Tag Archives: Heart

A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus

A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus

The 64-year-old patient arrived at a hospital in Brooklyn with symptoms looking like those seen in patients having a serious heart attack. An electrocardiogram revealed an ominous heart rhythm. The patient had high blood levels of a protein called troponin, a sign of damaged heart muscle. Doctors rushed to open …

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COVID-19 Shifts Telehealth to the Center of Cardiology

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 24, 2020 — The test-driven world of cardiovascular medicine is rapidly shifting to remote hands-off telemedicine to keep patients and their physicians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a recent telehealth webinar, Ami Bhatt, MD, director of the adult congenitalheartdisease program, Massachusetts General …

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AHA Guidance for CPR, Emergency CV Care Amid COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued interim guidance for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care for patients with known or suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to help reduce the risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes …

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Eating Tofu Daily May Give You A Healthy Heart: Study

Eating Tofu Daily May Give You A Healthy Heart: Study

Also soy foods and ingredients contain varying concentrations of isoflavones. If you are a tofu fan, you would be delighted to know that the vegan wonder may give you a healthy heart too. According to a latest study eating tofu daily could prove beneficial as eating food that contain higher …

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ACC Cautions on Troponin, Natriuretic Peptide Tests

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 19, 2020 — Two widely assayed cardiac biomarkers are often elevated in patients with coronavirus infection (COVID-19), for reasons that are still poorly understood, but tests for them shouldn’t be ordered except for standard clinical reasons. That means assays …

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European Heart Rhythm Association Cancels March Congress

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 9, 2020 — Joining a rapidly expanding list of canceled medical congresses, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) today announced that it has canceled its annual meeting scheduled for March 29-31 in Vienna. “I am very sad to inform you …

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Unexplained Heart Failure at 24 Leads to Transplant

News Picture: AHA News: Unexplained Heart Failure at 24 Leads to Transplant

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — When Trent Paul Arnold was 24 and got worn out walking a short distance at work, it was a “big red flag” that something wasn’t right. “Gradually, I just kept losing more and more stamina,” he said. His mother, Laura Arnold, …

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Was Heart Disease the Mummies’ Real Curse?

News Picture: Was Heart Disease the Mummies

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) — Unwrapping the mysteries of the leading killer of modern-day humans, researchers have found evidence of heart disease in ancient mummies from around the globe. The study also questions assumptions about what causes the illness, since it seems to have plagued …

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Pessimism Deadly for Heart Patients?

Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease

Outlook Affects Survival, Study Shows, So Look on the Bright Side By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD March 13, 2008 — Keeping a positive attitude is good for your health, and if you are a heart patient it just may save your life, …

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Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds

News Picture: Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — On rare occasions, a very joyful event might harm your heart, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that extreme emotions such as grief, anger and fear can trigger chest pain and breathlessness, heart attack, heart failure and even death. The condition …

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