THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 -- If you want a longer, healthier life, try replacing that steak with beans, vegetables or whole grains -- but preferably not a fast-food veggie burger.
That's according to two preliminary studies by Harvard researchers. They found that people who eat plenty of "high-quality" plant foods instead of red or processed meat have a lower risk of heart attack and tend to live longer.
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk.
"In February, American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to take control of their heart health by better understanding and monitoring their blood pressure levels and making healthy lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce their risk of serious health consequences associated with high blood pressure," said Dr. Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association (AMA).
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- It was almost six years to the day after Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda completed her chemotherapy that doctors listened to her heart and gave her the bad news.
"I was exhausted," she said. "They found my heart was only working at 20% capacity." Her condition – heart failure – was likely caused by the chemotherapy that saved the former Marine from uterine cancer, combined with a family history of heart disease and stroke.
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Patients taking the blood thinner warfarin have been told that it should be taken at night, but a new study found the time of day doesn't matter.
"Whether warfarin is taken in the morning, or the evening, its therapeutic effect is the same," said lead researcher Dr. Scott Garrison, an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.