Tag Archives: heart

Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health

Fluctuations in earnings may affect your heart health. Previous research has found that higher income is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Now a new study reports that changes in income also have a significant effect. The report, in JAMA Cardiology, prospectively followed 8,989 people, recording changes in income between two interviews that were… Read More »

Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggests that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now new research has found that stopping the drugs may be a bad idea. The retrospective study, published in the European Heart Journal, included 120,173 people who turned 75 while taking… Read More »

NSW lagging on children’s heart surgery

NSW comprehensive children’s cardiac services are falling further behind other states, a leading pediatric surgeon has told a crisis meeting in Sydney. Health workers, administrators and parents are split on a proposed move to cease heart surgery at one of the state’s two premier children’s hospitals – Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick and the Children’s… Read More »