Tag: Heart Attack

Indoor smoking ban tied to heart attack decline in older adults

(Reuters Health) – Heart attack rates dropped among older adults in Scotland in the decade after a nationwide indoor smoking ban took effect, a new study suggests. Scotland banned smoking in all enclosed public spaces and workplaces in 2006. There was a 17% reduction in heart attacks in the first

Iker Casillas undergoes surgery after suffering heart attack

Iker Casillas has reportedly required ‘surgical intervention’ after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. Casillas was transferred to the CUF Porto Hospital and operated on immediately. The 37-year-old is already said to be conscious after surgery and is communicating with medical staff. Casillas currently holds the Champions League record for most

Six unusual signs that may indicate heart disease

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner. In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease, the importance of keeping the heart in good working order is hard to

What It Means If You Have Weird Stomach Pains

Whether you just ate a big meal, need to go to the bathroom, or it’s that time of the month, experiencing stomach pain can derail plans very quickly. But what are the causes of stomach pain? The truth is, weird stomach pains can be so many things, but are not always

Smoking, diabetes and hypertension up heart attack risk in women

A study has stated that unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, besides diabetes and hypertension increase the risk of heart attack in the fairer sex than in their male counterparts. The study showed that an elevated risk of heart attack was found among women with high blood pressure, and Type-1 and

“Harmless” painkillers like ibuprofen now linked to huge increase in risk of sudden heart attack

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac were associated with increased odds of cardiac arrest, according to a recent study. Researchers at the Copenhagen University in Denmark examined patient data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry and identified 3, 376 patients who took a painkiller 30 days before the health incident. Ibuprofen was the most commonly used painkiller