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How Thyroid Hormone Levels Affect Your Heart Function

Did you know there’s a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls your heart? It’s your thyroid, and it produces hormones that control how your body functions. In this role, it governs how strongly your heart beats. When your thyroid works normally, you will feel normal. But in 12% of adults—mostly women—it stops working like […]
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Ask the Doctors: Gout & Heart Attack Risk; Does Psoriasis Increase Risk for Heart...

I have a history of gout. Can it increase my risk of heart attack? Gout is associated with increased risk of heart attack and cardiovascular (CV) death, even in the absence of other known CV risk factors. Gout is associated with both acute and chronic inflammation, which promote CV disease. Gout also elevates uric acid […]
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Radiation to the Chest Increases Heart‑Disease Risk Later in Life

Most cancer survivors are eager to put the experience behind them and live life to the fullest. That’s why heart disease caused by the very treatments that cure cancer can be emotionally devastating. If you received radiation to the chest, you are at high risk for developing heart disease years—even decades—later. Now there are guidelines […]
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Heart Beat: September 2020

Heart and Other Diseases Increase Risk of Death from COVID-19 If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or lung disease, you are at higher-than-normal risk for a bad outcome from COVID-19 infection and should take every precaution to avoid exposure to the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was informed of the first […]
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Are Your Kidneys Healthy?

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, the health of your kidneys may be the last thing on your mind. But if your heart isn’t working properly, your kidneys may be affected, too. Heart disease is a risk factor for progressive loss of kidney function, a condition called chronic kidney disease (CKD). “It’s a […]
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Heart Beat: August 2020

Metformin Appears to Protect Diabetic Patients Undergoing Surgery People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of complications and death from major surgical procedures. A study in the April 8 issue of JAMA Surgery suggests the diabetes drug metformin may offer them some protection. The retrospective study of more than 10,000 patients who had […]
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Could Diabetes Be Sneaking Up on You?

Diabetes is so common that many people fail to understand how serious it is. High sugar levels in the blood silently wreak havoc on blood vessels throughout the body. When large blood vessels are affected, the risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease increases exponentially. When the smaller vessels are affected, patients can […]
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Sleep Apnea, a Thief That Can Steal Your Heart Health

Is your snoring legendary? If so, you may suffer from sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). The hallmark of SDB is snoring punctuated by short periods of silence that are followed by a snort or gasp. Although you may be unaware of this sleep pattern, it will bother others within earshot. It may also affect your heart. SDB […]
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Heart Beat: May 2020

It’s Safe to Go Home Shortly After Heart Surgery Say goodbye to six or seven days in the hospital after elective open-heart surgery. At the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in January 2020, researchers presented evidence that a shorter hospital stay is safe. Compared with patients who stayed in hospital longer, those […]
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Heart Beat: February 2020

Early Discontinuation of Aspirin After Stenting May Be Okay Following angioplasty and stenting, patients take aspirin plus clopidogrel (Plavix¨), ticagrelor (Brilinta¨) or prasugrel (Effient¨) for up to 12 months to prevent a blood clot from forming inside the stent. This regimen, known as dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), can cause unwanted internal bleeding. A study reported […]
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New Diabetes Drugs a Boon for Patients with Heart Failure

SGLT2 inhibitors go above and beyond lowering blood sugar to prevent heart failure-related deaths and hospitalizations. By Holly Strawbridge Patients with diabetes have numerous options for drugs to lower their blood sugar (glucose) levels. But a newer class of diabetes medications known as sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors has benefits that far surpass those […]
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Ask the Doctors: January 2020

I recently had valve surgery, and my doctor recommended cardiac rehab. Isn’t that just for people who had a heart attack or bypass surgery? In addition to coronary artery disease and diagnoses such as heart attack, angina, bypass surgery and angioplasty or stenting, other indications for cardiac rehab (CR) include heart valve repair or replacement, […]
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