Linda Martinez

Bio

Specialties:

  • cardiac rehabilitation

Affiliation:

  • Presbyterian Heart Group

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds.

    The study included nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart failure can sometimes also develop the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, which can raise their odds for stroke.

    Now, a study to be presented Monday in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American C...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests.

    The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increase the risk for death b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.

    "This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent heart failure and other chr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.

    The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having eithe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the more powerful blood thinner that's traditionally used, a new Swedish study has found.

    Patients who r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease, a new Internet survey found.

    And about one in five would be willing to pay $1,000 or more to avoid taking that daily pill, the survey al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests.

    As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

    Spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) is a diuretic widely used in treating hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.

    Such tests include:

    • electrocardiograms, which measure the heart's electrical
    • ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests.

    This increased risk was true even if patients had blood sugar (glu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you are a high-risk heart patient, you might be better off if you are not treated by a cardiologist, new research suggests.

    Survival rates among these patients actually improved when cardiologists left town for annual professional meetings, Ha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese heart-failure patients appear to live longer than people of normal weight who develop the disabling condition, a new study suggests.

    Researchers tracked nearly 1,500 heart failure patients, most of whom were overweight or obese before their ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering cardiac arrest, Karen Englert recalled that her doctors freely dispensed advice about not lifting milk jugs, not driving, not showering -- but nothing about resuming sex with her husband, Jeff.

    "I've had six different heart procedu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A shot of adrenaline can jumpstart a heart that's stopped beating and save a life -- think of Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction," near death from overdose and rescued by a hypodermic needle to the chest.

    But adrenaline might also harm those it helps, sa...Full Article