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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 disease ...

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 failure. "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. Dilated cardiom...

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

Arizona Heart 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. (Photo: http://www.newsc...

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 dis...

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). The Uni...

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 intellectual f...

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 attack damage. The 39-year-o...

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...
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