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14 Aug
Watch Out for the Warning Signs of Heart Failure

Watch Out for the Warning Signs of Heart Failure

Heart failure can develop at any age, but it can be prevented or treated, one cardiologist says.

Heart failure happens when the heart becomes too stiff or weak, no lo...

28 Jul
More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of younger American adults are dying of heart failure, with Black Americans being the hardest-hit, a new study finds.

27 Jul
Prostate Cancer Treatment May Raise Heart Risks

Prostate Cancer Treatment May Raise Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- 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 re...

26 Jul
Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart Failure

Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart Failure

About 30% of adults around the world have a buildup of fat in the liver, a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Now an international team of researchers has linked that condition to a heightened risk of heart failure.

NAFLD, as it is called for shor...

14 Jul
Men Often Die Before Women, and the Y Chromosome May Be to Blame

Men Often Die Before Women, and the Y Chromosome May Be to Blame

Scientists have unearthed a possible reason why men tend to die at younger ages than women: Those who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may be more vulnerable to heart tissue scarring and heart failure.

The research is the latest to look at the phenom...

06 Jul
Grief Can Be Heartbreaking for People Battling Heart Failure

Grief Can Be Heartbreaking for People Battling Heart Failure

Can someone really die of a broken heart?

If that person has serious heart disease, new Swedish research suggests the a...

06 Jul
A-Fib After Any Surgery Raises Odds for Heart Failure

A-Fib After Any Surgery Raises Odds for Heart Failure

The risk of being hospitalized for heart failure after surgery is higher in patients who develop an abnormal heart rhythm, a new, large study shows.

Of more than 76,000 heart surgery patients, about 18.8% developed

30 Jun
Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

If you survive cancer, you're more apt to have heart trouble later on, a new study shows.

Researchers found that compared to others, cancer survivors had a 42% greater risk of heart dis...

21 Jun
Pandemic Gave Clues to Cause of Rare Heart Condition in Kids

Pandemic Gave Clues to Cause of Rare Heart Condition in Kids

A decline in cases of a rare heart disease in children during the COVID pandemic may provide clues about its cause and how to prevent it, researchers say.

Kawasaki disease (KD) affects fewer than ...

19 Jun
Extreme Heat Can Bring Extreme Heart Dangers

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

10 Jun
Unvaccinated People With Heart Failure Face Triple the Odds of Fatal COVID

Unvaccinated People With Heart Failure Face Triple the Odds of Fatal COVID

Heart failure patients who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 have a three times higher risk of death if they get the disease than those who are fully vaccinated and have received one booster, new research shows.

The findings are crucial because many heart failure...

23 May
Gout Medicine May Also Help Fight Heart Failure

Gout Medicine May Also Help Fight Heart Failure

The anti-inflammatory benefits of a common gout medicine may help save the lives of heart failure patients, researchers say.

The medication, colchicine, could...

19 May
AHA News: Falls Can Be a Serious, Poorly Understood Threat to People With Heart Disease

AHA News: Falls Can Be a Serious, Poorly Understood Threat to People With Heart Disease

Falls pose a major risk to people with heart problems, and health experts need to do more to understand and prevent the danger, a new report says.

"Falls are very common," said Dr. Sarah Goodlin, senior author of the scientific statement from the American Heart Associati...

06 May
Virus Found in Pig Heart Transplanted Into Man Who Later Died

Virus Found in Pig Heart Transplanted Into Man Who Later Died

An investigation into the death of the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has discovered that the organ had an animal virus, but it's not clear if the virus was a factor in the patient's death, University of Maryland Medical Center doctors say.

They fo...

26 Apr
Calcium Supplements Could Spell Trouble for Older Heart Patients

Calcium Supplements Could Spell Trouble for Older Heart Patients

Seniors are often advised to take calcium supplements, but new research says the pills might significantly increase an aging person's risk of heart valve problems that contribute to heart failure.

People taking either calcium supplements alone or calcium with vitamin D h...

19 Apr
Heart Inflammation Very Rare After COVID Vaccination

Heart Inflammation Very Rare After COVID Vaccination

The heart inflammation that followed COVID-19 shots in some teens and young adults is rare and a new study affirms that your risk is extremely low.

Inflammation of the heart muscle (

14 Apr
Heart Failure Risk Climbs in Obese Older Women Who Had Late Menopause

Heart Failure Risk Climbs in Obese Older Women Who Had Late Menopause

Health risks tied to obesity are often serious, with new research showing it boosts odds for heart failure among older women, especially those who go through menopause later than usual.

Women whose periods stopped at 55 or after were at greatest risk, according to the st...

08 Apr
Heart Disease & Sleepless Nights Often Go Together

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.<...

