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Common 'harmless' virus linked to heart artery damage

Common ‘harmless’ virus linked to heart artery damage

In a recent study, researchers find a surprisingly close link between a herpes virus and immune cells damaging heart artery tissue. The study was done...
Female doctors could increase women’s survival after heart attack

Female doctors could increase women’s survival after heart attack

If you’re having a heart attack and you’re a woman, hope a female doctor greets you in the emergency room Women who have had a...
Average salt eating is safe for your heart

Average salt eating is safe for your heart

In a large international study, researchers find that for most people eating salt is safe for heart health except for those who eat more...
For heart health, environment really matters

For heart health, environment really matters

In a new research project including three studies, researchers find that current extreme-weather warning may not be sufficient to protect people and that owning...
This new heart failure finding could improve care

This new heart failure finding could improve care

For more than six decades, oxidative stress has been linked to heart failure, a progressive weakening of the heart muscle that can lead to...
Estrogen may prevent depression in heart attack survivors

Estrogen may prevent depression in heart attack survivors

In a new study, researchers from the University of Ottawa find that estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression . This is because estrogen prevents...

New sensitive blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

A new high-sensitivity blood test for heart attacks successfully diagnosed heart attacks faster and more accurately in the emergency room than the existing test. A...
Physical activity can help older adults lower their heart disease risk

Physical activity can help older adults lower their heart disease risk

Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in physical activity have healthier levels of heart and vessel...
Female doctors may improve women’s odds of survival after heart attack

Female doctors may improve women’s odds of survival after heart attack

A new study of heart attack patients found that women treated by male doctors were more likely to die after a heart attack than either men treated by...
How to eat for heart health, according a cardiologist

How to eat for heart health, according to a cardiologist

What you eat can greatly influence your heart health. It is important to know that some foods less heart-healthy contain a lot of fat and...