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The mummies’ message: Take steps against heart disease

Centuries before bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes and couch potatoes, people had clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. How do we know this?...

COVID-19 could threaten your heart, study shows

It has been months since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation, leaving more than 200,000 people dead—a number that continues to climb. Meanwhile, we are...

This study shows a clear link between heart disease and COVID-19

One of the most harrowing effects of COVID-19 is severe damage to the lungs, which makes breathing hard or impossible for those who are...

What fuels the beating heart?

Study reveals nutrients used by normal and failing hearts. A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania...

Scientists show a molecular dance that keeps your heart beating

It might look like a little game at the molecular scale. Filament-like proteins in heart muscle cells have to be exactly the same length so...

This diabetes drug may help treat heart failure, study shows

Drug empagliflozin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2014. It limits renal sugar resorption and is the first drug in the...

Some heart disease patients have low risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

Adults and children born with heart defects had a lower-than-expected risk of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds a study of more than...

Some pre-existing conditions triple Covid-19 death risk

Certain pre-existing conditions may double or triple mortality risk for COVID-19, researchers report. A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension,...

Researchers warn too many medications prescribed to older heart failure patients

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure are discharged with 10 or more prescriptions, and most are not medications to treat...

How to improve heart health during the COVID-19 pandemic

A healthy heart is always essential but especially during the current pandemic. People with heart disease and other medical conditions appear to be at higher...