Friday, February 27, 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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Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries
About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find
The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found
More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved
Study finds they are more likely to be hospitalized than those who can handle basic chores
Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about
Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm
If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say
Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found
High smoking rates also considered a key contributor
Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say
More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven
From food to exercise, promote heart health in children
Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says
Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains
Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk
A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds