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  • HEALTHHEARTHow An Apple Watch Saved This Man From a Life-Threatening Blood Clot

    10/17/2017 4:33:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mens' Health ^ | October 16, 2017 | BY ALISA HRUSTIC
    After James Green realized that his heart rate was consistently spiking, he knew something was wrong PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TWITTER/JAMESTGREEN Your health tracker may not always be perfect—but for 28-year-old James Green of Brooklyn, New York, receiving a simple alert from his Apple Watch saved his life.Green tweeted on Friday that HeartWatch, one of the Apple Watch’s health sensors, measured his heart rate at consistently above his resting rate of 54, even though he was just sitting at his desk. Turns out those spikes were signaling a pulmonary embolism, his doctors told him after he made his way to the...
  • Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

    09/05/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/4/17 | Ian Sample
    Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way. If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever...
  • Vanity: Schedule yourself for a stress test

    07/15/2017 9:43:46 AM PDT · by JimRed · 33 replies
    Self | 07/15/2017 | JimRed
    I recommend that all FReepers who have not had a recent stress test have one performed. I survived a heart attack in 2011 and have had twice-a-year follow up visits with my cardiologist. In May he scheduled me for a stress test as it had been years since I had one. He found anomalies in the display (lower blood supply to the heart muscle under stress than while at rest) and recommended a cardiac catheterization procedure. They found a new blockage and the old stent was blocked. They did the required repairs and I feel fine. God has been better...
  • Emergency Prayer Request For Mother in Heart Surgery!!

    06/08/2017 6:35:34 PM PDT · by CWW · 81 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06-08-2017 | cww
    My mother-in-law, Florence, is undergoing emergency heart surgery at this hour. She experienced a heart attack this evening. She has had several in the past. She has been a wonderful mother-in-law! Please pray for her recovery and for the skill of the heart surgeon!
  • Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    05/23/2017 10:09:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart
  • This start-up has stumbled across an incredibly popular use for the Apple Watch

    05/12/2017 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 12, 2017 | By Christina Farr
    The app, called Cardiogram, said it has 100,000 daily active users and a 73% open rate The app can also be used to screen for heart rhythm abnormalities This is the latest in a series of studies that are exploring how artificial intelligence can root out abnormalities in medical data The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a useful tool for monitoring serious medical conditions, and not just for fitness. A mobile health app made by start-up Cardiogram, backed by Silicon Valley venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz, has proven to be shockingly popular among the people who download...
  • Former Jets player who saved Rod Carew’s life was lifelong fan

    04/15/2017 4:59:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2017 | Chris Perez
    All baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew needed was a new heart and a little hope — what he didn’t know was that a young boy he met almost 20 years ago would be the one to give it to him. The kid was Konrad Reuland, a former Jets and Ravens tight end whose unexpected death from a brain aneurysm shocked friends and teammates last year. He was just 11-years-old when him and the Twins legend first crossed paths.
  • Doctors Perform Heart Surgery On Baby Still Inside Womb To Remove Tumor

    03/31/2017 2:07:21 PM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 3/30/17 | Stephani Stahl
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renowned for its fetal surgery in which an operation is performed on a baby still inside the womb. Recently, in yet another historic procedure, CHOP doctors undertook a risky and delicate operation on a tiny fetal heart. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the exclusive story of what it took to save an unborn baby named Juan.
  • Heart - "Never"

    11/25/2016 7:17:01 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 07 FEBRUARY 2011 | HEARTVEVO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWzy5q_M5Ho
  • New Statin Guidelines: Everyone 40 and Older Should Be Considered for the Drug Therapy

    11/15/2016 11:54:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Sunday issued new guidance for the use of cholesterol-busting statin drugs. The report greatly expands the universe of people who should be screened to see if they need the medication to everyone over age 40 regardless of whether they have a history of cardiovascular disease. The recommendations also support the position of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, which in 2013 radically shifted their advice from suggesting that doctors focus on the level of a patient’s low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” to looking at a more comprehensive picture...
  • Heavy chocolate consumption may be linked to heart health, study suggests

    10/11/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 66 replies
    BMJ-British Medical Journal ^ | August 30, 2011 | BMJ-British Medical Journal
    High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, suggests a study published online in the British Medical Journal.... The findings confirm results of existing studies that generally agree on a potential beneficial link between chocolate consumption and heart health. However, the authors stress that further studies are needed to test whether chocolate actually causes this reduction or if it can be explained by some other unmeasured (confounding) factor.... They analysed the results of seven studies, involving over 100,000 participants with and without existing heart disease. For each study,...
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve diagnosis

