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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]