Gregg Fonarow

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Name: Gregg Fonarow
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have known that bacterial pneumonia can raise your risk of heart problems, but new research pinpoints why.The bacteria actually invade and kill heart cells, increasing ... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014, 4:00 PMMONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare pat ... [Published Philly.com - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

By Amy NortonHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.Experts said the ... [Published US News & World Report - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers.The condition, called deep ... [Published Health Finder - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.The declines noted from 1999 to 2011 ... [Published Health Finder - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Some jobs harder on the heart than others, report finds

Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.But being unemployed might be just as unhealthy, they added."Workplace factors ... [Published ISHN - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Minorities With Failing Hearts May Want To Consider Implantable Devices

Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , killing about 600,000 people each year. Virtually all ethnic groups develop the disease more than whites, although African-Americans ... [Published Medical Daily - Aug 19 2014]
First reported May 08 2014 - Updated May 09 2014 - 1 reports

Who Should and Who Shouldn’t Take Daily Aspirin

Heart doctors around the country got a lot of phone calls from worried patients after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that taking low doses of aspirin every day to prevent a first heart event wasn’t safe for healthy people . Did something ... [Published TIME.com - May 08 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims ... [Published WebMD - Apr 23 2014]

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There have been a number of mechanisms suggested that may account for this, he said. "this new study finds that a common bacteria that causes pneumonia can lead to microscopic bacteria-filled lesions within the heart" Fonarow said
"Going forward," Fonarow added, "there are opportunities to further extend these efforts to optimally implement evidence-based, guideline-directed therapies to reduce deaths and hospitalizations even more."
"doctors are left not knowing whether the therapy will be equally efficacious and safe for older patients with more [co-existing] conditions" said Fonarow, who is also a professor of cardiology at the University of California Los Angeles

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