Generic Lipitor Imported From India Recalled
Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, reeling under a flurry of regulatory rebukes due to manufacturing quality concerns, has recalled more than 64,000bottles of the generic version of a cholesterol-lowering drug in the United States after dosage mix-up was detected.
Warfarin Found Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
People with chronic kidney disease who take the blood thinner warfarin to treat a form of irregular heartbeat are at no greater risk for stroke or death than similar patients who don't take the medicine,researchers report.
The Swedish study involved more than 24,000 people...
Angry Outbursts Hike Heart Attack, Stroke Risk: Study
A new study might supply another reason to keep your cool under stress. Researchers say angry outbursts may raise your odds for a heart attack or stroke in the hours after the incident.
The investigators were quick to point out that the absolute risk to any one person of a...
Kidney Stones Raise Cardio Risk: Study
A history of kidney stones may raise a person's risk for stroke and heart attack, according to a new study from University of Alberta researchers.
Take Blood Pressure in Both Arms, Study Advises
A new study suggests a difference in blood pressure readings from both arms may indicate an increased risk for heart disease.
Membrane Can Keep Heart Pumping Forever
A custom-made membrane that fits around the heart and regulates blood flow may one day keep hearts beating forever, according researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University. The membrane, which the U.K.'s Daily Mail says is covered...
Asthma Drugs Can Lead to Sleep Apnea: Study
Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests. Inhaled corticosteroids may predispose to sleep apnea in some asthma patients, said study author Dr. Mihaela Teodorescu, an...
Getting Teeth Pulled Raises Heart Risks
If you're a heart patient, you might be wise to wait to have any infected teeth pulled if you're about to have cardiac surgery, a new study suggests. In a small, retrospective study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that 8 percent of heart patients who did not wait to have...
Pot Smoking Blamed in Two Heart Deaths
Cannabis use likely triggered fatal complications that led to the deaths of two men with underlying health conditions, according to scientists in Germany.
The findings are noteworthy because cannabis isn't normally associated with acute physical problems, let alone...
Angioplasty Death Risk Increases With Transfusion: Study
Getting a blood transfusion while undergoing angioplasty to reopen your heart arteries may increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying, a new study finds. Whether angioplasty patients get transfused or not appears to vary by hospital and not by the patient's...
Exposure to Common Chemicals Hikes Risk for Overweight Kids
Overweight children exposed to high levels of certain household chemicals may be more likely to develop risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.
Scientists found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), used in stain and water...
Death of Spouse Doubles Heart Risk: Study
It's often said that the loss of a spouse or partner leaves a broken heart. That notion might have some scientific validity, with new evidence suggesting the risk for a heart attack or stroke goes up during the first few weeks of bereavement. Our study shows the...
Marriage Is Good for Blood Pressure: Harvard Study
Being married may be good for your heart, by helping to keep your blood pressure in check. That's the key conclusion of new research by Harvard Medical School researchers who tracked 325 adults - half of whom were married - over a two-year period.
Bad Marriage Linked to Heart Disease
Ambivalent hearts may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new study of married couples with mixed feelings for one another.
The most intriguing finding was that within a couple, only if both of them felt ambivalent towards their partner did you see this...
Small Weight Loss Relieves Sleep Apnea: Study
A small amount of weight loss might help combat sleep apnea, a new study suggests.
Finnish researchers said losing as little as 5 percent of body weight seems to lead to significant improvement in the condition -- in which breathing pauses frequently while people are asleep,...
Pacemaker Breakthrough: No Surgery, No Wires
A revolutionary new heart pacemaker has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of heart patients, according to a top cardiologist. Unlike current pacemakers, the device can be implanted without surgery and without wires.
"Cardiologists are excited about it. This...
Irregular Heartbeat Surgery Effective But Riskier Than Drugs
Surgery works better, but has more serious side effects, than the standard drugs used to treat occasional bouts of atrial fibrillation, a new study reveals.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart's normally precise electrical system goes out of whack, causing the...
Doctors Miss 85 Percent of Post-Surgery Heart Attacks
Millions of people have heart attacks or cardiac injuries following surgery, but nearly nine in 10 are missed because they don't have symptoms - causing the sudden death of about 10 percent of patients, a new study suggests.
Artificial Heart Pioneer Doing Well After Two Months
A patient with terminal heart failure is in satisfactory condition two months after becoming the first person to be fitted with Carmat's artificial heart which is designed to beat for several years, his hospital said.
The 76-year-old man is eating normally, no longer needs...
Routine Screens for Clogged Neck Arteries Unnecessary: Panel
Adults in the general population should not be screened for narrowing of the neck arteries, according to a draft recommendation from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Narrowing of the neck arteries, formally called carotid artery stenosis, ...
Sugar: More Dangerous Than You Think
Americans are eating more "hidden" sugar in their foods than they think and it is putting their hearts at risk. That's the warning from one of the nation's top cardiologists in the wake of a new study showing that even moderate sugar consumption leads to a higher death risk...
10 Simple Ways to Lower Heart Risk
Heart disease is the biggest killer of American women and men. But, it's also a preventable disease in many cases.
With February designated American Heart Month, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum,director of Women's Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, offers 10 tips...
Device Spots Irregular Heartbeat 6 Times Better Than Standard Test
Atrial fibrillation is a common and potentially deadly form of irregular heartbeat that's often tough to detect. Now researchers say that an implantable heart monitor may help spot the disorder in patients who've suffered an unexplained stroke.
Atrial fibrillation causes blood...
Injected Gel Shows Promise Against Heart Failure
Attempting to reduce the risk for heart failure following a heart attack, early research on swine takes a new protective approach: targeted injection of naturally occurring protein inhibitors directly into the heart. The invasive procedure has only been attempted on adult...
Blood Clot Danger Lasts for 12 Weeks After Childbirth
Researchers say women have a higher risk of blood clots for 12 weeks after childbirth, twice as long as has been believed. Pregnant women are more prone to blood clots because substances that thicken the blood naturally rise, and blood from the legs has more trouble...
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