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Heart Patients Need to Be Wary of Coronavirus

Heart Patients Need to Be Wary of Coronavirus

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with high blood pressure and heart disease may be vulnerable to complications from COVID-19, heart experts say. Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Based on current knowledge, seniors “with coronary heart …

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Fitbit Charge 4 With Built-in GPS, 24/7 Heart Rate Monitor Launched in India

Fitbit Charge 4 With Built-in GPS, 24/7 Heart Rate Monitor Launched in India

Fitbit Charge 4 has been launched in India and it boasts of new and improved features over the last Fitbit Charge but retains the same design. Fitbit claims the Charge 4 can last up to 7 days on a single charge. It also adds GPS functionality to the fitness tracker …

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More Than 1 in 3 Cardiologists Burned Out, Many Ready to Bolt

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 28, 2020 —  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a third of U.S. cardiologists report being burned out and 58% of these physicians say they plan on leaving their current job, a new survey shows. “It is important …

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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

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

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

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

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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