August 14, 2012 2:50 PM
You don't have to be an athlete to keep healthy.
A new study confirms even a little exercise benefits your heart! Activities like walking and gardening can help. Researchers found active adults had lower levels of inflammation in the blood, which increases the risk for heart problems. Even those who... more »
May 3, 2012 7:54 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors want to hold on to $180,000 in cash that was discovered in the luggage of a Boston man who died of a heart attack after getting off an Amtrak train in New York. William Coyman died in August after collapsing at New York's Pennsylvania... more »
March 9, 2012 6:14 AM
Most of us know how difficult it can be to get dumped or to lose a loved one, but now, doctors are saying you can actually die of a broken heart!
The symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack: chest pains and painful breathing. One cardiologist says... more »
February 13, 2012 7:29 AM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The husband of a Colorado lawmaker who was cleared last week of ethics charges has suffered a heart attack.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Rep. Laura Bradford says she will be absent from the legislature until her husband, Linton Mathews, is well... more »
November 9, 2011 7:58 PM
"It was a real shock," says a healthy looking 64-year-old John H. Robinson.
This past July he found himself on the surgery table of Dr. John Mehall at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital. Robinson had a prolapsed valve, an aortic aneurysm, and a blockage in his heart, all of which were... more »
July 17, 2011 11:35 PM
Gently pressing down on the piano's pristine keys, the now nearly 46-year old Kim Davis looks radiant and healthy, but she has always felt that way.
"You see overweight people all over the place and, you know, sometimes you can dress a package enough that it doesn't look quite... more »
July 17, 2011 1:46 PM
Many may think heart disease is a "man's disease" or perceive it as an "older woman's disease," but numbers are showing us otherwise.
According to the U.S. CDC and the American Heart Association , heart disease is:
- The number one killer of women and men in the U.S.... more »
May 8, 2011 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he hasn't decided whether to seek a heart transplant.
Cheney tells "Fox News Sunday" that his health has improved since last year, when he was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. He had an operation last summer to fit his body... more »
February 18, 2011 2:49 AM
"The LifeVest essentially did what its name implies. It saved my life," says Colorado Springs patient and resident Walter Aufderheide.
Aufderheide recalls the symptoms that sent him to the doctor's office - restless, sleepless nights in late October of 2010. Seems harmless, but for Aufderheide, his heart could not... more »
February 3, 2011 10:09 PM
It's that time of year again to go rummaging through your closet and pull out your best red. February is heart month and Friday, February 4, 2011 is the National Wear Red Day. Join the masses that will choose to wear red and show your support for battling heart disease.... more »
October 18, 2010 12:53 PM
More young women are having strokes and other serious medical problems shortly after giving birth.
Doctors are trying to understand why that's happening in hopes that it will help others catch the warning signs before it's too late.
Everyday in America, two women die from complications of pregnancy... more »
October 13, 2010 4:01 PM
While folic acid supplements are known to prevent certain birth defects -- they may do nothing to prevent heart disease.
Folic acid is a B-vitamin, and a vitamin B deficiency has been linked to a higher risk for inflammation associated with heart disease.
A new analysis of data... more »
October 5, 2010 10:22 AM
It's not a perfect test. Yet researchers report a key step for the first gene test aimed at reducing unnecessary angiograms - expensive and somewhat risky procedures that hundreds of thousands of Americans have each year to check for clogged arteries. Most of these exams, done in hospital cardiac catheterization... more »
September 16, 2010 12:44 PM
Our stories about Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan are often bleak. Typically we report deployments, homecomings or attacks that leave our soldiers maimed, or worse.
Here's a definite change-of-pace--the routine at a military medical clinic at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan has been shattered for the better, as soldiers... more »
September 8, 2010 3:51 PM
Would you give up a strand of your hair to assess your heart attack risk? Researchers are saying that's all it takes.
The body secretes a hormone called cortisol during times of stress and levels are usually detected in urine or saliva. But Canadian researchers discovered a way to... more »
August 25, 2010 10:35 AM
New research suggests some migraine sufferers have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke.
The study from the University of Iceland followed over 18,000 men and women for 26 years. Researchers found those who had migraines with aura, or vision problems during their headaches, were at... more »
August 20, 2010 2:02 PM
New research indicates that the death rate soars for binge drinkers when the also have high blood pressure.
