Women Heart Boise provides education and peer-to-peer support for women living with heart disease. To learn more, go to: www.womenheart.org WomenHeart's mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit.
Support for a woman with heart disease is crucial to her recovery. WomenHeart has found that though its peer-led support networks, women are able to make conscious and well formed decisions about their health as well as facilitate their healing through connection to other women with heart disease. OUR VALUES
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Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study suggests A new study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of gum disease.
Women who practice self-compassion are at lower risk of cardiovascular disease: Practicing kindness is good for your body Middle-aged women who practiced self-compassion had lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, irrespective of their blood pressure, insulin resistance and cholesterol levels.
Calculating a dangerous heartbeat How ventricular fibrillation, a life-threatening heart rhythm, will behave in an individual patient can be accurately modeled and predicted using a single mathematical equation, according to researchers. The findings could be used to improve patient treatment, including identifying when to intervene...
Study of 18000+ US and Australian older people reveals moderate drinking protective against heart disease, more than for tea totalers: Moderate drinking of alcohol associated with reduced risk of heart disease and death from all causes, landmark... A landmark study of more than 18,000 Americans and Australians over 70 years of age reveals that 3.5 to 7 average drinks of alcohol a week is more protective against heart disease and in fact all-cause mortality - compared to those who drank no alcohol.
New cell discovered and shown to regulate heart rate Researchers discovered a new type of cell in the heart that may help regulate heart rate, and could be an important key in understanding certain types of congenital heart defects and other diseases that involve the heart.
'Broken heart' syndrome is on the rise in women Researchers have discovered two alarming trends in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- also known as 'broken heart' syndrome -- a condition that is often triggered by stress or loss and can lead to long-term heart injury and impaired heart function.
Flu and heart disease: The surprising connection that should convince you to schedule your shot Patients who have cardiovascular disease are at increased risk of serious complications from the flu, according to a new study. The study found that not only are traditional flu-related outcomes worse among some patients with CVD, but infection in those patients also is associated with an increased....
Male-female differences in heart disease could start before birth: Male and female mice during the earliest embryonic stage New research suggests that male-female differences in protein expression occur immediately after embryonic cells become heart cells called cardiomyocytes. This is the earliest stage of heart development, well before the embryo is exposed to s*x hormones.
Drinking sufficient water could prevent heart failure Staying well-hydrated throughout life could reduce the risk of developing heart failure, according to new research.
How can I avoid heart disease or stroke? As much as 90% of the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be explained by smoking, poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, raised blood lipid levels, diabetes, psychosocial factors, or alcohol. These guidelines focus...
Eating walnuts daily lowered 'bad' cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk Healthy older adults who ate a handful of walnuts (about ½ cup) a day for two years modestly lowered their level of low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol levels. Consuming walnuts daily also reduced the number of LDL particles, a predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. The study explored the...
People who eat a healthy diet including whole fruits may be less likely to develop diabetes: Research links fruit but not fruit juice to lower type 2 diabetes risk A new study finds people who consume two servings of fruit per day have 36% lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes than those who consume less than half a serving.
5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: 'Strength training for breathing muscles' holds promise for host of health benefits A new study shows that a breathing exercise known as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training can reduce blood pressure in weeks, with benefits on par with daily exercise or medication.
High physical activity levels may counter serious health harms of poor sleep: Those with poorest sleep and doing least exercise most at risk of death and ill health Physical activity levels at or above the weekly recommended amounts may counter the serious health harms associated with poor sleep quality, suggests a large long term study.
One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease New research has found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease.
Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack: Psychological distress found to double the risk of subsequent cardiac events in younger adults Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress -- such as depression or anxiety -- after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a new study.
Have high blood pressure? You may want to check your meds: Many people with high blood pressure are taking another medication that could raise it Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research. The results underscore the need for patients to routinely review all of the medications they take with thei...
Men with chest pain receive faster, more medical attention than women: Women with possible heart attack wait longer and undergo less testing, study finds Among younger adults visiting the emergency department for chest pain, women may be getting the short end of the stick. Compared with men of similar age, women were triaged less urgently, waited longer to be seen, and were less likely to undergo basic tests or be hospitalized or admitted for observa...
Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women's heart disease risk: Thinning lower spine, top of thigh bone and hip predictive of raised heart attack/stroke risk Thin and brittle bones are strongly linked to women's heart disease risk, with thinning of the lower (lumbar) spine, top of the thigh bone (femoral neck), and hip especially predictive of a heightened heart attack and stroke risk.
Alcohol in moderation may help the heart by calming stress signals in the brain Moderate alcohol intake -- defined as no more than one alcoholic drink for women and two for men per day -- has been associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when compared with individuals who abstain from drinking or partake in excessive drinking, according to a new study.
More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity Research on how obesity impacts the diagnosis, management and outcomes of heart and blood vessel disease, heart failure and arrhythmias is summarized in a new statement. Waist circumference, an indicator of abdominal obesity, should be regularly measured as it is a potential warning sign of increase...
Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years Regular exercise and a healthy diet for middle-aged adults may be key to achieving optimal cardiometabolic health later in life. Cardiometabolic health risk factors include the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health conditions such as excess body fat around the waist, high blood pressure, high bloo...
The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combin...
Study finds two servings of fish per week can help prevent recurrent heart disease An analysis of several large studies involving participants from more than 60 countries has found that eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke.
sciencedaily.com An analysis discusses scientific breakthroughs that have overcome obstacles to cardiac xenotransplantation.
sciencedaily.com A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient's risk of dying from the virus.
sciencedaily.com One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack.
sciencedaily.com Fainting affects one in two people during their lifetime. Those with recurrent episodes are often afraid to socialize or go to work. Today researchers report the first effective therapy.
sciencedaily.com Mental stress and anger may have clinical implications for patients with heart failure, according to a new report.
sciencedaily.com Researchers show that the wives of men with major cardiovascular disease risk factors, namely hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia, are more prone to suffer from the same disorders.
sciencedaily.com A new study finds that genes and cardiovascular health can both raise or lower risk of dementia.
sciencedaily.com Diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, are associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, finds an analysis of the latest evidence.
sciencedaily.com Regular physical activity is a healthy way to prevent and reduce high blood pressure, even in places where pollution levels are relatively high. Air pollution increases high blood pressure risk, yet it does not outweigh the benefits of physical activity on high blood pressure prevention. Addressing....
sciencedaily.com A new study provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.
sciencedaily.com Patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study.
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This is a registered non-profit organization with the Secretary of State of Idaho, and is a result of many health issues & experiences that I have been blessed to be a recipient of because of heart failure and a anonymous heart organ donation
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