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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. CHD is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, and often results in a heart attack.

Each year, about 1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack. About 460,000 of those heart attacks are fatal. About half of those deaths occur within 1 hour of the start of symptoms and before the person reaches the hospital.

Fortunately, everyone can take steps to protect their heartand their life or that of someone else. The key is seeking medical care as soon as possible.

A heart attack is a frightening event, and you probably don't want to think about it. But, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a lifemaybe your own.

What are the signs of a heart attack? A number of people think a heart attack is sudden and intense, like a "movie" heart attack, where a person clutches his or her chest and falls over.

The truth is that a number of heart attacks start slowly, as a mild pain or discomfort. If you feel such a symptom, you may not be sure what's wrong. Your symptoms may even come and go. Even those who have had a heart attack may not recognize their symptoms, because the next attack can have entirely different ones.



Routine periodic fasting is good

Routine periodic fasting is good
asting has long been linked to religious rituals, diets, and political protests. Now new evidence from cardiac scientists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute demonstrates that routine periodic fasting is also good for your health, and your heart. Today, research heart specialists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute are reporting that fasting not only lowers one's risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes,........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 4/3/2011 9:02:17 AM)


Walnuts are top nut for heart-healthy antioxidants

Walnuts are top nut for heart-healthy antioxidants
A new scientific study positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature's most nearly perfect packaged foods: Tree and ground nuts. In a report here today at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented an analysis showing that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut. ........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/28/2011 8:06:09 AM)


Gene regions that predispose to heart attacks

Gene regions that predispose to heart attacks
Thirteen new gene regions have been convincingly associated with coronary atherosclerosis in a massive, new, international genetics study involving researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The results of the study, to be published online March 6 in Nature Genetics, provide 13 vital new clues on the etiology of this disease, the most common cause of death worldwide. The study doubles the number of gene regions previously........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/7/2011 7:11:09 AM)


Having A Healthy Heart Is Essential To A Long Life

Having A Healthy Heart Is Essential To A Long Life
Having a healthy heart is one of the biggest gifts that you can give yourself and family. A healthy heart is something that is not a hard accomplishment and there are many small things you can do to guarantee a full and happy life. It does not matter what age you are, taking care of your heart is essential. Heart attacks and other heart related issues are the number one cause of death and this is why it is important to begin thinking........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/5/2011 5:07:47 PM)


Platelet-rich plasma for heart attacks

Platelet-rich plasma for heart attacks
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in collaboration with BioParadox, Inc., have published data supporting the use of platelet-rich plasma as a promising biologic therapy for myocardial infarction (heart attack). The findings were published online in Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine and will be presented at The Sixth International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease at Columbia University........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 1/18/2011 7:44:54 AM)


Recycling pacemakers

Recycling pacemakers
Millions worldwide die each year because they can't afford a pacemaker. Meanwhile heart patients in the United States say they'd be willing to donate theirs after death to someone in need. In the current issue of Circulation, experts at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center examine the legality and logistics of collecting pacemakers, after they are removed for burial or cremation, for sterilization and reuse across the globe. ........Go to the Heart-news-blog (Added on 10/20/2010 6:58:05 AM)


End-of-life care patterns for patients with heart failure

End-of-life care patterns for patients with heart failure
Health care in the last six months of life has become progressively more expensive for patients with heart failure both among Medicare beneficiaries in the United States and elderly adults in Canada, with a high rate of hospitalizations in the final six months of life in both countries, as per two reports posted online today that would be reported in the February 14 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives........Go to the Heart-news-blog (Added on 10/12/2010 7:36:33 AM)


During angioplasty operations

During angioplasty operations
A landmark international study, coordinated by McMaster University, has observed that lower doses of a blood thinner called unfractionated heparin (UFH) during angioplasty did not reduce bleeding or vascular complications in comparison to standard dose UFH in patients initially treated with a blood thinner, fondaparinux. In a previous study, the OASIS 5 trial, scientists from McMaster University showed that a blood thinner fondaparinux in........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 8/31/2010 7:01:02 AM)


Higher testosterone may raise risk of heart disease

Higher testosterone may raise risk of heart disease
A large U.S. multicenter study shows that older men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular disease in the future. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. "The study finding contradicts smaller studies that have shown that testosterone levels are not linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease," said presenting author Kristen Sueoka,........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 7/1/2010 6:56:24 AM)


Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator
A new treatment that reduces the risk of mortality and heart failure in patients with mild cardiac disease received a thumb's up this week from an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The panel recommended that the cardiac resynchronization treatment defibrillator (CRT-D), tested extensively nationwide under the leadership of heart specialist Arthur Moss, M.D., professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/19/2010 7:36:45 AM)


Thyroid Hormone Analogue for Against High Cholesterol

Thyroid Hormone Analogue for Against High Cholesterol
An experimental thyroid drug reduces cholesterol without the troublesome side effects experienced by some people on statins, as per a research studypublished recently in The New England Journal (NEJM). An international team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Karolinska University Hospital and Institute, and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research tested a substance called Eprotirome in patients with high........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/12/2010 8:09:10 AM)


ogs/heart-watch-blog.html">Early life stress and heart disease Early life stress could be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, scientists report. "We think early life stress increases sensitivity to a hormone known to increase your blood pressure and increases your cardiovascular risk in adult life," said Dr. Jennifer Pollock, biochemist in the Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia and corresponding author on the study published online in Hypertension. The........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 2/10/2010 8:21:44 AM)


Women with gout an risk of heart attack

Women with gout an risk of heart attack
Women with gout are at greater risk of a heart attack than men with the disease, indicates research published ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Gout is known to boost the risk of a heart attack in men. But to date, little has been known about the impact of gout on women's cardiovascular health. Gout is common and caused by inflammation in the joints as a result of excess uric acid deposits. Uric acid is a by-product........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 2/8/2010 7:54:13 AM)


Lifestyle changes for teens critical

Lifestyle changes for teens critical
Pamphlets detailing the warning signs linked to heart disease may soon end up in an unexpected location: your child's pediatrician's office. As per new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five American teens has at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in adulthood. With heart health front-and-center this month in honor of American Heart Month, most media coverage will focus on at-risk........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 2/3/2010 8:05:52 AM)


Gender-biased heart damage

Gender-biased heart damage
A man's male hormones may ward off heart damage by helping vessels around the heart regenerate, suggest Australian scientists in a report posted January 13 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org). While studies have shown that estrogen helps blood vessels regenerate, both in the uterus after menstruation and around the heart after wear and tear, little is known about whether or not men make up for a lack of the female hormone.........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 1/14/2010 8:14:04 AM)


Finding the Right Insurancespecialists

Finding the Right Insurancespecialists
If you are looking for an auto insurance coverage, it is very important for you to research on various insurance specialists available on the internet. You could also compare the policies and their features in the available insurancespecialists websites. You will actually become an expert of some sort if you are willing to put in a bit of time and efforts. Many people do not have complete information on the coverage types and they end up........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 10/29/2009 5:44:09 PM)


How new heart cells are created?

How new heart cells are created?
Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease have identified for the first time key genetic factors that drive the process of generating new heart cells. The discovery, published in the current issue of the journal Nature, provides important new directions on how stem cells appears to be used to repair damaged hearts. For decades, researchers were unable to identify a single factor that could turn nonmuscle cells into........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 4/27/2009 5:25:29 AM)


Why that patient is in heart failure

Why that patient is in heart failure
A failing heart makes a lot of a hormone needed to eliminate the excess salt and water bloating the body but not enough of the enzyme needed to activate it, scientists say. Using novel assays they developed, Medical College of Georgia scientists found people in heart failure have less of the enzyme corin needed to activate pro-ANP, or pro-atrial natriuretic peptide, a hormone made by heart muscle cells that, when active, helps reduce extra........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/31/2009 3:40:33 PM)


Gene associated with early heart attack

Gene associated with early heart attack
The largest study ever completed of genetic factors linked to heart attacks has identified nine genetic regions three not previously described that appear to increase the risk for early-onset myocardial infarction. The report from the Myocardial Infarction Genetics Consortium, based on information from a total of 26,000 inviduals in 10 countries, will appear in Nature Genetics and is receiving early online release. "For several decades,........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 2/9/2009 6:21:18 AM)


New risk assessment tools need to predict Coronary Heart Disease

New risk assessment tools need to predict Coronary Heart Disease
The Framingham and National Cholesterol Education Program tools, NCEP, do not accurately predict coronary heart disease, according to a study performed at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. The study included 1,653 patients who had no history of coronary heart disease; although 738 patients were taking statins (cholesterol lowering drugs like Lipitor) because of increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. All........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 1/6/2009 7:01:25 PM)


