Tuesday, March 31, 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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Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say
CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain
Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications
Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend
Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85
Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says
Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk
Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say
Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery
Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says
High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows
Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed
Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds