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Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients’ Health

November 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests.
Previous research has linked too much sitting with an increased risk of heart disease. But the authors of this study say it’s the first to […]

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

November 25, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of exposure to air pollution — including dust and car exhaust — heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.
Building on prior research linking shorter exposures to air pollution to higher heart disease in the general population, the scientists […]

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades.
The research shows that even formerly overweight women remain at heightened risk for sudden cardiac death later in life.
So, “it is important to maintain […]

Heart Disease Doesn’t Take a Holiday

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with heart disease should take a number of precautions if they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, an expert suggests.
The first step is to be as well-prepared on your trip as you are at home, said Dr. Winston Gandy Jr., a cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta.
“Make […]

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds.
“We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discover it was the strongest predictor,” said senior study author Dr. […]

If You’re Prone to PMS You Could Be At Risk for This Condition Later in Life

November 24, 2015

New research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure.

High ‘Resting’ Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

November 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A rapid “resting” heartbeat might mean you have a higher risk of dying early, researchers suggest.
“Higher resting heart rate is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular death,” said lead researcher Dr. Dongfeng Zhang, of the department of epidemiology at the Medical College of Qingdao […]

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

November 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say.
These women could continue to face drastically increased risk of death — or another heart attack or stroke — for a long time after their […]

Holiday Stress Can Actually Be Bad for Your Health

November 23, 2015

The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems.

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

November 19, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report.
About 85 percent of patients who received the gel implants displayed only slight or no limitations in […]


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