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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Heart Health News: Women active have lower risk of heart disease-- high-fat diet helps minimize heart attack damage--Stress linked to worse recovery after heart attack

Women active a few times weekly have lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots Middle-aged women physically active a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women. More frequent physical activity does not appear to lower the risks further, research shows. Continue Reading
In the short run, a high-fat diet may help minimize heart attack damage A high-fat diet, eaten one day to two weeks days before a heart attack, reduced heart attack damage in mice by about 50 percent, according to a new study. The finding could provide insight into the "obesity paradox," by which obesity appears to provide protection to heart attack patients. Continue Reading
Even mild heart failure can lead to sudden death Sudden cardiac arrest is a possible cause of death in patients with non-ischemic cardiac muscle weakness, i.e. a type of heart failure caused by genetics or for which no cause is known. Now, researchers have successfully demonstrated the advantages of an implanted defibrillator as a means of prevention Continue reading

Stress linked to worse recovery in women after heart attack Young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts, which could contribute to worse recovery from acute myocardial infarction, according to new findings by researchers. Continue Reading

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