05 Apr
Does Cutting Back on Salt Help Folks Battling Heart Failure?

Does Cutting Back on Salt Help Folks Battling Heart Failure?

If you have heart failure, there's good news and bad news on how much it would help you to cut back on salt.

New research finds that while it does...

04 Apr
Heart Groups Endorse New Class of Meds for Some Heart Failure Patients

Heart Groups Endorse New Class of Meds for Some Heart Failure Patients

People who live heart failure with reduced ejection fraction can now turn to a diabetes drug to help them feel better, stay out of the hospital and potentially live longer.

Three leading heart organizations -- the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Associati...

10 Mar
No Sign Common Steroid Spironolactone Can Cause Cancer: Study

No Sign Common Steroid Spironolactone Can Cause Cancer: Study

The often-used steroid spironolactone is not linked to any increased risk of a range of common cancers, according to a new study.

The synthetic steroid is routinely used to manage heart failure, high blood pressure and edema, and also used off-label to treat acne, hair l...

09 Mar
Man Who Received First Pig Heart Transplant Has Died

Man Who Received First Pig Heart Transplant Has Died

The first person to receive a pig heart transplant in a groundbreaking procedure performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center in January has died, hospital officials said Wednesday.

David Bennett, a 57-year-old Marylander, suffered from severe heart disease and...

27 Feb
Leg Cramps, Pain? It Could Be PAD

Leg Cramps, Pain? It Could Be PAD

Pain or cramping in your legs during physical activity may be an early sign of a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD)...

16 Feb
Never Too Late:  Starting Exercise in 70s Can Help the Heart

Never Too Late:  Starting Exercise in 70s Can Help the Heart

Here are some numbers that could add up strongly in your favor.

If you're in your 70s and get 20 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous exercise, you may ward off

27 Jan
Hospital Defends Decision to Deny Heart Transplant to Unvaccinated Man

Hospital Defends Decision to Deny Heart Transplant to Unvaccinated Man

In response to claims that a man was denied a heart transplant because he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Wednesday that its transplant policies mirror those used across the United States.

In a crowdfunding appeal f...

21 Jan
After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery

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-savin...

13 Jan
Death During Sex Very Rare Among Those Under 50

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 cardi...

11 Jan
In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig Heart

In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig Heart

In a medical first, doctors from the University of Maryland have implanted the heart of a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man facing the final stages of heart disease.

The surgical feat, known as

16 Dec
Heart Transplant Successful in Young Man Who Survived Severe COVID-19

Heart Transplant Successful in Young Man Who Survived Severe COVID-19

After nearly dying from a severe case of COVID-19, a young male patient received a successful heart transplant even as he was recuperating from his infection while on a ventilator, a new case study reports.

The transplant was performed on the 31-year-old patient at the H...

14 Dec
People Living With HIV Face Higher Odds for Heart Failure

People Living With HIV Face Higher Odds for Heart Failure

People with HIV have an added risk of heart failure, so they and their health care providers need to be alert for early signs such as shortness of breath, fatigue, leg swelling, coughing and chest pain, according to a new study.

“Cardiovascular disease has been an impo...

17 Nov
Too Often, Fatal Heart Attack or Stroke Is First Sign of Heart Trouble in Smokers

Too Often, Fatal Heart Attack or Stroke Is First Sign of Heart Trouble in Smokers

A fatal heart attack or stroke is often the first indication of heart disease in middle-aged smokers, according to a new study.

It also found that heart disease is the leading complication among smokers when compared with deaths from other causes -- including lung cancer...

16 Nov
Stem Cell Therapy Boosts Outcomes for Some Heart Failure Patients

Stem Cell Therapy Boosts Outcomes for Some Heart Failure Patients

Heart failure patients who fit a specific profile can benefit from injection of stem cells delivered directly into their heart muscle, a new study finds.

Patients with mild or moderate heart failure who have high levels of inflammation responded well to the stem cell inj...

15 Nov
Your Morning Cup of Coffee Can Affect Your Heart's Rhythms

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Can Affect Your Heart's Rhythms

Your daily cup of joe might be a quick pick-me-up, but it comes with a mixed bag of good and not-so-good effects on your health, a new study reports.

Drinking coffee helps people stay more active, but it also significantly robs some of sleep, researchers say.

...

09 Nov
Why Are So Few Seniors Getting Heart Failure Rehab?

Why Are So Few Seniors Getting Heart Failure Rehab?

Heart failure remains a major killer among the millions of Americans on Medicare. So, it's alarming that fewer than 10% of eligible Medicare beneficiaries get recommended heart failure rehab treatments, researchers say.

Gaps in Medicare coverage and certain criteria are ...

