Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks
SATURDAY, March 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. medical
organizations have conflicting guidelines on the use of
cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in blacks, a new study finds.
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two different
injectable drugs can lower cholesterol levels even further than
statins do, potentially warding off future heart attacks or
strokes, new research suggests.
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A primitive Amazonian
tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a
simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary
protection against heart disease, researchers report.
Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living
with the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation may be
taking unneeded blood thinners, a new study suggests.
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery
patients taking statins should keep taking those
cholesterol-lowering drugs, even on the day of their operation,
because doing so may improve their chances of survival, a new study
U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is
not only an environmental issue, but a major threat to public
health, according to 11 U.S. medical societies.
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study
TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with an
irregular heartbeat who suffer a stroke may not have been on
medications that might have prevented their stroke, a new study
Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say
MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to
consider prescribing fish oil pills to heart attack survivors and
patients with chronic heart failure, new recommendations from the
American Heart Association suggest.
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?
MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo
fertility treatment but don't get pregnant may have a slightly
higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
(HealthDay News) -- Most people don't worry about high
cholesterol until they become adults, but the truth is that
cholesterol can be a problem in childhood.