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AHA News: What’s Blood Type Got to Do With Clot Risk?

AHA News: What’s Blood Type Got to Do With Clot Risk?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — People with blood types A and B may have higher risks for developing dangerous blood clots compared to people who have type O blood. That’s according to new research that also showed a slightly higher risk for certain types of heart disease among […]

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Only 1 in 4 Older Cardiac Patients Get Rehab Therapy

Only 1 in 4 Older Cardiac Patients Get Rehab Therapy

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cardiac rehabilitation is known to help people recover after a heart attack or heart surgery, but a new study shows only one-quarter of eligible Medicare patients actually use it. Which patients are most likely to pass on rehab? Women, those aged 85 and older, blacks, […]

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Don’t Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat

Don’t Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat

Latest Heart News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For heart attack survivors, a fat belly could mean another one is likely, a new study suggests. Earlier studies have shown that abdominal obesity puts people at risk for their first heart attack. This new study shows it also ups the […]

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Health Tip: Nuts and Heart Health

Latest Heart News (HealthDay News) — Regular nut consumption can lower the risk of heart disease by up to 14 percent, says the American College of Cardiology. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. The group reminds people that a complete heart-healthy diet should include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish and […]

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Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an […]

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AHA News: Baby Survived 27 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

AHA News: Baby Survived 27 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Britt Spivey knew something was wrong when his pregnant wife showed up at his work following what was supposed to be a routine doctor visit. Autumn started to cry and told him their unborn child had a heart defect. They needed to go […]

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Health Tip: Wearing Compression Stockings

Latest Heart News (HealthDay News) — Compression stockings gently squeeze the legs to help improve blood flow, says MedlinePlus. This can prevent leg swelling, aching and, possibly, blood clots. If compression stockings are difficult to put on, MedlinePlus suggests: Apply lotion on the legs. Let the lotion dry before putting on stockings. Use baby powder […]

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Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Since the 1970s, serious heart disease among childhood cancer survivors had declined remarkably, a new study finds. The decline suggests that efforts to make cancer treatments, including radiation, less toxic are paying off, researchers say. For the study, researchers led by Dr. Daniel Mulrooney, from […]

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Porphyria

Porphyria

Porphyria facts* A health care provider diagnoses porphyria with blood, urine, and stool tests. *Porphyria facts medically edited by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Porphyria is a group of diseases that are due to the deficiency of one of the enzymes needed to make an important substance in the body called heme. Porphyrias […]