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You Might Be Getting the Wrong Dose of Your Heart Drug, New Studies Show

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Two new studies out today found that patients may not be prescribed the best possible dosages of common heart medication… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Carmat withdraws initial request to resume artificial heart implants

(Reuters) – Artificial heart maker Carmat said on Monday it had decided to withdraw its initial request to France’s national drugs agency (ANSM) to resume trial implantations. ANSM ordered Carmat in December to suspend further implantations following the death of a fifth patient in October. “The patient’s death was due to an interruption in the […]

Successful pregnancy possible even with heart defects

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Women who are born with high-risk heart defects can have successful pregnancies if they get the right medical support, according to new U.S. guidelines. The guidelines are the first from the American Heart Association to offer a road map to women with congenital heart defects who have long been […]

Psoriasis with arthritis linked to heart disease risk

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Arthritis that accompanies the skin condition psoriasis may also come with a higher risk of heart problems, according to a Hong Kong study. In particular, patients with so-called psoriatic arthritis may have a three- to four-fold higher prevalence of plaque in their coronary arteries, which leads to a higher […]

Heart problems tied to increased risk of suicide

By Andrew M. Seaman People with acute coronary syndrome caused by poor blood flow to the heart may be at an increased risk of suicide – especially in the six months following their diagnosis, according to a new study from Taiwan. Acute coronary syndrome, which includes problems ranging from a heart attack to a type […]

Blood pressure spike around doctors might point to heart problem

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Some older people who get what’s known as white coat hypertension – a spike in blood pressure at the doctors’ office – may have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a study suggests. White coat hypertension is pretty common – lots of people get stressed out around […]

Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks: study

Screening young children for high cholesterol at the same time as they receive routine vaccinations could prevent hundreds of heart attacks in young adults each year, researchers in Britain said Wednesday. FH runs in families, and if left untreated can raise the risk of heart disease at a young age as much as 100 times, […]

Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks

Screening young children for high cholesterol at the same time as they receive routine vaccinations could prevent hundreds of heart attacks in young adults each year, researchers in Britain said Wednesday. FH runs in families, and if left untreated can raise the risk of heart disease at a young age as much as 100 times, […]

Anti-inflammatory pills tied to heart failure risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with an increased risk of heart failure – even in people without a history of cardiac issues, a recent study suggests. Overall, the odds of a hospital admission for heart failure was 19 percent higher for people who used NSAIDs in […]

Amgen, Arrowhead team up on gene-therapies for heart disease

Amgen Inc said on Thursday it would buy a stake in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc and collaborate with the company to develop gene-silencing therapies for heart disease. Arrowhead will get $ 35 million up front and a $ 21.5 million injection from Amgen that will give the world's No. 1 biotech company by market value an […]

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