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# Heart Attacks

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# debunked
Debunked: No, someone having a heart attack can't perform CPR on themselves by coughing
Doctors say the claim is an urban legend.
# Aspirin
Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks
Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.
# bmj
Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.
# Stroke
Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate
Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.
# Stress
The number of heart-related deaths rose significantly in Ireland after the 2008 crash
A study found a 17.2% increase in cardiovascular-related deaths following the 2008 economic crash.
# Cork
World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks
The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.
# child heart attack
'Children should be screened for cholesterol to cut down on heart attacks'
A rare condition can increase chance of a heart attack by 100 times if not detected.
# Heart Attacks
Lambs die after their ears are cut off in violent attack
This could make you very sad and/or angry.
# matters of the heart
Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that
It has proved to be twice as effective when compared with previous methods.
# boiling point
German study finds World Cup literally causes heart attacks
All these extra time results and penalty shoot-outs are too much.
# me so sleepy
Clocks going forward causes increase in heart attacks and car accidents
That’s according to research carried out in America which shows the time change could be a health and safety risk.
# lifesavers
19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport
One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.
Voices
Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant
John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.
# Heart Health
People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill
New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.
# Heart Attacks
People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously
Only half of people who present themselves in hospital suffering from a heart attack arrive by ambulance says the Irish Heart Foundation, which has urged people to call 999 if they feel unwell.
# Taxi Drivers
Taxi drivers suffer 19 strokes and heart attacks on one rank
The pressure on cabbies to make a living in an increasingly crowded industry is also driving some to suicide.