Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting inhaled medications used by millions of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may raise the risk of cardiovascular complications among older patients, a new large Canadian study reveals.
Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although people with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are often advised to avoid activities more strenuous than golf or bowling, new research suggests that many people with these heart devices can participate in more vigorous sports.
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps that turn your
smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS
system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life
if you're having a heart attack.
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease
risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and
smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the
United States, according to a new study.
Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it's too late to start getting fit, but new research finds that shaping up in middle age lowers the odds for heart failure later in life.