05 Nov
COVID Variant Tied to Heart Inflammation in Cats, Dogs

COVID Variant Tied to Heart Inflammation in Cats, Dogs

At a veterinary clinic in the United Kingdom, the staff noticed a sudden and atypical increase in cats and dogs who were experiencing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.

Was it a coincidence that these animals were showing up severely ill from a condition t...

08 Oct
Air and Noise Pollution May Make You Vulnerable to Heart Failure

Air and Noise Pollution May Make You Vulnerable to Heart Failure

Years of exposure to air pollution and traffic noise could make you more vulnerable to heart failure, a new study warns.

"We found that long-term exposure to specific air pollutants and road traffic noise increased the risk of incident heart failure, especially for forme...

06 Oct
Could Too Little Iron Boost Your Risk for Heart Disease?

Could Too Little Iron Boost Your Risk for Heart Disease?

Iron is vital to health, and too little in your diet might lead to heart disease, European researchers report.

They said about 1 in 10 new cases of heart disease in middle-aged people might be prevented if they had sufficient levels of iron in their diets.

"Our fin...

30 Sep
AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart Failure

AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart Failure

Men with heart failure have worse long-term survival rates if they have severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to a new study that urges doctors to change the way they treat people with mental disorders.

Previous research shows people with these ...

17 Sep
Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

Treating sickle cell anemia with the drug hydroxyurea may also reverse related heart abnormalities, a new study suggests.

Heart issues are common among people with sickle cell disease. Among them are enlargement of the heart and an impaired ability to relax heart muscles...

10 Sep
Heading to the Mountains? Heart Patients Should Check With Their Doctor First

Heading to the Mountains? Heart Patients Should Check With Their Doctor First

If the Alps or the Rockies are on your bucket list, check with your doctor first if you're at risk for cardiovascular disease.

New advice from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests certain people take precautions before going to high altitude places.

T...

09 Sep
Mom-to-Be's 'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought

Mom-to-Be's 'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought

Leaky heart valves can put pregnant women at serious risk, according to a large study that runs counter to established practice.

The condition used to be considered relatively harmless during pregnancy. But this analysis by Johns Hopkins University researchers of more th...

06 Sep
Breastfeeding May Strengthen a Baby's Heart

Breastfeeding May Strengthen a Baby's Heart

Breast milk can give preemies' hearts a big boost, a groundbreaking study suggests.

"This study … adds to the already known benefits of breast milk for infants born prematurely," said study leader Dr. Afif El-Khuffash, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Royal Co...

24 Aug
Why Water Is Key to Your Heart's Health

Why Water Is Key to Your Heart's Health

Everyone knows that drinking plenty of water every day can improve your health in a myriad of ways, but here's a lesser-known benefit: New research suggests that middle-aged adults can lower their long-term risk for heart failure by simply drinking enough water on a daily basi...

03 Aug
Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death

Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death

With apologies to William Shakespeare, this is the stuff bad dreams are made of: Sleep apnea may double your risk for sudden death.

The condition -- in which a person's airway is repeatedly blocked during sleep, causing pauses in breathing -- may also increase the risk f...

30 Jul
Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America

Death rates from Alzheimer's disease are particularly high in the rural United States, a preliminary study finds, highlighting a need for health care resources in traditionally under-served areas.

Researchers discovered that over the past two decades, rural areas in the ...

29 Jul
Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for Transplants

Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for Transplants

In a finding that could mean more patients desperate for a heart transplant get a new lease on life, two new studies show that hearts from donors who abused drugs can be safely donated.

In the past two decades, the U.S. opioid crisis has taken the lives of hundreds of th...

28 Jul
Primary Care Doctors Often Miss Heart Failure in Women, Black Patients

Primary Care Doctors Often Miss Heart Failure in Women, Black Patients

White men are more likely to a receive correct and timely diagnosis of heart failure in their primary care doctor's office compared to other types of patients, new research shows.

The serious and common heart ailment is too often missed in women, Blacks and poorer people...

27 Jul
The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar

The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar

Midsummer heat and high humidity aren't just uncomfortable -- they're a combo that can cause serious illness and even death.

"Whenever you walk or do outdoor activity, take a friend with you who can help you if you run into trouble," Dr. Eleanor Dunham advised. She's an ...

14 Jul
Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California

Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California

In a finding that demonstrates methamphetamine's power to destroy the human heart, new research shows hospitalizations for heart failure related to the illicit drug have soared by 585% in California.

"Our study results should bring urgent attention to this insidious, yet...

01 Jul
Pig Study Could Lead to Gene Therapy to Prevent Heart Failure

Pig Study Could Lead to Gene Therapy to Prevent Heart Failure

A gene therapy aimed at freeing the heart's capacity for self-repair has shown early promise in an animal study.

The study -- done in pigs -- found that the treatment approach was not only feasible, but also improved the animals' heart function after they sustained ...

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