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  • Chemist claims new coffee offers heart benefit of red wine

    December 14, 2015 1:51 PM

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A University of New Hampshire chemist says he's developed a coffee that provides the same benefits to the heart as red wine. The Portsmouth Herald reports Glen Miller infused Arabica coffee beans with resveratrol, the natural antioxidant found in the skins of grapes used to make... more »
  • Drug might help breast cancer patients avoid heart damage

    November 11, 2015 12:34 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care. If confirmed in wider testing, this... more »
  • Promise seen for wireless pacemakers placed without surgery

    November 9, 2015 3:58 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers - miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery. In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic, was successfully implanted 99 percent of the time,... more »
  • Man suffers heart attack during marathon

    October 11, 2015 4:36 PM

    CHICAGO - A man running in the Chicago Marathon has been revived by a paramedic after suffering an apparent heart attack. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the man in his 60s fell to the ground about 9:40 a.m. Sunday at Lake Shore Drive and Melrose Street on the... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Heart Walk Heroes Play Video

    March 20, 2015 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend thousands of people will flock to Baton Rouge for the Capital Area Heart Walk. Every face, t-shirt, and pair of sneakers has a different story to tell about the heart disease, the number one killer in America. Take 37-year-old Trey Truitt for example.... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Hollis' close call Play Video

    March 16, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Someone in the U.S. is killed by a heart attack every 34 seconds. A South Louisiana school superintendent almost found this out the hard way , in an experience that he says "has changed his life." Last October, 42-year-old Hollis Milton was driving from Baton Rouge to... more »
  • Experimental cholesterol drugs could reduce heart risk

    March 15, 2015 1:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - New research is boosting hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems. Studies presented at a cardiology conference in San Diego today suggest that people taking one of these drugs had... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Randy's Ride Play Video

    March 9, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone in the United States is killed by heart disease every 39 seconds. A Clinton man and his wife are dreaming of a great retirement adventure, but it almost turned into a great tragedy when he had a brush with heart disease. Randy Russell has a... more »
  • Governor's Mansion going red for heart health month

    February 10, 2015 3:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's first lady, Supriya Jindal, says the Governor's Mansion is going red as part of Heart Health Month. In recognition, the Mansion will be lit red through Sunday to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all citizens. It's the seventh straight year the Mansion has been... more »
  • Go Red for Women's heart health this month Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Even though this is purple and gold, blue and gold, and green and gold country, it's time to drag the red out of the back of your closet. Friday is "Go Red for Women" Day. "Every minute in this country, a woman dies of heart-related disease,"... more »
  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

    November 19, 2014 1:55 PM

    CHICAGO - Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life. The news comes from 20-year follow-up of a study in Scotland that was the... more »
  • Having a heart attack? Survive, Don't Drive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has a tip that could save your life in the event on a heart attack: Don't get behind the wheel. OLOL kicked off its "Survive, Don't Drive" campaign to inform you of the dangers of getting behind the... more »
  • Heart walk heads to Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the largest walks in the Baton Rouge area will be hitting LSU in a couple of weekends. The Capital Area Heart Walk is coming to the area on April 26 at LSU's Old Front Nine. Head of The Capital Area Heart Walk Terrie Sterling... more »
  • Get your heart checked for American Heart Month Play Video

    February 18, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Febraury is American Heart Month, and doctors are taking this opportunity to warn people about heart disease. Dr. Garland Green was on the set of News 2 at 4 today, talking about heart issues amongst women. Dr. Green said that some common symptoms are tightness... more »
  • Poland's last communist leader hospitalized

    December 10, 2013 9:07 AM

    WARSAW, Poland- A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems. Spokesman for Warsaw's Military Medical Institute, Col. Grzegorz Kade said Tuesday the 90-year-old Jaruzelski was admitted a day earlier with general weakness. Jaruzelski has been repeatedly hospitalized in recent years... more »
  • First heart patients moved into new OLOL institute

    November 6, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fifty-one heart and critically ill ICU patients have been successfully moved into the new Heart & Vascular Institute at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Teams started moving the patients just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, and all patients were settled into... more »
  • Grand opening for OLOL Heart & Vascular Institute

    November 4, 2013 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake held a grand opening and blessing of its new Heart & Vascular Institute this morning. Bishop Robert Muench led the blessing of the new 9 story, 330,000 square foot facility. The building will be dedicated to heart, vascular and critical... more »
  • Family holds heart screenings after 14-year-old dies Play Video

    August 10, 2013 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a teen who died suddenly from cardiac arrest last year has taken it upon themselves to try to prevent another unexpected death. Burke Cobb died at the age of 14 in the Dutchtown High School gym after football practice. His death is still... more »
  • Autopsy: Radio host Kraddick had enlarged heart

    July 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana coroner's office says a preliminary autopsy found that popular radio and TV host David "Kidd" Kraddick had an enlarged heart and blocked arteries, and probably developed an irregular heartbeat. Dr. Granville Morse, a deputy coroner in the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office, says Kraddick collapsed while... more »
  • Surgeons working to reduce pressure on Randy Travis' brain

    July 10, 2013 8:44 PM

    PLANO- Singer Randy Travis is in surgery after suffering a stroke at a Texas hospital his publicist said late Tuesday. Doctors are trying to relieve pressure on his brain. Travis has been in critical condition since being admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure due to a... more »
  • Singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition

    July 9, 2013 2:40 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart. A news release from Travis' publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a... more »
  • Country singer Randy Travis hospitalized in Texas

    July 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas. No other details were released. The "Three Wooden Crosses" singer is listed in critical condition. Viral cardiomyopathy... more »
  • Woman uses diagnosis to raise national awareness Play Video

    April 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman became one of the faces of the "Go Red" heart health movement after discovering a potentially-deadly disorder. Mary Leah Coco said when she was 30 she noticed she was always exhausted, light-headed, and dizzy. She chalked it up to her busy life.... more »
  • Hitting the gym with survivor Gen. Russel Honore Play Video

    April 8, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Gen. Russel Honore went into the hospital in June 2012, seven years after leading the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, he thought he was experiencing a case of heartburn. Then his doctors told him one of his main arteries was blocked. He was actually... more »
  • Know your numbers to help reduce your risk Play Video

    April 5, 2013 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "Know Your Numbers" is a battle cry that's recently appeared in the fight against heart disease. Doctors say it's important for people to know their blood pressure, cholesterol, and calcium score. All of them give indicators about the state of your heart, and what needs to... more »
  • Family history and heart disease Play Video

    April 3, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family history is a major risk factor when it comes to heart disease, and not paying attention to it led to tragedy for one family. Toja Myles' grandmother, mother, and aunt all have a history of heart disease. So when she started having strange symptoms in... more »
  • Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

    March 11, 2013 11:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New research shows that stopping the heart for bypass surgery is safe even in the elderly. Heart bypass is one of the most common operations in the world and patients often are given a choice of how to have it done. The usual way involves stopping... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 Play Video

    February 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 - A box of chocolates is a popular Valentine's Day gift, and it may also be good for the heart. Cocoa flavanols are known to support cellular and metabolic activities in the body. It... more »
  • Governor's Mansion goes red for Heart Health Month

    February 14, 2013 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Mansion will glow red for Heart Health Month. This is the fifth year in a row that the Mansion will be lit red to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all our citizens, but particularly women. It will be red from Feb. 14... more »

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