I’VE SEEN THIS MYSELF: Depression in heart attack survivors is common, often untreated.
(Reuters Health) - People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit.
Despite HIV-positive people having a greater chance of heart attacks, guidelines say they aren't qualified to take medication that might prevent them.
Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years. Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart, including three procedures in which doctors...
Time is of the essence when treating a patient undergoing a heart attack. Cardiac surgeons attempt to quickly stabilize the heart by applying reperfusion, a technique that restores oxygen to the heart by opening up blocked vessels with balloons and stents. Show More Summary
Lana Wood has told RadarOnline.com exclusively that her beloved daughter, Evan Maldonado, died on Tuesday after spending a week in a coma following a massive heart attack. She was just 42. Tragically, the death comes just two days before her late sister Natalie Wood’s birthday. “We gave Evan the last rites and then we turned Read More
(The JAMA Network Journals) Only about 7 percent of older adults who smoked used a prescription smoking cessation medication within 90 days after being discharged from a hospital following a heart attack, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
The risk of having a heart attack or stroke increases with age. Having high cholesterol is a known risk factor, and many people over 65 are on statins, which are cholesterol-lowering medications. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says statins are beneficial for a large number of older people, especially those with known cardiovascular […]
Having a high homocysteine level can be dangerous. It can lead to heart attack and stroke, but there are ways to reduce it. Homocysteine is an amino acid, which is a building block of protein that is produced in the … The post Dangers of high homocysteine levels and how to reduce it appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
Exposure to ozone, a risk for impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults. A new study followed 89 healthy adults living in Changsha City for one year. Show More Summary
(Reuters Health) - An online calculator may help young people predict their risk of developing heart disease in middle age - in time to make lifestyle changes to minimize their odds of a heart attack or stroke, a U.S. study suggests...
The incredible velvet-voiced Puddles Pity Party sang a beautifully heartfelt old timey rendition of the brilliant Tom Waits lullaby “On the Nickel” from the album Heart Attack and Vine and film of the same name. Puddles was skillfully accompanied by Sweet Dick Rowlinson on tack piano. Tom Waits music is near and dear to me […]
Clutching our chest as we collapse to the ground is something we all fear as we get older, as a heart attack can occur suddenly and without warning. It happens because the flow of blood to the heart has become … The post Naturally occurring protein protects against heart attack and stroke: Study appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) In her laboratory at NJIT, biomedical engineer Alice Lee develops tiny proto-hearts from stem cells that she subjects to 'attacks' to observe in real-time how the heart repairs itself. With National...Show More Summary
MISSION VIEJO Six minutes. That’s all the time four employees of the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion had to save a 74-year old man who had gone into cardiac arrest before paramedics arrived. Mission Viejo requires all city employees to take CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. And on July 1, that training paid off. Only […]
Organisations in the area are considering limiting angiogram and angioplasty despite positive evidence for procedures Patients at risk of a heart attack could be denied vital tests and potentially life-saving operations under NHS plans to make £55m of budget cuts in an area in which four cabinet ministers are local MPs, the Guardian can reveal. Show More Summary
FASTER, PLEASE: New Heart Imaging Method May Predict Heart Attacks.
iBeat, makers of the heart monitoring smartwatch wearable that perpetually monitors and detects cardiac arrest, heart attack, and atrial fibrillation has closed an additional $3.5M of funding, bringing its total seed stage funding total to $4.5 million. Show More Summary
High homocysteine levels are associated with increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Homocysteine is an amino acid and is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. It is thought that having excessive levels of this amino acid contribute...Show More Summary
A new, noninvasive imaging method lets researchers pick up on the warning signs of heart disease long before a heart attack or stroke can take place. The noninvasive technique uses current computed tomography (CT) scanning technology to analyze images of fatty deposits lining blood vessels in order to flag potentially dangerous inflammation. Show More Summary