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Stressful Marriages Linked to Worse Heart Attack Recovery

Severe marital stress negatively impacts physical and mental health after heart attack, researchers find.

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Flakes Are Falling Again: Here's the Safe Way to Shovel Snow

Shoveling snow is a strenuous workout that poses risks for people with heart conditions.

“We have to think of shoveling snow as a pretty significant exertion, like an exercise,” said Dr. Donald Ford, chair of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio. “So if you're go...

Weight-Loss Surgery Slashes Odds for Heart Attack in Very Obese People

Getting bariatric surgery may significantly help prevent heart attacks, strokes and angina in very obese people, a new study finds. The study participants were also affected by what's known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is often linked with obesity.

While studying patients who had a body mass index (BMI) higher than 40 and NAFLD, researchers from Rutgers Universi...

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Folks With Chronic Angina?

Folks suffering chest pain from clogged arteries appear to have some true flexibility in choosing the medical care that's right for them, researchers report.

That's because their overall risk of death is about the same whether they choose aggressive surgical treatment or a more conservative approach focused on medication and lifestyle changes, according to seven-year clinical trial result...

Bad Marriages Put Heart Attack Recovery in Peril

A bad marriage can break your heart -- literally.

Heart attack survivors in a stressful relationship are more likely to have a rocky recovery, a new study reports.

"We found there's an independent association between severe marital stress and worse outcomes within their first year of recovery," said lead research...

How to Spot -- Or Prevent -- Dangerous Aortic Dissection

Sudden severe chest or upper back pain are possible signs of an aortic dissection. Your first thought might be "heart attack" but an aortic dissection is very different.

Vascular and cardiac surgeons are well aware of the dangers associated with an

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  • September 20, 2022
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  • Tear in Heart's Aorta Often Deadly, Though Survival Improving

    A torn aorta can often be deadly, but a new study has found that survival has improved significantly over the past several decades.

    But it can still be five times more deadly if not repaired surgically, the researchers added.

    Aortic dissection happens when blood rushes through a tear in the heart's ascendi...

    Lupus, Psoriasis Patients May Face Greater Dangers After Heart Attack

    People with autoimmune disorders like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis who suffer a heart attack are more likely to die or develop severe heart-related complications in the aftermath, a new study shows.

    A heart attack creates more serious health consequences in those patients than in those who aren't battling an

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  • September 15, 2022
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  • Could Artificial Sweeteners Be Bad for Your Heart?

    Artificial sweeteners are a popular way to try to keep slim, but French researchers suggest they may also increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

    The finding stems from tracking heart health among more than 103,000 men and women in France for close to a decade.

    "We observed that a higher intake of...

    Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

    Smoking is even worse for your heart than you might already think, new Danish research warns.

    "It is well known that smoking causes blocked arteries, leading to coronary heart disease and stroke," said researcher Dr. Eva Holt, of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenh...

    Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

    While most people know that breathing in wildfire smoke isn't good for respiratory health, they may not know that unclean air is also problematic for the heart.

    Individuals with underlying

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  • August 15, 2022
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  • Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

    Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

    The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could improve heart health in isolated or lonely people. It was published Aug. 4 in the

  • By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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  • Black, Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Get Crucial Care After Heart Attack

    When they suffer a heart attack, Black and Hispanic patients in the United States receive subpar care compared with white patients, new research reveals.

    The study of more than 87,000 insured heart attack patients found that Blac...

    Prostate Cancer Treatment May Raise Heart Risks

    Hormone therapy is a common treatment option for prostate cancer, but it may increase the risk of death from heart disease, especially in older men, a new study finds.

    Dr. William Dahut, a prostate cancer researcher and chief scientific officer for the American Cancer Society, said the study from Lithuania provides more evidence that starting hormonal therapy requires careful thought, par...

    Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

    It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.

    Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 22, 2022
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  • Race, Gender Matter in Receiving Timely Heart Attack Care

    Despite improvements in treatment for heart attacks, care lags behind for women.

    Women are still less likely to receive timely care, according to a new study that reviewed 450,000 patient records for two types of heart attacks.

    "Heart attack treatments have come a long way but timely acc...

    Extreme Heat Can Bring Extreme Heart Dangers

    The record-breaking heat that's scorching much of the United States this week poses significant heart dangers, and you need to take steps to protect yourself, the American Heart Association (AHA) says.

    That's especially true for older adults and people with high blood pressure

    Surviving Childhood Cancer Can Take Toll on Adult Heart

    Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a higher risk of heart problems than other adults, but are much less likely to be treated for heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, new research shows.

    The findings highlight the need for greater awareness among both doctors and patients of the increased risk of heart disease among the estimated 500,...

    Lower Incomes May Mean Lower Survival After Heart Attack

    If you're poor and have a severe type of heart attack, the chance you'll live through it is significantly lower than that of someone with more money, new research shows.

    The finding underscores the need to close a divide in health care that hits low-income people hard, said lead researcher Dr. Abdul...

