Heart Health

“Good” genetic errors protect people from heart attacks

“Good” genetic errors protect people from heart attacks

Natural genetic changes can put some people at high risk of certain conditions, such as breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease or high blood pressure. But in...
Tips to grocery shop like a cardiologist

Tips to grocery shop like a cardiologist

Many of us vowed to eat more healthfully in the new year but don't know how to begin. Here are some grocery store guidelines to...
Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Recently, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine provide answers to some most commonly asked questions to help people have a healthy heart. Q: Is heart...
Why diabetes can increase heat attack risk

Why diabetes can increase heart attack risk

Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one...
Will your heart benefit from statins? This blood test can tell

Will your heart benefit from statins? This blood test can tell

Research shows the troponin test – currently used to help diagnose a heart attack – could be used to assess future heart disease risk. The...
Exercise could improve heart attack survival

Exercise could improve heart attack survival

Exercise is associated with improved survival after a heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The chances of...
A little vigorous exercise may make kids’ heart healthier

A little vigorous exercise may make kids’ heart healthier

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic...
Smoking could make your heart attack risk eight times higher

Smoking could make your heart attack risk eight times higher

Smokers under the age of 50 are more than eight times as likely as non-smokers to have a major heart attack, making them the...
First heart failure participant treated by stem-cell therapy

First heart failure participant treated by stem-cell therapy

A research team at University of Wisconsin has treated its first patient in an innovative clinical trial using stem cells for the treatment of...
How your thyroid function linked to heart disease and stroke risk

How your thyroid function linked to heart disease and stroke risk

Middle-aged and elderly people with higher free thyroxine levels may be more likely to develop Coronary heart disease and stroke, new research from the...