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Protein That Mimics Effect Of Exercise May Help Heart Failure Patients

The CT1 protein mimics the effects of going to the gym. Treatment causes the heart muscles to grow healthier and boosts the ability of the heart to pump blood. This may lead to new treatments for heart failure patients.

Medicine August 9, 2017

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

In mice study, an experimental vaccine that lowers cholesterol led to less narrowing of the arteries and reduced markers of blood inflammation. What makes the vaccine different from currently available medications for decreasing cholesterol levels?

Medicine June 20, 2017

Painkillers Up Risk Of Heart Attack, But Here's Why Your Doctor Will Not Stop You From Taking Them

A new study links routine use of common over-the-counter painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Read more about the dangers of NSAIDs and the association made between these NSAIDs and heart attack.

Medicine May 10, 2017

Blood Type May Determine Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Non-O blood type people have been found to have higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Those who belong to blood group type AO, BO, or AB, though have ways to reduce their cardiovascular disease risks.

Public Health May 2, 2017

Choline And Bacteria May Be Culprit Behind Stroke And Heart Disease

Eggs and red meat contain an essential nutrient called choline, which was found to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Digested by gut bacteria, choline creates a by-product that makes blood prone to clotting, leading to heart attacks.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Could This 3D-Printed Patch Heal A Damaged Heart?

Biomedical researchers have produced a novel 3D-bioprinted patch that could help renew scarred tissue and assist heart attack patients. Could this be the breakthrough that study of heart failure is waiting for?

Medicine April 24, 2017

Naked Mole Rat's Metabolic Trick To Survive Oxygen Deprivation May Help Stroke And Heart Attack Patients

Naked mole rats essentially become plants when they are deprived of oxygen. How can the rodents' special metabolic strategy potentially help people who suffered from heart attack and stroke?

Animals April 22, 2017

USPSTF Medical Guidelines May Lead To Fewer Number Of Statin Users: Study

Two conflicting medical guidelines on statin use may lead to fewer number of users in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers compare guidelines from the USPSTF and the ACC/AHA to determine their impact.

Medicine April 18, 2017

Trans Fat Ban Linked To Fewer Heart Attacks, Better Health

The trans fat ban in public food venues has made New Yorkers healthier, reducing heart attack and stroke rates by more than 6 percent. Next year, the FDA plans to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from baked and fried goods sold nationwide.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Can Insomnia Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke?

People suffering from insomnia may be at a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. This increase in risk of heart attacks and stroke was seen to be significant in people who had difficulty falling asleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Cholesterol Drug Repatha Slashes Heart Attack Risk By 27 Percent But Disappoints Doctors And Investors

Amgen's cholesterol-reducing drug Repatha reduced heart attack rate by 27 percent and stroke by 21 percent. Why are doctors and investors disappointed at the results of the drug's clinical trial?

Medicine March 20, 2017

Pain Killers Up Risks Of Heart Attack: Better Think Twice Before Taking That Ibuprofen

Consumption of painkillers can increase the risk of heart attacks by 31 percent. Usage of painkillers such as Ibuprofen may cause blood clots resulting to high pressure and subsequently heart attacks according to a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2017

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Survivors, According To New AHA Recommendations

New AHA recommendations note that omega-3 fish oil supplementation may benefit heart attack and chronic heart failure patients. Evidence, however, is lacking when it comes to fish oil's role in cardiovascular disease prevention.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2017

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Such As Viagra May Give Longer Life To Heart Attack Patients: Study

Latest Swedish study suggests that a class of erectile dysfunction drugs may be beneficial for heart attack patients. Can ED drugs such as Viagra actually be helpful for heart disease?

Medicine March 10, 2017

Men And Women Differ On Heart Attack Symptoms

Women are just as vulnerable to heart disease as men are, but the symptoms in women are subtler. Symptoms in men are more dramatic, while those in women include pain that is often overlooked.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2017

New Study Reveals Mixed Results Of Testosterone Therapy

A roster of five new studies shows that testosterone replacement therapy has resulted in both health benefits and potential risks. Health benefits include anemia, while potential setbacks include more plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

Medicine February 22, 2017

Is Conventional Medicine Making Women Suffer Heart Disease In Silence?

A CNN report cited how an underlying sexism in medical research has cost lives, with heart disease research and treatments historically tailored for men. Women may be suffering from heart attacks in silence, experts warned.

Public Health February 14, 2017

Shoveling Snow Can Increase Heart Attack Risk In Men

Increased incidence of heart attack and heart-related deaths in men after snowfalls could be due to shoveling snow. How does shoveling snow up heart attack risks?

Public Health February 13, 2017

Omega-3s Can Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can slash the risk of childhood asthma by almost one-third.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Questions About Women's Heart Disease

Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after having been hospitalized for heart attack last week. Her sudden death raises concerns about the issue of women's heart disease.

Public Health December 28, 2016

Heart Attack Risk Higher During Christmas Time: What Is Behind Spike In Cardiac Deaths During The Holidays?

Cold weather is widely blamed for the spike in heart-related deaths during the Christmas holiday, but a new study debunks this. What cause the increased cardiac deaths during the holidays?

Public Health December 25, 2016

Protein Inhibitor Drug Shows Promise Preventing Artery Disease In High-Risk Individuals

A protein inhibitor drug could help in preventing diseases like stroke and heart attack, reports a new study. The research team experimented on mice and established that the drug hindered the movement of cultured coronary artery smooth muscle cells and stopped the jamming of arteries and bypass implants.

