Tag Archives: heart attack

Men, do you know your cholesterol level?

Men, do you know your cholesterol level?  There was a recent lipid (cholesterol) guideline released by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association which showed that men with a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) component of cholesterol of at least 190 benefit … Continue reading

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Asthma increases women’s heart disease risk

A history of asthma was independently associated with a 24% increase in the risk of new-onset heart disease (meaning strokes and heart attacks) among postmenopausal women. The Women’s Health Initiative study including 90,168 women between ages 50 – 79 showed … Continue reading

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Aspirin is not needed if you do not have a history of heart attack or stroke

Again,  aspirin is not needed if you do not have a history of heart attack or stroke. There ARE benefits to taking an aspirin per day if you have a history of cardiovascular disease, but there is increased risk of bleeding … Continue reading

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Does timing of aspirin use change heart attack and stroke events?

Maybe. A small Dutch study showed that heart attack survivors who were taking low-dose aspirin to ward off a second heart attack benefited most when they took aspirin at bedtime. We know that cardiovascular events are more often to occur … Continue reading

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Beware: a flash of anger may cause a heart attack or stroke.

There have been few studies exploring the link between short bouts of anger and cardiovascular events (in the hours following the outburst), but the evidence is consistently showing a direct relationship. There were nine independent studies which when combined showed … Continue reading

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Flu vaccines may prevent heart attacks, too!

Immunization against the influenza lowered the probability of heart attack by 45%.  This Australian study  recently published in the journal Heart. It is thought that acute infections, such as influenza, cause an increased production of disease-fighting inflammatory proteins.  It is … Continue reading

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Chest pain may be an unreliable factor for heart attacks…

Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published an article showing chest pain is often absent in young women with heart attacks. Women with heart attacks are more likely to have a heart attack without chest pain (compared to men).  … Continue reading

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