Heart Health e-News: November 2014 - Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble

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Health News

Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study
Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 Even the early signs of coronary artery disease significantly increase the risk of heart attack and early death, a new study warns.

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs look... » Read the full article

Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests
Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of "silent" strokes, a new review suggests.

Silent strokes have no signs or symptoms, but c... » Read the full article

Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?
For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 Nearly three-quarters of people whose hearts are found to be healthy after being checked for coronary artery disease continue to have persistent symptoms such as chest pain, a ne... » Read the full article

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 When it comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are more likely than men to delay care when they have symptoms that spell trouble.

"The main danger is that ... » Read the full article

Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men
Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study.

But binge drinking didn't cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women or for... » Read the full article

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
Having health insurance also associated with better readings

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows.

High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke ... » Read the full article

Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health
Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests.

The study compared a low-fat diet to a Mediterranean diet -- a diet rich in whol... » Read the full article

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 Stress triggers different physical and mental reactions in women and men with heart disease, new research indicates.

The study involved 254 men and 56 women with stable heart disease who did thre... » Read the full article

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Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age
Study cites need to reduce sedentary time
Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore
Fun ways to get active
Fitness-Tracking Devices May Help People Increase Physical Activity
High tech or low, fitness trackers make you more aware of your steps, daily activity (Washington Post)
Health Tip: Enjoy the Fruits (and Veggies) of Autumn
Suggestions for nutritious fall produce
Health Tip: Don't Waste Fruits and Veggies
Suggestions when cooking for one
Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients
But the overall risk is small, researchers say
Viagra Performs Not Only in Bed, But in the Heart
The "little blue pill" might prevent heart failure (NBC News)
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say
Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women
Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'
Study: “Dispositional Mindfulness” Linked To Heart Health
People who are self-aware and have something referred to as “dispositional mindfulness” score higher on healthy heart indicators and have “greater prevalence of good cardiovascular health” than those without the mindfulness quality (Time)
Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator
This Kind of Tea Lowers Blood Pressure Naturally
Tea may help reduce blood pressure (Time)
Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure
Munch on lots of fruit and veggies
FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix
Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns
Concerns Raised Over Stimulant In Workout Supplements
Scientists warn about stimulant in workout supplements that can increase the risk of heart attack (USA Today)
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds
People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home
No Difference in Survival for Different Heart Valves
Younger patients needing an aortic valve replacement may now be more eligible to receive bioprosthetic (tissue) valves (Forbes)
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If You Are At Risk for a Heart Attack?
Learn more about CardioHealth, a non-invasive test that can tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries.
Heart Device Gets FDA Panel’s Recommendation By Narrow Vote
FDA Panel recommends Boston Scientific’s Watchman heart device. However, tight vote reflects concern that device doesn’t neasure up to blood thinning drug therapy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (Wall Street Journal)
Mid-Stage Trial Of Cholesterol Medicine Generates Positive Results
Esperion investigational drug succeeds in lowering LDL cholesterol - study (Reuters)
Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?
Risk factors include extra weight
Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease Who Quit Smoking Live Longer
People with clogged arteries in their legs can extend their lives - and save their limbs - if they quit smoking cigarettes, new research shows (Reuters)
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say
Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks
Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say
Health Tip: Ward Off Stress
Focus on what you can control
Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains
Include one in your breakfast menu
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Click here for sensible balanced dietary advice
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