Health News

Daily Java May Cut Heart Failure Risk
In another round of good news for those of us who can't get going without a couple of morning cups of 'Joe'. Researchers say daily coffee consumption might lower your risk of heart failure.
Spotting Heart Disease Early in RA Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at an increased risk of heart disease. The key to treatment is catching it early. A specialized ultrasound scan appears to offer an effective screening capable of detecting early heart abnormalities.
Heart Failure Patients Skipping Advance Directives
Patients with heart failure are at a high risk of dying. Despite this fact, less than half of heart failure patients have advance directives dictating end-of-life interventions they want avoided.
Genetic Variant Tied to Dangerous Arrhythmia
Certain types of heart arrhythmias may be dangerous and are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Now researchers have found a genetic variant that appears to be associated with an increased risk of both.
Quicker Treatment = Added Longevity
A study has confirmed that faster treatment for severe heart attack patients results in better clinical outcomes.
Stem Cells Have Potential to Repair Hearts
Scientists have successfully taken skin cells from heart failure patients and converted them into heart muscle cells in a lab, a significant finding since cardiac cells cannot be regenerated.
Mystery Behind Heart Failure After Chemo Solved
Scientists were working to find a drug target for heart muscle disease. Instead they incidentally discovered a key to preventing heart failure years after chemotherapy.
Nordic Walking Rehabs Heart
Heart failure patients bored of the typical cardiac rehabilitation exercise machines can get the same or better benefit with a new activity.
Heart Rx Effective for Everyone
Traditional heart failure treatment has been found to protect both African-American and white patients equally in preventing future hospitalizations or death.
Heart Failure Impacts Quality of Life for Men
Women are commonly affected by depression more often, and more severely when it hits. However, it appears to be men who suffer a greater emotional toil when it comes to a diagnosis of heart failure.