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Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive procedures to help treat clogged vessels. However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these […]

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Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cheap drug that’s been around for centuries as a gout treatment might also shield heart attack survivors from future heart crises, new trial results show. The drug, colchicine, is derived from a plant called the autumn crocus, researchers explained Saturday […]

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Expensive Device Used in Heart Surgeries Might Pose Dangers: Study

Expensive Device Used in Heart Surgeries Might Pose Dangers: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A pricey high-tech pump that maintains blood flow during heart procedures could be more dangerous to patients than its low-tech predecessor, a pair of new studies finds. The Impella device is associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding and stroke […]

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AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — It was a race with life-or-death implications: Unmanned drones were pitted against traditional emergency responders to see which could get an automated external defibrillator to the rural site of a simulated cardiac arrest first. The drones won handily. And the Canadian researcher behind […]

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Fasting Diet Could Benefit Heart Health: Study

Fasting Diet Could Benefit Heart Health: Study

Latest Heart News SATURDAY, Nov. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Routine fasting may reduce the risk of heart failure and death in patients who have cardiac catheterization, a new study suggests. It included more than 2,000 patients who had cardiac catheterization between 2013 and 2015. They were followed for 4.5 years afterward. Those who fasted […]

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Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

A study finds that increased activity over the age of 60 can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Share on PinterestNew research examines the impact of physical activity in people over the age of 60. In 2015, 900 million people, globally, were over the age of 60. By 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall […]

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Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk

Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that people who are taller also have a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition, and that there may be a genetic link. Share on PinterestBeing tall can make a person more prone to atrial fibrillation, new research confirms. Atrial fibrillation is a condition […]

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Fish Oil Is Good Medicine for Heart Failure

Fish Oil Is Good Medicine for Heart Failure

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil might help people with heart failure avoid repeat trips to the hospital, a new study suggests. The findings come from an analysis of a clinical trial first published last year, where researchers tested the effects of fish oil and […]