    Hispanics Wait Half-Hour Longer in ER When Chest Pain Strikes

    When Hispanic Americans arrive in the emergency room with chest pain, they have to wait longer for care than other people with the same symptoms, a preliminary study finds.

    Chest pain, a potential sign of heart attack, is one of the leading reasons people end up in an ER. But the new findings suggest that Hispanic patients may face unnecessary delays in either receiving care, being admitt...

    Under 45 With Prediabetes? Your Heart Attack Risk Is Rising

    If you're a young adult with prediabetes, you may already know you have a greater than average risk of full-blown diabetes. But you could also be at increased risk for a heart attack, new research shows.

    "After taking into account various influencing and modifying factors, we found that young adults with prediabetes had 1.7 times higher chances of being hospitalized for a heart attack com...

    Texting Your Way to Better Health After Heart Attack

    "Fill your plate up with colorful fruits and veggies for heart health."

    Such customized reminder texts may help folks who have had one heart attack avoid a second one, according to a new study out of Australia.

    "Texts provi...

    Smoking-Plus-Vaping No Healthier Than Smoking on Its Own

    Some smokers use e-cigarettes to try to kick the habit, but new research shows mixing smoking and vaping is no better for your heart health than just smoking.

    Among 24,000 men and women, smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes didn't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke or any ...

    Unvaccinated and Having Heart Trouble? That Can Be Deadly When COVID Strikes

    Your chances of dying or having severe complications from COVID-19 are much higher if you're unvaccinated and have heart problems or heart disease risk factors, researchers warn.

    In a new study, British investigators analyzed 110 previous COVID-19 studies that included a total of nearly 49,000 unvaccinated patients.

    The researchers found that unvaccinated people with evidence of he...

    Americans Now Living Longer After Heart Attack

    Long-term survival after a heart attack has improved significantly overall among Medicare beneficiaries, although poorer people and Black Americans have been left behind, a new study claims.

    "Our results demonstrate some accomplishments and some work ahead; we are making progress on improving long-term outcome...

    Women, Black Patients Wait Longer in ERs When Chest Pain Strikes

    Women and people of color with chest pain - the most common symptom signaling a heart attack - face longer waits in U.S. emergency departments than men and white people do, new research reveals.

    For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 4,000 patients, aged 18 to 55, seen for chest pain at emergenc...

    U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60

    It seemed a simple prospect - take a low-dose baby aspirin tablet once a day and reduce your risk of ever suffering a heart attack or stroke.

    But new science has shown it's not that simple.

    Noting the drug's risk of dangerous bleeding, the nation's leading panel of preventive health experts has reversed course and

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  • April 26, 2022
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  • For Smokers With Heart Trouble, Quitting Equals the Benefit of 3 Meds: Study

    Quitting smoking can give heart disease patients nearly five additional years of life without heart problems, according to a new study.

    "Kicking the habit appears to be as effective as taking three medications for preventing heart attacks and strokes in those with a prior heart attack or procedure to open blocked arteries," said study author Dr. Tinka van Trier, of Amsterdam University Me...

    Heart Disease & Sleepless Nights Often Go Together

    Insomnia is widespread in heart disease patients and significantly boosts the risk of heart attack, stroke or other major heart event, a new study says.

    The findings show the need to check for and treat sleep problems in heart disease patients, according to researchers.

    "Our study indicates that insomnia is common in heart disease patients and is linked with subsequent cardiovascula...

    'Stroke-Heart' Syndrome Can Signal Danger for Patients

    Major heart complications soon after a stroke can put survivors at higher risk for a heart attack, death or another stroke within five years, new research shows.

    Heart problems after a stroke are common and are referred to as stroke-heart syndrome. These heart problems were known to increase stro...

    More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

    Warm summer nights may leave you tossing and turning in bed, but that could be the least of your worries. Just a slight rise in summer nighttime temperatures increases the risk of heart-related death for men in their 60s, a new study shows.

    "Considering the growing likelihood of

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  • March 29, 2022
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  • Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

    Heart attack survivors with depression have an increased risk of stroke, and more research is needed to find out why, according to the authors of a new study.

    "There could be a multitude of de...

    Will a Little Drinking Help Your Heart? Maybe Not

    If you believe an occasional tipple is good for your heart, a new study may make you reconsider the notion.

    Some previous research has suggested that light drinking may benefit the heart, but this large study concluded that any amount of drinki...

    Mental Decline Can Follow a Heart Attack

    As if recovering from a heart attack wasn't hard enough, new research shows many patients may suffer severe thinking declines.

    Researchers in Poland found that in the six months after a

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  • March 25, 2022
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  • Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

    Living in a noisy neighborhood may not only cost you sleep, it could also increase your odds for a heart attack, researchers say.

    They concluded that 1 in 20 heart attacks in New Jersey were associated with noise from highways, trains and air traffic.

    "When people talk about pollution, they're usually talking about particles in the air or water," said lead author Dr. Abel Moreyra, a...

