Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

AHA: New Cholesterol Guidelines Put Ethnicity in the Spotlight
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family's ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The breakfast swap to lower cholesterol and heart attack risk
HIGH CHOLESTEROL can increase the risk of developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Changing your diet can lower cholesterol levels in the body - try this breakfast to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Swap your breakfast for THIS to lower cholesterol and heart attack risk
HIGH CHOLESTEROL can increase the risk of developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Changing your diet can lower cholesterol levels in the body, as some foods raise cholesterol whereas others can reduce it. This tasty breakfast can lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of having a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions are at risk of an early death because they do not eat enough fibre, warns major study
A study by the University of Dundee found that people who get plenty of fibre in their diet cut their risk of early mortality by up to a third and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke by a quarter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carriers of a non-O blood type are more likely to suffer a heart attack, new research finds
(Natural News) Your blood type could determine your susceptibility to a heart attack. People whose blood types fell into a non-O blood group are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke, claim the researchers behind a compelling new study. The Dutch research team analyzed data from over 1,362,569 adult subjects, all of whom were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: The one sign of deadly heart disease on your EARS - are you at risk?
HEART attack symptoms are different for everyone, but they start very suddenly and can be very painful. One of the most common signs of a heart attack, and coronary heart disease, is having a change to your ears. Do you ears look like this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes Poorer for Medicaid Beneficiaries With STEMI
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Among patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), Medicaid beneficiaries have lower rates of revascularization and higher in-hospital mortality than patients with private insurance, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack - the BEST exercise to prevent deadly symptoms revealed
HEART attack risk could be lowered by doing regular exercise, or by making some diet changes. You could prevent myocardial infarction symptoms and signs by adding this activity to your workout routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical activity helps heart attack survivors live longer
If you ’ve survived a heart attack, exercising is likely to extend your life.  That’s according to a new Swedish study. In looking at activity levels of patients who’d had a heart attack, researchers found those who engaged in physical activity in the first 10 to 12 months after the event had much lower mortality rates than those who didn’t.  Death during the four-year study was 71 percent less likely for those who exercised during that entire year period than those who were sedentary.  Even… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Heart attack: Three main steps to protect yourself from having a heart attack
A HEART attack is a serious, life-threatening medical emergency, that can be caused by following an unhealthy lifestyle. Follow these three main steps to protect yourself and lower your risk of having a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising more after heart attack tied to lower mortality rates
(Reuters Health) - Heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer than those who remain inactive, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac arrest, and stroke are associated with substantial loss in employment and earnings at three years postevent, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in CMAJ, the journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Job Insecurity May Take a Toll on Your Heart
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Losing a job or taking a big pay cut is hard on more than just your checkbook -- it might drastically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death. A new study finds that people who endure large swings... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stroke, Heart Events Can Sideline You From Work
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- After having a stroke, heart attack or cardiac arrest, people are less likely to be employed than their healthy peers, new research shows. Even if they are working, they may earn significantly less than people who haven't had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cardiac events, stroke lead to loss of work, reduced income in survivors of working age
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) People who have experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke or cardiac arrest are significantly less likely to be working than healthy people, and if they are working, on average have lower incomes, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

How baby aspirin saves lives (video)
(American Chemical Society) Low-dose " baby " aspirin is rarely given to children anymore. Instead, people at risk of a heart attack may take a daily aspirin to decrease their risk. In this video, Reactions explains how low-dose aspirin works to inhibit blood clotting and help prevent heart attacks: https://youtu.be/RYeEGetrjqQ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

JAMA: CCTA may not be best first-line exam for chest pain
Current evidence does not support coronary CT angiography (CCTA) as the test...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 reasons why CCTA should be a first-line test for CAD SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Common signs of a heart attack everyone should know
HEART attack symptoms can vary from a pain in the chest to feeling lightheaded. In some cases, people will be unaware what they are experiencing is a heart attack and can confuse it with something much less serious. Here are the common signs of a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leafy Green Neighborhoods Tied to Better Cardiovascular Health Leafy Green Neighborhoods Tied to Better Cardiovascular Health
People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Four foods to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease
HEART attacks can happen when the level of cholesterol in the body is too high, leading to heart disease. Include these four foods in your diet to help lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of having a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why being alpha male makes it harder to bounce back from a heart attack
British Heart Foundation-backed research has found that heart attack patients all suffer major ‘emotional whiplash’ that reverberates long after their bodies have healed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors still prescribing testosterone to men with heart disease, despite risks
(Reuters Health) - Despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack, doctors continue to prescribe the hormone off-label to men with cardiovascular disease, a U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - can eating too much food trigger a deadly heart attack?
HEART attacks could be caused by eating an unhealthy diet, or by not doing enough exercise. But could you be at risk of deadly heart attack symptoms and signs by eating too much food? This is why you should control your portion sizes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The risk of heart attack peaks on Christmas Eve, according to a new study
The spike in heart attacks is likely linked to increased emotions and activity around the Christmas holiday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 -- Disparities exist in the emergency medical services (EMS) treatment of women and men with chest pain (CP) or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), according to a study published online Dec. 10 in Women's Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Increases in Months Before Cancer Dx
(MedPage Today) -- Fivefold increase seen in month before diagnosis in older adults (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One in 37 type 2 diabetics taking a commonly prescribed drug will have a heart attack
A study by Northwestern University found that sulfonylureas and basal insulin - which are given to patients if metformin fails - make them more at risk than the newer drug class DPP-4 inhibitors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Readmission Penalties May Hurt Patients
While readmissions for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia have declined, doctors and policy makers have expressed concerns that the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) may harm patient care and increase after-discharge death rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack May Be Early Sign of Cancer
The risk of a heart attack or stroke rose in patients who would later be diagnosed with cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Stroke Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Some Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risks
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- Two common classes of type 2 diabetes drugs may lower blood sugar levels, but new research suggests those same drugs might boost the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. The drug classes in question are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients Before Diagnosis
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- There's a significant rise in the risk of heart attack and stroke in older people in the months before they're diagnosed with cancer, a new study finds. " Our data show there is an associated risk of ischemic stroke and heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AI That Saves Lives: The Chatbot That Can Detect A Heart Attack Using Machine Learning
The Corti digital assistant is changing the survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests by using artificial intelligence and machine learning to listen to emergency calls in real-time and alerting human operators when a cardiac arrest is suspected. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bernard Marr, Contributor Source Type: news

