Routine treatment for cardiac arrest doubles risk of brain damage – study
Landmark trial likely to change the way cardiac arrest has been treated in the UK for more than half a centuryA treatment given to thousands of people who suffer cardiac arrest in Britain every year nearly doubles the risk of permanent brain damage and only marginally improves the chances of survival, a landmark study has found.More than 30,000 people have cardiac arrests – where the heart stops beating – annually in the UK. More than half receive shots of adrenaline alongside other interventions that are designed to restart the heart. In most cases the attacks are still fatal, with fewer than 10% of patients s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Layal Liverpool Tags: Medical research Science Heart attack Society Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Are Suffering From Heart Attacks
BOSTON (CBS) — The number of women who suffer from a heart attack while pregnant or soon after giving birth is on the rise. In fact, according to researchers at the NYU School of Medicine, the risk has gone up by 25-percent between 2002 to 2014. The overall risk of having a heart attack while pregnant is still very low, but after looking at more than 49-million births, researchers found that risk continues to climb. The cause is not completely clear but researchers believe several factors may contribute. Women are having children when they’re older. More women of reproductive age are obese. More have diabetes. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Attack Pregnancy Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks
The risk of heart attack among pregnant women increased 25 percent between 2002 and 2014, with the rate rising from 7 to 9.5 for every 100,000 pregnancies in the United States, researcher at the New York University School of Medicine say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?
For most healthy people, cycling, gardening and playing sports can lead to a healthier heart and a reduced risk of first heart attack or heart attack recurrence, even in a polluted city, a 20-year-study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack risk increasing for pregnant women, study says
The risk of a woman having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth or up to two months after delivery has risen 25 percent over 12 years, a study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Are Having Heart Attacks During Pregnancy and Birth
The number of women who have a heart attack during pregnancy, labor or in the weeks following birth appears to be rising. In a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Mayo Clinical Proceedings, researchers looked at more than 49 million births.Among the women who gave birth, 1,061 had a heart attack during their labor and delivery; 922 had heart attacks during their pregnancy, and 2,390 women had heart attacks after they gave birth. Overall, the risk of having a heart attack was relatively low. But the risk increased 25% from 2002 to 2014, the researchers found, which they call a concerning rise. Among women who had...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease Pregnancy Source Type: news

Viewpoint: How Maryland is playing a leading role in the primary care revolution
This is the third time this year the 72-year-old man has landed in the emergency department of his community hospital with chest pain. After a thorough assessment that includes an ECG, blood tests, chest X-ray, and CT scan, the treating physician determines the patient is not having a heart attack — he forgot to refill his angina medication prescription and had missed several doses. This scenario is far more common than it should be, especially for people age 65 and older. According to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years. Along with the fact that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack risk on the rise for pregnant women and death rate remains high
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Study shows that the risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during the two months after delivery, continues to increase for American women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCI patients discharged against medical advice twice as likely to be readmitted
(American College of Cardiology) In a new study, researchers found discharge against medical advice as the strongest predictor of 30-day unplanned readmissions in heart attack patients. While only a small number of patients choose to discharge against medical advice following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), these patients are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to the study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Media coverage of new Cochrane Review of Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage.Fishy findings: Cochrane review finds omega-3 supplements don't help heartsonScimexOmega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, or death, finds review onthe bmjOmega-3 pills and fish oil ‘useless’ for preventing diseaseonThe Times IT'S OIL A MYTH Omega-3 and fish extracts don ’t help your heart health, researchers claim onThe SunFish oil for a healthy heart'nonsense 'on BBC News‘B...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists
Supplements do not offer cardiovascular benefits, researchers conclude from trials involving 112,000 peopleThe widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence.Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The belief that it protects the heart has spread – and is promoted in the marketing of the supplements – because the results from early trials suggested the capsules had cardiovascular benefits.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Medical research Food & drink Heart attack Stroke Science Life and style Society Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
This study provides no evidence to suggest that this dietary advice should change.”Read the press releaseSee the media coverageDeclared interestsProf Tim Chico: “No conflicts.”Dr Ian Johnson: “Ian Johnson has previously held honorary academic appointments in the medical school at the University of East Anglia.”Prof Tom Sanders: “Scientific governor of British Nutrition Foundation, Honorary Director of Nutrition HEART UK.”The Science Media CentreThe Science Media Centre is an independent venture working to promote the voices, stories and views from the scientific community to the ne...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Heart attack: £1 ‘powerhouse’ fruit could slash deadly risk - how many should you eat?