    Heat Waves Tied to Climate Change Are Upping U.S. Heart Deaths

    An increase in heat waves driven by climate change is causing hundreds more heart disease deaths in the United States each year, with men and Black people at particular risk, researchers say.

    Each year, the United States now has about three times as many heat waves as in the 1960s. Heat can put increased strain on the heart and trigger heart attacks and other cardiac problems.

    "Thes...

    Mammograms Can Also Highlight Heart Risks: Study

    Your annual screening mammogram may do more than spot breast cancer early - it may give you a heads up on your heart disease risk, too.

    Digital breast X-rays can also detect a build-up of calcium in the arteries of your breasts, an early sign of heart disease. These white ...

    Begin Now to Protect Your Heart as Clocks 'Spring Forward'

    The lost hour of sleep when clocks spring forward for daylight saving time on Sunday, March 13 can pose risks to your heart -- but there are ways to protect yourself.

    A number of studies have found an increase in heart problems and stroke after the spring time change, according to the American Heart Association.

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  • Blood Test Marker Could Gauge Risks After Heart Surgery

    About 2 million adults worldwide undergo heart surgery each year, and checking blood levels of a certain protein could help assess their risk of death within 30 days, a new study shows.

    Blood tests to check levels of troponin (a type of pr...

    Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

    It's a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease.

    The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic.

    "We are social beings. In this time of COVID-19, many people are experiencing

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  • Brain's Decline Accelerates in Years After Heart Attack

    Your heart and brain may often seem at odds, but they have more in common than you think. A new study shows that a heart attack can lead to faster mental decline over the years.

    "We need to realize that what's going on in the heart and brain are...

    Heart Issues Have Affected 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Since Pandemic Began: Survey

    Four in 10 Americans say they've had at least one heart-related issue during the COVID-19 pandemic, and about one in four who have tested positive say COVID has affected their heart health, according to a new online poll.

    Shortness of breath (18%), dizziness (15%), higher blood pressure (15%) and chest pain (13%) were the top problems reported in the survey of 1,000 American adults.

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    After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery

    Your heart is in an incredibly vulnerable state if you've suffered a heart attack or are fighting heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery.

    Unfortunately, not enough older folks appear to be taking advantage of this life-saving therapy.

    Fewer than one in 10 eligible Medicare beneficiaries get recommended heart failure rehab treatments, th...

    Don't Snow Shovel Your Way to a Heart Attack

    Shoveling snow may trigger a heart attack if you're not careful, especially if you already have risk factors, an expert warns.

    The combination of shoveling and cold weather can cause your arteries to spasm and constrict, explained Dr. Sam Kazziha, chief of cardiovascular...

    Death During Sex Very Rare Among Those Under 50

    It's a familiar trope of TV and movies -- a couple is engaged in passionate sex when the guy's heart suddenly gives out.

    "Usually it's a middle-aged man. Usually he's cheating with somebody else. It's funny, there's this myth in our mind that this can happen," said cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati, who refers to the concept as the "Hollywood heart attack."

    But ardor simply isn't that ...

    Shoveling Snow? Beware of Heart Hazards

    Don't let a picture-perfect snowfall turn deadly.

    Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest in folks with heart conditions and even in those who are unaware that they have heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

    "Shoveli...

    Who's Dying Young in U.S. From Heart Attacks?

    Fewer Americans are dying prematurely from heart attack compared with years ago, but progress has stalled out in the past decade, new research shows.

    For the study, the researchers examined 20 years of data on heart attack deaths among Americans under 65 -- deaths that are considered "premature."

    The bigger picture looked good: Between 1999 and 2019, those deaths declined by 52%.

    COVID Helps Drive Nearly Two-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death for Americans and has shortened life expectancy by nearly two years, a drop not seen since World War II, a new government report shows.

    Life expectancy dropped from 78.8 in 2010 to 77 in 2020 as the age-adjusted death rate increased 17%, going from 715 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019 to 835 d...

    Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

    This time of year can be hard on the heart.

    The United States has more heart attack deaths between Christmas and New Year's Day than at any other time of year, so the American Heart Association (AHA) offers some holiday health tips.

    "The holidays are a busy, often stressful, time for most of us," said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, volunteer president of the

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  • 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

    If you've had a heart attack or stroke, you might want to avoid ultra-processed foods, new research suggests.

    The study found that a high intake of such foods significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it's more likely to be fatal. This was true even in people following what seems to be a heart-healthy diet.

    Ultra-processed foods are made in part or enti...

    Years of Blood Thinners After Stenting Might Not Be Necessary

    Folks who've had a clogged artery reopened probably can stop taking blood thinners sooner than previously thought, a new study argues.

    Patients are regularly prescribed blood thinners for a year or more after angioplasty. This is to make sure that blood doesn't clot inside the metal stent that now holds their artery open. That could cause a heart attack or stroke.

    But heart doctors ...

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