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Death During Sex Very Rare Among Those Under 50

Latest Heart News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) It’s a familiar trope of TV and movies — a couple is engaged in passionate sex when the guy’s heart suddenly gives out. “Usually it’s a…

Should You Take CoQ10 Every Day?

What is CoQ10? CoQ10, short for coenzyme Q10, is a compound that’s naturally found in your body. CoQ10 is generally well-tolerated with very few side effects and is safe to take, but since lots of studies show that CoQ10 supplements…

Could Binge Drinking Set Your Heart Rhythm Off-Kilter?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) Binge drinking on Super Bowl Sunday or other special occasions could put you at risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), even if you’ve never had it,…

AHA News: 7-Year-Old With Cancer Had a Stroke. Mom’s Rapid Response Saved Her.

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (American Heart Association News) “Mommy, I’m tired” became a common refrain from usually peppy 7-year-old Olivia Story to her mother, Jennifer. Olivia also wasn’t eating as much as usual. And she often had…

AHA News: Device Keeps 35-Year-Old’s Heart Pumping as He Awaits a Transplant

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (American Heart Association News) Jeff and Christina Russ – and their beagle mix, Lacey – were walking their regular 2-mile loop through their neighborhood in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, when Jeff began to feel…

Unlucky in Love? It Can Damage Men’s Health, Study Finds

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 – (HealthDay News) Men who are broken-hearted or just unlucky in love could be more likely to have health-damaging inflammation, new research suggests. Serious breakups and solo living for many years may increase…

In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig Heart

Latest Heart News By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) In a medical first, doctors from the University of Maryland have implanted the heart of a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man facing the final…

Does Your Heart Rate Increase When Healing From Surgery?

After surgery, your heart rate may increase. The condition is called postoperative tachycardia, in which heart rates are higher than 100 beats per minute After surgery, your heart rate may increase. The condition is called postoperative tachycardia, in which heart…

Pot Use Raises Risks After Severe Form of Stroke

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) If you have any risk factors for stroke and you like to smoke pot, a new study suggests you should stop toking. Researchers found that people with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage,…

What Heart Rate Is Bradycardia?

Most researchers consider bradycardia to be a heart rate less 60 beats per minute (bpm). Most researchers consider bradycardia to be a heart rate less than 60 beats per minute (bpm). However, for athletes, a normal resting heart rate of…