Heart disease

Taking meds after heart procedures may boost trouble-free survival rate

•Regardless of heart procedure, patients who adhered to prescribed medication were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival. •Heart ...

A major challenge for young heart attack patients: affordable healthcare

By Karen N. Peart (© ravital – In the year following a heart attack, financial barriers to healthcare are linked to worse health ...

New statement provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and commonly prescribed heart disease drugs

•The risk of interactions between statins and other heart disease drugs in patients with heart disease can be managed or reduced. •Patients need to inform healthcare providers about all medications they are currently taking and ask if any of those drugs are known to interact with their cholesterol -lowering medications. ... Full story

Scientists develop inflammation test that may predict cardiovascular disease

An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar. ... Full story

Better models needed to predict risk of atrial fibrillation from medical records

Jacqueline Carey An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why Dr. Dawood Darbar, chief of cardiology at the University of Illinois Hospital ... Full story

Hospital choice could determine survival after a heart attack

By Karen N. Peart   (© aey – Where you go for heart attack care may matter for both your short- and long-term risk of death, according ... Full story

For Normal Heart Function, Look Beyond the Genes

Loss of noncoding elements of genome results in heart abnormalities, finds Berkeley Lab study ... Full story

American Heart Association Publishes Policy Statement Advocating for Cardiac Emergency Response Plans in K-12

Only Four States Mandate School Planning for Cardiac Arrest Although 7,000 Children Annually Have Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests ... Full story

Milk intake is objectively not linked to increased cardiovascular risk

Researchers in Valencia participated in an international study that has debunked the association between milk and dairy products and increased cardiovascular risk. Lecturer Óscar Coltell of the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón led the computational analysis of the masses of data obtained in relation to an innovative new biomarker. ... Full story

On World Heart Day, American Heart Association recognizes role of patient/provider relationships in managing heart failure

•The American Heart Association offers the new My HF Guide to help patients manage their condition and encourage open dialogue with their healthcare provider. •Queen Latifah, whose mother has heart failure, joins AHA at UCLA Health to honor heart failure heroes and their important role in a patient’s journey. ... Full story

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