Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

November 17, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study.
That risk was even higher among patients who took a blood thinner along with one of these nonsteroidal [...]

ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

November 16, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s been a steep increase in the number of Americans seeking emergency care for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common kind of irregular heartbeat and can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related problems, experts say.
In [...]

CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

November 15, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Talking bystanders through CPR methods for a cardiac emergency during a 911 call can significantly boost survival rates, a new study suggests.
State researchers in Arizona examined the aggressive use of so-called pre-arrival telephone CPR guidelines — step-by-step dispatcher instructions on administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation before [...]

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

November 10, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds.
However, they still have an increased risk of death from noncardiac causes, such as cancer and lung problems.
The study included [...]

Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows

November 6, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hospital bed positioning can be critical in the first 24 hours after a person suffers an ischemic stroke, according to a new report.
Researchers summarized the latest research on ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain. The [...]

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke

November 5, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Arthritis pain relievers known as COX-2 inhibitors, including Celebrex and Lodine, are associated with an increased risk of dying within a month after a stroke, according to a new study.
“This large study from Denmark adds to the prior concerns about COX-2 inhibitors and stroke risks,” [...]

Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for ‘Silent Strokes,’ Review Suggests

November 4, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of “silent” strokes, a new review suggests.
Silent strokes have no signs or symptoms, but can affect thinking and memory. In addition, recent research has shown that atrial fibrillation is [...]

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

September 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) — may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests.
But the study only showed an association between use of the painkillers and higher clotting [...]

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

September 16, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows.
In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in a lung), Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes [...]

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

September 10, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.
People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years, [...]


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