Heart attack risk: SLASH chances of heart attack by doing THIS for 30 minutes a week
THE risk of heart attack can be slashed by using this life-saving hack once a week, research has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Pain in this area of the chest can be warning sign of the condition
HEART ATTACK is a serious condition which occurs when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. One of the main symptoms is pain in the chest, but whereabouts in the chest does the pain occur? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers beginning to uncover the mystery of hagfish's zombie hearts  
(University of Guelph) University of Guelph researchers deprived hagfish hearts of oxygen and then fed the organs saline containing either glucose, glycerol or no fuel source. The researchers found feeding the hearts glycerol enhanced the hearts' contraction even more so then glucose, which is typically the fuel muscles prefer. These findings could have implications for preventing tissue damage to the human heart when oxygen delivery is impaired, such as during a heart attack or transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AHA News: Stressful Life Events Tied to Heart Disease in Older Black Women
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Stressful life events were linked to higher incidents of heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease in black women, according to new research that also looked at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: How to Survive Heart Attack When You're Alone
[Vanguard] Many heart attacks are survivable, especially if you've taken the time to prepare yourself. Anyone who thinks they're at risk for a heart attack should get a complete medical evaluation as soon as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Having Fewer Heart Attacks
They are also living longer after having a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Repeat heart attack and death linked to hospitals with low care scores
(Rutgers University) Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to cardiovascular causes, Rutgers researchers found. Their study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, compared care scores in the New Jersey Hospital Performance Reports with one-month and one-year rates of readmission for heart attack or death due to cardiovascular causes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MI Less Frequent, Less Deadly Over 20 Years MI Less Frequent, Less Deadly Over 20 Years
Over the past 20 years, fewer older adults suffered myocardial infarction and outcomes improved in the United States, likely thanks to national prevention efforts and improved care, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: How do you know if you are having a heart attack? When to call 999
HEART ATTACK symptoms are typically associated with chest pain, but there are also a number of other symptoms, and sometimes chest pain doesn ’t occur at all. So how do you know if you are having a heart attack? Here’s when to call 999. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate juice found to clean your arteries and lower your risk of a heart attack
(Natural News) Pomegranates are nutritious fruits, and the juice from the fruit offers many health benefits. According to a study, drinking pomegranate can even significantly improve heart health. Pomegranate juice’s effect on heart health Pomegranates have a remarkable nutrient profile. A cup of pomegranate seeds or arils (174 grams [g]) has fiber, protein, vitamins C and K, folate,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooking with the "stinking rose": The 7 health benefits of garlic
(Natural News) Because of its bud-like appearance yet pungent smell, garlic gained the nickname “stinking rose.” This bulb is not only a staple in cooking, it is also revered for its medicinal properties. Here are seven evidence-based health benefits that garlic offers: Garlic slashes your risk of heart attack and stroke by half Eating garlic is good for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Owed $227,000 in Medical Bills —Even With Insurance. Here’s What it Took to Pay Them
The first surprise was the massive heart attack, which struck as Debbie Moehnke waited in a Vancouver, Wash., medical clinic last summer. “She had an appointment because her feet were swollen real bad,” said Larry Moehnke, her husband. “But she got in there and it was like, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!’” Her life suddenly at risk, the 59-year-old was rushed by ambulance, first to a local hospital, where she was stabilized, and then, the next day, to Oregon Health & Science University across the river in Portland for urgent cardiac care. That meant heart bypass surge...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JoNel Aleccia / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Mysterious SCAD Heart Attack Strikes Younger Women
While rare, more than 90% of people who suffer a SCAD heart attack are women, and it’s responsible for 40% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving cancer patients a voice
Far too often, cancer patients and their doctors aren ’t aware of all the side effects that accompany new cancer therapies. Some of these new medications might cause fatigue, muscle aches, general pain and discomfort. A lack of information can lead to patients being unprepared to manage their symptoms or even cause some to delay or stop treatment all together. Historically, many clinical trials did not have a method to analyze or widely report the patient’s experience while undergoing a therapy.  Researchers at UCLA and across the country are trying to change that. To help people in making better-informed ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Eating this many eggs a week could raise risk of cardiovascular disease
HIGH cholesterol can be caused by eating an unhealthy diet and increases the risk of serious health conditions. While eggs are associated with a healthy diet, a new study has linked them to high cholesterol consumption and suggested they can “significantly” increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACC 2019 Roundup – ReCor touts six-month Paradise renal denervation study results
This study effectively shows that by giving health consumers the tools they need to better manage their health, we can empower them to live healthier lives,” senior study author and chief medical officer Dr. Bimal Shah said in a prepared statement. Read more  Neovasc presents Reducer data Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it released data on its Neovasc Reducer device during the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. During the session, researchers explored the treatment of refractory angina in patients with no options, Vancouver-based Neovasc said, tou...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Patient Monitoring ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Two fizzy drinks a day raises risk of fatal heart attack
