TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 — Women often delay calling for emergency help when heart attack symptoms start, a new study finds. Researchers in Switzerland found that women suffering a heart attack typically waited 37 minutes longer than men before calling an ambulance. And those delays showed no signs of improving over the 16-year study period. […]Continue Reading ...
Heart attacks are not all the same. Researchers previously knew that people with peripheral artery disease, a condition caused by the narrowing of blood vessels in the arms and legs, were at an elevated risk of heart attack. But a new study has found that people with PAD are also more likely to have a rarer […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 — For individuals with heart failure, those with impairment in activities of daily living (ADL) take as many medications as those without ADL impairment, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the Journal of the […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack. These cells, referred to as macrophages, have the ability to act in a neo-natal-like state, a time in life where they aid in the growth and development of organs, […]Continue Reading ...
New integrated workflow improves valve sizing accuracy during aortic valve replacement procedures More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that build up on the valve’s leaflets and prevent them from fully opening and […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Gavin Kuykendall’s life has been shaped by his fight against heart disease. Now almost 12, he recently expressed all he’s been through — by writing a letter to his heart disease. “You made my parents very sad,” he said, reading his letter in a video. “You tried […]Continue Reading ...
Fourteen-year-old Athena Tran celebrated an important personal milestone this week: It’s been one year since she received a heart transplant at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Athena was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, a form of heart failure, when she was in fifth grade. This week, in honor of the anniversary of her surgery, the hospital […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial fibrillation after heart surgery. A-fib — an abnormal heart rhythm — is common after heart surgery, and it’s linked to stroke and heart failure. But two new studies suggest that botox […]Continue Reading ...
In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients’ future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes. In […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. Scientists found that people who eat a diet rich in red meat have triple the TMAO levels of those who eat a diet rich in either white meat […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the University of Manchester have this week published research, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) which shows, for the first time, possible genetic causes of a serious congenital heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). People born with ToF have four specific structural abnormalities in the heart, which mean […]Continue Reading ...
Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients’ lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Flu season usually begins in the fall and runs through the spring, with cases often peaking during the winter months. Annual flu vaccination is regarded as a safe, low-cost way to reduce flu-related […]Continue Reading ...
Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018. “Heart damage is a major side effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab and may force patients to stop treatment,” said lead author Dr. Maryam Moshkani Farahani, associate […]Continue Reading ...
For this fall’s issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, which focused on all things digital, I wrote a story featuring the work of Pablo Paredes, PhD, instructor of radiology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford. Paredes aims to enhance people’s mental well-being and reduce stress — his strategy harnesses a suite of technologies, all comforting […]Continue Reading ...
Study in mice first to suggest pollution’s dangers can be passed on A parent’s exposure to dirty air before conception might spell heart trouble for the next generation, a new animal study suggests. Wondering about the possible health risks for children of people routinely exposed to highly polluted air, including soldiers and residents of some […]Continue Reading ...
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