Medicine December 25, 2016

Patients With HIV Have Nearly Double The Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

Heart attack and stroke risks are important health indicators. Now, researchers have found that those with HIV actually have double the risk, saying that the current risk prediction tool needs an update.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Beware: Binge Drinking Can Trigger Holiday Heart Syndrome And Damage The Brain

Drinking during the holidays is normal, but drinking a little too much can cause a multitude of complications. Doctors warn about the effects of binge drinking on two vital organs: the heart and brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

What Is Holiday Heart Syndrome And How Can You Prevent It?

How do you prevent Holiday Heart Syndrome? Get to know the dangers of Holiday Heart Syndrome. Find out how, with mindfulness, you can still enjoy your holidays and skip a trip to the hospital.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Smart Skin Patch Developed To Release Blood Thinners As Needed, Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots

A team of researchers from University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University invented a smart patch to treat thrombosis that causes serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. The HA-Heparin smart skin patch releases Heparin to prevent blood clot as and when required.

Medicine November 30, 2016

New Drug Limits, Repairs Brain Damage In Stroke Patients

New research could contribute to the development of a new treatment for people who have undergone strokes. The results of the study were promising, with very good results in rodents.

Medicine November 27, 2016

Large Drop In Coronary Heart Disease Cases Recorded In The US: Study

A 20-percent drop was observed in the number of coronary heart disease cases in the United States, reports a recent study. A decline in the prevalence of diabetes, one of the heart disease risk factors, was also found.

Public Health November 17, 2016

Acupuncture Activates Opioids To Lower Blood Pressure Levels: Study

Performing acupuncture regularly may help reduce hypertension or high blood pressure in patients, reports a recent study. Electro-acupuncture stimulates the release of an opioid in the brainstem, which is responsible for controlling blood pressure.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2016

Heavy Exercise When Angry Increases Risk For Deadly Heart Attack

Hard workouts and anger can be a deadly combination. People who engage in heavy exercise while emotionally upset up their risk for deadly heart attack.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2016

Dr. OZ Talks Saving Lives With Entry Into Smartwatch Space With The iBeat Life Monitor

Dr. Mehmet Oz teams up with Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard to launch a new smartwatch called the iBeat Life Monitor. The device is a more stylish alternative to Life Alert systems and could be used to save lives.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

How To Save Money? Exercise Regularly

Indulging in regular physical activity helps people save not only their health but also money. Heart disease patients who performed recommended levels of weekly exercise saved up to $2,500 more than their inactive counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

Study To Help Doctors And Patients Make Informed Decision About Statin Therapy

The benefits of taking statin appear to outweigh the likelihood of side effects to occur. Researchers said the harm associated with use of the cholesterol-lowering drug is exaggerated.

Medicine September 9, 2016

How To Avoid Heart Attack? Eat Dinner Before 7pm

The risk of heart attack increases when the dinner time is later than 7 p.m. According to a study, having dinner within two hours before sleeping at night could elevate heart attack risk by two times.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2016

CPAP Machines Do Not Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Risks In Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Using CPAP machines may not reduce risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack in sleep apnea sufferers. The therapy, however, still offers some benefits for those with the sleeping disorder.

Medicine August 29, 2016

Higher BMI Is Linked To High Risk For Type 2 Diabetes, But Not Heart Attack: Twin Study

Past studies have found that higher BMI may be linked to higher risk of death or heart attack. However, a new report that focused on twins suggests that higher BMI is strongly linked to type 2 diabetes, but not heart attack.

Public Health August 3, 2016

High Doses Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish Oil Supplements May Help Heart Attack Survivors Heal Better

Heart attack patients who took high doses of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements experienced less decline in heart function and greatest reduction in tissue scarring compared with those who took placebo.

Medicine August 2, 2016

Texas Inmates Break Out Of Cell To Save Guard Who Suffered From Heart Attack

A group of inmates broke out of their holding cell, risking their lives to save the life of a jailer. Watch the video of the incident.

Life & Style July 10, 2016

Simple Blood Test Reveals Risk Of Suffering From Heart Attack Within Five Years

A simple blood test that looks into the levels of protective IgG antibodies can reveal a person's risks of suffering from a heart attack within five years. The findings can lead to new methods for preventing heart problems among high-risk individuals.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2016

Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Attack Risk In People Who Had Angioplasty To Clear Blocked Arteries

Patients who underwent angioplasty to clear blocked arteries are at greater risk for heart attack or stroke if they have untreated sleep apnea. How do sleep disorders damage the heart?

Medicine June 17, 2016

Viagra Boosts Blood Flow, Reduces Heart Attack Risk In Men

Viagra not only improves sex life by treating erectile dysfunction, but also boosts the flow of blood and helps prevent heart failure. A new study found that the 'little blue pill' can help prevent heart attacks among male diabetic patients.

Medicine June 16, 2016

1 in 4 Heart Attack Patients Face Threats Of Heart Failure Within Four Years

Improved treatments boost survival chances of first heart attack patients. Certain health conditions and risk factors, however, up their risks for heart failure.

Medicine May 25, 2016

Heart Attacks Are Silent Killers, Target Women More Than Men

Silent heart attacks account for nearly half of all heart attacks. While men are at higher risk to suffer from it, women were found to die from it.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2016

Computer-Generated Virtual Heart May Predict Cardiac Risk In Patients With Arrhythmias

A computer-generated 3D virtual heart is touted to efficiently, non-invasively predict the risk of sudden death due to arrhythmia and their need for an implantable defibrillator.

Public Health May 11, 2016

Correct Patient Treatment Could Have Prevented 33,000 Heart Attack Deaths

Nearly 33,000 heart attack-related deaths could have been prevented if doctors followed the correct patient treatment based on the National Health Service guidelines. The missed intervention places patients at risk of having another heart attack in the future, even death.

Public Health May 10, 2016

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