Category Archives: Heart Health

7 Things That Can Mess With Your Heartbeat

Linda Melone / @goodhealth A few weeks ago I thought I was having a heart attack. My morning started out normal: I woke up at my usual hour, feeling what I thought was a little bit of tiredness. But … Continue reading

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Have a sense of purpose in life? It may protect your heart: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at … Continue reading

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New sports cardiology quizzes from EACPR

Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology. Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe Test your knowledge with the EACPR quizzes! Prepared for you by experts of the EACPR Sections Here you can test your knowledge … Continue reading

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9 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem

These signs can also be caused by a bunch of other things — Thanks to more education about healthy eating and advancements in treatment, fewer people die of heart disease than in the past. That said, clogged heart arteries are … Continue reading

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Sauna use associated with reduced risk of cardiac, all-cause mortality

A sauna may do more than just make you sweat. A new study suggests men who engaged in frequent sauna use had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal … Continue reading

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The multi-modality cardiac imaging approach to the Athlete’s heart

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Feb 13. pii: jeu323. [Epub ahead of print] The multi-modality cardiac imaging approach to the Athlete’s heart: an expert consensus of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Galderisi M, Cardim N, D’Andrea A, Bruder … Continue reading

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After hospital discharge, deadly heart risks can remain for up to a year

In the month following an older heart patient’s hospital discharge, there is a one in five risk of rehospitalization or death, but little is known about how these risks change over time. A new study by Yale School of Medicine … Continue reading

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Poor psychosocial work environments may contribute to heart problems

Men who have recently had a heart attack or angina and whose workplace has a poor psychosocial environment often think that the work environment was a contributing cause of their heart problems. A dissertation from The Sahlgrenska Academy shows this. … Continue reading

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14 Things Heart Doctors Tell Their Friends

By now you know the basics of keeping your heart in shape: You’re all over the Mediterranean diet and you do that cardio. But thanks to conflicting headlines running amok, the details get confusing: Should I take aspirin? How hard … Continue reading

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Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults. “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have … Continue reading

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Lifestyle the Key to Gap in Cardiac Patient Outcomes

Newswise — Patients suffering from the world’s most common heart rhythm disorder can have their long-term outcomes significantly improved with an aggressive management of their underlying cardiac risk factors, according to University of Adelaide researchers. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly … Continue reading

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Silent heart damage from obesity

Newswise — Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels … Continue reading

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Older couples in a bad marriage — particularly female spouses — have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind. The findings suggest … Continue reading

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