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Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

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Unfortunately, a Beatles reunion will never happen. But for the lucky people of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Rick and the Arrhythmics returned for a long-awaited (by some, at least) encore.

Back in the 1980s, the band, which included several local doctors, specialized in rowdy, three-chord classic rock, including […]

Irregular heartbeat develops much earlier in men

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A type of irregular heartbeat that greatly increases the risk for stroke develops much earlier in men, a new study shows.

Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to quiver. Left untreated, it increases the risk of heart-related death and is linked to a five-fold increased […]

Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

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Like many teenagers, Jillian Marks had a flair for the dramatic as she navigated adolescence. Then she encountered real drama, provided by a word that young people don’t expect to hear: stroke.

“I do tend to overreact,” said Jillian, a sophomore at the State University of […]

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Office pop-in comes at just the right time for Washington man having stroke

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Television producer Lane Ficke was chatting with videographer Dave Gordon about plans for the next day when Gordon suddenly stopped talking mid-sentence.

“His face just scrunched up and then he turned and stared at his computer,” Ficke said.

Ficke initially thought Gordon was playing a joke, and […]

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Looking beyond the heart in adults with congenital heart disease

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Laura Goldenschue takes antibiotics before going to the dentist, even just for a routine cleaning. The 59-year-old from Texas assembles a team of specialists when facing a procedure as minor as a cyst removal. She carries a tiny “health passport” that lists her doctors and […]

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Looking beyond the heart in adults with congenital heart disease

Hollywood producer pens memoir about heart surgery, life

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An avid golfer, Richard Crystal was enjoying a day on the course with friends when he realized something wasn’t right. He had a burning sensation in his chest. Then his heart began beating rapidly.

Fortunately, he didn’t delay in seeing his cardiologist. He learned that he […]

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After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits

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Many heart attack survivors return to work soon after recovery, but not all of them stay, a new study shows.

The findings, published Wednesday in Journal of the American Heart Association, show one in four survivors leave their job within a year after returning to work.

Earlier studies have […]

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Side effects jump after blood pressure drugs go generic

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Side effects quickly climbed among users of three common blood pressure drugs one month after generic versions became available in Canada, a new study shows.

The findings, published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, suggest generic versions of the drugs may not be exactly equivalent to their […]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Side effects jump after blood pressure drugs go generic

Two strokes, decades apart, and a cancer diagnosis in between

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Belinda De La Rosa was driving to a doctor’s appointment for what she thought was tennis elbow. A nagging pain in her left arm had been bothering her for days.

She happened to be passing a hospital on that day in 1997 when the […]

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