Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

June 30, 2016

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds.
The condition is called heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. It’s believed to affect about 1.5 million people in the United States, the researchers […]


Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

June 30, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds.
About one in nine men will suffer a cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to about one in 30 women. At age 45, men have nearly […]


Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

June 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spread the news: Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be, new research suggests.
However, that doesn’t mean that butter provides any real health benefit, the researchers were quick to add.
“Overall, our results suggest that butter should neither be demonized nor considered ‘back’ […]


Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

June 29, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — America’s war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback.
A new study warns that the rate of decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke has stalled.
“It is likely that the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, which began around 1985, are the […]


Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?

June 27, 2016

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests.
“Our results lend support to the importance of fish and omega-3 consumption as part of a healthy diet,” said senior study author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, […]


Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

June 24, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.
Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a heart attack between January 2003 and June 2013. About 121,000 had […]


Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

June 23, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests.
Both kidney disease and diabetes are very common among black people in the United States, the study authors noted.
For the study, researchers reviewed data from more than […]


Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

June 22, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who survive cardiac arrest are less likely than men to get aggressive, lifesaving care at the hospital, researchers report.
“Although we have made a lot of improvement in treating patients with cardiac arrest over the last decade, there is room for improvement, especially in women,” […]


Heart Attack Help? There’s an App for That

June 22, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smartphones, apps and other digital technology could speed emergency care to people suffering a heart complication or stroke, says a new report from the American Heart Association.
When someone is suffering a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest, quick action can be the difference between life […]


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 […]



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