Sex differences narrow in death after heart attack

Sex differences narrow in death after heart attack
In recent years, women, especially younger women, experienced larger improvements in hospital mortality after myocardial infarction than men, as per a new study. Over the last decade some studies showed that younger women, but not older ones, are more likely to die in the hospital after MI than age-matched men. A team of scientists led by Emory University examined whether such mortality differences have declined in recent years. "We........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/12/2008 10:39:48 PM)


Damage inflicted during cardiac attacks more widespread

Damage inflicted during cardiac attacks more widespread
Cholesterol crystals released in the bloodstream during a cardiac attack or stroke can damage artery linings much further away from the site of the attack, leaving survivors at greater risk than previously thought. George Abela, a doctor in Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and chief of the Department of Medicine's cardiology section, is leading innovative research into the role that the crystallization and expansion of........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/11/2008 9:43:42 PM)


New risk factor for cardiovascular disease

New risk factor for cardiovascular disease
This release is available in French. Montreal, November 9th 2008 - A team of international scientists including researchers from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University have discovered that having high levels of particular protein puts patients at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The results of the study were so conclusive that the clinical trial had to be stopped before its scheduled completion........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/9/2008 10:00:05 PM)


Factors that influence carotid-surgery success

Factors that influence carotid-surgery success
Advanced age and race are among the factors that can affect whether a patient dies or suffers a stroke after carotid-artery surgery, a UT Southwestern doctor involved in a multicenter study has observed. "This study identified 11 readily available, clinical risk factors that can help referring physicians, neurologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists better weigh the risks and benefits of carotid surgery for an individual patient," said Dr.........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/6/2008 6:23:03 PM)


Elderly with coronary artery disease

Elderly with coronary artery disease
A new study from Duke University Medical Center finds that patients treated solely with medications after suffering from chest pain, heart attack or coronary artery disease are more likely to die during the first year following their initial hospitalization. "Patients managed medically without stenting or bypass surgery tend to be elderly and frail, and in some sense we feel they have been overlooked," says Matthew Roe, a heart specialist at........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 7/19/2008 9:56:43 AM)


Young adults with prehypertension and atherosclerosis

Young adults with prehypertension and atherosclerosis
Prehigh blood pressure during young adulthood is common and is linked to subsequent coronary atherosclerosis, as per a research studypublished in today's issue of Annals of Internal Medicine Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed blood pressure measurements of 3,560 adults aged 18 to 30 from seven examinations over the course of 20 years. Nearly 20 percent (635) of the study participants developed prehigh blood........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 7/14/2008 9:52:44 PM)


 

Questions about animal models in cardiovascular research

Questions about animal models in cardiovascular research
Anyone who follows science has read enthusiastic stories about medical breakthroughs that include the standard disclaimer that the results were obtained in mice and might not carry over to humans. Much later, there might be reports that a drug has been abandoned because clinical trials turned up unforeseen side effects or responses in humans. Given the delay, most readers probably don't connect the initial success and the eventual failure. ........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 8/4/2011 8:13:54 AM)


Factors that Affect Heart Attack Survival

Factors that Affect Heart Attack Survival
A new Yale University study looks at why there is such a big difference in the mortality rates among patients treated for heart attacks in hospitals across the country. The study appears in the recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Until now, little has been known about the factors that may influence this variation in death rates. The Yale team evaluated 11 hospitals through interviews and site visits. Those selected were among........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/15/2011 10:44:11 PM)


Cardiac Catheter That Can Do It All

Cardiac Catheter That Can Do It All
In an improvement over open-heart surgery, heart specialists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as a number of catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including scientists from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do it all. This tool for........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/10/2011 7:42:52 AM)


Cardiac catheter that can do it all

Cardiac catheter that can do it all
In an improvement over open-heart surgery, heart specialists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as a number of catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including scientists from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do it all. This tool for........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/7/2011 6:57:29 AM)


Who Receive Greatest Benefit from Heart Failure Treatment?

