Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Study confirms popular breakfast food not associated with heart attack risk
HEART ATTACKS are often caused by coronary heart disease, and risk of developing this is increased by a high-fat diet, high cholesterol and being overweight or obese. Research in the past has found a link between eating certain foods and heart disease, but a new study has confirmed a popular breakfast food is not as bad as first though. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust your gut on plant-based diets for heart health
(American College of Cardiology) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease your risk of heart disease by minimizing the adverse effects of a gut-microbiome associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Look out for this symptom on your fingernails - it could signal your risk
A HEART attack can be a deadly occurrence. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of it, and there's a noticeable symptom just on your fingernails that could indicate you have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart diseases raise risk for kidney failure, study finds
Researchers found that those with a history of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease and stroke were 10 times more likely to develop kidney failure than those without cardiovascular disease (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes can independently lead to heart failure, population study shows
(Mayo Clinic) Heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 33% of people in the US admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magnesium Inversely Linked to Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- For postmenopausal women, dietary magnesium is inversely associated with fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Women's Health. Jason Li, D.O., from the Alpert... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthy Sleep Pattern May Reduce Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- A healthy sleep pattern is associated with reduced risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the European Heart Journal. Mengyu Fan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could higher magnesium intake reduce fatal coronary heart disease risk in women?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new prospective study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative found a potential inverse association between dietary magnesium and fatal coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: How your commute to work could prevent the life-threatening condition
HEART ATTACKS are considered serious medical emergencies, often caused by coronary heart disease which a person can develop through eating a high-fat diet and lack of exercise. A new study has suggested how your commute to work could prevent the life-threatening condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good sleep patterns can reduce susceptibility to heart disease and stroke
Risk of heart disease and stroke reduced even in people with genetic susceptibility to the conditions Related items fromOnMedica Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart failure cases set to reach 32 million by 2028, forecasts suggest
Prevalence set to soar by 40% among older people in eight major country markets, including the UK, forecast suggests Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised NICE says far more people should take statins Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Children born now face longer periods of ill-health in old age
But the present-day older generation are living healthier and for longer Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Some 43% of adults have a longstanding medical problem Parking charges at hospitals rise by 10% Life expectancy stalls for first time Yesterday was the most popular day to die (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PET shows meditating increases blood flow in heart disease patients
PET scans showed that patients with coronary heart disease who included transcendental...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zen and the art of breast biopsy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET scans show Transcendental Meditation with cardiac rehabilitation increases blood flow to the heart
(Maharishi University of Management) Study finds coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who include Transcendental Meditation (TM) with cardiac rehabilitation (CR) increased blood flow to the heart by 20.7%. This was the first study to show TM significantly enhanced lifestyle modification in patients, and the first to use positron emission tomography (PET) to measure their effect on cardiac function and rehabilitation. The NIH-funded study was conducted at Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with Maharishi University of Management Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep loss may contribute to heart disease in those with low incomes
Recent evidence suggests that insufficient sleep may mediate the link between a low socioeconomic status and a higher risk of coronary heart disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Heart attack: How your sleep and socioeconomic status may be linked to heart disease risk
HEART attack is considered a serious medical emergency which can have life-threatening consequences, and one of the leading causes is coronary heart disease. A new study has suggested how long a person sleeps for and their socioeconomic status could increase their risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legumes boost heart health, according to new review study
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skeletal muscle mass predicts long-term CVD risk
Preserving skeletal muscle mass in middle age might contribute to maintaining cardiovascular health Related items fromOnMedica Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Democrats Need Rural Voters. Can They Win Them Over By Fixing Rural Healthcare?
Javius Lamar Mitchell was a typical 11-year-old kid: he loved watching the Walking Dead on Netflix, playing Madden NFL 2019 on his PlayStation 4, and going to after-school football practice in his small, rural town of Hughes Springs, Texas. But there was one key difference between Mitchell and his tween compatriots in cities and suburban areas around the country: how far he lived from a hospital. While the average distance to an emergency room is 5.6 miles in suburban areas, and 4.4 miles in urban ones, according to a 2018 report by Pew Research Center, the closest hospital to Mitchell’s house was 24 miles away. That...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Healthcare rural America Source Type: news

Women get half as many heart attack treatments as men
Diagnoses increase but gender gap in treatment persist Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Statins halve heart attack and stroke risk in healthy adults More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Marine Omega-3 Supplements May Lower CVD Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Marine omega-3 supplementation seems to lower the risk for myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, total CHD events, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, and total CVD events, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Napping Once Or Twice A Week Could Lower Heart Attack & Stroke Risk, Study Finds
By Amy Woodyatt, CNN (CNN) — Some good news for nap fanatics — a new study has found that a daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland studied the association between napping frequency and duration and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease complications. Tracking 3,462 people between the ages of 35 and 75 for just over five years, the report authors found that those who indulged in occasional napping — once or twice a week, for between five minutes to an hour — w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

