Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease
Paradox found in guidelines study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A study assessing the treatment of people hospitalized for heart
disease has produced a worrisome finding: Those who need intensive care the most are less likely to get it.
The study of 143,999 people hospitaliz...
Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new review shows that the omega-3 fatty acids found in certain fish not only prevent cardiovascular disease, but may even help treat it.
"A lot of people know that omega-3 fatty acid...
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors
Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits
TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who have mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also at higher risk for having cardiovascular disea...
Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia
High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk
TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The things that are bad for your heart
in the middle years of life -- high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes -- are bad for your brain in later years...
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids
Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough
MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Most American youngsters aren't getting enough vitamin D, and that deficiency is associated with an increased incidence of risk factors for cardiovascular problems such as heart
attack and stroke, two...
Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks
Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say
FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Quick defibrillation can increase the chances of survival for hospital patients who have cardiac arrest, but sometimes the treatment is not quick enough and a new study has found that th...
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease
Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds,,
THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Though its reputation doesn't rank down there with the appendix, the spleen isn't exactly known as a vital organ. In fact, plenty of people do fine without it.
But new research...
State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival
New state reports also recognize performance of North Shore-LIJ surgeons Alan Hartman and Robert Palazzo, cardiologist Lawrence Ong
NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart
bypass surgery, ac...
Freshly crushed garlic better for the heart than processed
A new study reports what scientists term the first scientific evidence that freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects than dried garlic. Scheduled for the Aug. 12 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , it also challenges the widespread belief that most of gar...
Sunshine Heart Provides C-Pulse U.S. Clinical Update
SYDNEY, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Heart
(ASX: SHC), a global medical device company focused on innovative heart
assist technologies, announced today that the first two patients implanted with the C-Pulse device in April 2009 at The Ohio State University Medical Center ...
High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk
Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology .
Oak Brook, Ill. (Vocus) July 28, 2009 -- Re...
High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk
OAK BROOK, Ill. Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology .
"The amount of calcium in the coronary vessels, as ...
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab
Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows
MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Even though cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to guard against future heart
trouble once a cardiovascular event has landed someone in the hospital, only 56 percent of these patien...
Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets
FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides that were sprayed far and wide by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War might put veterans at increased risk for heart
Vietnam Veterans of America to VA: Don't Wait for Us to Die: Grant Association to Agent Orange Exposure for Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Hypertension
WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing scientific studies of the past few years, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has determined there is "limited or suggestive evidence" of an association between Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart...
Study in this Week's Issue of Cell Finds Injected Growth Factor Spurs Heart Regeneration
Growth factor enhances heart
regeneration, improves heart
function without need for cardiac stem cells
(Vocus) July 16, 2009 -- Injured heart
tissue normally can't regrow, but researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have now laid the groundwork for regenerating hear...
Bioheart Announces Acceptance of Marvel-1 Data for Presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Meeting
SUNRISE, Fla., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioheart, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHRT) a company committed to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart
failure and cardiovascular diseases announced today acceptance of MARVEL-1 data for p...
Texas Health Dallas Receives Double Honor From American Heart Association
DALLAS, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has been recognized by the American Heart
Association for providing quality, evidence-based care for coronary artery disease and heart
"This is another example of the dedication and com...
Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease
Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy
WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Gene mutations that cause heart
muscle disease and chronic heart
failure in some children and adults with dilated cardiomyopathy have been identified by researchers.
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths
Public health messages should be simplified, study finds
WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Intelligence appears to be one reason why poor people are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, Scottish researchers say.
They analyzed data on 4,289 former U.S. soldiers, and fou...
Free Women's Heart Health Information Now Available
Institute and EmpowHer Publish a Series of Women's Cardiovascular Health Content
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- Arizona Heart
Institute, ( www.azheart.com ), a leading provider of cardiovascular care, and EmpowHer, ( www.empowher.com ), the h...
Young People With Heart Defects Not Checking In With Heart Doc
DALLAS , July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people with heart
defects not checking in with heart
doc . One-fifth or more of young adults between ages 18-22 who have severe congenital heart
disease don't see a cardiologist, according to a Canadian study published onlin...
Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions
FT. LEE, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Red wine (resveratrol) pills appear to be the rage these days and a local group of cardiologists wants to lead the way for patients and consumers to learn more about them. They may be among the first U.S. cardiologists to do so.
