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20 Sep
How to Spot -- Or Prevent -- Dangerous Aortic Dissection

How to Spot -- Or Prevent -- Dangerous Aortic Dissection

Sudden severe chest or upper back pain are possible signs of an aortic dissection. Your first thought might be "heart attack" but an aortic dissection is very different.

Vascular and cardiac surgeons are well aware of the dangers associated with an

16 Sep
Tear in Heart's Aorta Often Deadly, Though Survival Improving

Tear in Heart's Aorta Often Deadly, Though Survival Improving

A torn aorta can often be deadly, but a new study has found that survival has improved significantly over the past several decades.

But it can still be five times more deadly if not repaired surgically, the researchers added.

15 Sep
Lupus, Psoriasis Patients May Face Greater Dangers After Heart Attack

Lupus, Psoriasis Patients May Face Greater Dangers After Heart Attack

People with autoimmune disorders like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis who suffer a heart attack are more likely to die or develop severe heart-related complications in the aftermath, a new study shows.

A heart attack creates more serious health consequences in t...

09 Sep
Could Artificial Sweeteners Be Bad for Your Heart?

Could Artificial Sweeteners Be Bad for Your Heart?

Artificial sweeteners are a popular way to try to keep slim, but French researchers suggest they may also increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

The finding stems from tracking heart ...

26 Aug
Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

Smoking is even worse for your heart than you might already think, new Danish research warns.

"It is well known that smoking causes blocked arteries...

15 Aug
Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

While most people know that breathing in wildfire smoke isn't good for respiratory health, they may not know that...

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...

02 Aug
Black, Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Get Crucial Care After Heart Attack

Black, Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Get Crucial Care After Heart Attack

When they suffer a heart attack, Black and Hispanic patients in the United States receive subpar care compared with white patients, new research reveals.

The study of more than 87,000 insured

27 Jul
Prostate Cancer Treatment May Raise Heart Risks

Prostate Cancer Treatment May Raise Heart Risks

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 researcher and chief scientific officer for the American Cancer So...

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

27 Jun
Race, Gender Matter in Receiving Timely Heart Attack Care

Race, Gender Matter in Receiving Timely Heart Attack Care

Despite improvements in treatment for heart attacks, care lags behind for women.

Women are still less likely to receive timely care, according to a new study that reviewed 45...

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

08 Jun
Surviving Childhood Cancer Can Take Toll on Adult Heart

Surviving Childhood Cancer Can Take Toll on Adult Heart

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a higher risk of heart problems than other adults, but are much less likely to be treated for heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, new research shows.

The findings highlight the ne...

23 May
Lower Incomes May Mean Lower Survival After Heart Attack

Lower Incomes May Mean Lower Survival After Heart Attack

If you're poor and have a severe type of heart attack, the chance you'll live through it is significantly lower than that of someone with more money, new research shows.

The finding

16 May
Hispanics Wait Half-Hour Longer in ER When Chest Pain Strikes

Hispanics Wait Half-Hour Longer in ER When Chest Pain Strikes

When Hispanic Americans arrive in the emergency room with chest pain, they have to wait longer for care than other people with the same symptoms, a preliminary study finds.

Chest pain, a potential sign of heart attack, is one of the leading reasons people end up in an ER...

16 May
Under 45 With Prediabetes? Your Heart Attack Risk Is Rising

Under 45 With Prediabetes? Your Heart Attack Risk Is Rising

If you're a young adult with prediabetes, you may already know you have a greater than average risk of full-blown diabetes. But you could also be at increased risk for a heart attack, new research shows.

"After taking into account various influencing and modifying factor...

10 May
Texting Your Way to Better Health After Heart Attack

Texting Your Way to Better Health After Heart Attack

"Fill your plate up with colorful fruits and veggies for heart health."

Such customized reminder texts may help folks who have had one

06 May
Smoking-Plus-Vaping No Healthier Than Smoking on Its Own

Smoking-Plus-Vaping No Healthier Than Smoking on Its Own

Some smokers use e-cigarettes to try to kick the habit, but new research shows mixing smoking and vaping is no better for your heart health than just smoking.

Among 24,000 ...

06 May
Unvaccinated and Having Heart Trouble? That Can Be Deadly When COVID Strikes

Unvaccinated and Having Heart Trouble? That Can Be Deadly When COVID Strikes

Your chances of dying or having severe complications from COVID-19 are much higher if you're unvaccinated and have heart problems or heart disease risk factors, researchers warn.

In a new study, British investigators analyzed 110 previous COVID-19 studies that included a...

05 May
Americans Now Living Longer After Heart Attack

Americans Now Living Longer After Heart Attack

Long-term survival after a heart attack has improved significantly overall among Medicare beneficiaries, although poorer people and Black Americans have been left behind, a new study claims.

...

