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MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you had a heart attack and could get rehab therapy at home, would you be more likely to get the follow-up care that doctors recommend?

A new scientific statement says you would, and advocates for the option to be more widely available because so many patients never get the therapy -- often because health insurance companies don't cover at-h...

SATURDAY, April 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds.

In fact, you're less apt than younger patients to receive a timely angioplasty to open blocked arteries. You're also likely to have more complications and a greater risk of dying, researchers say.

"Seniors were le...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to restore blood flow may be better than amputation for patients with a serious leg circulation problem called critical limb ischemia, a new study contends.

Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation, the researchers said.

"Many patients ...

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, new research suggests that people hospitalized for a heart attack are more likely to survive when certain heart specialists are out of town.

The study of more than 34,000 U.S. heart attack patients found survival rates were higher when interventional cardiologists were attending their annual conference.

Those car...

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have an artery-opening procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have similar outcomes whether they're treated at so-called safety-net or non-safety-net hospitals, researchers say.

Safety-net hospitals, which provide care to low-income Americans who are uninsured or underinsured, tend to have fewer resources than ot...

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although you often don't have a choice of when you get the heart procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), new research suggests that having it done over the weekend may be more risky.

The study reported that people hospitalized on the weekend for PCI were twice as likely to die as those hospitalized on weekdays.

PC...