Heart Disease Articles

  • Lub Dub slated for Saturday

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The ninth annual Lub Dub 5/10K Run/Walk is expecting over 500 participants Saturday for the event that benefits those in the community who have heart disease. According to information provided by the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in Pettis...

  • Report: Heart condition didn't cause man's death in custody

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who died after a struggle with Baltimore police officers died because he couldn't breathe, and not because of a heart condition as the department's independent review board concluded, according to a new forensic review of his autopsy. The man's family hopes it will prompt...

  • Heart disease survivors highlighted at Go Red For Women event

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Chelsey Horkey was a few months pregnant and looking forward to discovering the gender of her unborn baby when she found out her daughter had a heart defect. On Thursday, 2-year-old London Horkey was one of four heart disease survivors highlighted at the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon. The...

  • Barbara Quinn: Nutrition science is predictably unpredictable

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    You might be a cowgirl if it’s cloudy and cold out when your daughter asks, “Tom needs to check on the cows. Want to help?” and you immediately say, “Yes!” Maybe it’s the seasonal predictability of this life that I like — riding through spring pastures to see newborn calves wobble close to...

  • New aspirin guidelines


    The United States Preventive Services Task Force published new aspirin guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer. The guidelines recommend low-dose aspirin for certain men and women with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. This is a change from previous...

  • Exchange-Heart Transplant Recipient

    Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this April 25, 2016, photo, Brad Hedrick works as an electrician in Fredericksburg, Va. Hedrick received a heart transplant last March and is now enjoying his new chance at life with his wife Kim.

  • Ex-world time trial champ Rogers retires with heart problem

    Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) — Former time-trial world champion Michael Rogers has retired from competitive cycling because of a heart condition. Rogers, a bronze medalist from the 2004 Olympics who also won three consecutive time-trial world championships from 2003, says recent cardiac tests showed a...

  • Saint Thomas Health to relaunch heart transplant program

    Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saint Thomas Health is expected to relaunch its heart transplant program that ended four years ago in the coming six months. The health system's CEO Karen Springer told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1XQMvPo ) that they've been working for almost two years to assemble...

  • Double transplant in Stanford gives women new organs

    Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A rare "domino" transplant in Stanford has provided new organs to two women. KPIX-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/1TsNjJg ) that 52-year-old Linda Karr received 51-year-old Tammy Griffin's heart after Griffin received the heart and lungs of a deceased donor. Griffin had...

  • Israel charges 7 Jews for crimes against Palestinians

    Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has charged seven young Israeli Jews in connection with crimes committed against Palestinians. The seven Israelis, among them two minors and a soldier, were charged with arson, assault and weapons possession, among others. Monday's indictment says the suspects torched...

  • Transplanted trees in Colorado Springs symbolize lives saved by organ donors

    Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    A pounding heart and sweaty brow voiced Eva Krynovich's thanks Sunday. The 68-year-old heart transplant recipient helped plant hundreds of trees at Red Rocks Open Space, to honor of organ and tissue donors. It was tough work, but Krynovich said she was happy to do it. Just two years ago she...

  • Can an aspirin a day keep heart attacks at bay?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    Minnesota doctors welcomed recent federal health guidelines on daily use of low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The new advice — which spells out by age and risk who is likely to benefit from taking an 81 milligram-pill a day — is clear and helpful, many doctors say. “We’ve...

  • Oklahoma state briefs for April 22, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Oklahoma state briefs for April 22, 2016

  • Breakthrough cholesterol drugs fizzle amid price pushback

    Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When a powerful pair of cholesterol-lowering drugs first hit the market last summer, initial excitement in the medical community quickly turned to panic. The new drugs promised to reduce artery-clogging cholesterol by nearly twice as much as older ones. But they came at an...

  • Loneliness: The new (old) smoking?

    Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    The scourge of loneliness has been with us since time immemorial, but only in recent years has its toll on human health gained appreciation. New research shows that feeling lonely or socially isolated bumps up a person’s average risk for coronary heart disease and stroke — two of the developed...

  • Warning, new heart findings may flummox your doctor

    Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, April 17: ——— Millions of Americans take statins to cut their risk of heart disease. Study after study has shown these drugs, introduced in the late 1980s, to be effective. But how do they function? For years researchers...

  • Lifepointe pastor waiting for new heart

    Updated: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    As the Rev. Leslie Cole lowered his body into a car last September, his arm began signaling something wasn't right. The Lifepointe Church pastor, who was leaving a counseling session in preparation for a funeral, was with his wife, Tisa, who quickly identified her husband's strange pains...

  • Doctor forms company to create less-costly arrhythmia treatment

    Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — The technology commonly used in the United States to treat certain types of irregular heartbeats is remarkably effective — and remarkably expensive. An X-ray machine that displays the heart in three dimensions can cost $500,000. The disposable catheter that allows a cardiologist to...

  • Chimpanzee at Kansas City Zoo dies, possibly of heart condition

    Updated: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    Just days after the chimpanzee population at the Kansas City Zoo added a newborn, a 41-year-old female in the troop has died unexpectedly, zoo officials announced Wednesday. Officials said preliminary findings indicate Rachel died of a heart condition. A more thorough analysis will be...

  • Bohn's Back: PGA golfer returns to game after heart attack

    Updated: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jason Bohn laughed with his playing partners Wednesday after leaving the second green with an eagle-3 at the RBC Heritage pro-am. Thoughts of his stunning heart attack two months earlier were the furthest thing from his mind. "This is what I missed," Bohn said....

  • Pakistani premier arrives in London for medical treatment

    Updated: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister arrived in London on Wednesday for medical treatment over a previously unknown chronic heart condition, officials said. Nawaz Sharif has been under tremendous pressure from opposition parties to step down since his family members were named in the mass...

  • ‘Your article saved my life’: How a chance Internet scroll sent a Dallas woman to heart surgery

    Updated: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    DALLAS — This is a story of serendipity, of what some might call providence. Perhaps most of all, it’s a story of what-ifs. What if Beth Brooks hadn’t had a lull that February day at work? What if she hadn’t spent those minutes online at dallasnews.com? What if she had scrolled past the story...

  • England batsman Taylor retires due to heart condition

    Updated: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — England batsman James Taylor has been forced to retire from cricket at the age of 26 after being diagnosed with a serious heart condition. "Safe to say this has been the toughest week of my life!" Taylor posted Tuesday on Twitter. "My world is upside down. But I'm...

  • Sen. Sam Slom to undergo bypass surgery

    Updated: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Sam Slom's office says the Republican lawmaker will undergo coronary bypass surgery later this week. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1qFrooN ) that Slom, who was hospitalized last week, says in a statement he will miss Tuesday's floor session to...

  • Almost half of SC's state parks now have defibrillators

    Updated: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — There's more peace of mind at South Carolina's state parks for people with heart conditions as almost half the parks now have heart defibrillators. Defibrillators are electronic devices that provide a shock to the heart to re-establish normal heart rhythms. Department...


Heart Transplants: Dr. Nazih Zuhdi

Heart Transplants: Dr. Nazih Zuhdi

Oklahoma’s first heart transplant in 1985 was among many medical firsts by Dr. Nazih Zuhdi, a pioneer in cardiovascular surgery and innovation.