Who Receive Greatest Benefit from Heart Failure Treatment?
Mild heart failure patients with a particular condition that results in disorganized electrical activity throughout the heart benefit substantially from cardiac resynchronization treatment with defibrillator (CRT-D), as per a research studyreported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In patients with the condition, known as left bundle branch block or LBBB, CRT-D treatment reduced heart failure progression and the risk of........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/1/2011 9:34:01 PM)


Working Out without Working Hard

Working Out without Working Hard
We all know that diet and exercise are important to a healthy heart, but it is sometimes unrealistic to find the time and money for everything that is theoretically "good for us." If you're using your busy lifestyle or a tight budget as an excuse for not fitting balanced workouts into your day, the Flex Belt is going to make that a bit more difficult. What is the Flex Belt? The Flex Belt is an FDA-approved watch-blog (Added on 12/10/2010 7:56:02 AM)


Fetal Heart-Cell Proliferation Could Help Regenerate Cardiac Cells

Fetal Heart-Cell Proliferation Could Help Regenerate Cardiac Cells
Heart muscle cells do not normally replicate in adult tissue, but multiply with abandoned during development. This is why the loss of heart muscle after a heart attack is so dire-you can't grow enough new heart muscle to make up for the loss. A team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine describe the interconnections between three-molecules that control fetal, heart-muscle-cell proliferation in a mouse model that........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 10/8/2010 7:49:10 AM)


Disparities in heart attack treatment

Disparities in heart attack treatment
The well-documented disparities in cardiac care appears to begin almost as soon as patients arrive at hospital emergency rooms. As per a research findings published in Academic Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists report that African-American and Hispanic patients assessed for chest pain were less likely than white patients to be categorized as requiring immediate care, despite a lack of significant differences........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 9/25/2010 8:02:33 AM)


Omega-3 in women with type 1 diabetes

Omega-3 in women with type 1 diabetes
Consuming higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids does not appear to lower heart disease risk for women with type 1 diabetes, as per a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study being presented at the 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. The study, abstract number 1757-P, included 601 men and women enrolled in the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study, a long-term prospective........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 6/28/2010 7:47:51 AM)


Flight-or-Fight Hormone Response to Combat Heart Failure

Flight-or-Fight Hormone Response to Combat Heart Failure
We've all experienced the strong heartbeat that accompanies emotions such as fear and rage. But can the body's natural response to these emotions be used to combat heart failure? Results of a study published online today in the journal Circulation Research present a strong case. In the study, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center observed that two experimental drugs have the potential to restore pumping strength to........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 6/24/2010 9:50:11 PM)


Family history of obstructive coronary artery disease

Family history of obstructive coronary artery disease
In the largest study of its kind to date using cardiac computed tomography angiography, people with a family history of early signs of coronary artery disease are at higher risk of developing obstructive coronary artery disease and plaque in their arteries, Henry Ford Hospital scientists say. Scientists analyzed the data from more than 8,200 patients who underwent cardiac computed tomography angiography and observed that those with a family........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/14/2010 8:15:49 PM)


A New Beat in Heart Research

A New Beat in Heart Research
Sudden Cardiac Arrest syndrome (SCA) is poorly understood, but it's a real danger for the otherwise young and healthy. For no apparent reason, the heart suddenly stops beating, and without therapy death may follow within minutes. It's why some athletes drop dead on the track and why a young man, without any warning, suddenly dies while sitting at his desk. SCA accounts for approximately 300,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Dr. Joel Hirsch of........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/12/2010 8:03:22 AM)


Tiny Constraints In Heart Blood Flow

Tiny Constraints In Heart Blood Flow
Heart specialists and heart imaging specialists at 15 medical centers in eight countries, and led by scientists at Johns Hopkins, have enrolled the first dozen patients in a year-long investigation to learn whether the subtle squeezing of blood flow through the inner layers of the heart is better than traditional SPECT nuclear imaging tests and other diagnostic radiology procedures for accurately tracking the earliest signs of coronary artery........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 2/4/2010 8:07:49 AM)


Nanoparticles that can cling to artery walls

Nanoparticles that can cling to artery walls
Scientists at MIT and Harvard Medical School have built targeted nanoparticles that can cling to artery walls and slowly release medicine, an advance that potentially provides an alternative to drug-releasing stents in some patients with cardiovascular disease. The particles, dubbed "nanoburrs" because they are coated with tiny protein fragments that allow them to stick to target proteins, can be designed to release their drug payload over........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 1/19/2010 8:30:09 AM)


Growth factor also protects heart

Growth factor also protects heart
A growth factor that is a common target of cancer drugs also plays an important role in the heart's response to stress, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation In a number of cancers, the body makes too much platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), a type of protein that controls cell growth, allowing cancer cells to increase uncontrollably.........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 1/12/2010 8:54:47 AM)


What caused the massive decline in coronary death in Iceland?