    09/15/2016 7:22:24 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 36 replies
    Self | An American in Turkiye
    I turn 45 in November and was just diagnosed with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve. I have no symptoms whatsoever. My doc heard a murmur last month and I had an echocardiogram yesterday. Nurse called me today with the news. I do have pretty high cholesterol, and my blood pressure is usually around 135/80. Any Freepers or their loved ones have this? Any comments are appreciated as I'm continuing my research on the subject.
  • Mystery heart found in Ziploc bag in field (photo)

    09/13/2016 2:36:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.cleveland19.com ^ | Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 11:22 am CDT | By Jen Picciano, Reporter
    NORWALK, OH (WOIO) - A bizarre case out of Huron County has detectives looking for the person who belonged to a heart discovered in a field on Milan Avenue in Norwalk. All the Norwalk police department has right now is a heart in a Ziploc bag. They're hoping to determine if it's human, and where it came from. "This is pretty unusual. We have no idea where it came from," said Sgt. Jim Fulton, with Norwalk Police Department. In late August, a North Central EMS crew idling at the Friendship Store on Milan Avenue came across the heart. Fulton said...
  • Why science says you should have more sex

    08/30/2016 2:14:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 29, 2016 | Michelle Wheeler
    Kevin Netto, director of research at Curtin University's School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, says sex is akin to moderate level exercise. It causes heart rate rises, systolic blood pressure increases, diastolic blood pressure decreases and you sweat more. "It's exactly the same benefits as doing a full body cardio work but the caveat being that you have to maintain it for long enough," A/Prof Netto says. He says a French study found that the act of sex lasts for about 17 minutes on average "from whoa to go". "For most people it's not long enough and it's not often...
  • WikiLeaks Medical Shock: Hillary Emailed Details Of New Implantable Heart Defibrillator

    08/25/2016 2:46:52 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 46 replies
    http://truepundit.com/ ^ | August 25, 2016 | admin
    In 2010. then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received email from one of her closest personal confidants detailing medical benefits of a new Implantable Heart Defibrillator used to jolt the heart from under the skin to interrupt life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia, records show. The email further complicates questions and controversy wildly swirling around Clinton’s medical history. In fact, these new revelations take the concerns about Clinton’s heath, and her ability to serve as president, to a much more dire level. Betsy Ebeling, Hillary Clinton’s closest friend since six grade, emailed the Secretary of State idetails on a break through for a wireless...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

    08/01/2016 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | James Bernstein
    Heart attack patients who took high doses of fish oil supplements for six months showed improved heart function and less scarring, researchers report. It is not yet precisely known how the large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in these supplements might have helped the healing process, but the results are encouraging, said study senior author Dr. Raymond Kwong. He is director of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In his study, 360 heart attack survivors were followed for six months. Half of them were given 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acid supplements daily for six...
  • A Sugar Can Melt Away Cholesterol (Snort Febreze)

    05/18/2016 8:25:02 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Science News Magazine ^ | 5-18-2016 | S, Zimmer - Tina Hesman Saey
    Tina Hesman SaeyMay 16, 2016 A sugar that freshens air in rooms may also clean cholesterol out of hardened arteries. The sugar, cyclodextrin, removed cholesterol that had built up in the arteries of mice fed a high-fat diet, researchers report April 6 in Science Translational Medicine. The sugar enhances a natural cholesterol-removal process and persuades immune cells to soothe inflammation instead of provoking it, say immunologist Eicke Latz and colleagues. Cyclodextrin, more formally known as 2-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin, is the active ingredient in the air freshener Febreze. It is also used in a wide variety of drugs; it helps make hormones, antifungal...
  • Right-Hearted Patient Confuses Doctors, Medical Devices

    05/12/2016 11:54:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, 12 May 2016 | VM Sathish
    Yadav has his heart on the right side of his chest A blue-collar worker was rushed to a hospital in Mussafaa industrial area of Abu Dhabi following a chest pain. The patient complained of persistent chest pain on the right side, radiating to right shoulder. However, the doctor attending him at the Lifecare Hospital was confused as he could not hear his heartbeat. The reason: the patient has his heart on the right side. The Egyptian doctor with more than 25 years of experience says he has not seen such a case in his life. Dr. Khaled Galal (Consultant Interventional...
  • Vitamin D boosts heart function in study

    04/04/2016 8:04:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | Health Daily News
    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 -- Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new British study suggests. "These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients," said study leader Dr. Klaus Witte, from the University of Leeds School of Medicine. "It is the first evidence that vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness -- known as heart failure."