Tag Archives: Heart

Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease. Pain Relievers May Be to Blame.

Osteoarthritis has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study suggests that a large part of the risk comes from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, or NSAIDs. Such drugs include ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), as well as a variety of prescription NSAIDs. Researchers used Canadian health… Read More »

Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggests that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now new research has found that stopping the drugs may be a bad idea. The retrospective study, published in the European Heart Journal, included 120,173 people who turned 75 while taking… Read More »

Mayo initiative shows AI can detect irregular heart rhythms

Atrial fibrillation is difficult to diagnose, especially if the heart is in normal rhythm during a test. But artificial intelligence is able to detect recent AF that occurred without symptoms or that is impending. Leveraging a convolutional neural network, Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an AI-enabled electrocardiogram to detect the electrocardiographic signature of AF present… Read More »

Medical News Today: Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. New research suggests that both blood pressure readings are equally important. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year.… Read More »