Tag: heart

Coffee Won’t Upset Your Heartbeat. It Might Even Calm It

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For decades, doctors have warned folks suffering from heart rhythm problems to avoid...

Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure

The case for the use of intravenous iron therapy for some patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) has strengthened in recent...

Pacemaker That Dissolves Away After Use

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are reporting early success with a temporary heart pacemaker that simply dissolves...

FDA to Add Myocarditis Warning to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a warning...

‘Jeopardy!’ Apologizes After ‘Grinch’ Clue for Medical Disorder

June 23, 2021 The game show “Jeopardy!” apologized after an offensive and outdated clue for a cardiac condition hit a nerve on social...

Fish Oil Supplements May Help Fight Depression

By Robert Preidt               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil supplements are often touted as...

Living With HIV Raises Odds for Sudden Cardiac Death

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People living with HIV have to take powerful drug cocktails to keep their...

EMA Seeks More Data on Myocarditis After COVID-19 Shots

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee is continuing its review of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines. “Currently, further analysis is needed...

Mavacamten Boosts Quality of Life in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Of patients with symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with the investigational oral agent mavacamten, more than twice as many, compared with placebo, had a very...

ECG Abnormalities Persist After COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. College athletes who have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection show cardiac...

Being Firstborn Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

May 26, 2021 — Birth order and number of siblings may be tied to a person’s risk for heart disease and mortality, according to a study covering...

Hyperinvasive Care, Better Cardiac Arrest Outcomes?

Patients with refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) receiving “hyperinvasive” rather than standard care had better overall outcomes, researchers in the randomized Prague OHCA trial conclude....

Sex Differences in COPD Symptoms Predict Cardiac Comorbidity

Sex-specific differences in the severity of symptoms and prevalence of comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may point to different criteria for...

Heart Retrieval Technique May Boost Organs for Transplant by 20%

In a small observational study that tested normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) for donation after cardiac death (DCD), posttransplant cardiac function was “excellent” in 8 of...

Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Couples share a lot together, but heart disease wouldn’t be...

Coffee Intake May Be Driven by Cardiovascular Symptoms

An examination of coffee consumption habits of almost 400,000 people suggests that those habits are largely driven by a person’s cardiovascular health. Data from a...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel

After more than 10 hours of intense debate, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel gave its support to a premarket approval application...

BASILICA Technique Prevents TAVR-Related Coronary Obstruction

For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the intentional laceration technique of diseased valve leaflets called BASILICA is effective and reasonably safe for preventing...

Incidence of Cardiac Pathology Post-COVID in Pro Athletes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Routine return-to-play (RTP) cardiac screening of professional athletes with previous COVID-19...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

High BP in Pregnancy Could Affect Women’s Hearts Long Term

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy-related high blood pressure can lead to long-term heart risks, new research shows....

Guys, Exercise Helps Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won’t

All initially underwent arterial blood flow testing as a measure of heart health and function, before being randomly divided into four groups. One group did...

Abandoned Cardiac Device Leads Don’t Rule Out MRI

Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be...

Task Force Tackles FDA Lamotrigine Cardiac Risk Warning

A joint task force of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has issued an advisory to address concerns arising from...