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“Broken Heart Syndrome” Protects The Heart From Adrenaline Overload, Suggests Animal Model

A condition that temporarily causes heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually protect the heart from very high levels of adrenaline, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. The research provides the first physiological explanation for Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called “broken heart syndrome” because it affects people who suffer […]

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Bariatric Surgery Associated With Reduction In Cardiovascular Events And Death

Among obese individuals, having bariatric surgery was associated with a reduced long-term incidence of cardiovascular deaths and events such as heart attack and stroke, according to a study in the January 4 issue of JAMA. The study was conducted by Lars Sjostrom, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues.

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Depression Can Lead To Heart Disease

Depression may have more far-reaching consequences than previously believed. Recent data suggests that individuals who suffer from a mood disorder could be twice as likely to have a heart attack compared to individuals who are not depressed. This process has been poorly understood — until now. A new study led by Concordia University has found […]

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No Increased Risk Of Serious Cardiovascular Events Found Among Adults Who Use ADHD Medications

Although there have been cardiovascular safety concerns about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications because of their ability to increase heart rate and blood pressure levels, an analysis that included more than 150,000 ADHD users found no evidence of an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or sudden cardiac death associated with current use compared with non-use […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Associated With Low Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Adhering to a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, exercising regularly, having a low body weight and eating a healthy diet, appears to lower the risk of sudden cardiac death in women, according to a study in the July 6 issue of JAMA. The research was conducted by Stephanie E. Chiuve, Sc.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]

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Positive Life Satisfaction Appears To Be Protective Against Heart Disease

While depression and anxiety have long been recognized as risk factors for heart disease, there is less certainty over the beneficial effects of a ‘positive’ psychological state. Following a study of almost 8000 British civil servants, researchers can now say that a satisfying life is indeed good for the heart. The results of the study […]

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Incidence of Heart Attack, Stroke, And Death Drop Significantly After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can cut the incidence of heart attack, stroke or death by as much as 50 percent, according to a new study* presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Overall, bariatric surgery was associated with a 25 to 50 percent risk reduction from either […]

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