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17 Aug
Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

A smartphone video could detect a blocked blood vessel in your neck that could cause a stroke, a new study suggests.

The American Heart Association says videos may provide a non-invasive way to screen people who are at risk of stroke.

Nearly 87% of strokes are the...

08 Aug
Early Menopause Could Mean More Heart Trouble Later

Early Menopause Could Mean More Heart Trouble Later

Women who go into menopause when they are younger than 40 are at greater risk of heart problems, reports a new Korean study of more than 1.4 million females.

Women with premature menopause had an...

26 Jul
Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

TUESDAY, July 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people could add years to their lives just by getting off the couch and going for a walk every day -- though it wouldn't hurt to do even more, a large new study suggests.

The researchers followed o...

22 Jul
Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.

Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and

20 Jul
COVID Often Joined by Heart Disease, Diabetes

COVID Often Joined by Heart Disease, Diabetes

In a mix of bad and good news, a new large study confirms that COVID can raise the risks of new-onset hea...

19 Jul
Fewer Americans Are Dying of Heart Disease Than a Decade Ago

Fewer Americans Are Dying of Heart Disease Than a Decade Ago

Deaths from heart-related causes have dropped over the past 20 years, though differences persist by race and ethnicity as well as where people live and their access to care.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which partially funded the research, detailed the r...

19 Jul
Who'll Get Long COVID? Just a Look at a Patient Gives Clues

Who'll Get Long COVID? Just a Look at a Patient Gives Clues

Sometimes just looking at a person can give clues to their likelihood of developing long COVID after a bout with the virus.

For example, obese people are five times more likely to suffer

18 Jul
Neighborhood Drop in Violent Crime May Also Boost Heart Health

Neighborhood Drop in Violent Crime May Also Boost Heart Health

Every town wants low crime rates. But a new finding may offer a whole new reason to advocate for the change: Falling crime rates may lower heart disease fatalities.

An analysis of 2000-2014 data from Chicago illustrated a significant decline in violent crime. Across the ...

11 Jul
Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests.

The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more l...

05 Jul
COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID-19 has officially joined heart disease and cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States for ...

05 Jul
Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

The obesity epidemic isn't slowing down anytime soon, and new research delivers even worse news: Most American adults have not only gained more weight, but they gained most of it earlier in life.

The statistics were grim: More than half of Americans in the representative...

05 Jul
Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Less than 7% of U.S. adults are in good cardiometabolic shape, and new research warns the trend is only getting worse.

Cardiometabolic health is an umbrella term t...

04 Jul
Pollutants in Soil Can Harm Your Heart

Pollutants in Soil Can Harm Your Heart

While it's more widely known that polluted air can harm human health, another danger may be lurking at your feet.

New research shows that soil, too, can contain contaminants that can impact health. These include pe...

25 May
Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

It's tempting to binge-watch TV shows, and it might be hard to get off the couch after just one or two episodes.

But it could be worth it.

Researchers calculated that if people committed to watching just under an hour of TV a day, 11% of

05 May
Could Student Loan Debt Threaten Your Health?

Could Student Loan Debt Threaten Your Health?

As the Biden Administration weighs the possibility of broad student loan forgiveness, a new study finds that people mired in student debt face a heightened risk of heart disease by middle age.

The findings are not the first to suggest that

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...

25 Apr
Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia

Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia

The faster you pile up heart disease risk factors, the greater your odds of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

Previous research has linked heart health threats such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity with mental decline and dementia.

Amassing tho...

21 Apr
Former College Football Players Suffer More Brain Disorders as They Age

Former College Football Players Suffer More Brain Disorders as They Age

College football players live longer than those who didn't play, but they suffer more brain-related issues as they age, a new study finds.

Among former Notre Dame football players, being physically fit was tied to lower deaths from heart disease and diabetes. But the for...

20 Apr
Mental Illness Linked to Higher Risk of Deadly Heart Issues

Mental Illness Linked to Higher Risk of Deadly Heart Issues

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses are at increased risk of death from heart problems, a large research review finds.

"Our systematic review and meta-analysis of over 100 studies has confirmed a strong association between severe...

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...

01 Apr
'Stroke-Heart' Syndrome Can Signal Danger for Patients

'Stroke-Heart' Syndrome Can Signal Danger for Patients

Major heart complications soon after a stroke can put survivors at higher risk for a heart attack, death or another stroke within five years, new research shows.

Heart problems after a stroke are common and are referred to as

24 Mar
Drink Up!  Daily Coffee Tied to Longer, Healthier Life

Drink Up!  Daily Coffee Tied to Longer, Healthier Life

In yet another finding that highlights the health perks coffee can brew, new studies show that having two to three cups a day not only wakes you up, it's also good for your heart and may help you live longer.

In this largest ever analysis of nearly 383,000 men and women ...

23 Mar
Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

The more blazes firefighters battle, the higher their risk for a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a new study shows.

"Clinicians who care for firefighters need to be aware of the increased

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...

08 Mar
What's More Accurate, Blood Pressure Readings at Home or Doctor's Office?

What's More Accurate, Blood Pressure Readings at Home or Doctor's Office?

Regular blood pressure readings at home are more accurate for diagnosing high blood pressure than those taken at a doctor's office, according to a new study.

"Blood pressure varies a lot over the day and one or two measurements in clinic may not reflect your average bl...

02 Mar
When You Get a Blood Pressure Reading, Cuff Size Matters

When You Get a Blood Pressure Reading, Cuff Size Matters

Can the size of a blood pressure cuff throw off your reading?

Yes, claims a new study that found an ill-fitting

21 Feb
Study Finds No Heart Benefit From Veggies. Nutritionists Disagree.

Study Finds No Heart Benefit From Veggies. Nutritionists Disagree.

