Tag Archives: heart

Many Cardiologists Ill-Equipped to Treat Heart Disease in Cancer Survivors

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 — Cancer treatments save lives, but they can also compromise the heart in the long run. Now, new research shows that many U.S. cardiologists aren’t trained to treat this unique group of patients. Heart disease and cancer are the two main causes of death in the United States, but advances in… Read More »

Blood Thinner Found to Significantly Reduce Subsequent Heart Failure Risks

Researchers report 17 percent reduction in strokes and heart attacks with low dose blood thinner Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease or irregular heart rhythms was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such… Read More »

Fewer people died from heart disease in states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act

Counties in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act had fewer deaths annually from heart disease compared to areas that did not expand Medicaid, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019. Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which occurred in 2014,… Read More »