Tag Archives: Heart

Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure

Fast and efficient: A new blood test is being developed at Queen’s University. Photo: REUTERS Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure Independent.ie A rapid blood test that detects heart failure at an early stage has been developed by scientists in Ireland. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/irish-scientists-create-blood-test-that-could-save-lives-of-those-at-highest-risk-of-heart-failure-38176982.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38176428.ece/4bf11/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%20H-HIV-PAKISTAN.jpg Email… Read More »

Multiple medications could help frail older adults live longer after heart attack but may impact function

Study Highlights: Nursing home residents prescribed three or four medications following a heart attack were less likely to die within 90 days than those prescribed only one medication. However, multiple medications did not impact the number of rehospitalizations. It was unclear if it increased functional decline. DALLAS  – Nursing home residents prescribed multiple medications following… Read More »

Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can affect your heart

As the cold and flu season continues this year, it is important to be aware that many of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for congestion, aches, pains, and low-grade fevers contain medicines that can have harmful effects on the cardiovascular system. Chief among these medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and decongestants. NSAIDs… Read More »