Michelle Butler

Bio

Specialties:

  • cardiac rehabilitation

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 100,000 people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators found that more physical activity was tied to living longer.

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered devices implanted in patients whose he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.

    The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who'd gon...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found.

    At issue is the risk fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients taking the blood thinner warfarin appear to have almost twice the risk of severe stomach bleeding compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests.

    Why obese patients may be at greater risk for stomach bleeding isn'...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

    Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with adva...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

    Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with adva...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers assessed depression symptoms -- such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopeless...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.

    People who received what is called targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops beating -- had good out...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.

    Specifically, the guidelines reinforce a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for those at risk for hear...Full Article

  • 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