Heart Disease News? Have You Heard Any?

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Teri16
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   Posted 3/22/2005 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
Have you heard any news today?  Anything that you'd care to discuss, or share?!  Please don't be shy, we welcome other's thoughts and ideas here, let's just remember this Forum is about Heart Disease and anything we can learn to pass on to other's could be a wonderful thing!! tongue
 
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   Posted 3/26/2005 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'm the big news freak tongue so I'll go first! yeah
 
I do a lot of reading and research so I catch these stories, but I read where another study has shown that a surge of energy and a lot of physical activity, or a bout of extreme emotional distress can bring on a Heart Attack in people at risk.
 
I would imagine that's why my Dr. told me and actually encouraged me to be completely aware of the addiction of Klonipin, but to use it as necessary during the past many months with the added stresses of both of my parent's illnesses and then deaths.  I have to add here, that I was very careful with the medication, and only used it during the extreme emotional time, but I'm glad I had it at hand.
 
This is also when my angina and my fibrillations increased!  So I can believe this theory holds true in many cases.
 
So if you've never exercised and plan to start, get your Dr.'s okay and then start gradually~don't overdo the first workout, that's where the problems seem to occur.
 
I hope this helps a bit...
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 4/13/2005 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Statins May Cut Stroke Disability, Deaths
 
"The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins -- such as Lipitor (also known as simvastatin) or Zocor (simvastatin) -- have the potential to prevent long-term disability following a stroke, a new study shows."
 
See the rest of the article at the site listed here,
 
 
 
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   Posted 4/14/2005 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
"Cold Bug Tied to Heart Attack in Younger Men - Study"
 
See the following link...
 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_24079.html
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   Posted 4/14/2005 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Teri, great articles.I know stress can have an affect on heart health, that's why everyday for 2 yrs i started an exercise regimen.

I walk about three miles (sometimes more) just to clear my head. Sometimes i even pray, meditate and make decisions when i walk. Usually i walk alone, bcuz i want to take advantage of quiet time and blend with nature.

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   Posted 4/14/2005 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
How wonderful, jtu! I'm unable to do a lot of physical things anymore, just standing the couple hours during the day and walking a bit at the shop are about all the exercise I can do~very fatiguing... :) However, for a while I was gettng into Tai Chi and that was a wonderful way to exercise and just concentrate~very peaceful music to go with it and you're in a zone. :) My arthritis keeps me from enjoying some of these other things along with the heart failure. That's why I encourage people and enjoy hearing from others like you that are trying so hard to stay healthy and fit!~that's the way to do it right!!

You rock!!

Teri :)
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   Posted 4/14/2005 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   

"Special Focus on Stroke

Drug-eluting stents evaluated in head-to-head comparison trials

Sirolimus-eluting stent found more effective for preventing restenosis in diabetic patients."

 
 
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   Posted 4/14/2005 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
 

"Preventive Cardiology

TNT: LDL lower than 100 mg/dL provides improved outcomes

Active treatment group had a mean LDL of 77 mg/dL and a 22% reduction in events over those at 100 mg/dL."

 
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   Posted 4/14/2005 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
 
"However, in a written statement released after the meeting, he said, “Merck has not altered its position on the voluntary withdrawal of Vioxx. Anything further would be speculation.”
 
 
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   Posted 4/14/2005 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
"Special Focus on Stroke

Stroke experts debate FDA approval process for devices

Merci Retrieval System was approved to remove blood clots in patients experiencing a stroke."

 
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   Posted 4/16/2005 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
good articles teri
I do incline at 2.0 to 2.5 and speed 2.0 up to 3.0 on the tread mill 15 mon twice a day then I do my vegtable gardening and flower gardening too. after that when the weather warms up go up adn use the communitympool 6 miles from us it is an olympic size pool suppose to be heated but the water always feels cold to me but will start a swimming later on and bike riding with myred helmet of course and cell phone withme. I havenotcied too during times of stree my pulse goes up rather high and my thyroid starts to act up due to the tigers reacting to stress but I try to take it easy adn be careful too.
That Tai Chi sounds good but makes my upper bones ache thinking of it.
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jtu91952
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   Posted 4/16/2005 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Teri, those were very good articles, thank you. Like Heidi, i can't wait to start in my garden. I live in upstate Ny and im waiting for the last frost. Probably will start my garden May 1.

