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21 May
Elections Can Be Tough on Americans' Hearts

Elections Can Be Tough on Americans' Hearts

A U.S. presidential election can be hard on your heart.

That's the takeaway from two new studies that look back on the 2016 race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

For one, researchers investigated heart rhythm disorders in more than 2,4...

14 May
Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that strong magnets in some cellphones and smartwatches can interfere with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.

Studies have shown that these high-strength magnets may cause some implants to switch to "magnet mo...

08 Apr
'Heart-in-a-Box' Can Be Lifesaving, Matching Up Distant Donors With Patients

'Heart-in-a-Box' Can Be Lifesaving, Matching Up Distant Donors With Patients

A few days after his 74th birthday, Don Stivers received his dream gift -- a new heart.

"I was born with a very lousy heart," he explained. "Growing up, I decided I was going to overcome it and go to the Olympics and be a strong boy. And so everything I did was against ...

29 Jan
Music Could Be a Post-Op Panacea, Study Finds

Music Could Be a Post-Op Panacea, Study Finds

Heart surgery can be stressful, but researchers may have found a way to reduce patients' anxiety and postoperative pain -- without any extra side effects.

A team from the Netherlands found that the simple act of listening to music around the time of surgery may help pati...

26 Oct
MRIs Might Be Safe for Patients With Implanted Heart Devices

MRIs Might Be Safe for Patients With Implanted Heart Devices

For years, people with implanted heart devices have been told they can't undergo MRI scans. But a new study adds to evidence that, with certain measures in place, the procedure is safe.

The study focused on patients with older pacemakers and implantable defibrillator...

22 Oct
'Heat Not Burn' Cigarettes Can Still Harm the Heart

'Heat Not Burn' Cigarettes Can Still Harm the Heart

"Heat-not-burn" tobacco products, created as an alternative to other types of smoking, may harm the user's heart, researchers report.

These tobacco products -- think IQOS from Philip Morris -- are billed as substitutes for e-cigarettes or traditional smokes. But a n...

16 Mar
Could Your E-Cig Disrupt Your Pacemaker?

Could Your E-Cig Disrupt Your Pacemaker?

The magnets in vaping devices might be able to wreak havoc on heart pacemakers and defibrillators, a new case report suggests.

By placing a Juul in his shirt pocket, a heart patient caused his implanted pacemaker and defibrillator to malfunction, his health care prov...

21 Oct
1 in 5 Heart Pacemaker Patients Prescribed Opioids After Surgery

1 in 5 Heart Pacemaker Patients Prescribed Opioids After Surgery

Opioid painkillers are prescribed to 1 in 5 patients who get a pacemaker or other implantable heart device, a new study finds.

It included more than 16,500 U.S. adults who had heart devices implanted between 2010 and 2018.

After their procedures, opioids we...

01 Oct
Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacking Targets: FDA

Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacking Targets: FDA

Medical devices that can connect to the internet might be at risk for hacking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

"While advanced devices can offer safer, more convenient and timely health care delivery, a medical device connected to a communicatio...

17 Sep
Radiation Rx Might Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heart Beat

Radiation Rx Might Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heart Beat

A new technique that uses a targeted high dose of radiation seems to prevent recurrence of a potentially deadly heartbeat for at least two years, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.

This irregular rhythm, called ventricular ...

22 Aug
Large Opioid Rx After Heart, Lung Surgery Often Leads to Misuse: Study

Large Opioid Rx After Heart, Lung Surgery Often Leads to Misuse: Study

The more opioid painkillers that heart and lung surgery patients are prescribed, the more likely they are to become dependent on them, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed insurance claims from more than 24,500 Medicare patients who had heart or lung surgery betwe...

24 May
Good Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels Can Prevent 'Heart Block'

Good Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels Can Prevent 'Heart Block'

Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar levels under control might prevent a common heart rhythm disorder called "heart block."

That's the finding from a new study analyzing data on more than 6,000 people, aged 30 and older, in Finland.

In the study, the U...

08 May
Airport Scanners OK for People with Implanted Heart Devices: Study

Airport Scanners OK for People with Implanted Heart Devices: Study

It appears to be safe for people with implantable heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators to go through body scanners at airport security checkpoints, researchers say.

Body scanners are becoming increasingly common worldwide.

But some people are...

18 Mar
'Antibiotic Envelopes' Could Cut Infections After Pacemaker Implant

'Antibiotic Envelopes' Could Cut Infections After Pacemaker Implant

Tucking a pacemaker inside an antibiotic-soaked mesh envelope before implanting it inside your body can drastically reduce your risk of a dangerous infection, a new study shows.

About 1.7 million patients receive cardiac implants like pace...

20 Feb
Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

Scientists say they've taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart's own energy rather than batteries.

Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat -- usually because of a condition that slows your heart's normal ra...

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