Michelle Butler

Bio

Specialties:

  • cardiac care nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable heart devices are as effective in reducing the risk of death in minority patients with heart failure as in white patients, a new study says.

    While these devices are recommended for all eligible patients, previous research has shown tha...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests.

    Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid can accumulate in the bod...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health-care providers are often hesitant to discuss end-of-life care with their heart failure patients, new research reveals.

    For the study, researchers surveyed 50 doctors and 45 nurse practitioners or physician assistants at the Mayo Clinic in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans and whites reported less chest pain or discomfort (angina) in the past two decades, but there was no such drop among blacks, a new study shows.

    Angina is often the first sign of a heart problem or coronary heart disease, the resear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the use of sleeping pills greatly increases the risk of serious heart problems and death in people with heart failure.

    "Sleeping problems are a frequent side effect of heart failure and it is common for patients to be pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure affects about one-third of American adults and raises their risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and death, but there are many medications available to lower blood pressure.

    Exercise, weight loss and redu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to exercise, reaching "retirement age" is no time to slow down: Seniors who maintain or boost their physical activity levels are less likely to suffer a heart attack, a new study suggests.

    Exercise improves the electrical well-being of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.

    Researchers found preventive steroids do not improve the outcome of thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to treat diabetes does not help prevent heart failure in non-diabetics who've had a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers said results from the rigorous clinical trial dispute previous findings that showed the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reduced use of aspirin and the addition of three new blood thinners as treatment options are among the recommendations in updated guidelines to manage a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

    Ac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain.

    The Swedish study found that patients with chest pain who have undetectable levels o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use, potentially advancing the technology that cardiologists use to maintain heart rhythm in patients, according to results from a new clinical trial.

    Doctors successfully implanted the devic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shortness of breath while bending over is a newly identified symptom of advanced heart failure, researchers say.

    This obvious symptom can help alert doctors that heart failure patients have excessive fluid retention, according to cardiologists ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.

    The study included more than 1,200 patients aged 18 and older who had heart procedures -- such as b...Full Article