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For heart attack survivors, keeping a good head helps prevent future attacks

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May 29, 2021 … WASHINGTON — Good mental health can prevent heart attacks and stroke in people who have already suffered the potentially fatal heart conditions, according to a new study. Researchers say that heart attack survivors a much higher chance of having a second if they were suffering psychological distress. Among the conditions and emotions linked to the…

Feeling lonely could lead to a heart attack or stroke in older women

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May 22, 2021 … SAN DIEGO — Loneliness could potentially trigger a heart attack or stroke in older women, warns the American Heart Association. A new study shows that feeling lonely and social isolation were both associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in women over the age of 70. Social isolation is the quantifiable measure of social…

Scientists discover genetic ‘secret switch’ that may ‘revolutionize’ heart attack treatment

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Apr 12, 2021 … SYDNEY, Australia — A new genetic discovery in fish may change post-heart attack treatments in humans for the better. Researchers from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have discovered a new gene that appears capable of assisting in the repair of damaged cardiac muscles after a heart attack. Study authors say the credit for the findings…

‘Good’ cholesterol not as healthy as thought, could raise heart attack risk

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Feb 26, 2021 … BARCELONA, Spain — The line between “good” and “bad” cholesterol just became a little bit more blurry. Researchers in Spain say not all HDL cholesterol, or good cholesterol, particles are helpful when it comes to cardiovascular disease. Their study finds if those particles are too big, a person’s “good” cholesterol can actually lead to serious…

Gum disease increases the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease

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Feb 23, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a romantic sense, it’s often hard for the mouth to verbalize how the heart is feeling. When it comes to matters of pure physical health, however, a new study suggests the heart and mouth are better connected. Researchers from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University report people dealing with periodontitis are at…

Drinking coffee and green tea lowers the risk of death in heart attack, stroke survivors

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Feb 04, 2021 … DALLAS, Texas — For those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke, their chances of another incident or even death rise significantly. Thankfully, a new study is revealing how most people’s morning ritual can also keep their heart healthy. Researchers in Japan say drinking coffee each day can lower the risk of death in…

People with different blood pressure readings in each arm at higher risk for heart attack, stroke

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Dec 21, 2020 … EXETER, United Kingdom — Rolling up your sleeve for a blood pressure screening is routine part of any medical checkup. Many patients probably think blood pressure is blood pressure, readings will be the same no matter how you take it. While this may be true for some, researchers at the University of Exeter say you really…

Inexpensive ‘wonderpill’ significantly cuts risk of heart attack, stroke

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Nov 14, 2020 … HAMILTON, Ontario — There’s good news for individuals looking for an inexpensive way to ensure a healthier heart. A “wonderpill” daily tablet containing four medicines can almost halve the risk of a heart attack or stroke and save milllions of lives, a study shows. The cheap polypill, costing just pennies, is a cocktail of three blood…

High blood pressure while you sleep raises risk of heart attack, stroke

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Nov 06, 2020 … TOCHIGI, Japan — People who have high blood pressure while asleep are more likely to suffer cardiovascular disease, especially heart failure, in the future, a new study reveals. In fact, researchers at Jichi Medical University in Japan warn that even when a patient’s daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, they are still more likely to…

Omega-3 rich foods help reduce complications, risk of death after heart attack

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Oct 27, 2020 … BARCELONA, Spain — For some patients dealing with cardiovascular issues, a heart attack may be unavoidable. If that day does come, a study finds the right diet can actually keep patients from suffering complications and lower their risk of death from myocardial infarction. Researchers in Spain say eating both animal and vegetable sources of omega-3…

Have to give CPR? Breaking ribs may be better for heart attack patients in the long-run

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Sep 12, 2020 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) significantly increases the chance of survival following a heart attack. However, not all CPR chest compressions are equally effective. According to a new study, deep chest compressions are more effective than shallow ones at preserving brain function, even if they do break bones. In 2010 and again in…

COVID-19 Concerns Keep Half Of Heart Attack Patients From Going To Hospital, Survey Shows

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Jun 11, 2020 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Fear of contracting COVID-19 may be costing even more lives. A survey conducted by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) shows that a large number of heart attack patients are avoiding hospitals despite needing life-saving treatment. Over 3,000 healthcare professionals in 141 countries report a dramatic decline in people seeking help for heart…

Social Isolation Increases Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke, & Death From All Causes

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May 22, 2020 … VIENNA — Social isolation is a word on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days. Staying away from others during this pandemic is keeping us safe, but a new study finds that prolonged social isolation is also quite dangerous. Researchers warn that socially isolated people are over 40% more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke,…

Heart Beats: Listening To Music For 30 Minutes Daily Reduces Pain For Heart Attack Sufferers

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Mar 21, 2020 … CHICAGO — “Music is good for the soul” is an old saying, but recent research suggests it might be time for a new saying: “music is good for the heart.” A new study shows that listening to music for 30 minutes a day causes people who have suffered from a heart attack to experience significantly…

Want to lower your risk of heart attack? Try walking or cycling to work if you can

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Jan 04, 2020 … LEEDS, United Kingdom — Cars are definitely convenient, but they’re not doing our hearts any favors. A study by two former Olympic athletes at Leeds University suggests that walking or cycling to work on a daily basis may lower one’s risk of suffering a heart attack. That’s because the researchers found that areas where more people walked…

Study: Omega-3 fish oil supplements may lower risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease

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Oct 02, 2019 … BOSTON — Omega-3 fish oil, derived from the tissues of especially oily fish, has been linked to a number of different health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health. Consequently, fish oil dietary supplements have become a popular method of ingestion for people looking to enjoy these benefits without actually eating fish multiple times per day. With…