Cardiology

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.

Cardiology

Belly fat linked with repeat heart attacks

Heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Medications

Sickle cell target could treat COVID

Scientists have found a way to lower stroke risk in sickle cell patients that opens a gateway of potential treatments for inflammation and clotting stemming from conditions such as COVID-19. For the first time, they investigated ...

Cardiology

What happens to young adults after a first heart attack?

Heart attacks among adults younger than 50 years of age are on the rise. In fact, the proportion of very young people has been increasing, rising by 2 percent each year for the last 10 years, according to a team of investigators ...

Medications

Women miss out on active treatment time for high cholesterol

One in five participants were without treatment for four years before, during and after pregnancy. Over 9,000 people live with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in Norway, but another 16,000 people may have hereditary high ...

Medical research

Deaths halved among infarct patients attending Heart School

Patients who attend 'Heart School,' as almost every patient in Sweden is invited to do after a first heart attack, live longer than non-participating patients. This is shown in a new study, by researchers at Uppsala University, ...

Medical research

Low income increases risk of recurrent heart attacks

More knowledge is needed about risk factors for recurrent cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction. In his thesis, doctor Joel Ohm at the Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, describes how socio-economic ...

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