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Faster walking heart patients are hospitalized less

Fri, 20 Apr 18 00:04:30 -0700

Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress, and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.



A fat belly is bad for your heart

Fri, 20 Apr 18 00:09:10 -0700

Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.



Obesity linked with higher chance of developing rapid, irregular heart rate

Wed, 18 Apr 18 00:09:00 -0700

People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State researchers. They found that people with obesity had a 40 percent higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation than people without obesity.



Divorce and low socioeconomic status carry higher risk of second heart attack or stroke

Tue, 17 Apr 18 00:09:10 -0700

Heart attack survivors who are divorced or have low socioeconomic status have a higher risk of a second attack, according to research from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology journal.



Women remain less likely to receive high-intensity statins following heart attack

Mon, 16 Apr 18 00:02:10 -0700

Less than half of women who filled a statin prescription following a heart attack received a high-intensity statin -- indicating they continue to be less likely than men to be prescribed this lifesaving treatment, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The persistent gap in heart disease treatment between women and men continues despite similar effectiveness of more-intensive statins for both sexes and recent efforts to reduce sex difference in guideline-recommended treatment.



Drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day may be safe, protective

Mon, 16 Apr 18 00:02:00 -0700

Many clinicians advise patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to avoid caffeinated beverages, but recent research has shown that coffee and tea are safe and can reduce the frequency of arrhythmias, according to a review published today in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.



Large disparities in impact of cardiovascular disease persist between states
Large disparities remain in the impact of cardiovascular disease around the United States, mostly