details how she’s maintaining an active lifestyle while minimizing risk.

Feb 23, 2018 - 12:20:28 PM

Heart Health
Cardiac Cell Therapy for Heart Failure Caused by Muscular Dystrophy Also Improves Skeletal Muscle Function in Mice

( - LOS ANGELES — Injections of cardiac progenitor cells help reverse the fatal heart disease caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and also lead to improved limb strength and movement ability, a new study shows.

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:40:47 AM

Heart Health
Detecting the Subtle Signs of Heart Disease in Women

( - Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress, or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest.

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:29:24 PM

Heart Health
Get a Quick Start on Better Heart Health

( - Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a great time to think about the health of your heart. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women,” says Anita Inveiss, M.D.

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:19:17 PM

Heart Health
Repairing the Heart One 'Z' at a Time

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A new study published in Life Sciences shows promise that rest during normal sleep hours may help the heart repair itself.

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:19:54 AM

Heart Health
Women Once Considered Low Risk for Heart Disease Shown to Have Evidence of Previous Heart Attack Scars

( - Women who complain about chest pain often are reassured by their doctors that there is no reason to worry because their angiograms show that the women don’t have blockages in the major heart arteries

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:46:10 PM

Heart Health
Young Hoopster with Heart Condition Still on the Court

( - The genetic heart condition that Kaci Arjes was born with was threatening to end her high school basketball playing career …

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:04:24 AM

Heart Health
Blood Pressure Chart: What Your Reading Means

( - This blood pressure chart can help you figure out if your blood pressure is at a healthy level or if you'll need to take some steps to improve your numbers.

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:24:38 PM

Heart Health
Number of Obese Years Not — Just Obesity — a Distinct Risk Factor for Heart Damage

( - In an analysis of clinical data collected on more than 9,000 people, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to “add up” to a distinct risk factor....

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:44:41 AM

Heart Health
Study Shows Higher Risk of Dementia For Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A new study is believed to be the first to show a higher risk of dementia in adults who were born with heart disease.

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:52:58 AM

Heart Health
Is Your Family at Risk for Genetic Cardiovascular Disease?

( - With cardiovascular disease a leading cause of death, it’s fair to say that many people have been touched by this disorder.

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:39:39 PM

Heart Health
Drug That Treats Psoriasis Also Reduces Aortic Vascular Inflammation

( - PHILADELPHIA – An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events.

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:18:47 AM

Heart Health
Atrial Fibrillation: When The Heart Skips A Beat

( - AF, which affects more than 33.5 million people worldwide, occurs when the upper chambers of the heart beat significantly faster than a normal heartbeat or quiver irregularly.

Feb 17, 2018 - 9:35:19 AM

Heart Health
Hearing Loss Is Common After Infant Heart Surgery

( - Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four.

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:10:55 AM

Heart Health
Lifestyle Affects Your Heart Health

( - Heart disease can be improved — or even prevented — by making certain lifestyle changes. The following changes can help anyone who wants to improve heart health:

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:57:23 AM

Heart Health
Heartburn or Heart Attack: When to Worry

( - You've just eaten a big meal and feel a burning sensation in your chest. Heartburn, right?

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:52:27 PM

Heart Health
Secrets for Living Well with Heart Disease (VIDEO)

( - If you've had a heart attack or heart procedure (or narrowly avoided one), turn that wake-up call into serious motivation.

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:17:53 PM

Heart Health
Wine, Chocolate and Your Heart (VIDEO)

( - It's Valentine's Day. Time to spoil your sweetheart with guilty pleasures. But, according to Mayo Clinic experts, a few of those guilty pleasures in moderation might be good for you.

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:07:28 PM

Heart Health
Only Half of Americans Say They Know CPR, Far Less Know Proper “Hands Only” Technique

( - CLEVELAND - When it comes to heart health emergencies, many Americans don’t have the knowledge to aid others, and often don’t know the proper way to help themselves

Feb 13, 2018 - 2:20:17 PM

Heart Health
A Protein Could Make Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack Damage More Effective

( - PHILADELPHIA) -- Researchers may have found a way to reduce ongoing heart damage that occurs long after a severe heart attack by improving the longevity of stem cells injected into the heart.

