Monday, August 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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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
People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds
Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant
Strong emotions or medication are possible triggers
Women seem especially at risk, and more research is needed, experts say
Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved
Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking
Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find