Health News

Chantix Linked to 72% Increase in Heart Problems
Cigarette smokers may be ready to kick their habit, but a popular smoking cessation drug may only add health risks. A new study indicates that Chantix (varenicline) may come with a heightened risk of serious heart problems.
Minimizing Adverse Reactions by Stopping the Bleeding
Patients with acute coronary syndromes often must resort to stents or balloon angioplasty to relieve artery constriction. Now the European Society of Cardiology is suggesting new strategies to minimize bleeding during such procedures.
Heart Attack Deaths in U.S. Territory Hospitals Higher
Medical care has become fairly standardized across the United States with residents of Iowa expecting to receive similar care as those in Louisiana. A recent study shows that the exception might be U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.
Overweight kids develop more psoriasis
Overweight children have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis - and they are also at higher risk for heart disease that starts in childhood with higher cholesterol levels.
Reason for Higher Heart Risk in Blacks Found
It's long been noted that African-Americans are at an increased risk for heart attacks, but the reason remained unknown. Investigators have now discovered a potential reason for the higher heart risk.
Avoiding a Bypass
Just the thought of a bypass operation is scary for most people. But it may be that lower risk heart patients can opt for a surgery that is just as effective only not as invasive.
Better Outcomes with Coordinated Heart Care
Most of us assume if we needed a transfer to a larger hospital for heart attack treatment that it would happen quickly and efficiently. At times the transfers to open blocked arteries happen rapidly.
200,000 Cardiac Arrest Patients Treated Each Year
Every year tens of thousands of patients seek treatment for cardiac arrest at U.S. hospitals. That number may also be climbing. A study indicates that many of those cases may be preventable.
Cardiac Patients Not Getting Needed Drugs
Millions suffer some from some type of heart disease; from high cholesterol to more complicated heart issues. For many patients treatment is as easy as a simple daily medication.
Heart Patients Transferred Too Late
Sometimes the closest hospital doesn't offer the procedures needed to save a heart attack patient. Quick transfers to another hospital for treatment is often needed within a half an hour. Most heart attack transfers are not happening fast enough.