Insomnia Can Kill You
Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression, anxiety and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Sleep Insomnia Elderly Anxiety and Stress E-Books and Readers Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the normal range for troponin levels?
Troponin levels in the blood are normally very low and increase when the heart becomes damaged. Very high levels usually indicate that a person has recently had a heart attack. However, a number of other conditions can also cause elevated troponin levels. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Three tell-tale signs you could have the deadly condition
HEART ATTACK symptoms can vary from person to person, but being able to recognise them can significantly increase a person ’s chance of survival. There are three tell-tale signs you need to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MusclMasster LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Al-Er-G Capsules Because it Contains the Banned Substance Ephedra
MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Risk of CVD increases after gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia
Ischaemic stroke and myocardial infarction risk more than tripled after two pregnancies with pre-eclampsia Related items fromOnMedica GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk Early periods linked to heightened cardiovascular risk Pre-eclampsia linked to raised risk of vascular dementia Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS showcases innovations
3D heart modelling to rapidly diagnose coronary disease and an advanced blood test which can cut the time it takes to rule-out a heart attack by 75% are among innovations being introduced by the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

White Meat Is Just As Bad For Cholesterol Levels As Red Beef, Study Says
(CNN) — The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates. The long-held belief that eating white meat is less harmful for your heart may still hold true, because there may be other effects from eating red meat that contribute to cardiovascular disease, said the University of California, San Francisco researchers. This needs to be explored in more detail, they added. Non-meat proteins such as vegetables, dairy, and legumes, including beans, show the best cholesterol benefit, according to t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cholesterol CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Nashville Residents Surprised by Ambulance Bill
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A News4 I-Team investigation has exposed how getting help fast could end up costing you big time. After one man got an unexpected bill and couldn't get answers as to why, he contacted the News4 I-Team for help. Morris was driving home with his wife when the car got stuck in high water, so he called 911 for help. During the water rescue, Morris’s wife suffered a mild heart attack. A Nashville EMS ambulance rushed her to St. Thomas West. She's OK but fast forward a few weeks when a bill for $846 shows up for that single ride. MORE (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

No, You Probably Shouldn ’t Drink 25 Cups of Coffee a Day
Research making the rounds in Monday’s headlines could make you jittery just thinking about it. Drinking up to 25 cups of coffee per day, the headlines say, is still safe for the heart. The research, which was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society’s conference on Monday and has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, was based on an analysis of about 8,500 people in the U.K. Compared to those who drank less than a cup of coffee a day, the researchers found, people in the highest tier of consumption—those who averaged five cups a day, but some of whom drank up to 25—did not have ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Stem cell patches could help mend hearts after heart attack
Human trials will begin within two years after treatment shows promise in animalsScientists have developed heart patches that could benefit hundreds of thousands of people who have a heart attack.The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said the patches, which are grown in a lab and help repair damaged hearts, could one day provide an off-the-shelf treatment. They have shown promise in animals, and clinical trials in humans will begin in the next two years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Heart attack Medical research Health Society Science Source Type: news

Should STEMI patients recover in the ICU?
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Providers need more clear guidance on whether a patient who has suffered from STEMI heart attack should recover in the intensive care unit, a new University of Michigan study, published in The BMJ, finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleepless nights linked to high blood pressure
(University of Arizona) A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. The study, to be published in Psychosomatic Medicine, offers one possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lab-grown heart 'patches' could rebuild the organ after a heart attack
Researchers from Imperial College London have said they are ready to start testing the patches on living people after they successfully healed the cardiac muscle in rabbits after heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use
It is packed with millions of living cells to mend damage after a heart attack, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test could lead to more accurate diagnosis of heart failure
Test assesses blood levels of a variety of additional proteins not just BNP Related items fromOnMedica Blood test offers new way to diagnose MI New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Test could help identify heart attack patients at highest risk Fasting before cholesterol test unnecessary, new study suggests Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Up To 25 Cups Of Coffee A Day Still Safe For Heart Health, Study Says
(CNN) — Coffee lovers might be able to breathe a sigh of relief — a new study found that drinking even large amounts of the caffeinated beverage won’t stiffen arteries and harm your heart. Aficionados have been getting mixed messages about their favorite drink, with some research suggesting that drinking coffee can improve health while other studies advise people to cut down on their consumption. Previous studies suggested that coffee can cause a stiffening of the arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of stroke or heart attack. But a new study, funded in part by the British...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coffee Source Type: news

