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New AHA Statement on Complementary Medicine in Heart Failure

New AHA Statement on Complementary Medicine in Heart Failure

There are some potentially serious benefits and risks associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that patients with heart failure (HF) can use to manage symptoms, the American Heart Association (AHA) says in a new scientific statement on the subject. For example, yoga and tai chi may be helpful for people with heart failure, and …

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Complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure have potential benefits and risks

Complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure have potential benefits and risks

According to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal Traffic. An estimated 6 million people ages 20 and older in the United States suffer from heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart does not function normally. The statement, ‚ÄúComplementary and Alternative Medicines in …

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Doctors should ask heart patients if they take supplements to manage heart failure

Doctors should ask patients with heart failure whether they use supplements, specific diets, or other types of complementary and alternative medicine to help manage potential benefits and risks, the American Heart Association said in a scientific statement released Thursday. Research shows that about one-third of people with heart failure use complementary and alternative medicine, a …

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Research from the United Kingdom finds that physical abuse represents the highest risk increase for heart failure for adults who experienced childhood trauma, when compared with other forms of maltreatment. (Adobe Stock)

New study links childhood trauma to heart failure

Child abuse prevention experts in South Dakota and elsewhere say a new study underscores the need to protect children from traumatic situations to avoid long-term physical health problems. International researchers have found a 14% increase in heart failure in adults who have experienced some form of childhood abuse. Those with three to five types of …

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