What caused the massive decline in coronary death in Iceland?
In the 25 years between 1981 and 2006 mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in Iceland decreased by a remarkable 80% in men and women aged between 25 and 74 years. How could such a huge decline be explained? Were the health services of Iceland so much better, or were its citizens reducing their risks?1. To find out Dr Thor Aspelund and his colleagues from the Icelandic Heart Association and the University of Iceland applied a........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 5/8/2009 5:25:56 AM)


Exercise for patients with chronic heart failure

Exercise for patients with chronic heart failure
Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, as per results from the largest and most comprehensive clinical trial to examine the effects of exercise in chronic heart failure patients. Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, the study also observed that heart failure patients who add regular, moderate physical........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 4/8/2009 5:04:08 AM)


Reduce depression after heart surgery

Reduce depression after heart surgery
Two non-pharmacological interventionscognitive behavior treatment and supportive stress managementappear more effective than usual care for treating depression after coronary artery bypass surgery, as per a report in the recent issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. About one in every five patients experiences a major depressive episode following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and at least........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 4/7/2009 5:20:58 AM)


Genes associated with sudden cardiac death

Genes associated with sudden cardiac death
You're sitting at your desk and suddenly your heart is beating in overdrive or worse, lurching along like a car on fumes. It is a shocking, uncomfortable and frightening sensation. Irregular heart rhythms are a common cause of sudden cardiac death or SCD, a condition that accounts for 450,000 deaths annually in the United States. Researchers are now closer to understanding what causes SCD and who it may strike, said Gonalo Abecasis,........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 3/22/2009 9:39:33 PM)


A little wine boosts omega-3 in the body

A little wine boosts omega-3 in the body
Results from the European study IMMIDIET show that moderate wine intake is associated with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids considered as protective against coronary heart disease. Moderate alcohol intake is associated with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in plasma and red blood cells. This is the major finding of the European study IMMIDIET that would be published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 12/6/2008 4:34:26 PM)


Gasping helps cardiac arrest victims survive

Gasping helps cardiac arrest victims survive
People who witness an individual collapse suddenly and unexpectedly should perform uninterrupted chest compressions even if the patient gasps or breathes in a funny way, research from the Resuscitation Research Group at The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center shows. The study is set to publish in the Nov. 24 online issue of Circulation, the official journal of the American Heart Association, http://circ.ahajournals.org. When an........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/24/2008 9:32:04 PM)


New theory that may lead to effective heart failure treatments

New theory that may lead to effective heart failure treatments
Do the biological underpinnings of heart failure share more in common with malignant tumors than other cardiovascular diseases? Research presented at American Heart Association meeting may show why heart failure therapys fail. A team of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) scientists and heart specialists are presenting many studies at the American Heart Association conference that point toward new therapys for heart failure........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/12/2008 10:35:22 PM)


Vitamins E and C supplements andcardiovascular disease

Vitamins E and C supplements andcardiovascular disease
Neither vitamin E nor vitamin C supplements reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events in a large, long-term study of male physicians, as per a research studyin the November 12 issue of JAMA The article is being released early online November 9 to coincide with the scientific presentation of the study findings at the American Heart Association meeting. Most adults in the United States have taken vitamin supplements in the past year, as........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 11/9/2008 10:23:52 PM)


Cardiovascular effects of diabetes medications

Cardiovascular effects of diabetes medications
The diabetes medicine metformin may be linked to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, as per a meta-analysis of previously published studies in the October 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. No associations were found between other diabetes medications and beneficial or harmful cardiovascular effects, in part because of insufficient data, the authors note. "A wide variety of oral........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 10/27/2008 10:34:24 PM)


Bleeding gums linked to heart disease

Bleeding gums linked to heart disease
Bleeding gums and poor dental hygiene can end up causing heart disease, scientists heard today (Thursday 11 September2008) at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting being held this week at Trinity College, Dublin. People with poor dental hygiene and those who don't brush their teeth regularly end up with bleeding gums, which provide an entry to the bloodstream for up to 700 different types of bacteria found in our mouths. This........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 9/10/2008 10:15:50 PM)


Alaskan Eskimos' high rates of artery plaque

Alaskan Eskimos' high rates of artery plaque
Alaskan Eskimos' significantly higher rates of fatty artery plaque than the general U.S. population may be due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, scientists report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Scientists observed that more than half of Alaskan Eskimo adults smoke, their level of physical activity has decreased from traditional levels, and their intake of saturated and trans fats, rather than heart-healthy omega 3 fatty........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 7/10/2008 9:37:10 PM)



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