Heart Trouble? Study Suggests Choosing ‘Good’ Food Might Be Better Than Avoiding ‘Bad’

April 25, 2016

Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing “bad” foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke.


Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

April 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Millions of American heart patients take warfarin — for decades a cheap, but often tricky-to-manage mainstay blood thinner.
Now, new research shows that when it is well-managed, warfarin treatment appears safe for people with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.
“Well-managed warfarin treatment is a valid alternative in […]


Here’s How Loneliness Might Kill You—Literally

April 20, 2016

Lonely and isolated people may face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers report.


This Common Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Be Safer Than Others

April 19, 2016

Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests.


Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study

April 18, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that many heart patients are scanned for potential blockages in their carotid arteries for uncertain or inappropriate reasons.
The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, deliver blood to the brain. If they become blocked, that can cause a […]


Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help

April 16, 2016

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although depression, stress and exhaustion are known to increase heart attack risk, people who’ve already had a heart attack may not be getting the treatment they need for these conditions, new research suggests.
The Swedish study included more than 800 people younger than 75. Their average age was 62. […]


Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

April 13, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Overweight teenagers may face an increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke by the time they reach middle age, a large new study suggests.
The study of more than 2 million Israelis found that those who were overweight or obese as teenagers were two […]


Taking Aspirin Daily Can Help Prevent Heart Disease and Colon Cancer, Panel Says

April 12, 2016

People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer.


FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker

April 7, 2016

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The first leadless, wire-free heart pacemaker has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Medtronic’s Micra Transcatheter Pacing System works like other pacemakers to regulate heart rate in people with heart rhythm disorders, but does not use wired leads to make the electrical connection between the device […]


Eating Fresh Fruit Daily Could Protect Your Heart

April 7, 2016

Adults who ate fresh fruit, such as apples and oranges, every day had about a one-third reduced risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.



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