Tag Archives: heart

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »

Best supplements for the heart: Three vitamins and minerals proven to boost heart health

The heart supplies oxygen and nutrients to tissues in the body and helps remove waste substances like carbon dioxide. Not smoking and keeping active are just two ways experts recommend to keep the heart healthy. Another is to eat a healthy diet full of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. If a person lacks these in… Read More »

ACC: Amarin rolls out more Vascepa heart benefits data to back label expansion

Amarin has rolled out new Vascepa data that could change the way doctors prevent heart disease. Monday, the company trumpeted more data showing its fish oil-derived Vascepa could significantly cut heart risks, and the drugmaker plans to add the benefits to the product’s label. Investigators of the REDUCE-IT trial previously found Vascepa could slash the risk of… Read More »