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I’VE SEEN THIS MYSELF: Depression in heart attack survivors is common, often untreated….

I’VE SEEN THIS MYSELF: Depression in heart attack survivors is common, often untreated.

Heart attack patients missing out on smoking cessation drugs

4 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(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.

If You're HIV-Positive You Must Take Your Statins

Despite HIV-positive people having a greater chance of heart attacks, guidelines say they aren't qualified to take medication that might prevent them.

Depression Among Heart Attack Survivors Can Be Deadly, Yet Is Often Ignored

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

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...

Study predicts heart cells' response to dwindling oxygen

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

Natalie Wood Curse! Late Star’s Niece Dies After Massive Heart Attack

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

Very low rate of early use of prescription smoking cessation medications among older patients after

(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.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Do cholesterol medications work for older people?

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 […]

Dangers of high homocysteine levels and how to reduce it

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.

Ozone pollution connected to cardiovascular health

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

Online tool predicts heart risk in young adults

(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...

Puddles Pity Party Sings a Heartfelt Old Timey Cover of the Tom Waits Lullaby ‘On the Nickel’

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

Naturally occurring protein protects against heart attack and stroke: Study

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.

A heart attack in a petri dish

(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 city employees resuscitate man on tennis court after heart attack

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 […]

Revealed: NHS cuts could target heart attack patients in Surrey and Sussex

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

iBeat Extends Seed Round to $4.5M for Wearable Heart Monitoring Smartwatch

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: Causes and diagnosis

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

New, Noninvasive Imaging Technique Finds Heart Disease Before It Hurts

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

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