After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds.
“Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death,” said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident at the University Medical Center Utrecht […]


High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.
“Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake may lower [heart] risk,” concluded a team led by Dr. Jiang He, of Tulane […]


More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.
“We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol,” said study first author Maayan Yitshak Sade, of Ben-Gurion University and Soroka University Medical Center […]


Taking Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Reduce Risk of Major Stroke By 80%

May 19, 2016

Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests.


Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients

May 16, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease.
Sleep apnea leads to interrupted breathing during sleep. In their study, the researchers found that patients with the condition who had a form of the heart procedure called angioplasty were much more […]


Half of Heart Attacks Might Be ‘Silent’

May 16, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As many as half of all heart attacks may be “silent” — without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest.
Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 percent of all heart attacks were silent, investigators […]


5 Warning Signs of Stroke

May 13, 2016

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says.
” ‘Sudden’ and ‘severe’ are key words, but if in doubt, do not take chances,” Dr. Doojin Kim, a neurologist at UCLA Medical […]


Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

May 11, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While Americans suffered fewer strokes overall from 2000 to 2010, stroke rates climbed substantially among younger adults and blacks, a new study found.
Hospitalizations for strokes caused by artery blockages dropped 18.4 percent overall during the decade, with greater decreases among the elderly, University of Southern […]


Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

May 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Assessing the prognosis of a loved one who’s scheduled for heart surgery may be as easy as watching them walk, a new study suggests.
Patients who aren’t able to walk a short distance at a comfortable pace before heart surgery are at greater risk for death following heart procedures, […]


Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers

May 5, 2016

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with heart pacemakers and sleep apnea are at much greater risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.
With sleep apnea, breathing stops or becomes critically shallow during sleep. It’s very common in people with pacemakers. The sleep disorder is a known […]



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