Heart attack: Want to prevent the deadly condition? How much coffee you can drink a day
HEART ATTACK: Previous studies have suggested coffee stiffens arteries, which can lead to serious problems with the heart. As a result, drinkers have been warned to cut down their consumption. But new research has now suggested the opposite. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 25 cups of coffee a day safe for heart health, study finds
High consumption of coffee no worse for arteries than drinking less than a cup a dayCoffee lovers who drink up to 25 cups a day can rest assured the drink is not bad for their heart, scientists say.Some previous studies have suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke, with drinkers warned to cut down their consumption.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Coffee Heart disease Food Health Heart attack Society Medical research Science Stroke UK news Source Type: news

No increased risk of cardiac arrest at the weekend
Study shows value of 24/7 cardiac arrest teams Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Fewer people dying of heart disease since NSF introduced Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Government plans new CVD strategy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many Feel ‘ Frozen ’ When Heart Attack Strikes
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many Feel 'Frozen' When Heart Attack Strikes
Title: Many Feel 'Frozen' When Heart Attack StrikesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How the enzyme lipoxygenase drives heart failure after heart attacks
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to heart failure pathology. Ganesh Halade, Ph.D., is seeking ways to delay or reverse this heart failure, which comes from non-resolved chronic inflammation. In a study in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, Halade and colleagues detail the profound lipidomic and metabolic signatures and the modified leukocyte profiling that delay heart failure progression and provide improved survival in 12/15 lipoxygenase-deficient mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Feel'Frozen' When Heart Attack Strikes
THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 -- When a heart attack occurs, delaying treatment by even a few minutes could be deadly. But many people wait hours after symptoms set in to get care -- either because they feel mentally " frozen " and unable to act, or because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack: The fruity snack proven to prevent the life-threatening condition
HEART attacks are considered a medical emergency and can put a person ’s life at risk. One of the best ways to prevent the condition is through eating a healthy, balanced diet - in particular eating a certain fruity snack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavily processed food like ready meals and ice-cream linked to early death
Two major studies add to body of evidence against foods made with industrial ingredientsPeople who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies.The findings, from separate teams in France and Spain, add to a growing body of evidence that foods made in factories with industrial ingredients may have a hand in an array of medical disorders such as cancer, obesity and high blood pressure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health Diets and dieting Food Obesity Heart disease Life and style Source Type: news

Eating too much ultra-processed foods raises the risk of death
A French study found every 10 per cent increase in the proportion of ultra-processed food within someone's diet raised their risk of cardiovascular problems, like a heart attack, by 12 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Feeling this sensation in your lungs could be a sign of a heart attack
HEART ATTACKS are a scary situation to be in as your heart is literally being starved of oxygen. Noticing signs and being aware of the symptoms of heart attacks could save your life or another ’s. There is one symptom in the lungs to be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of long-term mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction associated with or without sepsis
In conclusion, sepsis significantly increased the mortality risk of patients after first AMI. PCI may improve the long-term survival of patients in comparison to those managed conservatively. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do in the event of a heart attack
Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain and shortness of breath. People should call the emergency services if they suspect a heart attack. Risk factors include age. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Fasting before cholesterol test unnecessary, new study suggests
Non-fasting and fasting lipid levels in the same individuals predicted similar risk of cardiovascular events Related items fromOnMedica New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Test could help identify heart attack patients at highest risk Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Test could tackle underdiagnosis of MI in women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

