Health News

Sudden Heart Death
Sudden cardiac death is largely unexplained. Death can occur within minutes, leaving doctors scratching their heads. Unless a preexisting heart condition is discovered, the cause may never be known.
Internal Bleeding Higher with Heart Device
Newer models of devices aren't always better. This is especially true when it's a device that will help a weakened heart. Two studies from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit show that the older model of a commonly implanted heart device is safer.
Heart Ability Varies By Demographic
It would seem like all hearts are fairly similar, but new research suggests that the size and pumping ability of the right side of the heart varies based on age, gender, race and ethnicity.
Cardio Deaths Preventable
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans, but perhaps thousands of those deaths could be prevented every year with the greater implementation of medications as simple as beta blockers and cardiac devices such as implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
Broil your way to health
As women age, it becomes critical to consume nutritious foods. But when it comes to some foods, such as fish, the type of fish and cooking method play a major role in how heart-healthy those meals are.
Weak Heart and Broken Bones
As people grow older, they have a higher risk of heart problems and broken bones. In fact, there may be a relationship between heart failure and bone loss.
Liaison Coordinates Heart Care
Patients who end up in the hospital because of their heart disease often have a long road to recovery in front of them. Unfortunately, depression can make that road more difficult.
Vegan Mainstream Advocates for Change
Like the big shrimp they are trying to avoid, vegan mainstream is becoming a new oxymoron. Even boxer Mike Tyson came out as a pigeon loving vegan this year, landing him a gig on The Animal Planet TV show.
Pricey Cardiac Pills
One of the most important things that heart patients can do to better their health is to take the drugs they are prescribed. However, many patients skip out on their pills, often because prescription drugs costs are high.
Cardiac Skilled Care Doesn't Mean Good Results
After leaving the hospital, many elderly patients with heart failure need skilled nursing care. This kind of care, however, does not mean that patients and their families will go back to a normal life. In fact, these patients often have a higher risk of death or returning to the hospital.