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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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning six years ago, a new study finds that there appears to be no danger from CT scans for people with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators. In 2008, the FDA cautioned that the radiation used in CT scans could cause [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Getting a blood transfusion while undergoing angioplasty to reopen your heart arteries may increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying, a new study finds. Whether angioplasty patients get transfused or not appears to vary by hospital and not by the patient’s condition, [...]
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with an irregular heartbeat should take blood thinners to reduce their risk of stroke, an updated American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guideline recommends. Taking these drugs is especially important for people with irregular heartbeat who have already had a stroke or mini-stroke, experts say. Irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) is [...]
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Potentially life-saving devices called automated external defibrillators are common in public places across the United States and can help rescue people suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, government health officials say. Sudden cardiac arrest — a leading cause of death in the nation — results from a malfunction in the [...]
The increased risk of having a stroke or other blood-clotting problem might continue longer after a woman gives birth than previously believed, according to a new study.
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