Top News: #HeartHealth

Here are the top read news for #HeartHealth:

iStock_24554902_XLARGEa1468605371People with heart failure need to be especially careful about drug interactions:

More than 32 prescription medications were found to cause direct damage to the heart. For example, anthracyclines, a class of chemotherapy compounds frequently used to combat cancer, contain five agents known for causing irregular heart rhythms and inflammation. Researchers also linked ergotamine, a migraine medication, to heart-valve problems: Read more


gt8a8114_custom-d5205a4577377721713c8dfd0ffba51e9fe0b5cd-s800-c85Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives. So Why Don’t More Heart Patients Sign Up?:

Why is rehab such a hard sell? Blame it on a number of factors, doctors say. Some patients have to travel a long way to the nearest program; work schedules keep others from joining. Uninsured patients often can’t afford it. And even those with insurance can be stopped short by copayments that can be $20, $40 — or even $50 a class: Read more


image.axdUH implants Abbott’s Absorb dissolving stent on coronary artery disease patient:

The Absorb stent works exactly as its traditional metallic predecessors in that it opens a blocked coronary artery, with one major exception – it dissolves completely in the body two to three years after implantation: Read more


Lower_Blood_PressureAdequate dietary magnesium helps maintaining healthy blood pressure:

Study researchers were of the view that people should eat foods that are rich in magnesium, including whole grains, beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Study’s lead researcher Dr. Yiqing Song from Indiana University’s School of Public Health was of the view that they gathered the data from 34 clinical trials on magnesium supplements that had more than 2,000 people: Read more


b_300_200_16777215_01_images_2016_race-influences-how-anger-impacts-cardiovascular-health-orig-20160714Race influences how anger impacts cardiovascular health:

Research from the U-M School of Public Health found that whites with a propensity toward anger were 40 percent more likely than blacks with the same level of anger to develop cardiovascular problems leading to death—when other factors, including age, education, smoking, drinking and other health issues were equal. The effect was true for men and women: Read more