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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 — One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely ... read more

New Test Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients

May 4, 2015 — A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The novel method uses a combination of nuclear medicine, ... read more

Hot Under the Collar: The Untold Dangers Firefighters Face in the Line of Duty

May 4, 2015 — What do you think is the biggest cause of death for firefighters on duty? Well if your first thought was burns or smoke inhalation you'd be wrong. According to research, since 1977, sudden ... read more

New Test Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients

May 3, 2015 — A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive ... read more

Fresh Whole Blood Reduces Possible Complications in Pediatric Heart Surgery Patients

Apr. 30, 2015 — Using fresh whole blood from single donors is better than using component blood from multiple donors in pediatric heart surgery patients, new research ... read more

Traumatic Events, Financial Struggles May Threaten Women's Heart Health

Apr. 29, 2015 — Traumatic life events such as losing a child or a spouse increased the chances of a heart attack by more than 65 percent among middle-aged and older women regardless of heart disease risk factors or ... read more

Low Health Literacy Linked to Heart Failure Deaths After Hospitalization

Apr. 29, 2015 — Acute heart failure patients are more likely to die within two years of hospitalization if they have trouble understanding and using health information. Living with heart failure can be complex, so ... read more

Calling 911 in Rural Areas Leads to Faster Heart Attack Care

Apr. 29, 2015 — Fifty-two percent of patients in rural areas with severe heart attacks drove themselves to the hospital or were driven in instead of calling 911. However, patients who called 911 got to the hospital ... read more

Left Ventricular Assist Devices May Lead to Declines in Health, Cognitive Thinking in Some Heart Failure Patients

Apr. 29, 2015 — Left ventricular assist devices are life-prolonging devices for patients with advanced heart failure but they also may leave some patients in poor health with declines in brain function. Risk factors ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Cardiomyopathies are diseases of weakened heart muscle, which can lead to heart enlargement and heart failure. The conditions are often genetically inherited. Gene therapy can clip out genetic ... read more

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Increases the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Apr. 29, 2015 — People suffering from the common lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to new research. The large study of 15,000 ... read more

Uk Coalition Government Derailed Efforts to Reduce Salt in Food

Apr. 28, 2015 — A poor diet is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Large amounts of salt, for example, are added to food by industry and eating too much can raise blood pressure, a major factor ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals new research. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of ... read more

First Six Months Best for Stimulating Heart Growth, Study Reveals

Apr. 28, 2015 — The optimal window of time to stimulate heart muscle cell regeneration -- cardiomyocyte proliferation -- in humans is the first six months of life, researchers have discovered. The drug neuregulin is ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

Resolvin D1 Reduces Post-Heart-Attack Heart Failure

Apr. 27, 2015 — Mice that are given the lipid Resolvin D1 after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure. Resolvin D1 is naturally produced in the body as a ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack

Apr. 27, 2015 — Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack -- the more common of the two types. ... read more

Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new national survey shows that most women don't know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey found that only 11 percent of women could identify ... read more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases

Apr. 27, 2015 — Survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma appear to be at higher risk for cardiovascular diseases and both physicians and patients need to be aware of this increased risk, according to an article. Hodgkin ... read more

Oil or Fat? Saturated Fatty Acids Might Directly Damage Your Heart

Apr. 27, 2015 — Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more

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