HEART attack risk could be reduced by making diet or exercise changes. Adding this “powerhouse” fruit to your breakfast could lower your risk of a deadly myocardial infarction. How many should you be eating every day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: This food could help lower cholesterol and prevent the condition
HEART attack signs and symptoms include chest pain and breaking into a cold sweat. It could be possible to avoid the condition, however, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Adding this food to the diet could help, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attacks symptoms: Oranges could help lower cholesterol and prevent the condition
HEART attack signs and symptoms include chest pain and breaking into a cold sweat. It could be possible to avoid the condition, however, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Adding this food to the diet could help, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icing a strained muscle reduces damage – even your heart: Cooling it after a heart attack reduces swelling, damage by 20-30%
(Natural News) Localized cooling of the heart before and after angioplasty may help mitigate the risk of further cardiovascular damage during a heart attack, a recent study carried out by Netherlands-based cardiologists revealed. According to experts, heart attack patients were at an increased risk of cardiovascular muscle death. Cardiologists prevented this by performing angioplasty procedure, where the constricted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does it take to recover from heart bypass surgery?
If someone has a blockage in the heart, they may need bypass surgery to lower the risk of a heart attack. It is the most common heart surgery performed on adults. The operation can take many hours, but the success rate is high. Recovery time varies from person to person but usually involves 1 week in the hospital. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Running After a Heart Attack
Today, many doctors prescribe exercise for their patients who have had a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Exercise Heart Doctors Surgery and Surgeons Marathon Running Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New protein 'regenerates' the heart after an attack
The body's attempt to recover after a heart attack can lead to heart failure. But, researchers may now have found a different way to regenerate the heart. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Many 9/11 first responders have DOUBLE the risk of stroke and heart attack
Neither exposure to dust from the site, nor depression explained the elevated risk, researchers note in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
A large meta-analysis finds no evidence that multivitamin/mineral supplements help prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from a cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

PTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews
(Reuters Health) - More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City's World Trade Center complex, many who worked at the disaster site still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may also have an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke as a result, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart Risks Tied to Transwomen's Hormone Therapy
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Transwomen who undergo hormone therapy may face higher chances of blood clots, stroke and heart attack, a new study suggests. The term transwoman refers to a woman who is designated male at birth. Some undergo hormone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack: Single jab can revive the heart
SCIENTISTS hailed an injection for treating heart attacks yesterday. They found a protein which can regenerate damaged hearts and thereby prevent heart failure after an attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Trade Center response crews may face higher heart attack, stroke risk
(American Heart Association) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the risk for stroke and heart attack in both male and female city workers and volunteers who cleaned debris in the aftermath of the World Trade Center plane attack on Sept. 11, 2001. The study sheds light on long-term consequences of PTSD 11-15 years after the event occurred in a general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New implant that can warn if you're about to have a heart attack
The tiny metal tube is a type of stent, very similar to those implanted in thousands of people in the UK every year to open up clogged arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AbbVie Wins Reversal of $140 Mln Verdict in Case Over AndroGel Risks AbbVie Wins Reversal of $140 Mln Verdict in Case Over AndroGel Risks
A U.S. judge on Thursday overturned a $140.1 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?
