Going Vegetarian Good for Your Heart, But May Up Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Vegetarianism is all the rage these days, but a new study suggests that slicing meat from your diet might raise your risk of stroke slightly. While vegetarians had a 22% lower risk for heart disease, they had a 20% higher...
Daily baths reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Heart failure, ischemic heart disease, stroke may contribute to link between air pollution and dementia
February is American Heart Month, and since I am writing this in February, I decided it was time to focus on heart health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD; heart disease and stroke) results in 17.9 million deaths each year and is the leading cause of death globally.1 The number of global deaths is expected to increase to 23.6 million by 2030.1 Of particular interest to our female readers, heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. But nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have put forth statement recommending early and continuous access to palliative care for patients with heart disease. There is a national shortage of palliative care providers, and often outpatient palliative care clinics are not profitable to institutions with billing alone. However, early integration of palliative care has been proven to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced heart failure. Other studies have suggested that general palliative care has cost savings to hospital systems.
(American College of Cardiology) In a study with the longest follow-up to date of patients with a high-risk form of heart disease known as left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), researchers found no significant differences in rates of death, heart attack or stroke between patients who were treated with a stent and those who underwent heart bypass surgery. The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC).
In this study, we review various types of AF, proposed mechanisms, and treatment strategies for athletes with AF.
When Dr. Mark Lewis has to tell a cancer patient they’re dying, he tries to do so as compassionately as possible, usually offering a hug or a hand to hold. The thought of doing so by phone, he says, once felt heartbreakingly impersonal. But in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Salt Lake City-based gastrointestinal oncologist has had to do many things that make his “conscience weigh heavy.” He’s delivered bad news virtually, to limit the possibility of spreading the virus. He’s delayed chemotherapy for patients who—he hopes—can wait, knowing the treatment would wipe out...
(CNN) — Ending your day with a hot bath might have more benefits than just relaxation. It could also lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. Previous research on bathing has already shown that it’s beneficial for sleep quality and how healthy a person thinks they are. A new study, published Tuesday in the journal Heart, found that a daily hot bath is also associated with a 28% lower risk of heart disease, and a 26% lower risk of stroke — likely because taking a bath is also associated with lowering your blood pressure, the researchers said. They discovered this after tracking the b...
CONCLUSIONS: Although VHD did not significantly affect thromboembolism or mortality, it affected cardiac events depending on type, with aortic valve diseases having higher risk, in Japanese patients with AF. PMID: 32213725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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