Deaths increase under new heart donor system, research team finds

Deaths following heart transplants have increased in the year after a new allocation system was put in place to reduce wait times and prioritize donor organs for the sickest patients. The finding by Dr. Rebecca Cogswell at the University of Minnesota and colleagues is a preliminary look at the effect of the new system for deciding which donor hearts go […]

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Study casts doubt on angioplasty, bypass for many heart patients

Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive procedures to help treat clogged vessels. However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes. In fact, people treated with meds and […]

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Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk

Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially […]

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Millions unaware of common heart attack symptoms

Millions of Americans don’t know any heart attack symptoms or how to best respond to them, according to a new study that said certain socioeconomic groups are particularly at risk. About 805,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and about 15% of them die from it. Because early intervention is so critical, health officials have spent decades trying to […]

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Specific jobs linked to poor heart health for women

Female social workers, nurses, health aides and retail cashiers had poorer heart health than women in other jobs, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019—November 16-18 in Philadelphia. The Association’s Scientific Sessions is an annual, premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Researchers investigated how […]

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New clues found to help protect heart from damage after heart attack

Studying mice, scientists have shown that boosting the activity of specific immune cells in the heart after a heart attack can protect against developing heart failure, an invariably fatal condition. Patients with heart failure tire easily and become breathless from everyday activities because the heart muscle has lost the ability to pump enough blood to the body. The study, by […]

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Looks at the clock! Millions of German blood-pressure-lowering drug to swallow at the wrong time

Because the blood pressure is early in the Morning is particularly high, rates Doctors on how to take the lowering drugs when Breakfast. For many patients, this is exactly the wrong time to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. Diuretics, ACE-inhibitors or Sartans – the drugs against high blood pressure are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in […]

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Frequent drinking is greater risk factor for heart rhythm disorder than binge drinking

Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to research published today in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). ‘Recommendations about alcohol consumption have focused on reducing the absolute amount rather than the frequency,’ said study author Dr. Jong-Il Choi, of Korea University College […]

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Heart attack registry: Unprecedented insight into STEMI occurrence, treatment in North India

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology introduces the North Indian (NORIN) ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Registry and provides preliminary data collected since its start in January of this year. The prospective cohort study’s first author, Sameer Arora, MD, UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow and preventive medicine resident, says researchers will follow approximately 3,500 patients admitted for STEMI […]

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24-year-old’s fainting was a clue to her fatal heart condition

Christie Tolosky went to her family doctor’s office to get a prescription for a toothache. She collapsed and was dead within an hour, leaving doctors looking for clues about what happened to the otherwise healthy 24-year-old. An autopsy revealed the answer. While planning the funeral, Barbara Tolosky, Christie’s mother and a registered nurse, saw the cause of death listed as […]

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