You're having a heart attack; why not ask for help?
(European Society of Cardiology) A perceived inability to act on symptoms could signify a life-threatening situation, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Most deaths from heart attack occur in the first few hours after the start of symptoms. Quick treatment is crucial to restore blood flow to blocked arteries and save lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diuretic withdrawal is safe for stable heart failure patients
Researchers say stopping diuretic could help compliance with more necessary drugs Related items fromOnMedica Polypill could halve cardiovascular events New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic use linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke in women
Risk is greatest for older women who take antibiotics for more than two months Related items fromOnMedica Withdrawn valsartan meds not linked to short-term cancer risk Cardio risk raised in people using long-acting bronchodilators Recurrent stroke more likely at very low BP Rising use of antithrombotics linked to subdural haematoma Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping raises risk of heart attack or stroke due to chemicals found in flavoring liquid 
Stanford University scientists who tested the flavored ‘e-liquids’ used in the devices found they damage the cells which line blood vessels, which could lead to cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment lowers bad cholesterol in heart attack patients, study says
Within two to three hours, a procedure known as LDL apheresis drove down the bad cholesterol levels of heart attack patients by 50 to 80 percent. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, study finds
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain - known as brain haemorrhage - can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the thousands of people who take the medicines to reduce their risk of heart attack and another common type of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 50p fruit you should eat every day to avoid heart attacks
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early deathly eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent heart attack symptoms, by adding this cheap fruit to your daily breakfast routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: The test which could reveal if you are having a heart attack
A HEART attack happens when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks happen when the inside of one or more of the coronary arteries becomes narrowed due to the gradual build up of fatty deposits known as atheroma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure increases heart attack risk - research to avoid fatal complications
HIGH blood pressure risks become more serious the older you get, and the condition is especially common in older adults. For older people with high blood pressure intensive blood pressure control may be the answer. What does it involve and how does it work? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut 'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within Hours
Title: Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut 'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within HoursCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within Hours
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Imagine a procedure that filters " bad " LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat like kidney dialysis. Small amounts of blood are gradually removed from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Xyloglucan supplementation found to protect against myocardial infarction by inhibiting cell death, boosting energy metabolism
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Nutrition Research looked at the potential of xyloglucan supplementation in reducing myocardial injury. The study was carried out by researchers at the Catholic University of Daegu in South Korea. The researchers previously found that cell wall polysaccharides containing high amounts of arabinose and/or xylose, such as apple... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Three warning signs that could mean your life's at risk
HEART attacks are considered a serious medical emergency which can prove fatal depending on the circumstances, so recognising the symptoms as early as possible is extremely important. There are three major signs you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Abiomed heart pump after concerns over death rate
Months after federal regulators warned doctors that one of the heart pumps made by Danvers ’ Abiomed could be linked to a higher rate of death than previously thought, the company’s device has been cleared by the FDA. Abiomed (Nasdaq: ABMD) manufactures several small devices that can be inserted into patients’ heart ventricles to pump blood and give the organ’s muscles time to r ecover after a heart attack. The FDA notified doctors in February that it was evaluating a higher-than-previously-observed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Reducing the destruction of heart failure
(University of Houston) A University of Houston College of Pharmacy researcher is examining the fight or flight hormones as an avenue to increase heart function following a heart attack, helping alleviate the symptoms of heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experimental noninvasive tool monitors effectiveness of stem cell transplantation
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Other than clinical observations, the stem cell field lacks a repeatable, time-sensitive, noninvasive tool to assess the effectiveness of transplanted cells in the targeted organ. Researchers analyzed biomarkers secreted from transplanted human stem cells in the recipient blood of a rodent model of heart attack. Analysis of the blood test showed responding cells had changed their gene expression, behavior and secretions, suggesting this liquid biopsy could provide a window into stem cell activity and effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Heart failure less likely to be diagnosed in primary care
GPs need better access to diagnostic tests Related items fromOnMedica Test could tackle underdiagnosis of MI in women Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction Oxygen therapy after heart attack does not prevent heart failure New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women less likely to be resuscitated and survive cardiac arrest
Study finds unequal treatment for men and women Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Meaty diet linked to heart failure risk Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks Shoulder replacement surgery carries higher risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Six signs the life-threatening condition could be happening to you
HEART ATTACK symptoms vary from person to person. The condition occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks are caused by a coronary heart disease. So what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert consensus published on use of imaging to guide heart attack treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) Imaging provides a more precise diagnosis of a heart attack that can be used to individualise treatment. That's the main message of an expert consensus paper published today in European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and presented at EuroPCR in Paris, France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news