July 2006 HeartBeat references

Stocking these for a long journey. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, April 19, 2006. Heat and heart failure. Circulation, October 11, 2005, and European Heart Journal, February 2005. What's after age 50? Circulation, February 14, 2006. (Locked) More »

A question of time?

Research is suggesting that adults should start paying attention to their cholesterol earlier in life. It may be that how soon this is addressed is as important as the actual cholesterol level. (Locked) More »

Heart Beat: Heat and heart failure

High heat and humidity is more dangerous for those with heart failure, because the body chooses to maintain blood pressure rather than disperse body heat via blood vessels near the skin. (Locked) More »

Heart Beat: What's after age 50?

Good health at age 50 bodes well for continued health in later life. Those who don't smoke, keep weight off and cholesterol low, and are not suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure have a longer life expectancy and a low risk of heart disease. (Locked) More »

Heart Beat: Softening the blow

Heart disease does not always manifest with a sudden, traumatic event. People who are already taking medication are more likely to experience a less severe attack, such as angina or a minor stroke. (Locked) More »


People with diabetes or high blood pressure are at greater risk for eye disease. Taking pills containing plant sterols and stanols may lower cholesterol as effectively as eating foods fortified with the plant matter. (Locked) More »

Snail's pace for home INR testing

Those who take blood thinners have the option of using a device to monitor their clotting factor at home. But Medicare rules don't cover the costs for most who would benefit from it, so very few people are using the devices. (Locked) More »