Heart Health

American Heart Association Warns of Statin Drug Interactions

Just last week, the American Heart Association released a statement about statin drug interactions. They report that if you take a statin drug with another heart medication, you may be at higher risk of severe muscle toxicity.
When you combine medications, there is always the risk that one drug will increase or decrease the effects of…

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Combination of Anger, Physical Exertion Could Triple Heart Attack Risk

In movies and television shows we often see characters collapse from a heart attack when they are angry or engaged in heavy physically activity. But is this something that happens in real life?
According to new research, the answer is yes. Both anger and physical exertion can trigger a heart attack. And if you experience both…

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Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Patients Recover More Quickly

If you take omega-3 fatty acids every day, good for you. These fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have well-documented benefits when it comes to your heart and brain health.
Now we’re learning that—in high doses—they may also help boost recovery after a heart attack.
During a heart attack, your heart can become permanently damaged….

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New FDA Guidelines Get Tough on Salty Foods

We’ve all heard about the dangers of too much salt in our diet. Eating too much of it can lead to high blood pressure, which is intimately linked to cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.
If you’re working to protect yourself from these health threats, you’re probably very careful when it comes to adding salt to…

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Control Diabetes to Lower Risk of Heart Attack Death

Diabetes is serious problem in the U.S. today. About one out of ten people over the age of 20 have the disease. And it’s associated with severe health problems, including a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, kidney problems, blindness, heart attack and stroke.
New research from the University of Leeds now shows it could also increase…

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Proton Pump Inhibitors May Prematurely Age Your Blood Vessels

If you have heartburn or acid reflux, you might be taking a proton pump inhibitor—or PPI—to help relieve your symptoms. The FDA estimates that about one in 14 Americans has used PPIs.
Unfortunately, long-term use of these antacids is associated with several serious health conditions. These include heart disease, kidney problems and dementia.