Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide

Cardiovascular diseases cause one-third of deaths worldwide

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, according to a new scientific study that examined...
CPR could make you a big hero at the beach this summer

CPR could make you a big hero at the beach this summer

Imagine yourself relaxing at the beach when the worst happens -- someone notices a boy in trouble in the water. In the mad rush to...
High-dose iron pills do not improve exercise capacity for heart failure

High-dose iron pills do not improve exercise capacity for heart failure

Among patients with a certain type of heart failure and iron deficiency, high-dose iron pills did not improve exercise capacity over 16 weeks, according...
Timing of menopause onset may increase heart failure risk

Timing of menopause onset may increase heart failure risk

Postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth are at a higher risk for heart failure, according to...
Too much fat around your belly is associated with heart attack

Too much fat around your belly is associated with heart attack

A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women. This is shown in...
Augment reality app helps people manage type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Augment reality app helps people manage type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Augmented reality will be incorporated into a new customized app for people with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes to improve their understanding...
For patients with congenital heart disease, ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective

For patients with congenital heart disease, ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective

Congenital heart disease (CHD) includes a range of defects that occur in the heart which patients are born with, such as a hole in...
Heart attack risk increases 17-fold following respiratory infections

Heart attack risk is 17 times higher after respiratory infections

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has...
Failed fertility therapy linked to higher risk of later heart disease

Failed fertility therapy linked to higher risk of later heart disease

Women who undergo fertility therapy, but do not get pregnant, have a higher risk of developing long-term cardiovascular disease, compared with women who become...
If heart failure becomes worse, the goal should be symptom relief

If heart failure becomes worse, the goal should be symptom relief

In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author...