The AP (10/28, Stobbe) has reported that in a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more Americans are aware that they have high blood pressure and more of them are taking medication to control it. High blood pressure also known as hypertension is called the “silent killer” because it doesn’t have symptoms and thus many people are not aware that they have this condition. In the report from the CDC it was noted that 30% of American adults suffer from hypertension equaling approximately 66 […]
Dr. Steven Reisman, A New York Cardiologist, discusses the hidden benefits of exercise as an invited speaker at the FBI in New York.
Dr. Steven Reisman was an invited speaker at the F.B.I in Manhattan on June 30, 2010 to discuss heart attack prevention. As part of this lecture he discussed the advantages of exercise in the relationship to general health and in particular, in the prevention of cardiac disease. One of the references Dr. Reisman used was an article in the Wall Street Journal from January 5, 2010 entitled “The Hidden Benefits of Exercise”. The article described how moderate exercise can be extremely successful in the prevention of disease in general. This includes bolstering the body’s immune system, improving the body’s response […]
The New York Times (7/19, Altman) reports that former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a procedure to implant a mechanical pump that is now being given to a small number of people with congestive heart failure. It is generally used in individuals who have severe heart failure and are at the risk of dying within several months without the device. These pumps are partial artificial hearts also known as “ventricular assist devices”. They are implanted as a last resort either for use as a temporary device until heart transplantation or may at times be used as a permanent […]
Healthday (7/7, Reinberg) recently reported that patients with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, may be able to have better control of their blood pressure at home than through conventional means. High blood pressure is called a “silent killer” because many people don’t realize they have it. Hypertension often has no warning signs or symptoms. In the above noted article a study was sited that compared patients monitoring blood pressure at home along with adjusting their medications according to their blood pressure than those receiving “standard care” through health professionals. […]
Bloomberg news (7/12/2010) reported that hospitals in the United States are delivering more urgent and faster emergency medical care to heart attack patients which results in increased survival. Bloomberg reported that in 2009 88% of patients with heart attacks received procedures within the recommended 90 minutes of arriving at the hospital compared to only 64.5% in 2007. The original study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. According to the American College of Cardiology about 770,000 Americans this […]