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“Alarming” Number Of Deaths From Heart Disease In Women

Despite being responsible for causing 35% of deaths in women each year, cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women remains under-studied, under-recognised, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, with women under-represented in clinical trials.

Vegans May Have Higher Stroke Risk: Harvard

Plant-based diets are best - or are they? Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Robert H. Shmerling, MD Harvard Health Publishing – A new study, published in the medical journal The BMJ, raises the possibility that despite the health benefits demonstrated by past research, plant-based diets could come with a previously unrecognized health risk. Researchers in the United Kingdom analyzed the risk of stroke and other health problems over two decades among nearly 50,000 people based on the diets...

Schwarzenegger ‘Fantastic’ After Heart Surgery

I’s true, I’m back!” | Fox News – Ex-CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted Friday that he was feeling “fantastic” after undergoing heart surgery to receive a new aortic valve. “Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” the “Terminator” star and former Republican governor of California tweeted. Schwarzenegger included photos of him giving a thumbs up in the hospital...

Black Lives Matter? All Lives Matter? The Doctor Says ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’

Foluso Fakorede, M.D. has a family history of diabetes. He opened the Heart Disease & Amputation Prevention Institute in rural Mississippi to make sure that all diabetics, regardless of color or financial ability, have access to quality care. By Foluso Fakorede Aug 21, 2020 Men's Health – I knew I wanted to become a doctor at age five, motivated by seeing the devastating effects of disease in my family. My grandmother died of diabetes at the young age of...

Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

"Cannabis smoke contains components similar to tobacco smoke ... " Aug 5, 2020 CNN – You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association's new scientific statement on marijuana. Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, the deputy chief science and medical officer for the American Heart Association, said in a statement: "The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential...

Doctors Now Fear COVID-19 Never Fully Goes Away

“We thought this was only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas, the heart, the liver, the brain ... " Risk of never fully recovering after coronavirus ‘very real,’ scientists say June 26, 2020 Reuters – Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease...

Congressman’s Wife Had Rare Heart Condition

June 18, 2020 Fox News – A heart condition was identified as the probable cause of death for Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, wife of Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr, according to preliminary autopsy results. The condition is known as Mitral Valve Prolapse, or floppy valve syndrome, and occurs when the valve between the heart’s upper and lower left chambers doesn’t close properly, according to the National Heart, lung and blood institute. The condition doesn’t normally cause any life-threatening...

Never Mix These Drugs And Herbs

Herbal supplements may not mix with heart medicines |  Feb 26, 2020 Many herbal supplements interact with medications for cardiovascular disease. Some of these interactions can be life-threatening. Mayo Clinic News Network – Herbal supplements are natural, so they must be safe, right? Not necessarily. Herbal supplements can have strong effects in the body. Some can interact with prescription medications used to treat heart and circulatory problems, such as high blood pressure and heart failure. Some of these...

Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease 81%

Muscle Mass: Can Preserving Muscles Help Prevent Heart Disease as You Age? Yale School of Medicine – A study published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that measures of skeletal muscle mass can provide a valuable predictor of cardiovascular disease risk among people at least 45-years-old without pre-existing heart conditions. Specifically, preserving muscle mass may contribute to preventing cardiovascular disease. Below, please find a Q&A regarding the study on...

People Don’t Know These Heart Attack Symptoms

Women can have heart attacks without chest pain. That leads to dangerous delays. Feb. 16, 2020 | By Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD The Washington Post – “But, it’s not my heart. It’s not my heart,” my patient repeated to me. “It’s my stomach. Nothing is wrong with my heart.” A few minutes earlier, I had rushed to the emergency room in response to an alert from my pager. This pager was reserved for one specific occasion: Someone was concerned that...

Coffee Does This To Your Blood Pressure | Mayo Clinic

Jan 13, 2020 Mayo Clinic News Network – The news about coffee and caffeine can be confusing. Is it good or bad for your health? If you have high blood pressure, talk with your health care provider about your caffeine intake. Caffeine can cause a short but dramatic increase in your blood pressure — even if you don't have high blood pressure. Some researchers believe that caffeine could block a hormone that helps keep your arteries widened. Others think...
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