Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke:   New AHA/ASA Statement on Expanding Use of tPA in Stroke: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued a new scientific statement on the rationale for the inclusion and exclusion criteria for intravenous alteplase (tissue plasminogen activator [tPA]) in acute ischemic stroke. Read more Few Americans under…

Top News: #HeartHealth

Here are the top read news for #hearthealth:   Sudden cardiac arrest may have warning signs after all: Sudden cardiac arrest, a deadly condition that occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, has long been a conundrum for heart doctors. It kills more than 300,000 Americans each year, and was generally believed to strike without…

Top News: #HeartDisease

Here are the top read news for #heartdisease:   Study Says For Heart Health, Skip The Sugar: We’re all wise to the notion that sugar is a lot worse for us than we thought. Twenty years ago, we were eating fat-free, high-sugar muffins and thought we were being healthy; now we know better. And given the ways in which fructose…

Top News: #Heart

Here are the top read news for #heart:   Yes, broken hearts are real. But they’re not what you think: People really can die from broken hearts, but most recover with treatment, researchers reported Wednesday. And to their surprise, they found that emotional stress isn’t the only cause or even the main cause. And sometimes, the…

Top News: #Hearthealth

Here are the top read news for #hearthealth: New ‘once-in-a-decade’ Novartis drug for heart failure approved by FDA (FAQ): The news of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new heart failure drug by Novartis was met this week with unusually strong enthusiasm from the medical community. Many talked of the drug as a…

Top News: #Afib

Here are the top read news for #Afib:   Opiates Raise Atrial Fibrillation Risk; AFib Makes Heart Attacks More Likely: If you have atrial fibrillation, your risk of suffering the most common type of heart attack goes up. And if you take an opioid such as hydrocodone, you’re increasing your risk of developing an irregular heartbeat…