Imagine rolling out of bed in the morning and, rather than racing to get out the door and into morning traffic, you could go for a run or make yourself breakfast. It’s the kind of daydream every chained-to-his-desk office worker has now and then. And for many, that daydream has become a reality. Following the Great Recession and the rise of the app-driven gig economy, more and more American workers have found themselves jettisoned from traditional office spaces and thrust into jobs that require them to work remotely, at least some of the time. A 2016 study from Harvard and Princeton found that the percentage of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Comprehensive study confirms the cardioprotective effects of blueberries and strawberries
(Natural News) If you’re concerned about a heart attack, there are lots of steps you might take to reduce your risk. Perhaps you’re already exercising and eating a healthy diet, but you’d like to give your efforts that extra edge. Before your doctor convinces you to start taking a long-term regimen of risky medications that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Five ways to prevent the dangerous condition
HEART attacks happen when the blood flow to the heart stops, causing the dangerous event. Being a smoker, overweight or having high blood pressure increase the risk of someone having heart disease, and hence suffering a heart attack. These five habits will help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AbbVie wins reversal of $140 million verdict in case over AndroGel risks
A U.S. judge on Thursday overturned a $140.1 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AbbVie wins reversal of $140 million verdict in case over AndroGel risks
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday overturned a $140.1 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. judge tosses $140 million verdict against AbbVie in AndroGel case
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday overturned a $140 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain and vomiting?
There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Five warning signs you could be suffering this condition
HEART attack symptoms are triggered when there is an interruption in blood supply to the heart. This causes a drop in energy supply to the heart, leading to the condition. Watch out for these signs and symptoms of a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Five warning signs you could be about to suffer an attack
HEART attack symptoms are triggered when there is an interruption in blood supply to the heart. This causes a drop in energy supply to the heart, leading to the condition. Watch out for these signs and symptoms of a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic is the ultimate survival food for the smart prepper
(Natural News) Garlic is popular all over the world because it’s both a flavorful seasoning and a versatile vegetable with many health benefits. Even after SHTF, carefully prepared garlic has incredible uses. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com.) The various health benefits of garlic Garlic can improve blood lipids and help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke — Garlic can help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says
A new study provides more good news for coffee lovers. Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of early death — virtually regardless of how much you drink and whether or not it’s caffeinated, concludes a paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. “We observed an inverse association for coffee drinking with mortality, including among participants who reported drinking at least one cup per day, up to eight or more cups per day, as well as those drinking filtered, instant and decaffeinated coffee,” said Dr. Erikka Loftfield, the study’s lead investigator and a research fellow at th...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

High blood pressure in pregnancy increases risk of stroke or heart attack in later life
WOMEN who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at more risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack for the rest of their lives, scientists warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack - 20p vegetable could lower your risk of deadly heart disease
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making diet or lifestyle changes. Eating more of this cheap vegetable could reduce your chances of developing deadly heart disease symptoms, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Use a Blood Thinner Safely
-- More than 2 million people take a blood thinner regularly, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says. The medication is prescribed to help prevent blood clots. They put you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. The agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - four ways to lower your risk of deadly attacks
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making changes to your diet or exercise plans. These are four ways to prevent deadly myocardial infarction symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: An Uncommon Form of Heart Attack Needs a Second Look
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren't caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes as those whose heart attack was triggered by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the four common signs you MUST know about
HEART attack symptoms vary from person to person, but you should always phone for an ambulance if you see someone having a myocardial infarction. These are the four most common signs of a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young binge drinkers 'increase their risk of a heart attack'
Adults under the age of 45 who binge drink are far more likely to develop risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, according to new research from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for High- sensitivity Access hsTnI Assay
First high-sensitivity troponin I assay available in the United States enables clinicians to provide efficiency improvements in cardiac patient management BREA, Calif., June 27, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Beckman Coulter Diagnos... Diagnostics, Cardiology, FDA Beckman Coulter, troponin, myocardial infarction (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: 37-Year-Old Survives Heart Attack on the Way to Her Wedding
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Four hours into a nearly six-hour flight from Seattle to Mexico, Sara Metz felt overly anxious -- far more than the usual jitters of a bride-to-be days before her wedding on a beach in Playa... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stress triggers white blood cells, boosts heart attack risk for diabetics
Stress hormones and white blood cells can be good or bad -- they can clear illness and infection from the body, but in other situations they can cause a heart attack. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news