Like all of your muscles, your heart needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to remain healthy. But if there’s blockage in a coronary artery—a blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart—the result can be a heart attack. Even if blood flow is partially reduced, you can experience angina—episodes
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A minimally invasive technique now available in clinical trials offers hope for patients with failing aortic valve replacements who are too frail to undergo surgery.
The procedure is known as valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (VIV TAVR). As its name implies, a new tissue valve is placed inside the failing valve
Beware of Painkillers After a Heart Attack.
Taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after a heart attack can increase the risk of death, recurrent heart attack, stroke and bleeding in patients taking antithrombotic therapy. According to a study in the February 24, 2015, Journal of the American Medical Association, any NSAID
Getting treatment for major depression is essential at any age, but it may be especially important for older individuals. Depressed older adults experience faster brain aging and cognitive decline and face a significantly greater risk of developing dementia than adults of a similar age who do not have depression, research