Cardiology

Cardiologist Who Gets to the Heart of the Issue

Dr. Arie Szatkowski uses his father’s death and his own heart problems to help people living in “ground zero” for heart disease.<p>Two life-changing …

Heart Disease

​Can This OTC Pain Reliever Really Spark Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

​Find out if you should reach for another kind of pill the next time a headache hits<p>Packets of ibuprofen are available everywhere from convenience stores to vending machines. But are they okay to just pop freely—or should you be a little more careful before you down one for an everyday ache?<p>That’s …

Medicine

'Drinking is good for you'

Drinking one pint a day has been linked to reduced risk of developing several serious heart conditions in new large-scale study.<p>Moderate drinking, …

Alcohol

Association between clinically recorded alcohol consumption and initial presentation of 12 cardiovascular diseases: population based cohort study using linked health records

Fernández-Solà J. Cardiovascular risks and benefits of moderate and heavy alcohol consumption.Nat Rev Cardiol2015;356:576-87. …

Medical Journals

7 signs you’re having a heart attack and need to get to the hospital immediately

When we lost our beloved General Leia and Carrie Fisher last year to heart attack complications, we were reminded how serious heart health is for …

Heart Attacks

American College Of Cardiology: No Repatha Of Glory

<i>This article was originally published March 17, 2017.</i><p>Repatha is an expensive way to prevent cardiovascular events. This is the main conclusion that …

Diabetes

Not All Cardiologists Trust Amgen's Cholesterol Drug Study

The most eagerly awaited study presented at last week’s American College of Cardiology meeting was Amgen’s FOURIER clinical trial. This study involved 27,564 patients with cardiovascular (CV) disease, 80% of whom had already experienced a heart attack. The goal was to show that Amgen’s drug, the …

Clinical Trials

Coronary Calcium Score May be Best Predictor of Future Heart Attack | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Researchers are revisiting their views on the relative dangers soft and hard atherosclerotic plaque deposits pose to heart …

Diabetes

Why this Amazon tribe may have the world's healthiest hearts

A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them …

Amazon Rainforest

Up to 1 in 5 high blood pressure diagnoses may be wrong: study

As many as 20 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with high blood pressure may not have the condition, all because they’ve been misdiagnosed by doctors …

Diabetes

An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite

Imagine you have a high risk of heart disease. Maybe you even have had a heart attack or a stroke. Since then you have done everything you can to stay healthy: you exercise, track your blood pressure, take a statin.<p>With the publication of a new study last week, you may well be wondering if there’s …

Diabetes

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

Consumer Reports

Amgen Drug Prevents Heart Attacks, Not Deaths, Disappointing Experts

Repatha, a new drug from Amgen, prevents heart attacks and strokes better than any medicine since the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are a daily preventative for millions of middle-aged people, according to a new study.<p>But the results fall below what doctors and patients had hoped for the …

Medicine

Amgen plots new payer assault after Repatha slashes heart attack risks by 27%

Get ready to negotiate, payers: Amgen has its PCSK9 outcomes data.<p>Results from the long-awaited Fourier trial, designed to test Amgen’s Repatha as a …

Health Care

Study finds new drug lowers odds of a heart attack - for a price

One of the reasons that I enjoy attending the annual American College of Cardiology conference is the air of excitement among the attendees, as this …

Philadelphia

15-year-old invents device to detect silent heart attacks

It is not every day that a 15-year-old gets invited to be a guest for two weeks at the palatial Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, and spend time with …

Medicine

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is associated with increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a nationwide case–time–control study

Aims<p>Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used and have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Nonetheless, it …

Medicine

Higher rate of second heart attacks in patients who can't tolerate statins

(Reuters Health) - - After a heart attack, taking one of the drugs known as statins can lower the risk of a second attack, but for people who go off statins because of side effects, that risk rises again sharply, researchers say.<p>In a study of more than 105,000 older Americans who had one heart …

Medicine

Broken Heart Syndrome Is Real—and It’s One of the 5 Heart Conditions Most Common in Women

Temporary Coronary Artery SpasmHeart disease looks different in women. “Women tend to have heart disease without blockages in big arteries,” says …

Medicine

That Scary Study About Fertility Treatments and Heart Disease—Don't Freak Out Yet

There’s no guarantee of success with fertility treatments, and it can be painful for couples to go through the time, emotional energy, and money …

Fertility

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study

Many people with an irregular heartbeat who suffer a stroke may not have been on medications that might have prevented their stroke, a new study …

Medicine

10 Weird Things That May Affect Your Heart Disease Risk

Research suggests that your cardiovascular health could be influenced by where you live, how many kids you have, and more.<p>The Altitude Where You Live.<p>…

Longevity

On Having a Baby and a Heart Attack: Why You Might Be at Risk for This Life-Threatening Disease

Maria Moore was a young, healthy new mom...and that's what almost killed her.<p>I had just turned 36 when it happened. Two weeks after giving birth to my second child, a beautiful baby girl named Aurora, my husband and I were leaving a check-up with her pediatrician when I suddenly started to …

Babies

She thought it was only a 24-hour bug. What she really had almost killed her

In my years as a prosecutor, I saw plenty of violence, including many deaths. Some were accidental, but some were the work of killers, even serial …

Lifestyle

No doubt about it: smokefree laws cut heart attacks in big way

Heart attack deaths dropped significantly following implementation of smoke-free law in Brazil, and elsewhere<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>There is strong and consistent evidence that exposure to secondhand smoke causes heart attacks and that smokefree workplace and …

Lifestyle

Can you prevent a heart attack?

Preventional cardiologist's advice is to eat a plant-based diet<p>If you're seeing Dr. Robert Ostfeld, a preventative cardiologist at Montefiore …

Hudson Valley

Aspirin: uses, action, dosage, side effects, brands

Used in low doses to prevent blood clots and in high doses to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever, we look at everything you need to know about …

Health Information

Who shouldn't take aspirin?

Find out who shouldn't take aspirin, who should see a doctor before taking it and if it's safe while pregnant or breastfeeding<p>Who shouldn't take …

Health Information

Can You Improve Blood Pressure With CoQ10 Supplements?

Coenzyme Q10 is a boost for conversion of food to energy. Found in most cells in the body, CoQ10 is a very powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are …

Vitamins

Carrie Fisher's heart attack shed light on women's symptoms

Last May, Andrea Passero couldn’t catch her breath during the short walk from her car to the office. For a few days, small, routine tasks seemed to …

Carrie Fisher