Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group. the study was the first to find that lower HDL cholesterol levels only predicted increased cardiovascular disease risk for white adults.
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“The take-home message here is that for protective health benefits people could not only ideally aim for 10,000 steps a day but also aim to walk faster.”
The panel of experts concluded that with regard to the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer, the harms of beta carotene supplementation outweigh the benefits and that there is no net benefit of supplementation with vitamin E for those purposes.
Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which is owned by Google — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync. But some cardiologists say the information the devices produce isn’t always useful.
What do the numbers tell us about COVID-19, vaccines and myocarditis?
A life-sustaining heart pump was taken off the market after years of problems and FDA inaction. Thousands of people are now stuck with it embedded in their hearts.
Chance of resuscitation may be better a airports and on airplanes because there are witnesses and automatic external defibrillators are nearby.
Inspectors repeatedly found manufacturing and device quality problems with the HeartWare pump. But the FDA didn’t penalize the company, and patients had the device implanted without knowing the facts.
Planning, air cleaners, masks and more . . .
we found that there is currently little evidence to suggest a vegan diet protects the heart, or can reverse heart disease.
The evidence suggests: Yes.
In the US, there’s increasing attention on high risk for heart disease among Americans of South Asian descent, a growing population of about 5.4 million.
Everyone should take precautions, especially infants, children, and people over 65, or those that are pregnant, have heart or lung diseases, diabetes, stroke survivors, and those suffering from COVID-19.
Of these patients, one in three was admitted to the intensive care unit and 7% died.