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   Posted 4/17/2005 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Gardening most be a universal therapy for many people! tongue   My husband and I spend a lot of time enjoying our gardens, though I must admit, that my husband does all the hard work! yeah  
 
 Hugs, Teri :)
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   Posted 5/12/2005 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Lots of News today on the Health Front! yeah
 
First of all researchers say that they have found a drug that targets a gene thought to cause heart attacks!
  
Also, Ace inhibitors help with the "survival of older people with heart failure and kidney disease."
 
And last, but not least,  "People with implanted nerve stimulators to treat brain, spinal or other disorders may risk comas, serious injury or death if they undergo magnetic resonance imaging scans, U.S. regulators warned on Tuesday."
 


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   Posted 5/13/2005 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
 "Carbon Monoxide Often Damages Heart"
 
"Among people who suffer moderate to severe carbon monoxide poisoning, more than a third will develop cardiovascular symptoms, new research indicates."
 
 
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   Posted 5/15/2005 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
in our paper today their was an article that for women on statins and they said statins so I am guessing it covers all statins for it didnot name a particullary statin that takeing a statin can reduce our risk for Breaast cancer :-) cool   to me that is good news and one less thing to worry about.
I do my Self exams on the 12thof each month and get yearly mammograms I did have a few scares but they were fluid filled cysts but for women who also have breast cancer maybe this might keep them in remission.
HEidi
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Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle
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Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings
have trouble remembering to fly.
 
Mighty hands are guiding me to protect me
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   Posted 5/16/2005 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Such great articles! I'm glad we have Teri and others who keep on researching. Thank you all. Kathy
 
P.S. I wanted to share, too. I just got this in an email from about.com re: female-pattern coronary heart disease. Who'd a thunk? Let me know what you think about this. I'm still trying to digest it.
 


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Teri16
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   Posted 5/16/2005 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathlyn, that was a really wonderful article! I'll have to look into that one a bit more!

Hugs, Teri :)
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heartangel
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   Posted 5/16/2005 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
it was a great article thanks.

 Heidi
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have trouble remembering to fly.
 
Mighty hands are guiding me to protect me
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Teri16
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   Posted 5/16/2005 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Heidi, that article referencing statins and breast cancer, could be a win win for many us!!  Especially, if like me, you have a family member or yourself,  both with heart disease and breast cancer!!

Thanks for taking the time to put that up here!!

Hugs, Teri :)


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   Posted 5/24/2005 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Hi Everyone:
 
    I just finished reading an article on multislice computered tomography that will supposedly take the place of a heart cath.  Heck if it lives up to its potential I'd rather try that first instead of another heart cath. yeah
 
    Take care, be well and God Bless
     xoxoMARYME

Teri16
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   Posted 5/24/2005 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey thanks MaryMe~that was a very good article~thank you for taking the time to investigate and put that here for us!!
 
My cardio Dr. happens to be my husband's Dr. tongue And they were just waiting on that machine to come in-was 3 weeks away, when my husband needed a heart cath.  He told my husband he would have been an excellent patient for it, as it seems to work better/more efficiently in people who've had no prior angiograms/or known plaque present with no previous heart disease.  At least this is what I originally heard~it may have already been improved since then! tongue
 
My husband's only symptom was high blood pressure and a false positive stress test.  His heart cath. was negative which was wonderful!!, but would have been nice if he wouldn't have had to go through that. yeah
 
Thanks again MaryMe!!  Big Hugs, Teri tongue
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Teri16
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   Posted 5/25/2005 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's an additional news item on the new scanning method called multislice computed tomography;

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_24840.html

Teri :)
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/3/2005 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Here is a terrific news story discussing Vitamins and Anticoagulants.  This article and others can be found right here on HealingWell.com to the right of the page under "HW Links"-just click on 'Professional Resources' for more!

Hugs, Teri tongue

"Vitamins and anticoagulants: How safe when used together?
Source: Drug Topics
By: Sandra Levy

How do dietary supplements affect patients who are on blood-thinning medications and antithrombotic therapies? The National Institutes of Health held a two-day conference on this subject in Bethesda, Md., recently."

http://mediwire.healingwell.com/main/Default.aspx?P=Content&Articleid=156317


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   Posted 6/4/2005 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Teri
what about the article they mailed me about if yuo have HYPO thyroidism not HYPERthyroidism but Hypo folks and Congestive Heart failure we are not going to come out of a attack or episode of CHF that good if our thyroid is out of whack even a little bit. News to me for I have hashimotoes thyroiditis and CHF
 
Heidi
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Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle
Plato
 
 
 
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings
have trouble remembering to fly.
 
Mighty hands are guiding me to protect me
from what I cannot see
 
I am a SURVIVOR :)

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