Heart Attack

A Stressful Job Can Up Your Heart Attack Risk by 23%!

We’ve long-known that stress can increase heart attack risk. Now, a new study quantifies just how dangerous stress can be on your heart. Researchers at the University College of London analyzed results of previous studies in 13 different European countries from 1985 to 2006. Participants in these studies…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

…suffering a heart attack or “high risk” unstable chest pain where indeed appropriate. But for more stable patients, the study found that only 50% of the procedures were appropriate, as the procedure for less-symptomatic patients hasn’t been shown to save lives or prevent heart attacks. Anatomy Is…

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A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…here’s a study we all need to note. Researchers have found that women who eat a high-antioxidant diet have a significantly lower risk of having a heart attack. For this study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers studied 32,561 Swedish women ages 49…

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If Someone Has a Heart Attack, Do These 2 Things!

A heart attack can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. Many people think a heart attack will never happen to them and take their heart health for granted. Then, the next thing they know they’re a patient on the critical care unit for cardiovascular issues. I hope you never need this information…

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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…real culprit in heart disease. That's why with men who have a history of a heart attack, a bypass or stent, an angioplasty, or low HDL cholesterol, a statin can be lifesaving. But for many others, the harmful statin side effects far outweigh the benefits. * Saturated Fats Are Heart-Healthy: For years…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…often think of heart disease as a part something that happens as you “get old.” But even young to middle-aged adults can have a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction or MI. Over the years, I’ve seen men as young as 24-years old, and a woman who was just 18, suffer a heart attack—young…

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Could You Have a Silent Heart Attack and Not Know It?

…minor heart attacks often go unnoticed because the symptoms can be very vague. If a silent heart attack occurs during waking hours, you may have a slight feeling of discomfort, of being a little bit “off.” They can also occur in your sleep. It’s a fact that about 25 percent of heart attacks are of…

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

…those working evening, night, and split or rotating shifts have a 40% increased risk of coronary artery disease and are 23% more likely to have a heart attack. Plus, working the night shift ups your chances of suffering from a coronary event to 41%. We also now have data from the largest shift worker study…

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…be aware of the risk of heart attack during the bereavement period, and do all they can to help. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any bereavement tips to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Broken Hearts Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors * Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…leptin so you’re more likely to overeat, contributing to obesity and heart disease. Chronically sleeping too little also heightens your sympathetic tone, raising your levels of stress hormones that contribute to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Here's How to Get a Sound Night's Sleep…

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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

…recent paper presented at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference, drinking diet soda can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers said that consuming as little as one diet soda a day could increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 48 percent. How Can Diet…

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Pets Help Heart Attack Survivors

…ownership. One study showed a significant association between pet ownership and survival in patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease” and heart attacks. “An estimated 2,000 companion animals now play a vital role in therapy programs throughout the U.S. Millions more enjoy a special bond with their…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

…enormous impact emotions can have on heart health. Stress is a major contributor to heart attacks. As I’ve often said, prevention starts from the neck up. But what many people don’t realize is that the converse is also true—positive emotions can improve your heart health, dramatically. While I’ve…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…outcomes. Their study found that those who had both CVD and ED were 1.6 times more likely to experience cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, and hospitalization due to heart failure. Any man who sees a physician with complaints of ED should also get a full cardiovascular workup. Vascular disease…

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