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:55:11 PM

Heart Health
Innovative Collaboration Offers Hope for Baby with Rare Heart Defect
( - When Ryals Sexton was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart defect, his parents turned to a new research consortium that offers groundbreaking treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:48:55 PM

Heart Health
How to Reach Your Target Heart Rate (VIDEO)

( - Exercising at your target heart rate can boost the cardiovascular benefit of your workouts.

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:41:26 PM

Heart Health
Obesity, Other Risks Play Large Role in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among the Young

( - LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2018) — Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:01:55 PM

Heart Health
New ECPR Protocol Helps Some Cardiac Arrest Patients Survive 'Certain Death'

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – More people are walking away from a type of cardiac arrest that is nearly always fatal

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:33:03 AM

Heart Health
Emergency Care for a Heart Attack

( - Someone having a heart attack may experience any or all of the following:

Feb 8, 2018 - 1:53:26 PM

Heart Health
U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health

( - On June 18, 2018, the United States is scheduled to impose a ban on trans fats in the food system; Canada will follow suit on September 15, 2018.

Feb 8, 2018 - 12:16:24 PM

Heart Health
Novel Gene Mutations Link High HDL Cholesterol and Apparent Protection From Heart Disease

( - Baltimore, Md.,  – Researchers have uncovered genetic mutations that may explain why people with high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good cholesterol,” have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Feb 8, 2018 - 11:04:12 AM

Heart Health
'Mighty Docs' Save Fellow Puckster After His Collapse

( - Like other sports, hockey can be pretty physically demanding, what with all the skating, checking, passing and power playing. One play that's usually not part of a hockey game, however, is the heart attack.

Feb 7, 2018 - 8:38:11 AM

Heart Health
Vanderbilt’s Heart Transplant Program Reaches New Record

( - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, surpassing the 2016 milestone and securing its place as the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

Feb 6, 2018 - 12:59:20 PM

Heart Health
Following Treatment Guidelines More Important Than Volume for Assessing Heart Failure Care

( - DALLAS – Looking at how well hospitals adhere to treatment guidelines for heart failure is more important than comparing patient volumes at hospitals, new research shows.

Feb 6, 2018 - 12:17:43 PM

Heart Health
Children with Heart Failure from Dilated Cardiomyopathy are Seeing a Dramatic Improvement in Outcomes in Recent Years

( - A multi-center initiative involving 98 centers across the U.S. and Canada, has shown that for children with heart failure from dilated cardiomyopathy there has been a dramatic improvement in outcomes of medical management in the past few years.

Feb 6, 2018 - 10:56:45 AM

Heart Health
Skier Saved After Heart Attack on the Water

( - Quick thinking and high-quality care helped Brian Kanable recover after what could have been a deadly medical emergency.

Feb 5, 2018 - 1:30:30 PM

Heart Health
Heart Issues Affecting Younger People (VIDEO)

( - Many of the heart disease risk factors are the same for everyone. Lifestyle choices, such as lack of exercise, obesity, smoking and drinking alcohol excessively, are risk factors that affect many adults.

Feb 5, 2018 - 1:23:42 PM

Heart Health
Do Hot Flashes Indicate Heart Disease?

( - You're 54, and you're having hot flashes. Does a link between hot flashes and vascular health mean you'll have heart disease later in life?

Feb 2, 2018 - 12:33:14 PM

Heart Health
AMA Offers 6 Tips to Improve Heart Health, Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

( - CHICAGO – To help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in the millions of Americans currently living with high blood pressure....

Feb 1, 2018 - 11:53:29 AM

Durability of Open Heart Surgery Offers Younger Patients Superior Long-Term Results

( - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — Younger patients with severe coronary artery disease may experience better long-term outcomes when they are treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)....

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:09:17 AM

Heart Health
CPR, Not ‘scoop and run,’ Should be Priority with Cardiac Arrest Patients

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — A change in protocol for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in Western New York has yielded striking results: twice as many patients now survive.

Jan 23, 2018 - 1:01:31 PM

Heart Health
Tips for Having a Healthy Heart

( - FAIRFAX, Virginia – (January 22, 2018) – February is American Heart Month, making it a great time to pause and consider what we are doing for our hearts.

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:32:57 AM

Heart Health
Understand Symptoms and Risk Factors for Heart Attack

( - Although heart disease can often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States.

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:31:19 PM

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