Eating vegetables may not help protect you against heart disease, according to a new study that's triggered strong reactions from critics.

The analysis of the diets of nearly...

07 Feb
Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

It's a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease.

The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic.

"We are ...

02 Feb
Gruesome Warning Images on Soda Labels Could Cut Consumption

Gruesome Warning Images on Soda Labels Could Cut Consumption

Images of fat-laden, diseased hearts and blackened, rotting feet might be the last thing you expect to see on the label of a can of soda that your child desperately wants, but would such drastic health warnings about the long-term dangers of sugar stop you from buying it?

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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...

16 Jan
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...

20 Dec
Many Overweight Kids Already Have Hardened Arteries, Diabetes

Many Overweight Kids Already Have Hardened Arteries, Diabetes

If your children struggle with their weight, new research suggests they may also suffer from diseases once seen only in adults.

Stiffening of the arteries, which can lead to early heart attacks and strokes, and type 2 diabetes were found in many of the more than 600 obes...

17 Dec
Are Opioid Painkillers Needed Weeks After Heart Surgery? Maybe Not

Are Opioid Painkillers Needed Weeks After Heart Surgery? Maybe Not

Recovery from heart surgery can bring some pain. But a new study suggests patients don't need potentially addictive prescription opioids to control that post-op discomfor...

09 Dec
Breathlessness With 'Long COVID' May Point to Heart Damage

Breathlessness With 'Long COVID' May Point to Heart Damage

Shortness of breath in people with "long COVID" might not just be about the lungs -- it may indicate heart damage from the disease, new research suggests.

"The findings could help to explain why some patients with long COVID still experience breathlessness one year ...

03 Dec
Gene Found in Amish Helps Protect Their Hearts

Gene Found in Amish Helps Protect Their Hearts

A rare gene variant discovered among Amish people may help lower "bad" cholesterol and protect against heart disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among nearly 7,000 Amish people, the gene variant was tied to reductions in both LDL cholesterol and fibrino...

23 Nov
Years of Blood Thinners After Stenting Might Not Be Necessary

Years of Blood Thinners After Stenting Might Not Be Necessary

Folks who've had a clogged artery reopened probably can stop taking blood thinners sooner than previously thought, a new study argues.

Patients are regularly prescribed blood thinners for a year or more after angioplasty. This is to make sure that blood doesn't clot insi...

19 Nov
Advances in Care, Impact of COVID Highlights of Latest Cardiologists' Meeting

Advances in Care, Impact of COVID Highlights of Latest Cardiologists' Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic, heart-healthy eating, and better ways to treat and prevent heart disease were among the hot topics that emerged during the American Heart Association's annual meeting this week.

"I was at the sessions yesterday, I was actually in clinic this mornin...

17 Nov
Could Coffee or Tea Lower Your Odds for Dementia and Stroke?

Could Coffee or Tea Lower Your Odds for Dementia and Stroke?

A few cups of your favorite brew -- coffee or tea -- each day might help keep stroke and dementia at bay, a large new study suggests.

For close to 14 years, scientists stacked up coffee and tea consumption against the risk of stroke and dementia among nearly 366,000 heal...

09 Nov
There May Be a 'Best Bedtime' for Your Heart

There May Be a 'Best Bedtime' for Your Heart

Is there an ideal time to go to bed every night if you want to dodge heart disease?

Apparently there is, claims a new study that found hitting the sack between 10 and 11 p.m. may be the ideal time to cut the risk for cardiovascular trouble.

The finding may be worth...

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...

28 Oct
Tingling, Burning in Your Feet? Common Condition May Be the Cause

Tingling, Burning in Your Feet? Common Condition May Be the Cause

The number of people experiencing numbness, pins and needles, and burning pain in their feet and toes seems to be on the rise, new research suggests, and some of these folks may be at increased risk for heart trouble.

Exactly why there has been an uptick in "small fiber ...

26 Oct
Cataracts Tied to Higher Odds of Death From Heart Disease

Cataracts Tied to Higher Odds of Death From Heart Disease

Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows.

Experts stressed that the finding doesn't mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn't designed t...

13 Oct
Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart Health

Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart Health

The length of a woman's menstrual cycle as she nears menopause could reflect her future risk of heart disease, researchers report.

Some women's menstrual cycles become longer as they approach menopause, while others' cycles remain stable. This new study found that the wo...

08 Oct
Brush & Floss: Better Oral Health Keeps Severe COVID at Bay

Brush & Floss: Better Oral Health Keeps Severe COVID at Bay

Good dental hygiene may well be a weapon against severe COVID-19: A new study shows that taking care of your teeth and gums may lower your risk of serious infection, especially if you have heart disease.

Previous research has found an association between poor oral hygien...

05 Oct
Two Meds Better Than One for Many With High Blood Pressure: Study

Two Meds Better Than One for Many With High Blood Pressure: Study

Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure and only 24% have it under control, but what's the best way to treat it -- one high-dose pill or two at a lower dose?

A large new study suggests that two medications may be better than one for many older patients. Lowerin...

30 Sep
Obese? Lose Lots of Weight, Watch Your Heart Risks Drop

Obese? Lose Lots of Weight, Watch Your Heart Risks Drop

It's no secret that excess weight is bad for the heart. But a new study suggests that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight may reverse the related cardiovascular risks.

Researchers found the odds for high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol were simil...

30 Sep
What Blood Sugar Levels Best Protect Against Heart Trouble in Those With Diabetes?

What Blood Sugar Levels Best Protect Against Heart Trouble in Those With Diabetes?

For people with diabetes who have a stroke, there may be an ideal blood sugar target to prevent another one or a heart attack, a South Korean study finds.

To determine average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months, the study team used the hemoglobin A1C te...