Hypertension Rising

High Blood Pressure Is Sending More People To The ER

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:00

The number of emergency room patients with hypertension spiked 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to a review of millions of ER visits.


ERs Treat Men And Women Differently Following A Heart Attack

By | Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:25

Among younger adults, men are more likely to receive faster care than women when they appear in an emergency room complaining of heart attack related symptoms.

Ryan Jones with actor-patients Jim and Louise Malloy

UVA Medical Student Saves Patient-Actor From Life-Threatening Aneurysm

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:49

Ryan Jones, UVA medical student, saved Jim Malloy's life by detecting an abdominal aortic aneurysm during a training exercise.


Could The Shingles Vaccine Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke?

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:13

People who have had shingles — a viral infection that causes a painful rash — face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke; could the shingles vaccination, then, help to prevent these heart-related illnesses?


Stress Gene Tied To Heart Disease: Stressed Patients More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 13:27

A new study points to a stress gene as being a risk factor for heart disease.


An Apple A Day Really Keeps The Doctor Away

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:09

A daily apple may have health benefits comparable to those of conventional preventative medicine like statins.

Women and Heart Disease

Younger Women Are At A Greater Risk Of Deathly Heart Attacks Than Men Their Age

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 17:28

Canadian researchers determined that women below the age of 55 are at a higher risk of suffering a heart attack and dying within 30 days compared to men in the same age group.


FDA Warns Of Fatal Heart Attack Risk Linked To 2 Cardiac Stress Test Drugs

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 17:19

Stress test drugs Lexiscan and Adenoscan were found by the FDA to seriously increase a person's risk for heart attack and death.


Testosterone Therapy Could Increase Risk For Heart Problems, Death In Older Men

By | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:50

Older men who took testosterone had an increased risk for death, or heart attack or stroke, compared to men who didn't undergo the therapy.


Noise Damages More Than Just The Ears

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:39

Noise affects more than just your hearing ability, according to a new study, which found that it was also linked to heart disease and sleep disorders.


Gardening Could Lower Risk For A Heart Attack

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:24

Gardening and other household chores may help older adults, who have gotten too comfortable sitting around, remain active and live longer.

Doctor examines patient with stethoscope

Following A Heart Attack, Sticking With Medicines Improves Chances Of Survival

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 17:15

In the aftermath of a heart attack, patients need to take all of their medicines to improve their chances of survival.

People watching TV

Too Much TV Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease In Young Adults

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:16

Watching too much TV on a nightly basis can increase the risk of heart disease in young adults.

Wally Bell at the Red Sox at Orioles September 27, 2011

Wally Bell, MLB Umpire, Dies Of Heart Attack Days After Working Playoffs

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:12

MLB Umpire, Wally Bell died from an apparent heart attack days after working the NLDS.

Emergency room

Delayed Heart Attack Treatment Linked To Patients Returning To Work Later

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 15:36

Heart attack patients who experience a delay in treatment risk returning to work later and having an early retirement.