Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Heart Health

238 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are compared based on their performance with heart attacks and heart failures.
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Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says
Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says
Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do
But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship
If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery
And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease
Risk factors include poor diet and exercise habits
Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds
Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds
Participants had been severely impaired for a year or more
Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say
Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets
Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating
Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say
Idarucizumab quickly reversed the effect in 100 percent of cases, study found
Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year
Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says
Changes designed to minimize leaks
But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA