Wednesday, September 2, 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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But small study isn't conclusive, experts say
Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds
Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds
Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says
Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people
Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed
Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found
Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect
Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain
But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks
Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds
Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health
Researchers eye earlier detection of decline
A leading cause of heart disease
High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say
Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins
Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins
Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say
Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds
Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds