Topics :: heart attack

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FDA Finds Heart Pacer-Zapper Benefits Women More

By Lindsey Tanner | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
omen with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.

Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

By Marilynn Marchione | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely to have heart problems.

Study: Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

Study to Test ’Chocolate’ Pills for Heart Health

By Marilynn Marchione | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

California Family Celebrates 3 Heart Transplants

Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
Three California kids have received heart tranplants for their hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, just in time for Christmas.

Study Ties Nuts to Lower Cancer, Heart Death Risk

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Nov 22, 2013
Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease -- in fact, were less likely to die of any cause -- during a 30-year Harvard study.

U.S. Doctors Urge Wider Use of Cholesterol Drugs

By Marilynn Marchione | Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
The nation’s first new heart disease prevention guidelines in a decade focus more broadly on risk and moving away from specific targets for cholesterol.

Testosterone Treatments Linked with Heart Risks

By Lindsey Tanner | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Testosterone treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low hormone levels and other health problems, a big Veterans Affairs study suggests.

Ask the Doc :: Heart Attack Risk?

By Jason Faulhaber, M.D. | Wednesday May 25, 2011
My Dad had a heart attack at the age of 42. That seems pretty young to me - what steps should I take to make sure I’m not at risk? Or should I get tested for blood pressure or something? I’m only 29 but worried.
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