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Women once considered low risk for heart disease show evidence of previous heart attack scars

Women who complain about chest pain often are reassured by their doctors that there is no reason to worry because their angiograms show that the women don't have blockages in the major heart arteries, a primary cause of heart attacks in men.

A drug long used to treat gout may help adult heart failure patients

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have shown that probenecid, a drug long used to treat gout, may be able to improve heart function in adult patients who experience heart failure.

USPSTF: 'Yes' To Behavioral Obesity Therapy

(MedPage Today) -- Group's lack of support for drug therapies draws criticism

Plunge for Post-Op Pain; Babies with Strokes; New Opioid Tx Guide

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience

Number of obese years not—just obesity—a distinct risk factor for heart damage

In an analysis of clinical data collected on more than 9,000 people, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to "add up" to a distinct risk factor that makes those with a longer history of heaviness more likely to test positive for a chemical marker of so-called "silent" heart damage than those with a shorter history.

Diet Can Trigger Severe Myopathy Often Blamed on Statins

(MedPage Today) -- Case report showed woman didn't take statins or supplements

A trip to the mountains despite a heart condition?

A team of experts, led by Gianfranco Parati, cardiologist of the University of Milano-Bicocca and Head of the Department of Cardiology of the Istituto Auxologico in Milan, has sought to provide answers and recommendations for those potentially at risk. Gianfranco and esteemed colleagues have evaluated numerous studies related to the expected effects of high altitude exposure (exceeding 2,500 m above sea-level) on those individuals suffering from prevalent cardiovascular diseases.

Nonstatin drug use increases by 124% in U.S., related expenditures triple

Between 2002 and 2013 in the United States, nonstatin drug use increased by 124%, resulting in a 364% increase in nonstatin-associated expenditures, Yale researchers found. This study was published on Jan. 22, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Heart attack symptoms often misinterpreted in younger women

Young women who report heart attack symptoms are more likely to have them dismissed by their providers as not heart related, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) finds.

Preventing, controlling hypertension could reduce China's high stroke rate

While in the United States heart disease is the leading cause of death, in China it is stroke. People have speculated for years about why the Chinese are predisposed to stroke to a greater extent than heart disease. Some have believed that there is a genetic predisposition, and others have thought that environmental factors might be responsible.

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