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In cases of cardiac arrest, time is everything. Community responders can save lives

Each year more than 24,000 Australians experience a sudden cardiac arrest. This means their heart unexpectedly stops beating. A cardiac arrest leads to loss of...

Get familiar with signs of a heart attack or stroke

Most people realize getting medical help quickly is crucial in response to a heart attack or stroke. But it's important to know the signs...

Belly fat linked to repeated heart attacks

In a new study, researchers found that heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart...

More than 2 million Americans with heart disease use marijuana

Even as more states begin to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use and more marijuana products become available for consumption, marijuana's heart effects...

Big dinner may harm heart health, blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that women who ate a higher proportion of their daily calories later in the evening were more likely...

Untreated sleep apnea can put your heart health at risk

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that sleep apnea impacts heart health? According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, nearly 30 million...

Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be transmissible between people

In a new study, researchers found that many diseases may be transmissible between people through microbes (including bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that live in...

Walnuts may boost your heart and gut health

In a new study, researchers found walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. These "good" bacteria could be...

Women’s blood vessels age faster than men’s

In a new study, researchers found for the first time that women's blood vessels—including both large and small arteries—an age at a faster rate...

Common heart drugs may prevent heart damage caused by cancer therapy

In a new study, researchers found that cancer patients receiving common heart drugs have less heart damage from cancer therapy. The finding provides support for...

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