Tag Archives: Heart

AHA News: To Everything There Is a Season, Including Heart Disease

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — A growing body of research suggests heart attacks, angina and other heart events increase during winter and summer. Now, a new study could explain why. Researchers reviewed an international registry of 1,113 people, the majority from Japan, with acute coronary syndrome. Heart attack is a type… Read More »

New heart valve could transform open heart surgery for millions of patients globally

A new polymeric heart valve with a life span potentially longer than current artificial valves that would also prevent the need for the millions of patients with diseased heart valves to require life-long blood thinning tablets has been developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge. The team’s latest in-vitro results, published in… Read More »

Heart attack symptoms: The sign on your eyelids that could signal you are at risk

The research highlights that people with these marks should have their cardiovascular risk assessed, taking into account other risk factors, such as age, BMI, smoking, diabetes, family history of heart attack or stroke and raised blood pressure, says the health body “Together, this knowledge will allow doctors to assess a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

Pfizer’s heart med Vyndaqel off and running thanks to diagnosis push: execs

Early in its launch for rare heart disease meds Vyndaqel and Vyndamax, Pfizer is fielding an awareness and diagnosis push that’s paying off big-time. Thousands of patients have been diagnosed, sales have mounted to almost a half-billion dollars—and much more opportunity’s yet to come, execs said Tuesday. Vyndaqel and its sister formulation Vyndamax scored FDA approvals last May to treat wild-type… Read More »