Heart Health

Gaining a few pounds may increase long

Gaining a few pounds may increase long-term heart failure risk

Gaining even a little weight over time may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, affecting long-term risk of heart failure, according to...
A surprising discovery that may treat irregular heartbeat

A surprising discovery that may treat irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat—or arrhythmia—can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue...
Heart failure more fatal than common cancers

Heart failure more fatal than common cancers

A new study shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types...
What causes heart failure

What causes heart failure?

Conditions that damage or overwork the heart muscle can cause heart failure. Over time, the heart weakens. It isn’t able to fill with and/or pump...
Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of imaging test to provide an early warning of coronary artery disease, and...
How your risk of heart disease stems back to your time in the womb

How your risk of heart disease stems back to your time in the womb

Smoking, lack of exercise, bad diet and our genes are all well-known risk factors for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. But, as researchers are beginning...
Physical activity is critical to lower the risk of heart disease in older women

Physical activity is critical to lower the risk of heart disease in older women

It is not the amount of time spent sitting still that matters. Instead, the extent of physical activity is essential in reducing the risk of...
Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
How mental health disorders are linked to heart disease

How mental health disorders are linked to heart disease?

A team of researchers at Cambridge has identified how areas of the brain govern both our emotions and our heart activity, helping explain why...
Protein may protect against heart attack

Protein may protect against heart attack

DDK3 could be used as a new therapy to stop the build-up of fatty material inside the arteries. A naturally occurring protein, dickkopf-related protein 3...

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