One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk
The test could help explain why people with apparently no risk factors can still have a heart attack. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-off £40 DNA test taken as a child could identify MILLIONS at risk of heart disease
Scientists from Cambridge and Leicester showed a fifth of the population - 13 million people in Britain - have a four-fold higher risk of suffering a heart attack by the age of 75 due to their genetic makeup. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins show little promise for conditions other than heart disease
(University of Edinburgh) Medicines commonly prescribed to reduce people's risk of heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart: 2p capsules ‘miracle cure’ to prevent heart attacks
SUPPLEMENTS could be  used to improve heart health, as well as to lower the risk of heart attack symptoms. Adding these cheap capsules to your diet every day could help to prevent heart disease and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 29, dies of the flu: High-flying lawyer suffered cardiac arrest
Scarlett Levinson died of a heart attack after she was sick with the flu at just 29 years old on Tuesday. Already, two other North Carolinans have died - and it is only the first week of the official flu season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack - the 4p a day ‘super food’ breakfast that could prevent deadly heart attacks
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some small diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your risk of deadly myocardial infarction pain by eating more of this cheap breakfast food. It could help to get rid of harmful cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Broken Heart Syndrome' Warrants Careful Monitoring
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- It's not a heart attack, but so-called " broken heart syndrome " still puts patients at high risk for hospital readmission and in-hospital death, a new study suggests. Broken heart syndrome -- also called Takotsubo syndrome --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Announcement and implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was not associated with increases in in-hospital or post-discharge mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mistake at Raleigh 911 Center Cost 15 Minutes in Sending Ambulance to Dying Man
  RALEIGH, N.C. — A Wake County EMS ambulance wasn't dispatched for 15 minutes following a 911 call in April as a man lay dying in a car dealership parking lot after suffering a heart attack, according to 911 calls and other emergency dispatch information obtained by WRAL News. James Pasternak called the Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center at 7:57 a.m. on April 5 as he rushed his father-in-law, 63-year-old Steven Tibbetts, a retired Wake County magistrate, to a hospital after Tibbetts became unresponsive. "I’m driving in a car with my father-in-law. He has a pacemaker, and he is not – h...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lamb (WRAL reporter) Tags: News News Videos Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

Mistake at Raleigh 911 Center Cost 15 Minutes in Sending Ambulance to Dying Man
  RALEIGH, N.C. — A Wake County EMS ambulance wasn't dispatched for 15 minutes following a 911 call in April as a man lay dying in a car dealership parking lot after suffering a heart attack, according to 911 calls and other emergency dispatch information obtained by WRAL News. James Pasternak called the Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center at 7:57 a.m. on April 5 as he rushed his father-in-law, 63-year-old Steven Tibbetts, a retired Wake County magistrate, to a hospital after Tibbetts became unresponsive. "I’m driving in a car with my father-in-law. He has a pacemaker, and he is not – h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lamb (WRAL reporter) Tags: News News Videos Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks
A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diabetics from deprived areas more likely to be admitted
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a heart attack or stroke than those who are better off, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the one sign you shouldn’t ignore while you’re asleep
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and sweating more than normal. But, you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction if you have this one sign while you sleep. Do you do this while asleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Habicht T, Reinap M, Kasekamp K, Sikkut R, Aaben L, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Estonian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In 2017, the Estonian government took the historic step of expanding the revenue base of the health system, which has been a longstanding challenge. However, in terms of percentage of GDP it remains a small increase and long-term financial sustainability could still pose a problem. That said, if these additional funds are invested wisely, they ...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - why you should avoid this 70p cooking oil
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle swaps. You could lower your chances of myocardial infarction symptoms and heart disease signs by avoiding this cooking oil, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Based NSTEMI Therapy
TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 -- Black patients have a lower likelihood of receiving guideline-based therapies for non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), according to a study published online Sept. 20 in the Journal of the American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women who delay childbirth past 35 have higher heart disease risk
Experiments on rats suggest pregnancy later in life may lead to stiffer blood vessels that can trigger a stroke or heart attack, according to the study by Alberta University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - why you should never ignore this feeling in your neck
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling sick, or being short of breath. But, you could also be at risk of myocardial infarction signs if you have this feeling in your neck. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Yo-Yo' Cardio Readings May Signal Heart Risks
Because the study looked at data from the past, however, it can only show an association between variability in these readings and risk. It can't prove that variability is the cause of the heightened risk of heart attack, stroke or death, the study authors cautioned. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall Risk May Increase After MI Patients Leave the Hospital Fall Risk May Increase After MI Patients Leave the Hospital
Three in five patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction (MI) or other serious cardiovascular problems have at least a moderate risk of falling after they go home, and this risk is tied to higher odds of premature death, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Acid-blocking drugs calm heartburn but increase your risk for a heart attack
(Natural News) Heartburn is a pretty uncomfortable feeling, and when it strikes, you can think about little else than making it go away. However, would you be willing to trade your heartburn for a potential heart attack? No one in their right mind would say yes, yet countless people put themselves at risk of this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will a Defibrillator 'Vest' Protect Recent Heart Attack Patients?
Title: Will a Defibrillator 'Vest' Protect Recent Heart Attack Patients?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Blood pressure checks at train stations
COMMUTERS will be able to check their blood pressure at railway stations in a bid to find the “missing millions” of Britons unwittingly at risk of a heart attack or stroke. Football clubs, pharmacies and barbers will also offer the free service. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall risk may increase after heart attack patients leave hospital
(Reuters Health) - Three in five patients hospitalized for heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular problems have at least a moderate risk of falling after they go home, and this risk is tied to higher odds of premature death, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is perindopril?
Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It ’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Abbott Receives CE Mark for First Troponin Test to Help Predict the Chance of Heart Attack in Apparently Healthy Adults Potentially Months to Years in Advance
- Research shows adding Abbott's High Sensitive Troponin-I diagnostic test to doctors' existing standard of care can help more accurately determine a person's chances of a heart attack or other cardiac event potentially months to years in advance (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Defibrillator vest fails test because many heart attack survivors wouldn't wear it
(Reuters Health) - Patients who have just survived a heart attack and consequently have a dangerously-weak heart face a high risk of sudden death. Giving them a wearable defibrillator that can restart their heart doesn't improve their odds, according to the formal findings of a new study of 2,302 volunteers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fish Oil Drug May Prevent Heart Attack and Strokes in High-Risk Patients
Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - why you should never ignore this symptom in your ears
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction if you have this symptom in your ears. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug company claims fish oil cuts stroke and heart attack risks by 25% - but doctors are skeptical
Amarin claims that its prescription fish oil capsules reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke by 25% based on a global trial of more than 8,000 people, but doctors question the results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmaker touts major heart benefits of fish oil derivative, experts reserve judgment
Irish pharmaceutical company Amarin sent a glowing announcement to investors Monday that its drug Vascepa, a purified fish oil derivative, was linked to a 25% reduced risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart treatment could have saved her husband's life — but it wasn't available in central Alberta
A grieving family is pleading with Alberta Health Services to make a life-saving treatment for heart attack patients available in Red Deer — before another patient dies in Central Alberta. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Fish Oil Drug May Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risks for Some
Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news

