Tag Archives: heart attack

Sex poses little risk for heart attack survivors

The American Heart Association answered the question” of when it is safe to resume sex following a heart attack “with new guidelines.”

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Risk of cardiac arrest for marathon participants is very, very small

The Wall Street Journal reports that new research suggests that the risk of cardiac arrest for those participating in marathons may be very small.

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Grief linked to heart attack risk

On its website, ABC News reports, “Scientists have found new evidence that grief might actually break your heart.”

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Some NSAIDs potentially dangerous for heart attack survivors

When heart attack survivors or those with heart disease take certain pain relievers it puts them at higher risk for heart attack or death according to a new study in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

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Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

I’m surprised how many of my patients are NOT aware of the potential cardiovascular risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). If you’re in their camp, don’t miss this report:

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The ABCs of CPR Rearranged to “CAB”

Every shopping season we all hear a wrenching story or two of someone who dies of a heart attack at a mall with people standing around but NOT offering help. I think it’s not only because so many have not … Continue reading

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Can Calcium Supplements Cause Heart Attacks?

Calcium supplements are coming under scrutiny due to concerns that they might increase heart attacks. A new study shows that patients over 40 who take 500 mg/day or more of calcium have an increased risk of heart attack. And, the … Continue reading

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Too many women experiencing heart attack symptoms fail to call 911

In the USA Today Your Health column, Kim Painter points out that an American Heart Association survey reveals that “just over half of” the female respondents “said they would” call 911 in the event of heart attack symptoms. “Instead, many … Continue reading

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Four lifestyle choices reduce risk of chronic disease 80 percent

What an interesting new study. It concludes that to dramatically reduce your healthcare costs, to lengthen your life, to improve the quality of your life, and, in short, to have a happier and more highly healthy life, you need to … Continue reading

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More reasons to consider having your vitamin D level checked – you may think better and have less arthritis

Low vitamin D levels may impair thinking and adequate vitamin D levels may help prevent knee osteoarthritis, according to two studies released this last week. Both of these studies, added to the others I’ve discussed in this blog in the … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Triple-Drug Antihypertensive Polypill – Should you consider a polypill?

Hidden behind all of the Swine flu news stories is this one – which I feel is significantly more important when it comes to public health. The FDA just gave its official thumbs-up to an antihypertensive polypill. Could this pave … Continue reading

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Study indicates inexpensive polypill pill may significantly reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Should you consider it?

On the March 30th edition of the ABC World News, Charles Gibson reported, “Some of the country’s leading heart doctors heard results” yesterday at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference “about … just one pill that could revolutionize the … Continue reading

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Gardening Not Only Saves Money, It’s Highly Healthy

I don’t know about your part of the world, but here in Colorado, the weather was downright balmy last week. And on Friday spring was sprung! These facts turned my and Barb’s minds toward preparing for this year’s gardening. So, … Continue reading

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Are multivitamins helpful or harmful when it comes to preventing chronic diseases?

According to the LA Times, “a spate of high-profile studies published in the last few years shows that a variety of popular supplements — including calcium, selenium, and vitamins A, C and E — don’t do anything to reduce the … Continue reading

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Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that AstraZeneca’s cholesterol fighting Crestor (rosuvastatin) slashed deaths, heart attacks, strokes, and artery-clearing procedures in … Continue reading

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Vitamin D may protect against heart attack

  In yet another study of vitamin D, Reuters is reporting a study where scientists found that low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher risk for heart attack.  Researchers studied medical records and blood samples from 454 men … Continue reading

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