County-Level Poverty Strongly Tied to Heart Failure Mortality
FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 -- County-level poverty is strongly associated with heart failure and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, and the correlation is stronger for heart failure mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Soft drinks of all types linked to all-cause mortality
Public health campaigns should continue to aim to limit consumption, whether sugary or artificially sweetened Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Plant-based diet linked to lower risk of heart failure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Text Messages Improve Blood Glucose Control in Diabetes Text Messages Improve Blood Glucose Control in Diabetes
Low-cost text messaging program improves glycemic control over usual care in patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Education Seems Tied to Death Risk for Heart Disease Patients
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- How long people stay in school may play a significant role in predicting how well those with coronary heart disease will fare, according to new research that linked lower levels of school... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Belly fat in menopausal women may contribute more to heart disease than BMI
Belly fat may contribute more to developing heart disease than overall body fat, as new research shows a higher percentage of women with high belly fat also had coronary heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Start monitoring blood pressure from 40 onwards, say researchers
High blood pressure between 4th and 6th decades of life linked to subsequent brain shrinkage and higher volume of white matter lesions Related items fromOnMedica The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach Public Health England moves to tackle £2bn cost of hypertension The star fish and the link worker Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Achieving GP diabetes targets could boost health and cut costs
Possible 30 years life gain per 100 patients and £727m savings Related items fromOnMedica CCGs must focus more on foot care Shocking variation in diabetes care across UK Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Dementia and stroke funding remains too low, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Natural News book offers drugless solutions to preventing, reversing heart disease
(Natural News) Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every year, more than half a million Americans die because of heart disease – the majority of whom are claimed by coronary heart disease (CHD), the most common type of heart disease and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI may help detect atrial fibrillation from a normal rhythm ECG
Preliminary data indicate that a 10 second non-invasive test can identify US patients with intermittent abnormal heart rhythm Related items fromOnMedica ‘Silent’ heart attacks may affect one in 16 people Hypertension raises risk of mitral regurgitation Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Over-75s stopping statins face increased heart attack risk
Stopping statins raises heart attack risk by almost half for over 75s, researchers find Related items fromOnMedica Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease
In a study in mice, scientists explain how the loss of a single gene millions of years ago may predispose us to coronary heart disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

In Smokers, PAD Risk Climbs Faster Than CHD, Stroke Risks In Smokers, PAD Risk Climbs Faster Than CHD, Stroke Risks
Is smoking's effect on peripheral artery disease underappreciated? It was twice as strongly associated with PAD risk as with either coronary heart disease or stroke risk in a cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Smoking Has Long-Term Impact on Peripheral Artery Disease Risk
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Both duration and intensity of smoking have a long-term impact on the risk for three major atherosclerotic diseases: peripheral artery disease (PAD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Food industry pact on salt reduction - a failure, study shows
Pact may be responsible for extra cases of heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Coalition government derailed measures to cut salt in food Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DNA test predicts everything from longevity to whether you'll get heart disease or cancer 
UCLA scientists have devised a method for analysing DNA biomarkers to predict how long you'll live, when you'll develop coronary heart disease or cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young adults with hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia have greater risk of heart disease in later life
The increased risk remains even if blood pressure and cholesterol levels are controlled later in life Related items fromOnMedica Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Two warning signs that you may not be aware of - have you experienced this?
HEART attacks or coronary heart disease is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. Spotting symptoms are crucial for protecting yourself from developing a heart attack. What are the two unusual signs that mean you might be at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks
Reducing salt and increasing omega-3 and folic acid might reduce risk of particular outcomes Related items fromOnMedica WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exercise Testing and CHD: Pushing Fitness to Higher Peaks Exercise Testing and CHD: Pushing Fitness to Higher Peaks
Is cardiorespiratory fitness a measure of coronary heart disease risk? A new study examines the association between peak oxygen consumption and CHD in healthy adults.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What makes red yeast rice heart-friendly? Research finds ingredient that reduces bad cholesterol levels
(Natural News) Hypercholesterolemia is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the main contributor to coronary heart disease. High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), for instance, are associated with the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Treatments for these conditions, therefore, focus mainly on reducing total cholesterol and LDL-C levels in the blood. In a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gap between births and deaths in Scotland continues to widen
Deaths highest recorded since 1999, while births lowest recorded since 2002 Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Commission more teen mental health and alcohol services Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ More global deaths from poor diet than from smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Following Cleanup of an Oil Spill Heart Attack Risk Following Cleanup of an Oil Spill
This study investigated the long-term health impacts of total hydrocarbons exposure during oil spill work on the risk of coronary heart disease.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart disease can have long-term impact on the brain, study says
Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection
Supplementation not associated with reduced risks of CVD events or all-cause mortality in meta-analysis Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer NICE says far more people should take statins Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation linked to increased risk of dementia
The increased risk was seen even in patients who had not had a stroke Related items fromOnMedica Dementia leading cause of death in women over 80 Dementia and stroke funding remains too low, say experts One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Patients with atrial fibrillation to be targeted in stroke reduction programme (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coronary heart disease may speed up cognitive decline
A study of adults aged 50 and over found that decline in memory and thinking was faster after a heart attack or angina, but not before. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study says
Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news