TWO sugary drinks a day boost the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a third, says a major study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the drink you should avoid or risk deadly heart disease
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent deadly heart disease symptoms and signs by avoiding this drink. Could you be at risk of a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers
The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalization for a heart complication. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin no longer recommended for heart attack, stroke prevention
New guidelines say aspirin should rarely be used to prevent cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin guidelines updated for heart attack, stroke prevention
New guidelines say aspirin should rarely be used to prevent cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association agree that for older adults at low heart risk, the chance of bleeding that comes with daily low-dose aspirin outweighs any heart benefit. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks no longer recommended for older adults
If you're a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don't turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It's no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended To Prevent Heart Attacks In Older Adults
(CNN) — If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol,” said North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

Outcomes for AMI Improved During 1995 to 2014
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Short-term mortality and readmissions improved from 1995 to 2014 for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published online March 15 in JAMA Network Open. Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention
SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 -- Millions of aging Americans worried about heart attacks and strokes have for years popped a low-dose aspirin each day, thinking the blood thinner might lower their risk. But new guidelines issued Sunday by two cardiology... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Vascepa Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill, investigators... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins
Title: Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on StatinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention
Title: Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack PreventionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ticagrelor is as safe and effective as clopidogrel after heart attack
(American College of Cardiology) Patients given clot busters to treat a heart attack fared equally well if they were given the standard blood thinning medication clopidogrel versus the newer, more potent drug ticagrelor, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stopping aspirin three months after stenting does not increase risk of death
(American College of Cardiology) Patients who stopped taking aspirin three months after receiving a stent to open the heart's arteries but continued taking a P2Y12 inhibitor -- clopidogrel, prasugrel or ticagrelor -- did not experience higher rates of death from any cause, heart attack or stroke after a year compared with those receiving standard therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. Furthermore, patients who stopped taking aspirin after three months had a significantly lower rate of bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angiography timing does not impact survival after cardiac arrest for NSTEMI patients
(American College of Cardiology) In patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest who do not show evidence of the type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), receiving immediate coronary angiography did not improve survival at 90 days compared to waiting a few days before undergoing the procedure, based on findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radial, femoral access for PCI found equal in terms of survival
(American College of Cardiology) Doctors can use either an artery in the arm (the radial approach) or in the groin (the femoral approach) to safely perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on patients presenting with a heart attack, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. The research, which was stopped early, suggests the radial and femoral approach are equivalent in terms of the risk of death at 30 days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aspirin no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for most healthy adults
Cardiologists are no longer recommending low-dose aspirin except for high-risk patients because the risk of bleeding can outweigh the heart-healthy benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins
SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 -- People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins. Yet new research found that only about 6 percent of patients take these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Calcium in arteries is shown to increase patients' imminent risk of a heart attack
(Intermountain Medical Center) New research findings presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine their future risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack rate plummeted 38% in 30 years and death rate hits all-time low
Doctors have long known that statins, aspiring, not smoking and better diet and exercise can help prevent heart attacks and at last patients and doctors are implementing them, a Yale study author says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans
The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same time, deaths within 30 days of a heart attack reached an all-time low of 12 percent, down more than one-third since 1995. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen Announces New Four-Year Outcomes Study To Examine Long-Term Effects Of Repatha ® (evolocumab) In High-Risk Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Patients Without Prior Heart Attack Or Stroke
VESALIUS-CV is the Latest Study in Amgen's PROFICIO Clinical Program Investigating the Impact of Repatha on CVD in Multiple Patient Populations Phase 3 Study Will Enroll High-Risk Patients who Have Significant Atherosclerotic Disease or Diabetes and are at High Risk for a First Cardiovascular Event THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced plans to conduct VESALIUS-CV, a multinational clinical outcomes study for Repatha® (evolocumab) which will involve at least 13,000 patients worldwide at high risk of experiencing a first cardiovascular (CV) event, despite optimiz...
