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Anger, Heart Attack and Strokes

Although the risk of experiencing an acute cardiovascular event with any single outburst of anger is relatively low, the risk can accumulate for people with frequent episodes of anger. Harvard School of Public Health March, 2014 Angry outbursts appear to boost heart attack, stroke risk People who have angry outbursts appear to be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, especially within the first two hours of an outburst, according to a study by Harvard School of Public Health… Keep Reading

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FDA: Atrial Fibrillation and New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs

From the US Food and Drug Administration October 2016 Ellis F. Unger, M.D. More than 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, a problem with the electrical system of the heart that causes an irregular heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation can produce palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, weakness, and chest pain, or may occur without symptoms. The main concern, however, is that atrial fibrillation can lead to the formation of blood clots in the heart, which can travel to the brain and… Keep Reading

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Issues in Heart Medication Adherence

Less than half of heart patients take their prescriptions as directed. American College of Cardiology Medication Adherence Remains Challenging for Heart Patients –January 2017– With less than half of heart patients taking their prescriptions as directed, increasing medication adherence is critical to improving public health, based on a recent review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Each year, heart disease accounts for roughly 125,000 preventable deaths—many of which result from patients failing to take life-saving medication. In… Keep Reading

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