Independence Blue Cross Expands Its Preventive Health Efforts With Focus on Heart Disease and Diabetes
PHILADELPHIA, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevention is receiving more attention nationwide as a successful strategy to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, care for chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and heart
American Heart Association Launches First iPhone Application: First Aid and CPR Information Within Pocket's Reach
DALLAS, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency information is just one touch away with the American Heart
Association's new Pocket First Aid & CPR application for the Apple iPhone.
This is the association's first iPhone application. Users can download the application to review first ...
Hospital Care for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Patients Varies Across Nation
DALLAS, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 30-day mortality (death) and readmission rates for acute care of heart
attack and heart
failure patients vary significantly from hospital to hospital across the nation, according to a new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outc...
Advanced Heart Procedure Treats Growing Problem
WAUSAU, Wis., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Like an estimated 5 million other Americans, Barry Simonis had atrial fibrillation, a common heart
condition that greatly increases the risk of stroke and causes the most important muscle in our bodies to beat irregularly.
Aspirus cardiovascular surge...
Omega-3s Benefit Heart Attack Survivors, Healthy Adults, Mothers and Infants
DENVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) found in seafood and fish oil are again linked to a range of health benefits in the June 2009 Fats of Life and PUFA Newsletter . New studies show that omega-3s may reduce the risk of heart
attack survivors developing prema...
New heart disease risk score outperforms existing test
An independent external validation of QRISK a new score for predicting a person's risk of heart
disease has shown that it performs better than the existing test and should be recommended for use in the United Kingdom by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
A Unique Rhythm In The Heart Of Coconut Grove, Florida
COCONUT GROVE, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most famous hotels in Coconut Grove, Florida is now offering two incredible opportunities that everyone should take advantage of.
In the spirit of game shows of yesterday and today, a Coconut Grove Miami resort is offering a Let's Make a ...
Wrong dose of heart meds too frequent in children
Infants and young children treated with heart
drugs get the wrong dose or end up on the wrong end of medication errors more often than older children, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center to be published July 6 in Pediatrics .
While the researchers found the highes...
Berlin Heart Announces Restructuring of Management
BERLIN, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ulrich Stroeher, Chairman of the Advisory
Board of Berlin Heart, today announced that Dr. Johannes Mueller is leaving
the general management of the company on 30 September 2009.
Dr. Mueller belongs to the company's founders and is one of the
New strategies to improve treatment and ultimately prevent heart failure in children
INDIANAPOLIS Structural cardiovascular abnormalities present at birth are the leading cause of heart
failure in children. Nearly half a million children in the United States have structural heart
problems ranging in severity from relatively simple issues, such as small holes between chambers of t...
Combating heart disease and stroke: Planning for a healthier Europe
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of early death and disability in Europe, accounting each year for the loss of more than 2 million lives and costing the EU economy an estimated 192 billion. Top level stakeholders and EU and national policymakers are meeting in Brussels to assess cu...
Atrial fibrillation linked to increased hospitalization in heart failure patients
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Patients with atrial fibrillation, common in those with advanced chronic heart
failure, have an increased risk of hospitalization due to heart
failure, according to new research from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The findings, published in June in...
Crystal Heart Award Presented to Telemundo for Coverage of Organ Donation
MCLEAN, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), in partnership with Donate Life America, recognizes a media outlet that factually reports on the medical miracle of donation and transplantation with the Crystal Heart
Award. The awa...
Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified
Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ
WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have identified a single "master" stem cell in humans that is capable of differentiating into all three major cell types that make up the human...
Meltzer and Yancy to Lead American Heart Association in 2009-10
DALLAS, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart
Association's new national officers begin their 2009-10 terms on July 1.
Neil M. Meltzer, M.P.H., president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (Md.), is national chairman of the board. Meltzer will be respon...
U.S. Doctors Treat Heart Attack With Man's Own Stem Cells
Pioneering procedure aims to repair damaged cardiac muscle, surgeons say
TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- American physicians say they've performed the first procedure in which a patient received injections of his own heart
stem cells to repair heart
Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End
Too often, EMS crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient to hospital, study finds
TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Chances of surviving a heart
attack that occurs outside of a hospital are slim, but paramedics often take people who have died to a hospital anyway because a va...