Heart Health e-News: April 2013 - Eat Fish, Live Longer?

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Eat Fish, Live Longer?
Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

MONDAY, April 1 Regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids might lengthen your life, new research suggests.

A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids -- found in salmon, mackere... » Read the full article

Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

MONDAY, April 1 Assessing a person's future risk of heart disease and stroke may be a better predictor of mental decline than a dementia risk test, new research suggests.

The study included about 7,800 men and women with an average age of 55. Each... » Read the full article

Modest Cardiac Benefit From Chelation Therapy Not Enough to OK Use: Experts
New study shows slight effect, but arduous 'leaching' treatment has side effects, doctors say

TUESDAY, March 26 Results from a major trial on controversial chelation therapy for patients with a history of heart attack find a modest benefit from the expensive treatment, but experts conclude there's no clear evidence supporting its use.

Stil... » Read the full article

Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm
But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

THURSDAY, March 21 Energy drinks boost blood pressure and may make the heart more susceptible to electrical short circuits, new research suggests.

But it's not clear how much of this effect on blood pressure has to do with caffeine, which also is ... » Read the full article

Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

TUESDAY, March 19 Anxiety and depression coupled with heart disease triples the risk of death compared to cardiac trouble alone, researchers have found.

Among heart patients, anxiety can double the risk of dying from any cause, the study authors n... » Read the full article

High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
People with a genetic mutation plus hypertension have more brain plaque, researchers find

MONDAY, March 18 High blood pressure in people with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may spur development of brain plaque, a hallmark of the age-related brain disorder, a new study suggests.

The findings suggest yet another reason for keepin... » Read the full article

What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

MONDAY, March 18 Seven healthy lifestyle tips recommended by heart experts reduce not only the risk of heart disease but also cancer, a new study finds.

Adopting all seven of the factors from the American Heart Association can reduce the risk of ... » Read the full article

Breast Cancer Radiation Has Long-Term Heart Effects: Study
But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh heart-disease risks

WEDNESDAY, March 13 Radiation treatment for breast cancer, given after breast-conserving surgery and sometimes after mastectomy, is known to reduce the risk of the cancer returning and death from the disease. But the therapy comes with its own risk.

... » Read the full article

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Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study
People may do better with different type or dose of cholesterol-lowering drugs
Why is a high or abnormal cholesterol important
Hypercholesterolemia can lead to the build-up of plaque in arteries or atherosclerosis.
Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season
Study doesn't necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter
Health Tip: Lower Cholesterol
Avoid animal fats
HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack
Study found 48 % higher chance of heart trouble
Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds
But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research
Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial
High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death
Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?
Reasons why it may be performed
What is a Cardiac Stress Test
Everyday Activities May Have Same Health Benefits as Going to Gym
Study finds that more people who did short bouts of exercise met federal activity standards than those who went to gym
Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study
Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits
Do the Fitness Math: Gym vs. Stairs
Working out at the gym might not be enough to stay fit if you spend much of the rest of the day sitting down (WSJ - subscription required)
Health Tip: Stay Fit When Traveling
Find ways to exercise when on the road
Health Tip: Broil Fish for a Healthy Dinner
Follow these cooking guidelines
More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study
Simple measures include adding fruits, veggies to your diet, experts say
High-Fiber Diet Helps Heart Too
Learn to read food labels closely
Cheap, Old Heart Drug May Help Elderly with Heart Failure
Digoxin cuts readmission to hospital by more than a third
What is Heart Failure?
Learn more about CHF
Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts
Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests
Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk
Study found people taking newer drugs were 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the condition
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control
New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge
Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab improve outcomes
Cutting Out Mealtime Distractions May Help Manage Weight: Study
Slowing down, focusing on food could keep you from overeating later
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease
The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight
Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds
Niacin-Containing Medication Increased Side Effects, Did Not Benefit Patients
Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks
Nonsurgical Heart Valve Shows Effectiveness
Sapien nonsurgical heart valve for elderly patients showed equivalent effectiveness to surgery over 3 years during clinical trial (WSJ - subscription required)
What is Aortic Stenosis
Learn about one of the most common valve diseases in our aging population
Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study
It found those who ate the most increased their risk of dying prematurely by 44 %
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Failure Risk
Large study looked at poor sleep quality, disease development over 11 years
Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says
Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal
Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later
Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease
Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect
FDA Renews Heart-Risk Warning for Antibiotic
Some may develop fatal heart rhythms when taking azithromycin, agency says
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