Heart Health

A new contributor to heart disease

A new contributor to heart disease

Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole...
A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of heart disease and cancer

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of heart disease and cancer

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart...
People with heart arrhythmia need to pay attention to stroke risk

People with heart arrhythmia need to pay attention to stroke risk

For patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of heart arrhythmia, a main goal of treatment is stroke prevention. Which is why most Afib...
Early warning signs of heart attack might have been missed

Early warning signs of heart attack might have been missed

The authors, from Imperial College London, say more research is urgently needed to establish whether it is possible to predict the risk of fatal...
Lowering High Blood Pressure Intensively Could Protect the Heart

Lowering high blood pressure intensively could protect the heart

In a recent study led by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researchers find that if people with hypertension strongly lower their blood pressure, they...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of heart surgery

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery - even on the day of surgery, according to an article...
This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the...
New clues to causes of heart failure

New clues to causes of heart failure

Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don't fully...
If your heart is healthy in middle age, your golden years will be longer

If your heart is healthy in middle age, your golden years will be longer

People with no major heart disease risk factors in middle age live longer and stay healthy far longer than others, according to a 40-year...
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...