August 23, 1988
Rene Bine Jr., 73, a heart disease specialist who was one of the first physicians to enter Dachau concentration camp after its liberation by Allied troops in World War II. The San Francisco native, who earned his bachelor's and medical degrees at Stanford University, served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps in Europe and North Africa during the war. He was an expert in nutrition and its relation to heart disease and wrote numerous articles and pamphlets on cardiovascular topics.
September 7, 2011 |
After menopause, women are expected to experience a sharply increased risk of heart disease. The traditional thinking has been that hormones protect women from heart disease until menopause. But a new study turns that theory on its head. A study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal suggests instead that heart disease death rates in women progress in an orderly rate as women age and are unlikely to be greatly influenced by hormones. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine looked at death statistics from people in England, Wales and the United States born from 1916 to 1945.
November 6, 2012 |
Visibly aging but young at heart? Don't count on it, suggested researchers Tuesday. In a study following more than 10,000 people over 35 years, the presence of visible signs of aging signaled an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. The research was presented at the American Heart Assn.'s Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles and was conducted in Denmark by University of Copenhagen biochemist Dr. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen and colleagues. The team analyzed data collected from participants in a large study of heart disease, noting whether subjects developed heart disease and also whether they had any of six signs of aging: baldness at the crown of the head, receding hairline at the temples, gray hair, wrinkles, earlobe crease and fatty deposits around the eyelids.
March 22, 2012 |
The Los Angeles County Coroner's office reported Thursday that singer Whitney Houston's death at the Beverly Hills Hotel was an accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death, officials said Thursday. “She may have had a heart attack” that rendered her unconscious, leading to her drowning, said Ed Winter , deputy chief of coroner investigations. Cocaine's negative effects on cardiac health are well-established.
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January 19, 1994
A free class on coping with heart disease will be offered on four consecutive Mondays beginning Monday at Friendly Hills Regional Medical Center. The class, which will be taught by a health educator, a dietitian, a nurse, an exercise instructor and a pharmacist, will focus on providing treatment, medication, diet and exercise information for those suffering from heart conditions.
November 15, 1989 |
UC San Diego School of Medicine is taking part in a national study to determine if commonly used postmenopausal hormone therapies can reduce a woman's risk of heart disease. The program could have "a significant impact on the health care of millions of women," Dr. Robert Langer, director of the UCSD study, said. About 250,000 women die each year of heart disease, which Langer said is the leading cause of death in women older than 50.
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November 20, 1989 |
Scientists reported last week that they have found the approximate site of a gene that causes an inherited heart disease, a step that may lead to improved treatment of the illness and more common heart problems. "We're delighted," said Dr. Christine Seidman, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who led an international team that made the discovery. "I think it is a very significant breakthrough."
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March 17, 1985 |
People who drink alcoholic beverages in moderate amounts are less likely to suffer coronary heart disease than teetotalers, a study showed. Dr. Arthur Klatsky, chief of cardiology at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, cautioned that heavy drinkers should not use his findings to justify their habit, which is harmful in other ways.
January 13, 1986 |
Treatment of heart and circulatory disease, by far the country's main cause of death, will cost an estimated $78.6 billion this year, the American Heart Assn. said Sunday. "That's a real figure, and it's going up," said Dr. Thomas J. Ryan, president of the association. The estimate equals about $325 for every person in the country. The costs include $48.2 billion for hospital and nursing home services, $13.6 billion for lost work time due to disability, $11.
August 11, 1987 |
Within the next decade, heart and heart-lung transplants may become so common in young children that they could replace a variety of surgical procedures now performed to repair pediatric heart defects.