Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]

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Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]

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Stress from work, home can harm women’s hearts – caution doctors

All that stress could put women at higher risk than men for having a stroke or developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a growing number of studies. If women expect to continue to take care of their loved ones, they must first take care of themselves, said Dr Gina Lundberg, medical […]

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Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk, finds study

Recent research cautions that fluctuating weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. The health measurements include body weight, systolic blood pressure (blood pressure during heartbeats), cholesterol, and blood sugar. Essentially, the investigators wanted to see whether or not high variability of these health measurements […]

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