Tag: Heart

Ten or more medications, often prescribed to older heart failure patients, raises concerns

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should, are discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for 10 or more medications, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an […]

Poor bone quality is linked to poor heart health

New research by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) has found associations between lower bone mineral density and worse cardiovascular health in both men and women. Published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the […]

Middle-aged adults with healthy heart habits may lower high blood pressure risk years late

DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2020 — Better heart health, as measured by the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) scale, was associated with a significantly lower risk of developing high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) in middle-aged, Black and white adults, according to new research published today […]

Keep calm: stress and anger may exacerbate heart failure

New Haven, Conn. — Mental stress and anger may have clinical implications for patients with heart failure according to a new report published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Heart failure is a life-threatening cardiovascular disease in which the heart is damaged or weakened. This can lead to a […]

Five easy ways to keep tabs on heart health

Tracking a few simple numbers can be a big help in keeping tabs on heart health. But you need to pay attention to those numbers long before your doctor says they’re an urgent concern, said Nicole Spartano, a research assistant professor in the department of endocrinology, diabetes, nutrition […]

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