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Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

February 27, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating half of people with uncontrolled high blood pressure could prevent 10 million heart attacks and strokes worldwide over 10 years, according to experts.
Most people with uncontrolled high blood pressure (or “hypertension”) are in low- and middle-income countries and have poor access to diagnosis, care and treatment, said […]


Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

February 26, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Twenty percent of people with heart disease don’t respond to cholesterol-lowering statins and may have dangerously clogged arteries, researchers have found.
A new study found these people experienced little or no reduction in the “bad” cholesterol that contributes to artery-blocking plaque, making heart attack or stroke […]


More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

February 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your odds of suffering from high blood pressure may rise depending on the state you live in, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that people living in low-income states are more likely to have the ailment, compared to those living […]


The Heart Attack Warning Signs Younger Women Often Ignore

February 26, 2015

Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.


Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

February 25, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.
These so-called “long sleepers” were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, […]


Why You Might Want to Start Using Your Gym’s Sauna

February 25, 2015

Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health.


Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study

February 24, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.
The finding could prompt widespread concern, given that these painkillers — known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs […]


Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study

February 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.
Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.
The risk is about 10 percent for a person of […]


After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

February 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns.
“While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there,” said Dr. Thomas Buckley, a senior lecturer and […]


Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

February 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are “resistant” to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report.
Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But for about 28 percent of stroke patients […]



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