NewsTag: Heart Disease

Male GPs consider heart disease 'a man's issue'

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While many people incorrectly think of heart disease as a ‘man's disease', a new study has found that male GPs may also fall into this category. According to the findings, male GPs are more likely to think of heart disease as a ‘man's issue' and neglect to assess risk factors in female ... Read more →

Migraine increases risk of heart disease

Friday 3rd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who suffer with migraine may have an increased risk of developing, and dying from, cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. While the overall risk is small, the researchers believe that migraine should be considered an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Previous studies ... Read more →

New freephone helpline for heart disease/stroke

Monday 30th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some 27 people die every day in Ireland as a result of heart disease and stroke, while almost 300 new cases are diagnosed daily, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has said. In an effort to help those affected, the charity has launched a new freephone helpline number with longer daily opening hours. ... Read more →

Smoking bans reduce passive smoke harm

Thursday 4th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

National smoking bans have been successful in reducing passive smoking-related harm, including heart disease, major new Irish research has shown. Ireland became the first country in the world to ban indoor smoking in all public places in 2004. Since then, a number of other countries, regions and st... Read more →

AF a bigger heart risk factor in women

Monday 25th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Having an irregular heartbeat is known to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. However, a new study has found that this is a stronger risk factor in women. Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes irregular and rapid heartbeats, which can make the heart less efficient at pumping blood around the b... Read more →

Women urged to look out for signs of heart disease and stroke

Wednesday 26th August 2015 - Rachel Flaherty - Irish Times

The Irish Heart Foundation launched the 'Red Alert' campaign which runs for September. The campaign aims to highlight that cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of women in Ireland. Almost 90 per cent of women in Ireland do not know heart disease and stroke are the biggest causes of death am... Read more →

Insulin pumps reduce heart-related deaths

Thursday 13th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with type 1 diabetes have a significantly reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if they use insulin pumps, rather than injections, a new study has found. An insulin pump is a portable computerised device that is attached to the body. It is the size of a small mobile phone. It del... Read more →

1 in 5 will develop heart failure

Thursday 14th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

One in every five people in developed countries is expected to develop heart failure despite the fact that this condition is largely preventable, experts have warned. Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which leads to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body... Read more →

Many do not understand palliative care

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many people have a poor understanding of what palliative care is and who it is for, a new survey has found. Palliative care aims to provide the best quality of life to any person - adult or child - with a non-curable or serious illness, including severe heart disease, dementia and motor neurone dis... Read more →

Heart disease in women underestimated

Friday 13th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Breast cancer is still commonly perceived as a bigger health issue for women than cardiovascular disease (CVD), despite the fact that CVD is the leading cause of death among women in Europe, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has said. According to the society, CVD kills over half of women in... Read more →

Teen stress increases heart risk

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenagers who are prone to stress may have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life even if they exercise regularly, a new study has found. Previous research has suggested a link between stress and some health problems, including coronary heart disease, so Swedish researchers dec... Read more →

Coffee may cut clogged arteries risk

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who drink three to five cups of coffee each day may have a reduced risk of developing clogged arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, a new study has found. Research into the effects of coffee on cardiovascular health have been mixed. It was previously thought that coffee consumption incr... Read more →

Heart failure - activities should be assessed

Friday 27th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with heart failure who struggle with daily tasks such as washing and dressing, are more likely to be hospitalised and die prematurely, a new study has found. Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which leads to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. ... Read more →

Even mild cholesterol ups heart risk

Tuesday 27th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Having even mildly elevated cholesterol levels in your 30s can significantly raise your risk of heart disease later on, a new study has found. US researchers looked at almost 1,500 adults taking part in a long-term ongoing study. All of the participants were free of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at ... Read more →

Moderate alcohol cuts heart failure risk

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, a new study has found. According to US scientists, while previous research has already found that moderate alcohol consumption can lower the risk of some conditions, its role in relation to heart failu... Read more →

Walking groups reduce disease risk

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

If you want to reduce your risk of developing a range of conditions including heart disease and depression, get out walking with a group. According to a new study, regularly walking outdoors in groups lowers the risk of a number of life-threatening conditions. The UK study was based on an analysis... Read more →

Polar bear evolution key to heart disease treatment

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Paul Melia - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health

RESEARCH by Irish scientists into polar bears could help medics treat heart disease. The team looked at the bears' diet – plenty of fat and not drinking fresh water – and how it doesn't affect their bodies. "If you think about having a diet which is entirely animal fat-based, you'd be ... Read more →

One in four with heart failure wouldn't bother to get assistance

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Nicola Anderson - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/

Fewer than one in 10 people in Ireland are able to spot the signs of heart failure – and a quarter of people experiencing symptoms would wait a week "or not bother at all" to get medical advice. A new survey has exposed a "staggering lack of awareness" among Irish people about heart disease, ... Read more →

Acceptance of heart failure key to treatment

Monday 12th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People with chronic heart failure who fail to accept their illness have a poorer quality of life, a new study has found.Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which leads to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. Around 20 million people are affected worldwid... Read more →

Simple test detects risk in heart failure patients

Thursday 8th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People who attend Emergency Departments (EDs) with acute heart failure should have their blood sugar levels checked immediately, as this could identify if they are at risk of further health problems or even death, a new study has found.Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which ... Read more →

Irish teens face heart disease and infertility as obesity crisis grows

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Mark O'Regan - http://www.independent.ie

Obesity in young girls could mean they will find it impossible to have a baby later in life. Being seriously overweight can bring on early puberty, as well as lead to a range of infertility problems. Complications with the reproductive system, as well as health problems affecting the liver and pan... Read more →

Menstrual age linked to heart risks

Tuesday 16th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The age at which a female begins menstruating may affect her risk of heart disease and stroke later in life, a new study suggests. According to the findings, females who begin menstruating at the age of 10 or younger, or at the age of 17 or older, appear to have an increased risk of developing hear... Read more →

Rush hour traffic is bad for the heart

Wednesday 10th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People with heart disease should avoid being outside during rush hour traffic, experts have said.Over three million deaths worldwide are caused by air pollution every year and as many as one in three Europeans living in urban areas are exposed to air pollution levels that are considered above safe E... Read more →

Bad marriage could 'break' heart

Monday 24th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Staying in a bad marriage could literally break your heart, the results of a new study suggest. US researchers analysed data relating to around 1,200 married men and women and found that older people who were in bad marriages had a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to people in happy... Read more →

An apple a day can cut heart disease by 40%, study finds

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Irish Times - Irish Times

Daily consumption of fruit can reduce risk of death by third in at-risk individuals. Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40 per cent, a study has found. Compared with avoiding fruit altogether, daily consumption also cut the overall risk of death by nearl... Read more →

Salt is killing 1.6m people a year through heart disease

Friday 15th August 2014 - John Radovitz - Independent

USING too much salt leads to more than 1.6 million heart disease-related deaths around the world each year, research suggests. Scientists based the finding on an analysis of 205 surveys of sodium intake in countries representing nearly three-quarters of the world's adult population. Effects of... Read more →