Health News

Slimming Down Can Keep Heart Beating Right
Young people that suffer from obesity may think they are healthy enough. But their obesity is putting them at risk for diseases usually found in older people.
Heart Device Follow-Up Still Low
Follow-up care after an implanted heart device, such as a pacemaker, is recommended for optimal care. Though the number receiving follow-up appointments is low, research shows significant strides have been made in recent years.
ICDs: Real World Life Savers
Implanted heart devices have generally fared well in studies. But does that mean it will give everyday Joes a heart boost and added longevity? The latest findings suggest they do.
FDA Approves Eliquis for Atrial Fibrillation Patients
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Eliquis ( apixaban ), an oral tablet used to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem.
Exercise Decreases Atrial Fibrillation Risks
For those with atrial fibrillation, a regular mild exercise program can improve their overall health and well-being. It can also decrease the likelihood of some at-risk populations developing this condition.
Overactive Thyroid Not Your Heart's Friend
An overactive thyroid may affect more than the body's metabolism. It also appears to be associated with a small increased risk of developing a common heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.
Heart Devices Affect Life Quality for Kids
Adults with implanted heart rhythm devices commonly experience lower quality of life. But when it comes to children, little is known about how it impacts life quality.
Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Death Linked
A little flutter in your heart now and then is nothing to see a doctor about, right? Not necessarily. An irregular heartbeat might be a sign of other heart-related risk factors.
Blood Thinner Risk Lowered After a Month
It's not uncommon to be prescribed a blood thinner if you have atrial fibrillation. But blood thinners carry their own set of risks, including the possibility of hemorrhage.
Fish Oil May Not Help the Heart
Fish oil supplements are thought to offer various health benefits. But can they reduce the risk of a common complication after heart surgery?