Top News: #HeartHealth

Here are the top read news for #HeartHealth:

Heart-LungWhat’s the difference between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest?:

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, stopping the flow of blood to the brain and other organs. A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to a section of heart muscle is blocked, cutting off the supply of oxygen. That muscle can begin to die if deprived of oxygen for long: Read more


shutterstock_2340332414 questions every woman should ask about heart disease:

February is American Heart Month, and the Go Red For Women campaign reminds us to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease in women all month long.  Today in the U.S., nearly 44 million women are living with heart disease.  Even though heart disease is quite prevalent in women, only 1 in 5 women are aware that they are at risk for developing a cardiovascular problem in their lifetime: Read more


1456318074828Anxiety may influence a woman’s heart during exercise:

In women, blood flow to the heart during exercise testing may be influenced by anxiety, while the same does not appear to be true for men, according to results reported in the annual women’s themed issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. : Read more


4-researchreveResearch reveals aspirin is safe for heart surgery patients:

A worldwide study led by Monash University clinician-researchers shows that patients who take aspirin before heart surgery are at no greater risk of bleeding or complications. Published 25 February in the New England Journal of Medicine, the collaborative research study led by Professor Paul Myles, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in the Central Clinical School and Alfred Health, investigated whether stopping or continuing aspirin before coronary artery surgery posed more risks or benefits: Read more


YOUNGHEART11455829751Why this young boy could have dropped dead on the playing field:

Every year, seemingly healthy young people drop dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Kyle McCabe is not among them. His life was saved, his mom says, by a screening that might never have happened. Kyle had played in a youth football league in East Norriton, Pa., for years before a friend suggested to his mom, Josie, that they take their boys to a free heart screening. The 13-year-olds, including Kyle’s fraternal twin, Josh, moved through the stations: family history, blood pressure, an electrocardiogram.: Read more