Posted by
AHA News: Here’s How Middle-Aged People — Especially Women — Can Avoid a Heart Attack

AHA News: Here’s How Middle-Aged People — Especially Women — Can Avoid a Heart Attack

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict the odds of having a heart attack, especially for women, new research shows. Higher cardiorespiratory fitness translated to lower heart attack risk, […]

Posted by
New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart Health

New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart Health

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 36 trials involving more than 1,800 people to learn how different diets affected […]

Posted by
Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery

Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you eat during the day could influence your chances of surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Specifically, skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening were associated with poorer recovery and increased risk of death, scientists report. “Our research shows that […]

Posted by
Your Life Span May Be Foretold in Your Heart Beats

Your Life Span May Be Foretold in Your Heart Beats

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Where your resting heart rate goes, so goes your health. That’s the suggestion of a new study that found older Swedish men with a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute had a doubled risk of an early death, even […]

Posted by
AHA News: Teen’s Trip to the Mall Could Have Been Her Last

AHA News: Teen’s Trip to the Mall Could Have Been Her Last

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Sydney Ridlehoover had finished her chores and convinced her parents to take her and a friend to the mall near their home outside Columbus, Ohio. Once they arrived, the girls got out of the car and walked ahead, laughing and talking. Peter Hubby, […]

Posted by
Israeli Team Announces First 3D-Printed Heart Using Human Cells

Israeli Team Announces First 3D-Printed Heart Using Human Cells

Latest Heart News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The world’s first complete 3D printer-generated heart, made using the patient’s own cells and materials, has been created in a lab. Until now, success has been limited to printing only simple tissues without blood vessels. “This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered […]

Posted by
Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease

How does atherosclerosis cause disease? Atherosclerosis causes disease in two ways. 1) Atherosclerosis can limit the ability of the narrowed arteries to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the to tissues of the body during times when oxygen demand needs to be increased, for example, during exertion; or 2) complete obstruction of an artery […]

Posted by
Health Tip: Using an AED

Health Tip: Using an AED

(HealthDay News) — Automated external defibrillators can save lives during sudden cardiac arrest, says the Red Cross. Latest Heart News For children aged 8 or older and adults, bystanders can follow these AED steps after calling 9-1-1: Turn on the AED and follow the prompts. Open the person’s shirt and wipe the bare chest dry. […]

Posted by
Pros, Cons to Multiple Meds for Nursing Home Residents

Pros, Cons to Multiple Meds for Nursing Home Residents

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s an upside and a downside to prescribing nursing home residents a long list of medicines, new research confirms. Taking multiple meds can boost a resident’s odds of survival after a heart attack, for example, but it may also lower their ability to safely perform […]