Heart Health

Your weight history could help predict your heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers conclude that simply asking older patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients’...

Your exercise performance could predict heart disease and cancer

In a new study, researchers found that performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes. Good...

Scientists discover a major cause of heart attacks in women

In a recent study, researchers from Vancouver General Hospital discovered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a major cause of heart attacks in women. SCAD occurs...

Statin side effects could mean your ‘bad’ cholesterol is too high

In a recent study, researchers found that statin side effects can predict the failure to meet LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) targets. Reducing LDL cholesterol could...

People with diabetes should pay attention to their heart failure risk

In a new study, researchers have found that the incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. It found that patients...

What’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower heart disease risk

In a new study, the researcher offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. The Researchers...

Living near oil and gas wells is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease,...

In a new study, researchers found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of...

How a high-salt diet may harm your heart

In a new study, researchers found that dietary salt intake is associated with the risk of developing a common heart condition that affects millions...

Frequent sauna use linked to lower risk of heart disease, stroke

In a new study, researchers found that regular sauna use is linked to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men...

Older heart attack patients should pay attention to bleeding risk

Many older patients who are considered frail by medical standards receive anticoagulants (blood thinners) and undergo cardiac catheterization during a heart attack. A new study...