Heart Attacks

The FDA is strengthening its warnings about heart attack and stroke risks associated with common pain drugs

• <b>The use of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxone is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.</b>• <b><br>The FDA updated its warnings for the category of drugs, NSAIDs, based on more evidence of the increased risk.</b><p>Some of the most common painkillers …

Medicine

Broken heart can cause same type of long-lasting damage as a heart attack

Severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition that poses the same sort of long-term damage as a heart attack, new research has …

Aberdeen

Yoghurt could help to reverse the effects of a salty diet, study shows

It's good for your heart...<p>We already knew that yoghurt is good for your bones, but now it seems it could be beneficial for heart health, too. …

Diabetes

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to a Heart Attack

Medical Research

Heart Attack Survivors at Risk of Later Dementia

Heart attack survivors have an increased risk for developing dementia, a new study has found.<p>Danish researchers studied 314,911 heart attack patients and compared them with 1,573,193 controls who had not had a heart attack. They excluded anyone who had already been diagnosed with dementia or other …

Health

Enough is Enough, LA – Forward

<i>A heart attack took my grandfather and it’s coming for me next.</i><p>My grandfather was the hero of my childhood memories. I never got to meet him, but I …

Cheesecake Files: The ICare-Acute Coronary Syndrome (heart attack) study

<b>Hundreds of nurses, Emergency Department doctors, Cardiologists and other specialists, laboratory staff, administrators and managers from every</b> …

Medicine

Risks of heart attack after sex is more common for men than women

Men are more likely to suffer from a heart attack after sex than women.<p>According to researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, …

News (South Africa)

High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack

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Diabetes

New Analyses Presented At AHA 2017 Show Repatha® (evolocumab) Significantly Reduced Cardiovascular Events In Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease And In Patients With A History Of Heart Attacks

<b>Data Support Use of Repatha to Reduce Risk of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Patients With History of Multiple Heart Attacks</b><p><b>Additional Analysis</b> …

Medicine

Research claims €5 blood test could boost heart attack diagnosis

A €5 blood test which identifies whether people with chest pains are at risk of a heart attack could improve treatment at A&E departments worldwide, …

Medicine

Women 'less likely than men to be given CPR by stranger when suffering heart attack in public'

Passers-by are less likely to step in and give CPR to a woman having a heart attack than a man, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers in the US believe …

Medicine

Financial worries may raise heart attack risk by 13-fold

New research due to be presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association shows that financial stress may increase the risk …

Medicine

Dynavax Reaches The Final Point On Its Journey: FDA Approval Achieved For Hepatitis B Vaccine

Dynavax Receives FDA Approval for HEPLISAV-B for preventing Hepatitis B.<p>Prior safety issues were put to rest, making approval of HEPLISAV-B an almost …

Pharma

Man killed by his gym equipment when it crushed his throat causing heart attack

A fitness addict was crushed to death under a 100kg weightlifting machine while training in his home gym, an inquest heard.<p>Steven Baker, 56, was …

Fitness

Her Brother’s Death Left Her Heartbroken. Then She Had a Heart Attack.

Just two days after her brother died, Sylvia Rivera had a heart attack. She felt chest pain in the hours after his death, while she was still at the hospital with him, but ignored it.<p>Ms. Rivera vividly remembers the night of March 10. How she stood in the waiting room and spoke with doctors. How …

New York City

Ann Arbor VA nurse faces discipline in fatal do-not-resuscitate mix up

The nurse confused another patient's do-not-resuscitate order with the patient who died and other staff members relied on this belief, according to a …

Ann Arbor

Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

When you feel a sudden pain, how do you know when to wait it out or to seek immediate medical attention? If the pain is bad enough to make you think …

Pain

Even veteran cardiologists take fright when a heart attack comes knocking

In the back of his mind Dennis Kuchar had been waiting for his heart attack. His father had died of one at 50 and as a cardiologist who understood …

Medicine

Women More Likely Than Men to Die in First Year After Heart Attack

Compared with men, women are at significantly higher risk of death in the first year after a heart attack, a new study has found.<p>The generally higher risk of death in women who have heart attacks is well known, but the differences are largely explained by women’s older age when the attack occurs, …

Health

Court hears appeal in case of man’s death after elevator argument

A city appeals court in Henan Province has taken on a controversial wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor filed by the relative of a man who died …

News (China)

Survive a heart attack if one strikes while you're alone

- Every four seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.<p>Some do not even know it's happening while others develop rhythm problems, leading to …

Medicine

Significant financial stress associated with 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack

Significant financial stress is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to research.

Medicine

Understanding our achy breaky hearts

Broken heart syndrome, officially known as takotsubo syndrome, is an acute type of heart failure, where the bottom of the heart stops beating in …

UK Universities

PCI Strategies in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock

The mortality associated with cardiogenic shock in acute myocardial infarction can be reduced with the use of early revascularization, predominantly …

Medicine

Back to the Future in Cardiogenic Shock — Initial PCI of the Culprit Lesion Only — NEJM

Approximately 5 to 10% of cases of acute myocardial infarction are complicated by cardiogenic shock, which is associated with early mortality of 40 …

Medicine

Arthritis Pain Relief: Risks and Benefits

Pain

Brendan Rodgers reveals 'heart attack' fear following Liverpool sacking

Brendan Rodgers has revealed the day he feared he was having a heart attack following his sacking by Liverpool.<p>Rodgers was dismissed by the Reds in …

English Premier League

How One Woman Is Using Her Tattoo To Educate Others About Heart Disease

As I settled into my aisle seat on an early morning flight, a young woman politely gestured to the window seat next to me. “That’s me,” she said. I …

Medicine

'I feared I was having a heart attack'

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says the pressures of football management left him needing to take a physical and mental break after leaving Liverpool.<p><b>WATCH MORE:</b> Highlights: Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic

Brendan Rodgers