Health News

Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Still Carries Risk
Coronary artery disease can be split into two separate categories: obstructive and non-obstructive, or high-risk and low-risk. New research suggests that this black and white view of the condition may be deadly. 
Diabetes Often Went Unrecognized After Heart Attack
Diabetes increases risk for heart disease, so a heart attack might be reason to test for diabetes. But it seems a heart attack was not enough for many doctors to take that closer look for diabetes.
Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes
What would it take to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes before 2017?
Systolic vs Diastolic: Different Heart Risks for Different Readings
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and other health problems. A closer look at blood pressure readings may foretell the specific type of health troubles that lie ahead.
Delaying Anti-Clotting Rx Risks Stent Patients' Lives
Typically, a patient who receives a stent to open a clogged blood vessel will be prescribed an anti-clotting medication. Taking these prescriptions as directed can be a lifesaver.
Boosting Insulin May Prolong Lives Post-Heart Attack
People with diabetes who have had a heart attack face an even greater likelihood of having a second one. Keeping glucose levels under control through insulin therapy may reduce this risk.
Overdosing on Exercise
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. But for some people, it appears there is such thing as too much exercise.
GI Bleeding Higher in Pradaxa vs. Warfarin
The prescription blood-thinners Pradaxa (dabigatran) and warfarin aim to reduce stroke and other cardiovascular disorders, but like most medications, they do carry some risks.
Many Not Getting Statins When They May Benefit
People take statin medications to fight high cholesterol. While these medications also may help those with high heart risks but not high cholesterol, statins are not always prescribed to those patients.
Some Heart Attack Patients Are Skipping Medications
People with a history of heart attack are at risk of having another. Though medications are often prescribed to stave off another heart attack, not all patients follow that prescription.