Michelle Butler

Bio

Specialties:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitor...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

    "We saw a modest increased risk of heart disease associated with longer duration of rotating night shift work, which appears to wane ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American heart patients take warfarin -- for decades a cheap, but often tricky-to-manage mainstay blood thinner.

    Now, new research shows that when it is well-managed, warfarin treatment appears safe for people with atrial fibrilla...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.

    Their study included almost 4,000 women. All of the women had a history of pregnancy-related (gest...Full Article

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

    SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although depression, stress and exhaustion are known to increase heart attack risk, people who've already had a heart attack may not be getting the treatment they need for these conditions, new research suggests.

    The Swedish study included more...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests.

    Income may even be a more important factor than geography, the researchers said.

    "We find very...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first pacemaker to treat irregular heartbeat without the need for wires between the device and the heart has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is implanted in the heart's right ventri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first leadless, wire-free heart pacemaker has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Medtronic's Micra Transcatheter Pacing System works like other pacemakers to regulate heart rate in people with heart rhythm disorders, but...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying a second shock to the heart in hospital patients with cardiac arrest doesn't improve their chances of survival, suggests a new study that challenges current recommendations.

    A patient undergoing cardiac arrest needs to be treated with a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics have higher rates of heart pumping problems than other Americans, yet many don't know they have a disorder that can lead to heart failure, a new study finds.

    The research included more than 1,800 Hispanic people. They were between 45 an...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems -- including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests.

    The physical decline associated with atrial fibrillat...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new British study suggests.

    "These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients," said study leader Dr. Klaus Witte, from the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment of depression seems to reduce a person's risk of heart disease, according to a new study.

    Depression is a known risk factor for heart disease, but how treatment for depression affected that risk was unclear, researchers said.Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell therapy shows promise for people battling heart failure, a new study finds.

    The clinical trial found that end-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow had 37 percent fewer cardiac events t...Full Article

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

    SATURDAY, April 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart health, new research adds to the argument that a pear-shaped body, which is heavy in the hips, may be better than an apple-shaped body, which carries more weight around the belly.

    A study of diabetes patients found that i...Full Article