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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MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) — Elderly people may gain as much benefit from having implantable cardioverter defibrillators as younger people, according to a new study. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, is a device placed inside the chest to deliver electrical shocks to restore normal heartbeat if it detects a dangerous abnormal heart rhythm. The findings [...]
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) — Anxiety-related sexual problems occur among young adults with congenital heart disease who have implanted heart defibrillators, a new study finds. Their anxiety about the possibility of receiving a shock from their implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) can lead to sexual dysfunction, according to the study in the June issue of the journal [...]
Imagine you’re a coach with a dugout full of Little Leaguers, and a storm strikes. You hear thunder. Many parents dropped off their kids and aren’t there, and the school next to the field is locked. How do you get the kids to safety?
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) — Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research. People who get artificial hips are at risk of serious blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, [...]
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) — Patients with advanced heart failure have much better survival odds today than 20 years ago, but one in three still dies within three years of their diagnosis, researchers report. “We are doing a good job of ensuring that patients receive the latest therapies for heart failure, but we still have [...]
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