Linda Martinez

Bio

Specialties:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

Affiliation:

  • Presbyterian Heart Group

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even slightly elevated blood pressure in late pregnancy may increase the risk of having an underweight or stillborn infant, new research suggests.

    Women with prehypertension -- sometimes called borderline high blood pressure -- at 36 weeks of pregn...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment puts people at greater risk of stroke.

    For people 60 and older, a U.S. panel in 2014 recommended ra...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.

    "We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to survival after a ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients who receive home visits from physician's assistants are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds.

    They also have lower overall health care costs, the researchers said.

    The study followed nearl...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks in women often have different causes and symptoms than those in men, and they're deadlier, too.

    That's the premise of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) that hopes to raise awareness about key difference...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The world's most common type of abnormal heart rhythm appears to pose a greater health threat to women than men, a new review suggests.

    Atrial fibrillation is a stronger risk factor for stroke, heart disease, heart failure and death in women than...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with a slow heart rate don't have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    A typical heart rate for an adult at rest is 60 to 100 beats a minute, but in some people it's below 50 beats a minute, a condition called bradyca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise is essential for keeping your heart healthy, and the more the better, experts from the American College of Cardiology's Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council say.

    The study authors examined recent research and found that even sma...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The view from those upper floors may be breathtaking, but it might come with a risky cost: people living on higher floors appear less likely to survive cardiac arrest, a new study found.

    In fact, above the third floor, your chances of surviving ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some teen and young adult survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma do not receive all the recommended follow-up care, a new study finds.

    The study included 354 survivors in California who were diagnosed between ages 15 and 39, and followed for an average of ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged heart valve replacement patients may have better outcomes if they receive valves made from animal tissue rather than metal, researchers report.

    The investigators analyzed 13 studies that compared metal and tissue valves in patients ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with heart failure, implanted defibrillators benefit women as much as men, a new study finds.

    Previous research has shown that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) help heart failure patients live longer. And current guidel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report in a mouse study that they have found that central nervous system immune cells play a key role in repairing the blood-brain barrier.

    The blood-brain barrier prevents harmful substances in the blood from getting into the brain. ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take statins before and after heart bypass surgery have fewer complications and a reduced risk of dying during and soon after the operation, a new analysis finds.

    In a review of recent studies on the use of statins (such as Lipitor o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may reduce the chances of developing heart disease for people with depression, a new study suggests.

    Depressed people who weren't physically active had stiffer and more inflamed aortas -- the large artery carrying blood from the heart -- ...Full Article