(Reuters Health) - Just one in three patients enrolls in recommended cardiac rehabilitation after having a blocked heart artery cleared and a stent inserted, a Michigan study suggests. Despite benefits from rehabilitation such as better quality of life and lower rates of rehospitalization, patients may not attend these sessions because of issues related to insurance, costs and access to a rehab facility, the study authors report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Efforts to get doctors to increase their referrals of patients for cardiac rehab have worked, the authors write, but more needs to be done to make sure patients attend the sessions. “The use of cardiac rehabilitation after coronary stenting carries the strongest recommendation in our clinical practice guidelines,” said lead author Dr. Devraj Sukul of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Unfortunately, the use of cardiac rehabilitation among eligible patients remains low,” he … [Read more...] about Few heart patients use cardiac rehab after stenting
Cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting is a leading cause of disease-related health loss in the United States, a new study says. But bystander use of CPR and automated external defibrillators reduces the risk of death and disability. "Cardiac arrest is unique because survival is dependent on the timely response of bystanders, medical dispatch, EMS personnel, physicians and hospital staff," said lead author Dr. Ryan Coute, a resident in emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Coute said people need to know that "cardiac arrest" and "heart attack" are not the same. Cardiac arrest, an abrupt loss of the heart's ability to pump, leads to death within minutes if not treated. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Researchers analyzed nearly 60,000 cardiac arrest cases that occurred outside a hospital setting in 2016. Their aim was to find out the years of life lost prematurely along with years lived with disability due to a disease. … [Read more...] about Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths
Just last month, a child in Fountain Hills, Arizona, suffered a cardiac arrest, with a teacher saving the middle school student. The incident reflects the results of a new study from the University of North Carolina showing cardiac arrest among young people is rising nationwide. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, as many as 2,000 young adults under 25 years old die of sudden cardiac arrest each year. Dr. Timothy Byrne is an interventional cardiologist with Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and says in almost every case where a child or teen collapses from a cardiac event, congenital heart disease was undiagnosed.Byrne has been the team doctor for the Phoenix Suns for 29 years and says every player gets an annual echocardiogram just to be sure they're safe to play. He says that isn't standard when kids get a physical but maybe it should be, especially for those with a family history of heart disease, as 50 percent of kids will inherit it."If all the kids have an … [Read more...] about About 2,000 young adults under 25 die of sudden cardiac arrest each year. And it’s rising, study says
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by: Russel Davis Tags: badhealth, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, heart disease, heart health, natural cures, natural remedies, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency (Natural News) Not getting enough sunlight may significantly increase the odds of future heart disease in obese children, a recent study revealed. Researchers pooled data from medical records of children and teens aged between six and 17 years. The researchers assessed the participants’ total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, low-density lipoprotein, and non-HDL cholesterol. Study data showed that participants suffering vitamin D deficiency had increased levels of atherogenic lipids and markers of early heart disease than those who had adequate vitamin D levels. The study is among the first to find a correlation between low vitamin D levels and increased risk of cardiovascular disease in children and teens. “Pediatric obesity affects … [Read more...] about Children deficient in vitamin D may die from heart disease later in life… why won’t doctors recommend this low-cost nutrient?
A cardiologist at the University Medical Centre HCM City uses echocardiography to examine a child.(Source:VNA) HCM City (VNA) - The University Medical Centre Ho Chi Minh City opened the Echocardiography Training Centre for training and research purposes in compliance with international standards on January 15. The professional echocardiography training centre will offer early detection and diagnosis of cardiac diseases and develop professional skills for cardiologists at hospitals across the country. As many as 200 people will be trained in basic and advanced echocardiography skills at the centre. With at least 150 beds for cardiac in-patients, and 7,000 out-patient visits at the University Medical Centre, a huge patient data resource for education and training will be available, said Truong Quang Binh, Deputy Director of the hospital. Echocardiography, which is non- invasive with no radiation, evaluates the structure and functions of cardiovascular precisely, Bình said. … [Read more...] about Echocardiography Training Centre opens in HCM City