Scientists at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea found the risk of cardiovascular death in men with a blood pressure of at least 168 over 100 was three... more »
August 3, 2010 8:50 AM
Over the long term, a low-carb diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds - and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.
Both diets improved cholesterol in a two-year study that included intensive group counseling. But those on the... more »
July 23, 2010 2:11 PM
Grizzly bears often have 50% body fat and they sleep half the year. So why are their hearts so healthy?
Researchers at Washington State University are trying to figure it out.
During hibernation, bears have extremely low heart rates and can even turn off two of the four... more »
May 28, 2010 10:05 AM
A new study finds brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your breath fresh -- it may also help your heart. Researchers at University College London studied data from over 11,000 adults and found those who did not brush their teeth often had a 70 percent increased risk... more »
May 24, 2010 8:21 AM
Rocker and reality star Bret Michaels is the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice," besting actress Holly Robinson Peete.
Donald Trump told Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale of the reality, winning $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association.
But runner-up Peete was a winner... more »
May 17, 2010 2:53 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department plans to train hundreds, if not thousands in CPR before the Sky Sox game Tuesday evening.
CPR, which stands for cardio pulminary resuscitation can save a life when someone has a heart attack. Most recent statistics released by the Colorado Springs Fire Department show... more »
March 14, 2010 8:56 AM
Many people with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them fixed without open-heart surgery. Doctors say a study shows that a tiny clothespin device implanted through an artery is safer and nearly as good as surgery. The study found that people treated with surgery had six times... more »
February 4, 2010 7:55 PM
The doctors at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs will soon be using new lifesaving cardiac equipment.
The TandemHeart Circulatory System manufactured by CardiacAssist Inc. pump helps critically ill patient by pumping blood through their bodies and letting their heart rest.
Dr. John Mehall, a cardiac surgeon at Penrose,... more »
February 4, 2010 11:57 AM
The Penrose-St. Francis Health System hospitals in Colorado Springs now have a heart assisting pump which can help a patient's heart circulate blood to the body.
The pump, called TandemHeart, can be placed rapidly by both cardiologists in a cath lab or by cardiac surgeons in an operating room... more »
December 30, 2009 8:53 AM
Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents. Researchers from the FDA and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said studies submitted by device makers didn't clearly spell out safety targets. They add that submissions were missing... more »
December 9, 2009 8:10 AM
Congressional investigators say the Food and Drug Administration has not followed through on changes suggested three years ago to better monitor drug safety. The recommendations came after an embarrassing and dangerous episode with Vioxx. The FDA had approved the blockbuster pain drug in 1999, but pulled it from the market... more »
December 5, 2009 12:35 PM
The risk of us getting blood clots after surgery is far greater and lasts for longer than was previously thought, according to new research. A study of nearly 950,000 women showed surgery patients were 70 times more likely to develop a clot than someone who hadn't had an operation.
... more »
October 21, 2009 11:13 AM
A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report.
Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death,... more »
October 12, 2009 5:34 PM
A Colorado insurance company is changing its attitude about fat babies. Rocky Mountain Health Plans said Monday that it will no longer consider obesity a "pre-existing condition" barring coverage for hefty infants. The change comes after the insurer turned down a Grand Junction 4-month-old who weighs about 17 pounds. The... more »
September 22, 2009 11:00 AM
Heart patients who catch the flu may have more to worry about than just a fever or the sniffles: the virus could also spark a heart attack, new research shows.
Amid the global outbreak of swine flu, experts say it's crucial that heart patients get vaccinated against both regular... more »
September 22, 2009 10:46 AM
A common treatment for prostate cancer may slightly increase patients' risk of heart problems, new research says.
Experts said the findings could make doctors think twice before prescribing the standard hormone treatment to men with prostate cancer, particularly if they are at risk of heart disease. The research was... more »
September 2, 2009 11:55 AM
The anti-clotting drug Plavix is prescribed to people with heart disease to prevent blood clots. But in some patients -- the drug doesn't work, leaving patients at risk for stroke and heart attack.
Researchers at the University of Maryland think they know why. They've found a genetic variant that... more »