Source: Amgen News Release - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Heart attacks less frequent, less deadly since 1990s
Fewer Americans are having heart attacks these days, thanks to heart attack prevention techniques, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20-Year Data: Changing Landscape for Heart Attack Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- " Health priority areas " still lacked improvements, however (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Every Little Move You Make Can Help Your Health, Study Says
Lovers of vigorous exercise aren’t the only ones who get health benefits from physical activity. Lower-key workouts — even activities you’d never think of as exercise — can also improve your well-being, studies find. Now, new research published in JAMA Network Open shows just how impactful any type of movement can be. Compared to women who get less exercise, those who get lots of light physical activity may have up to a 42% lower risk of dying from coronary problems, such as heart attacks, and a 22% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the study says. Light activity includes “most...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Longevity Source Type: news

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans
Heart attack hospitalizations and 30-day heart attack mortality declined 38% and 12% respectively from 1995 to 2014, says a comprehensive new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart Attacks Fall By One-Third Among Older Americans
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically -- evidence that campaigns to prevent heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women
(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found. This kind of activity, researchers said, appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events such as stroke or heart failure by up to 22 percent, and the risk of heart attack or coronary death, by as much as 42 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAEMT and Sepsis Alliance Announce Results of National Sepsis Survey
In a recent national survey of more than 1,300 EMS providers, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in association with the Sepsis Alliance found that although nearly all respondents (98%) consider sepsis a medical emergency, only about half (51%) feel very confident in their ability to recognize symptoms of sepsis—the body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Each year, about 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with sepsis, with 270,000 dying, making sepsis a priority public health issue. This is reflected in the 83% of respondents who say that they’v...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

NAEMT and Sepsis Alliance Announce Results of National Sepsis Survey
In a recent national survey of more than 1,300 EMS providers, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in association with the Sepsis Alliance found that although nearly all respondents (98%) consider sepsis a medical emergency, only about half (51%) feel very confident in their ability to recognize symptoms of sepsis—the body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Each year, about 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with sepsis, with 270,000 dying, making sepsis a priority public health issue. This is reflected in the 83% of respondents who say that they’v...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Drones Expected to Deliver Defibrillators in 2020
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location. Beginning in 2020, when 911 is called about a heart attack victim, a dispatcher will send an ambulance while talking through how to use a defibrillator delivered by a drone faster than paramedics can get t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Drones Expected to Deliver Defibrillators in 2020
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location. Beginning in 2020, when 911 is called about a heart attack victim, a dispatcher will send an ambulance while talking through how to use a defibrillator delivered by a drone faster than paramedics can get t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Drones Expected to Deliver Defibrillators in 2020
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location. Beginning in 2020, when 911 is called about a heart attack victim, a dispatcher will send an ambulance while talking through how to use a defibrillator delivered by a drone faster than paramedics can get t...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Operations Source Type: news