Patients who received a novel treatment that combines vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and rehabilitation showed two to three times the improvement in upper body motor impairment compared to those who received sham (inactive form of) stimulation and rehabilitation.
Whether the blanket of snow outside beckons you to a winter play land of skiing and sledding or to the mundane tasks of shoveling or snow blowing, consider your health and safety before you venture out.
In a Q&A, UC San Diego Health cardiologist describes how COVID-19 is a as a “stress test” for the body, which could explain why individuals with underlying heart conditions are more at risk for severe COVID-19 infections.
Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills and even the brain’s ability to properly regulate its blood flow, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020.
Researchers have found that differences in the left atrium in the hearts of Black people and white people may play a role in risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Panic attacks aren’t deadly, but heart attacks kill. That’s why knowing the difference could save a life.
A number of factors affect your heart health, with physical activity being one of the most important.
Research in mice has found the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) to be a key regulator of…
Essential for bone health, immune response and even memory and thinking, vitamin D may also be linked to preventing severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Living near an abundance of green vegetation can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
Election stress is in full effect and it can take a heavy toll on our heart health. Like the death of a loved one or a natural disaster, the election is on par with other traumatic episodes that can trigger heart stress and exacerbate pre-existing heart conditions.
Stress is a well-known risk factor for heart disease. But the opposite of stress — laughter and lightheartedness — may actually help protect your heart. BIDMC experts weigh in.
OMRON Healthcare and Mount Sinai Health System Collaborate to Help High-Risk Patients Monitor Their Blood Pressure from Home with VitalSight
• Ensures close connection between patient and physician for remote hypertension monitoring
• Complements Mount Sinai’s growing telehealth initiative
• Medicare-covered and generally at no cost to patients, depending on coverage
A new study helps explain why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face a higher risk of heart disease at an earlier age than people without PTSD.
Research in sheep suggests that high levels of a stress hormone during pregnancy may alter gene expression in multiple muscle groups of offspring. These shifts may affect heart, breathing and skeletal muscle function, and could potentially increase risks of inflammation and infection. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.
A broken heart for Valentine’s Day sounds like the plot of a romantic comedy. But for Rebekah Holl, a literal broken heart was her reality on Feb. 14, 2019. Born with a rare defect called d-Transposition of the Great Arteries, she underwent open-heart surgery as an infant to correct the way blood circulates throughout her body. Though rare, congenital heart defects are the most common form of birth defects – affecting about 1% or 40,000 births per year in the U.S.
A video of Dr. Ayala discussing caffeine’s impact on the heart is available here: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/the-woman-s-doctor-how-much-is-too-much-caffeine/30824815…
Welcome to the Heart Health Month Special Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest. February is Heart Health Month. This special edition includes consumer-friendly news and research briefs specifically tailored to Heart Health Month:
A University at Albany team worked with colleagues around the globe on two separate studies to determine the effects that greenery has on our health – finding that the greener our surroundings, the better.
Loryn Feinberg, MD, Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health at BIDMC, discusses how a highly specialized treatment approach is important for women with underlying cardiovascular issues who want to become pregnant as well as for women who develop cardiac problems during pregnancy.
Mount Sinai Cardiologists Talk Prevention for American Heart Month
WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2020) — Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death…
With February’s focus on American Heart Month, people should be aware that sleep apnea impacts heart health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that obstructive sleep apnea affects nearly 30 million Americans, and it can lead to serious cardiovascular consequences.
Iowa State University scientists restored the function of heart muscles in aging fruit flies, according to a newly published study. The genetic complex identified in the research could lead to new treatments for heart disease in humans.
The 8th annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will host thought leaders and noted speakers from around the globe to discuss ground-breaking research in the field of cardiac recovery.
Findings may inform genetic screening test for patients at risk and medically under-served
In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.
Teaching Preschool Caregivers about Healthy Behaviors May Promote Healthier Lifestyle in Some High-Risk Groups
Study Shows Vascular Ultrasounds and Adhering to Interventional Education in Underserved Communities can Improve Health among Parents and School Staff
Bolivian Forager-Farmers Known for Amazing Heart Health Are Splitting in Beliefs About What Makes a Good Life
A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.
While obesity significantly increases your chances of developing heart failure, for those with established heart failure it may confer a survival benefit compared with normal weight or underweight individuals.