More School Is Better for Your Heart, Study Suggests

July 20, 2016

While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health.

Heart Failure After Heart Attack Tied to Cancer Risk in Study

July 11, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who develop heart failure after a heart attack may also face a higher risk of cancer, a new study suggests.
And, they may be prone to cancers affecting the lungs or the digestive system, according to the researchers.
“Patients with cardiovascular disease experience a high […]

Video May Aid End-of-Life Decision-Making

June 30, 2016

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Watching a video about end-of-life care options may help patients with advanced heart failure choose the approach best for them, a new study finds.
The choices include comfort-focused care versus more invasive care that could extend their days.
“Because the course of heart failure is uncertain, in part because of […]

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study

June 28, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The antidepressant Lexapro may not help heart failure patients suffering from depression, German researchers report.
“Depression in heart failure may not be the same depression patients without heart failure get and who respond well to antidepressants,” said lead researcher Dr. Christiane Angermann, a professor of cardiology […]

Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

June 22, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds.
The disorder, called atrial fibrillation, affects about 1 percent of American adults and more than 5 percent of those 65 and older. Atrial fibrillation can […]

Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea may increase the risk of serious complications in people who have undergone angioplasty to clear blocked heart arteries, researchers say.
In angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), blocked heart arteries are re-opened using a thin catheter inserted through the groin or wrist.
The new study included 241 […]

Alcohol Not Always Good for Your Heart, Study Finds

June 15, 2016

“It appears that alcohol is not necessarily all good or all bad for the heart—it’s more complex than that.”

Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo

June 11, 2016

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Prospects for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may be grimmer than previously believed, researchers report.
“Type 2 diabetes accompanied by an acute coronary syndrome needs much more attention, especially in order to prevent yet another major cardiac event,” said study leader Dr. William White. He is […]

Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

June 1, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients’ risk of hospitalization, a new study shows.
“Uptake of the flu vaccination in heart failure patients is relatively low, ranging from less than 20 percent in low and middle-income countries to 50 to 70 percent in high income countries like the […]

Message for Heart Failure Patients: Exercise

May 26, 2016

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Physical activity may help extend survival for patients with heart failure, a new review suggests.
“Patients with heart failure should not be scared of exercise damaging them or killing them,” said principal investigator Rod Taylor, director of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Exeter Medical School, […]

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