Heart disease remains a leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of havingor dying froma heart attack.
Journey to a Healthier Heart: Your First Step Begins NowWhether you’re at risk for heart disease due to diabetes, a family history, excess weight, smoking, or high cholesterol, there are a lot of options and solutions available that can help you protect your heart.
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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of thousands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) made by Philips Healthcare might not deliver a needed shock to the heart in an emergency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an updated warning. The devices were made and distributed between 2005 and 2012 under the names HeartStart [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — People in rural areas are nearly three times more likely to drown than those who live in cities, a new Canadian study finds. This may be because rural residents are more likely to be around open water and less likely to have taken swimming lessons, according to the researchers [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) — An implanted heart pump for people with weakened hearts, called the HeartMate II, appears to be plagued by dangerous clotting problems, a new study finds. These issues often require arduous device replacements or even heart transplants. Almost 50 percent of patients who got a clot and did [...]
Traveling long distances in cars and planes over the holidays could put you at risk for deep vein thrombosis — potentially deadly blood clots in the deep veins of the lower legs and thighs, an expert says.
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A mechanical device that delivers chest compressions during CPR does not improve short-term survival of cardiac arrest patients, compared to traditional hand compressions, a new study shows. “Many factors affect the chances of survival after cardiac arrest, including early recognition of arrest, effective CPR and defibrillation, and post-resuscitation care. [...]
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