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AHA News: Broken Heart Syndrome Is on the Rise, Especially Among Older Women

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (American Heart Association News) Broken heart syndrome, a life-threatening condition whose symptoms mimic a heart attack, is on the upswing, according to new research that shows the sharpest increases among women 50 and…

Another Study Suggests Too Much Fish Oil Could Trigger A-Fib

Latest Heart News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) A new study confirms that fish oil supplements may raise the risk of a common heart-rhythm disorder — particularly when doses top 1 gram per day….

Advice Shifts on Daily Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

Latest Heart News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 Most people shouldn’t bother taking daily low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of a first heart attack or stroke, the nation’s leading panel of preventive medicine experts announced…

Are Clot-Busting Drugs Safe for All Strokes?

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 Clot-busting drugs may be safe for certain stroke patients with brain aneurysms that haven’t ruptured, researchers say. An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. In the new study,…

AHA News: Pioneering Hispanic Health Study Keeps Uncovering Trove of Info

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (American Heart Association News) At first, there was skepticism about what would become the most extensive study of Hispanic and Latino health in the United States. But 15 years and nearly 400 scientific…

Air and Noise Pollution May Make You Vulnerable to Heart Failure

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) Years of exposure to air pollution and traffic noise could make you more vulnerable to heart failure, a new study warns. “We found that long-term exposure to specific air pollutants and…

Too Little Iron in Your Diet May Lead to Heart Disease

Latest Heart News By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 Iron is vital to health, and too little in your diet might lead to heart disease, European researchers report. They said about 1 in 10 new cases of…

AHA News: Her Heart Stopped While Training for the 2011 Chicago Marathon. She’s Running It This Week

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (American Heart Association News) Marla Sewall does it for the endorphins. “It makes me feel good,” said the 52-year-old whose jogs help her maintain her physical and mental health. In addition to her…

AHA News: How You Feel About Your Place on the Social Ladder Can Affect Your Health

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (American Heart Association News) How do you feel about yourself and your place in society? The answer could affect not just your state of mind, but your actual health. “When you ask people…

AHA News: More Than a Decade of Intermittent Symptoms, Then Heart Failure

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (American Heart Association News) As TV reporter Mike Lowe ran the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon in August, he heard shouts of, “Do it for Erin!” Lowe was running in honor of his colleague, Erin…