Heart Health e-News: April 2016 - Mammograms Help Predict Heart Risk

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Health News

Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study
Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 Women who have endometriosis, the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus, may face a 60 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women without the disorder, a new study suggests.

... » Read the full article

Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link
Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 A new brain study might help explain why a high level of stress is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Increased activity in the amygdala -- the fear center of the brain -- appe... » Read the full article

Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans: Study
Doctors, patients need to work together to prevent cardiac disease, experts say

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 Heart attack victims in the United States are becoming younger and fatter, a new study reveals.

The average age of people suffering the deadliest heart attacks fell from 64 years old to 60 years ol... » Read the full article

Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests
The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests.

When radiologists look at mammograms for si... » Read the full article

Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks
Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 Many American women have heart disease risk factors, but few are properly informed of their risk by doctors, a new study finds.

Researchers conducted an online survey of 1,000 women nationwide and... » Read the full article

Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease
But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 Tests used to confirm heart disease will probably pick up the same symptoms in women and men, a new study finds.

The two most prominent symptoms -- chest pain (angina) and shortness of breath -- a... » Read the full article

Long Hours at the Office May Raise Your Heart Disease Risk: Study
The danger was sharply higher for those who work 46 hours a week or more

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 Working long hours may raise your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,900 people in a long-term study of work. They fou... » Read the full article

Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart
Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report.

The new review of 35 studies included more than 2,200 people in 10 countries. The investig... » Read the full article

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Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke
Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Heart Failure
Inserting new DNA into cardiac cells may help strengthen the heart
Beans, Chickpeas May Help With Weight Loss: Study
'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings
Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought
Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack
Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients
When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments
Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication
Gaps in Care Can Harm Patients After Heart Attack
Waiting too long for first medical apppointment after hospital discharge can have consequences, study finds
MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses
High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions
Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure
What to do if you have symptoms
“Retro Report” Looks At History Of Artificial Hearts
Artificial Hearts Ticking Along Decades After Jarvik-7 Debate (NY Times)
Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients
Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants
Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack
PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks
Reducing stress may help blood vessels function normally, expert says
Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit
Middle-aged folks who had an 'active' commute weighed less than their driving peers
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain
Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills
Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs
Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help. Maintaining a healthy heart can help keep the brain healthy.
Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests
Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers. More evidence that what is good for the heart, is good for the brain.
A Rare Bit of Good News About Dementia (MarketWatch)
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Mark Urman quoted about a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that offers a glimmer of hope. Vascular dementia is on the decline as prevention for keeping a healthy heart might also keep our brains healthy
Half of Americans' Calories Come From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods
They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet
Eat To Your Heart's Content
Common sense guidance to heart healthy diets
Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives
Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says
Obese Women on Birth Control Pills May Face Higher Risk of Rare Stroke
But, overall risk is still low
A Test To Help Determine Your Risk of Heart Attack
CardioHealth, a 5 minute non-invasive test can help us tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
Daytime Sleepiness, Long Naps Linked to Heart Risks: Study
People who nap more than 1 hour a day also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea
What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep
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