Heart Care - Medical University of South Carolinahttp://www.muschealth.com/Keep current with new health news updates.en-us20MUSChealth.comhttp://www.muschealth.com/favicon.gifhttp://www.muschealth.com/ Poor Heart Health May Hurt Your Brain, Toohttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10700Here’s a good reason to keep your heart hearty: your mind. A recently published study suggests unhealthy heart habits may impair brain function—no matter what your age. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10700Sun, 1 Sep 2013 04:00:00 GMTAnger May Up the Ante for a Heart Attack http://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10684Anger is a powerful emotion. From a subdued simmer to an explosive tempest, it can stress the body. Past research has linked anger with heart disease. And now, a recent study suggests outbursts of ire may actually trigger a heart attack. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10684Thu, 1 Aug 2013 04:00:00 GMTMore Americans Expected to Face Heart Failurehttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10668We’re living longer these days. Unfortunately, a longer life doesn’t necessarily mean a healthier one. Many Americans are struggling with chronic health conditions—and even more of us will in the future. Case in point: heart failure. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10668Mon, 1 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMTJob Burnout May Be Hard on Your Heart http://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10652A lengthy to-do list, a fast-approaching deadline, conflict with a colleague—many people struggle with such on-the-job stressors. When constant and overwhelming, this stress can lead to job burnout. Like other forms of stress, job burnout may affect your health, even raising your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10652Sat, 1 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMTThe Heart Benefit of Berrieshttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10628The sweet strawberry, the perfect bite-sized blueberry, the luscious raspberry—these palate-pleasing fruits are bursting with flavor. And something more: They contain anthocyanin—a potential heart-protecting chemical. It could be the reason why eating berries may be good for your heart, even helping to prevent a heart attack. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10628Wed, 1 May 2013 04:00:00 GMT4 Heart-Related Conditions You Can Work to Prevent http://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10620Here’s a heart-stuttering statistic: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Many of those deaths could be prevented. How? Start with being better informed about what it takes to keep your heart healthy. Below are four common heart-related conditions and tips on preventing them. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10620Mon, 1 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMTA Healthy Diet Still One of the Best Defenses Against Heart Attackhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10604Suffering a heart attack is often a life-changing event. For a survivor, it may mean a lifestyle overhaul, such as exercising more and eating better. These changes can be hard to make – but are often crucial. People who have a heart attack are at a higher risk for having another one. A heart-healthy diet may be one of the best defenses against such a recurrence. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10604Fri, 1 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMTStatins May Lower Cancer Risk, Toohttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10588If you have high cholesterol, chances are your doctor has prescribed you a type of medication called a statin. By lowering cholesterol, these pills help prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Some research suggests statins may also play a surprising role in preventing another major health condition. They may lower your risk for cancer. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10588Fri, 1 Feb 2013 04:00:00 GMTSome Signs of Aging Linked to an Unhealthy Hearthttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10569The old adage “You should never judge a book by its cover” may not hold up when it comes to your heart. Researchers recently reported that people with certain physical features related to aging, such as a receding hairline, may have unhealthier hearts. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10569Tue, 1 Jan 2013 04:00:00 GMTModerate Drinking Linked to Heart Rhythm Problemhttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10547When it comes to your heart, you can do a lot to keep it healthy. For instance, you can stop smoking and exercise more. Past research has also shown that an occasional drink may boost heart health. But older people with cardiovascular disease or diabetes may want to reconsider how much they drink. A recent study found that even moderate drinking for these people may raise their risk for atrial fibrillation. at MUSChttp://www.muschealth.com/gs/Enewsletter.aspx?action=showPage&pageid=P10547Sat, 1 Dec 2012 04:00:00 GMT