04 May
Women, Black Patients Wait Longer in ERs When Chest Pain Strikes

Women, Black Patients Wait Longer in ERs When Chest Pain Strikes

Women and people of color with chest pain - the most common symptom signaling a heart attack - face longer waits in U.S. emergency departments than men and white people do, new research reveals.

26 Apr
U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60

U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60

It seemed a simple prospect - take a low-dose baby aspirin tablet once a day and reduce your risk of ever suffering a heart attack or stroke.

But new science has shown it's not that simple.

Noting the drug's risk of dangerous bleeding, the nation's leading panel of...

12 Apr
For Smokers With Heart Trouble, Quitting Equals the Benefit of 3 Meds: Study

For Smokers With Heart Trouble, Quitting Equals the Benefit of 3 Meds: Study

Quitting smoking can give heart disease patients nearly five additional years of life without heart problems, according to a new study.

"Kicking the habit appears to be as effective as taking three medications for preventing heart attacks and strokes in those with a prio...

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.<...

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

29 Mar
More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

Warm summer nights may leave you tossing and turning in bed, but that could be the least of your worries. Just a slight rise in summer nighttime temperatures increases the risk of heart-related death for men in their 60s, a new study shows.

"Considering the growing likel...

29 Mar
Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

Heart attack survivors with depression have an increased risk of stroke, and more research is needed to find out why, according to the authors of a new study.

"There could be a multitude of

28 Mar
Will a Little Drinking Help Your Heart? Maybe Not

Will a Little Drinking Help Your Heart? Maybe Not

If you believe an occasional tipple is good for your heart, a new study may make you reconsider the notion.

Some previous research has suggested that

25 Mar
Mental Decline Can Follow a Heart Attack

Mental Decline Can Follow a Heart Attack

As if recovering from a heart attack wasn't hard enough, new research shows many patients may suffer severe thinking declines.

Researchers in Poland found that in...

25 Mar
Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

Living in a noisy neighborhood may not only cost you sleep, it could also increase your odds for a heart attack, researchers say.

They concluded that 1 in 20 heart attacks in New Jersey were associated with noise from highways, trains and air traffic.

"When people ...

23 Mar
Heat Waves Tied to Climate Change Are Upping U.S. Heart Deaths

Heat Waves Tied to Climate Change Are Upping U.S. Heart Deaths

An increase in heat waves driven by climate change is causing hundreds more heart disease deaths in the United States each year, with men and Black people at particular risk, researchers say.

Each year, the United States now has about three times as many heat waves as in...

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...

08 Mar
Begin Now to Protect Your Heart as Clocks 'Spring Forward'

Begin Now to Protect Your Heart as Clocks 'Spring Forward'

The lost hour of sleep when clocks spring forward for daylight saving time on Sunday, March 13 can pose risks to your heart -- but there are ways to protect yourself.

A number of studies have found an increase in heart problems and stroke after the spring time change, ac...

03 Mar
Blood Test Marker Could Gauge Risks After Heart Surgery

Blood Test Marker Could Gauge Risks After Heart Surgery

About 2 million adults worldwide undergo heart surgery each year, and checking blood levels of a certain protein could help assess their risk of death within 30 days, a new study shows.

Blood tests to check levels of

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 ...

04 Feb
Brain's Decline Accelerates in Years After Heart Attack

Brain's Decline Accelerates in Years After Heart Attack

Your heart and brain may often seem at odds, but they have more in common than you think. A new study shows that a heart attack can lead to faster mental decline over the years.

"We need to realize that what's going on in the

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...

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...

16 Jan
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...

26 Dec
Shoveling Snow? Beware of Heart Hazards

Shoveling Snow? Beware of Heart Hazards

Don't let a picture-perfect snowfall turn deadly.

Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest in folks with heart conditions and even in those who are unaware that they have heart disease, the

22 Dec
Who's Dying Young in U.S. From Heart Attacks?

Who's Dying Young in U.S. From Heart Attacks?

Fewer Americans are dying prematurely from heart attack compared with years ago, but progress has stalled out in the past decade, new research shows.

For the study, the researchers examined 20 years of data on heart attack deaths among Americans under 65 -- deaths that a...

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...

12 Dec
Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

This time of year can be hard on the heart.

The United States has more heart attack deaths between Christmas and New Year's Day than at any other time of year, so the American Heart Association (AHA) offers some holiday health tips.

"The holidays are a busy, often...

01 Dec
'Ultra-Processed' Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

'Ultra-Processed' Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

If you've had a heart attack or stroke, you might want to avoid ultra-processed foods, new research suggests.

The study found that a high intake of such foods significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it's more likely to be fatal. This was t...

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...

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...

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.

...

08 Nov
As Pandemic Cut Air Pollution, Heart Attacks Declined

As Pandemic Cut Air Pollution, Heart Attacks Declined

Urban air cleared during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns as fewer commuters hit the road daily, and that might have resulted in one unexpected heart health benefit for Americans, a new study suggests.

Those reductions in air pollution appear to be linked to a decrease in...

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...