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MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If you're poor and have a severe type of heart attack, the chance you'll live through it is significantly lower than that of someone with more money, new research shows.

The finding underscores the need to close a divide in health care that...

Some smokers use e-cigarettes to try to kick the habit, but new research shows mixing smoking and vaping is no better for your heart health than just smoking.

Among 24,000 men and women, smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes didn't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke or any ...

As the Biden Administration weighs the possibility of broad student loan forgiveness, a new study finds that people mired in student debt face a heightened risk of heart disease by middle age.

The findings are not the first to suggest that student debt can take a mental and physical toll.

Young...

Long-term survival after a heart attack has improved significantly overall among Medicare beneficiaries, although poorer people and Black Americans have been left behind, a new study claims.

"Our results demonstrate some accomplishments and some work ahead; we are making progress on improving long-term outcome...

An increase in heat waves driven by climate change is causing hundreds more heart disease deaths in the United States each year, with men and Black people at particular risk, researchers say.

Each year, the United States now has about three times as many heat waves as in the 1960s. Heat can put increased strain on the heart and trigger heart attacks and other cardiac problems.

"Thes...

The more blazes firefighters battle, the higher their risk for a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a new study shows.

"Clinicians who care for firefighters need to be aware of the increased cardiovascular risk, especially the increased ris...

A new study hints that heart attack survivors may have an unusual advantage over other people: a slightly lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Researchers found that compared with similar people who had never suffered a heart attack, survivors were 20% less likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's over the next 20 years.

The big caveat:

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  • Black Americans have been persistently hard-hit with heart disease risk factors for the past 20 years -- and social issues like unemployment and low income account for a good deal of it, a new study finds.

    Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and it's well-known that it exacts a disproportionate toll on Black Americans.

    T...

    Transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), a long-term study finds.

    And the added risk did not decrease over time, according to an analysis of data collected from more than 4,500 transgender people in the Netherlands between 1972 and 2018.

    Study author Martin den Heijer said the ris...

    Feelings of despair and hopelessness can raise the odds of death in people battling heart disease, and new research suggests that where you live, as well as your marital status, can also play a role.

    The study found that heart disease patients who lived in rural areas and were unmarried were more likely to feel hopeless.

    "Because we know hopelessness is predictive of death in p...

    In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s.

    These teens are also more likely to have other health issues down the road, regardless of whether they shed any excess weight during adulthood.

    "Adolescence is an important time period to pr...

    Couples share a lot together, but heart disease wouldn't be on any couples' list. However, new research out of China shows that if your spouse has heart disease you're likely at high risk for it, too.

    Living together can often mean unhealthy habits are shared, explained the study's lead author.

    "We found that an individual's cardiovascular disease risk is associated with the health...

    Vitamin D deficiency among Black people may be a risk factor for heart disease, a new, small study suggests.

    Black adults are more prone to heart disease than whites, and lack of vitamin D -- the so-called sunshine vitamin -- might be one reason. People with darker skin make less vitamin D than those with lighter skin, especially when they live in areas where exposure to sunlight is low,...

    If you have had a heart attack and a stroke, you might want to stock up on green tea.

    New research from Japan finds survivors who drink plenty of green tea may live longer lives.

    Stroke survivors who drank at least seven cups per day were 62% less likely to die during the study period, versus non-drinkers. Similarly, the risk was cut by 53% among heart attack survivors who downed th...

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide -- accounting for one-third of deaths in 2019 -- and the death toll continues to rise, a new paper says.

    China had the highest number of heart disease deaths last year, followed by India, Russia, the United States and Indonesia. Heart disease death rates were lowest in France, Peru and Japan, where rates were six times lower than in 19...

    Stroke patients in rural areas of the United States are less likely to get cutting-edge treatments and more likely to die than those in cities.

    That's the takeaway from a new analysis of nationwide data on more than 790,000 adults who were hospitalized with stroke between 2012 and 2017. Most were 64 or older.

    Compared to patients in cities, those treated at rural hospitals w...

    A major medical group has issued new guidance on detecting and treating the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new mothers in the United States.

    Heart disease accounts for 26.5% of pregnancy-related deaths, and rates are highest among black women and those with low incomes. On Friday, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) responded with new guid...

    If you're over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds.

    In fact, you're less apt than younger patients to receive a timely angioplasty to open blocked arteries. You're also likely to have more complications and a greater risk of dying, researchers say.

    "Seniors were less likely to undergo [angioplasty] for a heart attack and if they do rec...

    "Athlete's heart" -- an enlarged heart created by intense physical training -- is a common and often brushed-off condition within elite and professional sports.

    But a new study of National Football League players is raising concern about the long-term consequences of athlete's heart when it comes to retirees who have long left the field.

    These retirees are as likely to have ...