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05 Aug
Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

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 he...

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

19 Apr
Men With Heart Disease Can Safely Mix Their Nitrates with ED Drugs

Men With Heart Disease Can Safely Mix Their Nitrates with ED Drugs

Doctors have long thought it dangerous to prescribe erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra alongside chest pain pills containing nitrates.

"It's always been a big red line," said Dr. John Osborne, director of State of the Heart Cardiology in Grapevine, Texas. "You do not...

16 Mar
Mammograms Can Also Highlight Heart Risks: Study

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...

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...

02 Mar
A Healthy Mouth Can Mean a Healthy Heart for Older Women

A Healthy Mouth Can Mean a Healthy Heart for Older Women

A new study offers more evidence that oral health is connected to heart health: Older women who harbor certain bacteria in their mouths might be at increased risk of developing high blood pressure.

The study, which followed 1,200 women for a decade, found that 15 types o...

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)...

23 Feb
Too Many Americans Are Getting 'Low-Value' Medical Tests, Procedures

Too Many Americans Are Getting 'Low-Value' Medical Tests, Procedures

When your cardiologist orders a test, do you stop to ask why you need it? You probably don't - but perhaps you should, according to a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Too many Americans receive heart tests and treatments that do little good, and more...

22 Feb
Newly Diagnosed With A-Fib? Here Are Your Options

Newly Diagnosed With A-Fib? Here Are Your Options

If you've been told you have the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), you need to take it seriously, an expert emphasizes.

"Whi...

10 Feb
More Evidence That COVID Infection Brings Long-Term Heart Risks

More Evidence That COVID Infection Brings Long-Term Heart Risks

New research supports the notion that COVID-19 can cause long-term heart problems.

The analysis of U.S. health data found COVID patients are at increased risk of heart complications for at least a year after infection.

Those complications include heart rhythm probl...

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

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%), highe...

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

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

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 20...

08 Nov
Table Set for One May Be Tough on Women's Hearts

Table Set for One May Be Tough on Women's Hearts

Eating alone may be a recipe for heart trouble if you're an older woman, Korean researchers suggest.

Those who eat by themselves are likely to eat faster and less healthily, which can lead to weight gain, higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing the risk ...

05 Nov
Study Compares Bypass, Stenting for Patients With Severe Heart Disease

Study Compares Bypass, Stenting for Patients With Severe Heart Disease

Bypass surgery is slightly better overall than stenting to open blocked arteries in people with severe coronary artery disease, new research shows.

But decisions may still need to be made on a case-by-case basis: Stenting appeared more beneficial in some patients, partic...

16 Mar
Beta Blockers Won't Cause Depression, But Might Impair Sleep: Study

Beta Blockers Won't Cause Depression, But Might Impair Sleep: Study

Millions of people take a beta blocker regularly, and a new study brings good news: The medications will not raise the risk of depression.

Beta blockers are used to treat conditions such as heart failure, chest pains, high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. But it...

02 Feb
Pandemic Cut U.S. Heart Surgeries in Half as Patients Avoided Hospitals

Pandemic Cut U.S. Heart Surgeries in Half as Patients Avoided Hospitals

There has been a sharp decline in heart surgeries and an increase in heart surgery patient deaths in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

An analysis of national data revealed a 53% decrease in all adult heart surgeries, including a 40% declin...

09 Dec
Heart Disease Is World's No. 1 Killer

Heart Disease Is World's No. 1 Killer

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide -- accounting for one-third of deaths in 2019 -- and the death toll continues to rise, a new paper says.

China had the highest number of heart disease deaths last year, followed by India, Russia, the United States and...

16 Nov
Prescription-Strength Fish Oil Won't Help Your Heart -- Or Will It?

Prescription-Strength Fish Oil Won't Help Your Heart -- Or Will It?

Does high-strength fish oil help the heart or doesn't it?

Prior research into a prescription medicine derived from fish called Vascepa, announced earlier this year, suggested it might be of real value for heart patients.

But the results from a trial of another suc...

10 Aug
Gynecological Exam, Heart Screening Should Go Hand-in-Hand

Gynecological Exam, Heart Screening Should Go Hand-in-Hand

What if you were given a heart screening when you see your gynecologist?

New research suggests that such a strategy might be smart medicine.

Scientists found that 86% of women seen at an outpatient gynecology clinic had a cardiovascular risk factor and ...

31 Mar
Major Study Casts Doubt on Routine Use of Stents, Bypass

Major Study Casts Doubt on Routine Use of Stents, Bypass

Folks with clogged arteries do as well with medication and lifestyle changes as they do after undergoing invasive procedures to reopen their blood vessels, a major new clinical trial reports.

Bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty and stenting are no better than drugs, ...

10 Oct
How Does Early Menopause Affect a Woman's Heart?

How Does Early Menopause Affect a Woman's Heart?

Menopause before age 50 puts women at increased risk of nonfatal heart conditions, and the earlier menopause occurs, the greater the risk, new research suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 300,000 women who were part of 15 studies around the world, and ...

04 Apr
Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

With so many heartburn medications available over the counter, it might be surprising to learn that heartburn itself isn't a health condition, but rather a symptom of something else.

First, be sure to distinguish it from indigestion, which is primarily an uncomfortab...

30 Jan
Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease, a new study suggests.

Federal survey data revealed that compared with nonusers, people who use e-cigarettes have a:

  • 71 percent higher risk of stroke.
  • ...