Tag: heart

Arsenic in drinking water may change heart structure

Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber in young adults, a structural change that increases the risk for future heart problems, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. “People drinking water from private wells, which are not regulated, need

Rekindling your sex life after a heart attack

(HealthDay)—Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it’s no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that’s rarely the case. However, while many women do resume their sex lives within months after

Fish consumption relieves Asthma in children

Omega-3 fatty acids against symptoms of Asthma? It is already known for some years that the increase in air pollution will affect the likelihood of the emergence of Asthma and the Severity of the disease. New results show that the diet can play an important role in the pathogenesis of Asthma. Omega-3 fatty acids seem

Computer program predicts risk of deadly irregular heart beats

Combining a wealth of information derived from previous studies with data from more than 500 patients, an international team led by researchers from Johns Hopkins has developed a computer-based set of rules that more accurately predicts when patients with a rare heart condition might benefit—or not—from lifesaving implanted defibrillators. The new research, published online on

Climate Change: Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A study published in the European Heart Journal by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and colleagues from a range of other Bavarian institutions shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent years. During the same

Unusual abdominal symptoms for a heart attack pain can be

Non-specific complaints in the case of a heart attack recognize Heart attack in Germany is still the most common cause of death. Many heart attack deaths are preventable, if the person comes at an opportune time in treatment. Therefore, it is very important that the symptoms are correctly interpreted, because it is not always a

With new heart, mom of four competes in transplant games

Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned—relaxed family time the day after coming home from the hospital following the birth of her daughter, Hattie. Suddenly, unbelievable pain shot through Kristen’s left jaw. It moved

CDC: Heart attack awareness improved since 2008

(HealthDay)—Since 2008, there has been an increase in the number of U.S. adults with awareness of heart attack symptoms and knowledge of the appropriate response to a heart attack, according to research published in the Feb. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jing Fang, M.D.,