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Heart transplants from significantly overweight donors reveal similar results for patients

DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Heart transplant patients who received hearts from severely obese donors had similar short-term outcomes and long-term survival as patients who received hearts from non-obese donors, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. The waiting list for a heart transplant in the U.S.…

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy, According to Dr. William Li

Illustration by Asia Pietryzk“Your heart is the center of your body’s universe: Literally every part of your health depends on it,” says Dr. William Li, a Harvard-trained physician and author of the New York Times bestselling Eat to Beat Disease. “It jets over a gallon of blood per minute to all other organs, so if…

Heart attacks and strokes halved using pharmacist-led home blood pressure telemonitoring

A study published this week in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension found that 12 months of pharmacist-managed home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management lowered hypertension for two years. Researchers also observed that study participants enrolled in telemonitoring were about half as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as those receiving usual…

The coronavirus-connected heart ailment that could lead to sudden death in athletes

Cardiologists are increasingly concerned that coronavirus infections could cause heart complications that lead to sudden cardiac death in athletes.Why it matters: Even if just a tiny percentage of COVID-19 cases lead to major cardiac conditions, the sheer scope of the pandemic raises the risk for those who regularly conduct the toughest physical activity — including…

Warframe’s Heart Of Deimos Expansion To Launch A Little Later Than Planned On Switch

Update 2 (Thu 27th Aug, 2020 17:00 BST): Well, that didn't take long! Warframe's Heart of Deimos update is now live on Nintendo Switch. Make sure your game's up to date and get stuck in! Update 1 (Wed 26th Aug, 2020 09:45 BST): Warframe's next open-world expansion, Heart of Deimos, has now launched for PC,…

Spit in a tube to diagnose heart attack

Sophia Antipolis, France - 26 Aug 2020: A saliva test could fast track heart attack diagnosis, according to preliminary research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 The innovative technique requires patients to spit into a tube and provides results in 10 minutes, compared to at least one hour for the standard blood test. Heart attacks…

Post-COVID Heart Problems Are Real, In Spite Of Research Study Corrections

p>Corrections to a heavily criticized study of lingering cardiac abnormalities after COVID-19 recovery, criticized for data analysis problems, didn't alter the overall conclusions. The study from Germany had been flagged on Twitter for using inaccurate metrics for the data analysis, as well as inconsistencies internally in the paper. For example, "the fact that it's not…

4 Ways to Prevent Heart Attack

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An exclusive park in the heart of Silicon Valley faces a racial justice numeration

For people in Northern California, Foothills Park may be the perfect getaway spot. The pristine area has a lake and trails spread across 1,400 acres, nearly twice the size of New York City’s Central Park, and it’s a short drive from the sprawling headquarters of companies such as Apple and Google.But its most striking feature…

Small Left Heart Syndrome

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