Statins are more effective for those who follow the Mediterranean diet
(Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.) For those who have already had a heart attack or a stroke, the combination of statins and Mediterranean Diet appears to be the most effective choice to reduce the risk of mortality, especially from cardiovascular causes. It is the result of an Italian study conducted at the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy on over 1,000 adults recruited in the Moli-sani Study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Increased risk of heart attack, stroke in months leading up to a cancer diagnosis
(American Society of Hematology) Older adults with cancer are more likely to have had a heart attack or stroke in the months prior to their cancer diagnosis compared with similar adults who do not have cancer during the same period, according to a report published online today in Blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is program to reduce hospital readmissions associated with a change in patient deaths?
(JAMA Network) The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was created under the Affordable Care Act and hospitals face financial penalties for higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia. Lower hospital readmission rates for those conditions have been associated with the program but it was unclear if the program was associated with a change in patient deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between childhood maltreatment and risk of myocardial infarction in adulthood: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and Related Conditions - Chou PH, Koenen KC.
This study aimed to examine the relationship between dif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction during motor vehicle accident related hospitalizations - Alkhouli M, Alqahtani F.
Data on Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) associated acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) are scares. We aimed to examine the frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of AMI among patients admitted with MVA. Patients hospitalized with Motor Vehicle Traffic Accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rethinking ALS Intercepts and Mutual Aide Agreements
This article focuses on the EMS standard operating procedure (SOP) known as the advanced life support (ALS) intercept.1 In the seven rural Midwest and Mountain West states in which the authors work it’s common for ambulance services to be staffed by volunteers with basic life support (BLS) training. These dedicated first responders have varied levels of NREMT credentialing including: EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, and EMT-Intermediate (EMT-B, AEMT and EMT-I, respectively).2 All EMTs complete coursework in human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, emergency skills and patient assessment. The more advanced the EMT (e.g., a...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ralph Renger, PhD Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Rethinking ALS Intercepts and Mutual Aide Agreements
This article focuses on the EMS standard operating procedure (SOP) known as the advanced life support (ALS) intercept.1 In the seven rural Midwest and Mountain West states in which the authors work it’s common for ambulance services to be staffed by volunteers with basic life support (BLS) training. These dedicated first responders have varied levels of NREMT credentialing including: EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, and EMT-Intermediate (EMT-B, AEMT and EMT-I, respectively).2 All EMTs complete coursework in human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, emergency skills and patient assessment. The more advanced the EMT (e.g., a...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ralph Renger, PhD Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Upper Valley Medical Center makes another investment
Upper Valley Medical Center, the largest employer in Miami County, continues to invest in its local operations. Most recently, the center expanded the capabilities at its cardiac catheterization lab. As such, individuals experiencing a heart attack and those with non-emergency coronary blockages will benefit from more treatment options. With more capabilities and availability of additional experienced cardiologists, patients who need angioplasty and many types of stents will be able to receive them… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caleb Stephens Source Type: news

Heart attack: Seven foods to cut down on to slash risk of life-threatening condition
HEART ATTACK can occur when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. It ’s considered a serious medical emergency and can have life-threatening consequences. So what can you do to avoid one? There are seven foods you should cut down on in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Paramedic Care In A Heart Attack
The findings align with what past studies have shown about heart attack care: Women are less likely than men to get certain recommended treatments in the hospital, and after they're discharged. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Paramedics Shortchange Women With Heart Trouble?
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Women who call 911 for a possible heart attack may get different treatment from paramedics than men do, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that ambulance crews were less likely to give recommended treatments, such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Christmas Eve May Be When Your Risk For Heart Attacks Is Highest
These are the days and time of day when the rates of myocardial infarction were highest, according to a study from Sweden. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to MI Risk Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to MI Risk
People with inflammatory bowel disease may be up to 12 times more likely to suffer myocardial infarction (MI), a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Treatment for underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain
(Thomas Jefferson University) Researchers find an effective way to treat an underdiagnosed condition that can cause heart attack and heart-attack-like symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes
EMA review finds omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective for secondary prevention after myocardial infarction and rules they should no longer be authorized for such use.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news