‘You cannot ignore the signs’: Singer Dee Dee Davis wants women to start paying attention to their heart health
The American Heart Association has chosen “Reclaim Your Rhythm” as this year’s theme. A Metro Detroit woman embodies that theme in every way and she’s hoping it will strike a chord with other women too.
17th annual Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon goes digital amid pandemic
DETROIT – Last year, hundreds of women across Metro Detroit came out to celebrate the 16th annual Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon at Little Caesars Arena. Like everything during the coronavirus pandemic, the 17th annual Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon will be very different, but organizers said that’s a good thing. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageThe 2021 Detroit Go Red for Women Digital Experience will support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. The week-long event culminates in the titular Go Red for Women Luncheon Digital Experience at noon, Feb. 26. Go Red for Women Luncheon Digital Experience Noon to 1 p.m.
Doctors warn heart risks rising in younger women
DETROIT – February is Heart Month and doctors are concerned about an uptick in heart disease in adults under the age of 55 -- especially women. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageYesenia Berbiar woke up a little over a year ago feeling off. She was having a stroke, which doctors discovered was caused by an undiagnosed heart condition that she was born with. Ad“I never in a million years would have imagined that it was going to happen to me,” Berbiar said.”This Heart Month, doctors are reminding everyone that heart trouble can strike at any age. A recent survey found 32% of Americans and 53% of heart disease patients have ignored at least one troubling symptom due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Make sure you’re taking care of your heart health this Valentine’s Day
February is American Heart Health Month, which is a great reminder to make sure you and your loved ones are doing everything you can to stay heart-healthy. Dr. Mahir Elder, Dr. Tamam Mohamad and Dr. Amir Kaki are all interventional cardiologists who are here to help. He said heart disease “does not discriminate,” and that almost half of all Americans are at risk. Dr. Mohamad said that it is very important for patients who have had heart disease to be screened and treated. AdWhile heart disease can be deadly, it’s also very preventable, and adopting a healthy lifestyle early can help.
Black coffee linked to reduced risk of heart failure, data shows
New data from the American Heart Association suggests drinking coffee straight black can reduce the risk of heart failure in the long term. Drinking one or more cups of plain (black), leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association. “We identified multiple dietary and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease outcomes including marital status, red meat consumption, whole milk consumption, and coffee consumption. Among these dietary variables, increasing coffee consumption was associated with decreasing long-term risk of heart failure (HF) congruently in FHS (Framingham Heart Study), ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities), and CHS (Cardiovascular Heart Study). Further study is warranted to better define the role, possible causality, and potential mechanism of coffee consumption as a potential modifiable risk factor for HF.” American Heart AssociationMore: Healthy Heart news
Michigan woman’s story emphasizes serious heart health risks for women
TROY, Mich. – The Friday of February is National Wear Red Day -- an annual effort from the American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart risks. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. READ: #GoRedForWomen: National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart healthTroy-resident Kristy Sidlar was young and athletic when her first symptom hit. So I will ultimately be on the heart transplant list.”READ: Complete Heart Month coverageSidlar wants women of all ages to understand that heart disease is their problem too. While many women with heart problems do experience chest pain or discomfort, there are also many who do not.
#GoRedForWomen: National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart health
DETROIT – Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. According to the association’s newly released 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, heart disease kills one woman approximately every 80 seconds. The association is calling on women to spread awareness about cardiac health on Friday, which is National Wear Red Day. Women and men are encouraged to “wear red and give” as part of the Go Red For Women movement. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageWe’re now seeing cardiovascular disease affecting younger women, and women from Black and Hispanic communities are disproportionately impacted by heart disease and stroke.
Cardiologists say iPhone 12 could pose danger to people with defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Doctors at Henry Ford said that an iPhone 12 can pose dangers to people with an implanted defibrillators or pacemakers. READ: Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakersA recent study found that the magnet in the iPhone 12 has the potential to stop the implanted device from working. “When I first was reading about the new iPhone, they said the magnet was so strong, you could actually attach it to your refrigerator. You know, I wonder what it would do to a potential device,” Dr. Greenberg said. It’s not just the iPhone 12 that doctors are concerned about.
Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Cardiologists at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute said that the magnet in the iPhone 12 can disrupt the function of a defibrillator. Their findings are backed by a warning from Apple that tells people with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their devices more than 6 inches apart. READ: Metro Detroit doctor encourages people to pay more attention to their heart healthMedical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. AppleAccording to Henry Ford, there are more than 300,000 recipients of implanted defibrillators and pacemakers every year. Henry Ford cardiologists, led by Gurjit Singh, M.D., released a manuscript about their findings and submitted it to the medical journal HeartRhythm.
Getting your heart health back on track: What you need to know
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on heart health in so many different ways. To get back on track, Dr. Crawford said it is important to know your numbers. AdIf yours is high, don’t ignore it. A lot of people go into heart failure or get thick heart muscles, or end up on kidney dialysis way earlier in life just because of uncontrolled high blood pressure. You know, so many people says it’s because ‘I am getting older.’ I hear people 46 say, ‘I am getting older.’ Yeah, I don’t think so,” said Crawford.
Metro Detroit doctor encourages people to pay more attention to their heart health
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – February is Heart Month and experts said that it’s a critical time for people to start paying more attention to their heart health. Experts said that 65 percent of heart patients putting off screenings or routine checkups. READ: COVID-19 cardiac study suggests increased heart health risks for patientsSt. Clair Shores cardiologist Dr. Joan Crawford has seen the tragic consequences in her own patients. Crawford encourages everyone to get regular screenings and seek help right away if they have any concerning symptoms. READ: More Heart Month coverage
Quick-thinking friends save man suffering heart attack at Farmington Hills golf course
He said if he hadn’t been on that golf course, he likely would have died from a heart attack. “I was actually in shock afterward saying, ‘There’s no way I could have had a heart attack. Collins was on the fourth hole at Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills when he collapsed. When Farmington Hills EMTs arrived, they were told they couldn’t drive their ambulance on the fairway. Silent heart attacks may be more common than you thinkWhile you might assume you would know if you were suffering a heart attack, that’s not always the case.
COVID-19 cardiac study suggests increased heart health risks for patients
There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that COVID-19 can have a serious impact on the heart. Other symptoms related to heart failure are swelling in the ankles, and weve seen some of the patients in the study presented with chest pain and other patients presented with palpitations. They were surprised to find that more than half of those patients had worrisome heart scans:55% of patients had abnormal changes to the way the heart was pumping blood. These COVID-19 patients were all referred to the study because heart complications were suspected. A prior coronavirus infection may be considered an additional risk factor down the road.