Tag Archives: heart

SDOH: Emergency department openings and closures have an impact on heart attack patients

Hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near or at full capacity. Conversely, when a new emergency department opens, health outcomes for patients at those so-called “bystander” hospitals improve. That’s according to a new study that looked specifically at outcomes for heart attack patients… Read More »

Medical News Today: Vegetarian heart health: Study identifies benefits and risks

The authors of a large, long term study conclude that pescatarianism and vegetarianism have an association with a reduced risk of ischemic heart disease, but they note that vegetarians have a slightly higher risk of stroke. A new, large scale study places the health effects of vegetarianism under the microscope once again. Over recent years,… Read More »

Alarm over flu link to heart attacks

Experts are issuing a mid-flu season call for Australians to get immunised, prompted by concerns over influenza’s links to heart attacks. Immunisation Coalition says this year’s flu season is one of the worst on record, with 486 deaths and more than 228,000 cases. The group is hoping to not only raise awareness of influenza’s potential… Read More »