Women often do worse than men following a heart attack

Women Often Do Worse Than Men Following a Heart Attack

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Women fare worse then men after a heart attack, with longer hospital stays and a greater likelihood of dying in the hospital afterwards. The good news is the death rates for women after a heart attack are declining.


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Alcohol May Cause You to Develop Irregular Heartbeat

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Even in moderation, alcohol may be hard on your heart. A new study finds that having as little as one to three alcoholic drinks per day may increase your risk for atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). Here's why.


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The Tumor Your Doctors Usually Don’t Expect (Video)

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When a patient complains of cardiac symptoms, cardiac tumors are one of the last things doctors usually suspect. They are rare, and are usually benign or non-cancerous.


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Radiation That Cures Your Cancer Can Cause Collateral Damage (Video)

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Radiation therapy for head and neck cancers improves outcomes and even saves lives. However, the treatment also can have an unwanted side effect: Damage to blood vessels in the neck. Watch as one of our vascular surgeons explains.


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4 Reasons for Heart Patients to be Cautious About Marijuana

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Legalization and public acceptance of marijuana have outpaced scientific information on the drug. Doctors debate effects on heart health, urge more study.


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How to Measure Your Heart Surgery Risk (Video)

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Outcomes of heart surgery are measured to help improve programs nationwide. Risk adjustment is used, along with risk models that predict group risk versus individual risk, like low, medium or high. Learn more on how to measure your risk of heart surgery.


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How to Prevent Cardiac Surgical Wound Infections (Video)

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Infections following cardiac surgery don’t have to occur when you and your doctor team up to prevent them. Antibiotics, safe hair removal, plus your weight and diabetes control help before surgery.


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Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call (Video)

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When it comes to your heart health, studies show that the amount of caffeine in a few cups of coffee a day typically isn’t harmful. However, the risk of energy drinks isn’t one worth taking. Here’s why.


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Fish Faceoff: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon

Tags: diet, fish, healthy diet, omega-3, risk factors

You want the benefits of fish such as salmon — but what about the risks? Find out whether wild fish or farmed fish is better for your health.


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Heart Disease and Pregnancy: An Uneasy Mix

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Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.