Michelle Butler

Bio

Specialties:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

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

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may help extend survival for patients with heart failure, a new review suggests.

    "Patients with heart failure should not be scared of exercise damaging them or killing them," said principal investigator Rod Taylor, director of t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds.

    "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Beam us up, Scotty!"

    U.S. researchers say they've developed a small, wearable health monitor they're likening to the "Star Trek" tricorder.

    The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochem...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.

    And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was di...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease.

    Sleep apnea leads to interrupted breathing during sleep. In their study, the researchers found that patients with the condition who had a form of the heart proc...Full Article

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

    SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

    The study results, f...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Assessing the prognosis of a loved one who's scheduled for heart surgery may be as easy as watching them walk, a new study suggests.

    Patients who aren't able to walk a short distance at a comfortable pace before heart surgery are at greater risk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular over-the-counter heartburn medication accelerated aging of blood vessel cells in lab tests, raising red flags about its long-term effect on heart health, researchers say.

    Faster aging of blood vessel cells exposed to the antacid Nexium (...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When there's a real chill in the air, your risk of being hospitalized for heart failure rises, a new study suggests.

    Cold weather also seems to boost the risk of hospitalization for both heart failure and atrial fibrillation, a condition characteriz...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong link between the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation and race, a new study says.

    Whites with heart failure are much more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF) than blacks or Hispanics with heart failure, the study authors ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking cholesterol-lowering statins right before heart surgery, once touted as a way to prevent common postoperative complications, has no benefit and may even cause harm, a new study suggests.

    In that setting, Crestor (rosuvastatin) did not prev...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stranger or someone you love suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, but you don't know CPR.

    New research shows that help -- and CPR instruction -- may be just a cellphone call away.

    This is "a real-world approach that the majority of c...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds.

    "It is important for patients to understand that bypass surgery is a second chance, not a cure for their disease,"...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable defibrillators -- devices that detect and correct an abnormal heart rhythm -- are associated with a high risk of long-term complications, a new study suggests.

    "An [implantable cardioverter-defibrillator] is a highly effective treatment ...Full Article

  • 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