Drugmaker touts major heart benefits of fish oil derivative
Irish pharmaceutical company Amarin sent a glowing announcement to investors Monday that its drug Vascepa, a purified fish oil derivative, was linked to a 25% reduced risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults Should Follow Regular Sleep Schedule For Optimal Health, Study Says
CBS BOSTON (CBS) — Bedtimes aren’t just for kids. A new study from Duke University Medical Center says adults should also follow regular sleep schedules for optimal health. Researchers looked at almost 2,000 middle-aged and older adults and found that compared to people who go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, those with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood pressure, higher blood sugar and a higher likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years. It is unclear which comes first, the irregular sleep patterns or the health problems. Do people who are heavier have mo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

This Medical Clip May Be a Powerful Treatment for Heart Failure, Study Says
A seemingly simple but sophisticated clip may usher in a “new era” for patients suffering from a severe and difficult-to-treat complication of heart failure, according to a new study. The device, called the MitraClip, reduced hospitalizations related to heart failure by nearly half and deaths by nearly 40% among patients with a specific and serious complication of heart failure, compared to those who received standard medical treatment. The results were published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine. “This therapy really offers an important new option for very desperate patients who are suffering...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Daily aspirin shows no benefit for healthy older adults
A large clinical trial found that a daily low-dose aspirin doesn ’t have the same benefits for healthy older adults as it does for those who’ve had a heart attack or stroke. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Doubles for Daily E-cigarette Users
Using e-cigarettes every day almost doubles the risk for myocardial infarction, according to a study recently published in theAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine. For those who use e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes concurrently, the risk is fivefold. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heart attack: How to prevent coronary heart disease and maintain a healthy heart
HEART attacks are most commonly caused by coronary heart disease, which clogs up the blood vessels supplying the heart. Coronary heart disease can be prevented, however, minimising the risk of suffering from a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texans Fan Claims Paramedics as Favorite Team
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) - A Texans fan that suffered a heart attack during the preseason, returned to NRG Stadium to thank the medics who saved his life. While the Texans took on the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason, the action wasn't only on the field. In the stands, work was underway to save a man's life. During the game, Donald Stampley suffered a heart attack. After weeks of recovery, he returned.   (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KTRK Tags: News Videos Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

How four cups of tea a day can stave off heart disease
DRINKING four to five cups of tea every day lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke, research has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay
While inflammation helps atherosclerosis plaques build up inside arteries, it also has a key role in preventing the more advanced plaques from rupturing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
A study of more than 1,900 older adults has found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke within 10 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just for kids -- even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime
(Duke University Medical Center) In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21, 2018, in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Drug combo could reduce heart attack risk
A combination of drugs being developed that lower triglycerides levels and approved statins that reduce cholesterol levels may reduce heart attack risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Attention has focused on how NSAIDs may cause dysfunction of the immune system. Researchers now have found that sub-acute pretreatment with the NSAID carprofen before experimental heart attack in mice impaired resolution of acute inflammation following cardiac injury. They focused on three aspects of the inflammation resolution axis -- cardiac function, leukocyte profiling and inflammation-resolution markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New drugs could reduce risk of heart disease when added to statins
New drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of heart attack when added to statins, according to new research conducted by MRC scientists. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - September 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Heart attack - the £1 juice that could slash your chances of a myocardial infarction
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches, coughs and shortness of breath. Lower your risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs by adding this cheap juice to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news