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Heart Attack Symptoms You Need to Know

· · Heart Health
Many Americans aren’t as well informed about heart attack symptoms as they should be, according to a large 2019 study. This doesn’t bode well for the millions of people with heart attack risk factors, because time is of the essence when it comes to treating a heart attack. If you … Read More

Newsbriefs: Disease-free years; Lower heart disease risk; Lower risk of stroke; Reduce frailty; Strengthen immune defense; Lower hypertension risk

· · Heart Health
Live a Healthy Lifestyle to Have More Disease-Free Years In a JAMA Internal Medicine study of 116,043 people (61.1 percent female) published April 6, 2020, those with the healthiest lifestyle had the most disease-free years. Of 16 lifestyle factors studied, four were most closely linked with the greatest disease-free years: … Read More

Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

· · Heart Health
Venous thromboembolism (VTE)—in which a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins in the body—may affect as many as 600,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The condition occurs either as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which typically affects one of the … Read More

Imaging at the Bedside

· · Heart Health
  When a person has a suspected stroke, quick action is crucial. Doctors rely on brain imaging to determine what type of stroke is occurring and how to best treat it. Now they’ll be able to do that right at the bedside, according to a presentation at the 2020 International … Read More

Newsbriefs: Cardiac Rehabilitation; Prostate Cancer; Five Habits to Avoid Chronic Disease; Warfarin Timing

· · Heart Health
Few Seniors Take Part in Cardiac Rehabilitation There is strong evidence that cardiac rehabilitation programs can help people recover after a heart attack, but a recent study (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Jan. 14) suggests that few older adults participate in these programs. Of more than 366,000 Medicare recipients who … Read More

Peripheral Artery Disease Compromises Blood Flow

· · Heart Health
Peripheral artery disease, PAD, is a circulatory disease usually caused by plaque-clogged arteries (atherosclerosis). Peripheral arteries transport vital nutrients and oxygen-rich blood to the outer regions of the body, such as the legs, feet, arms, and head. The affected area depends upon where the blockages are. Often, PAD jeopardizes the … Read More

A Sweet Treatment for PAD

· · Heart Health
It can sometimes feel like healthy eating is all about the delicious things we can’t have, but a small study published in February in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation Research has good news for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD): Cocoa consumption may make it easier to walk farther. … Read More

Live Comfortably With Angina

· · Heart Health
Nearly 10 million Americans experience angina each year. While the condition varies in its severity, Mount Sinai cardiologist Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, says it often is a warning that you may have underlying heart disease. Mild angina can be managed with drugs, and a 2019 study suggests that acupuncture may … Read More

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