Heart Health

Minimally invasive treatments for structural heart disease

Minimally invasive treatments for structural heart disease

Heart disease comes in many forms. Although blockages in the arteries of the heart, also known as coronary artery disease, are the best known, there...
Highly active jobs might increase heart disease risk in women with high blood pressure

Highly active jobs might increase heart disease risk in women with high blood pressure

Hypertensive women with highly active jobs have a nearly three times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease than women with normal blood pressure and...
Study of 1.2 million adolescents shows fitness linked to lower risk of early heart failure

Study of 1.2 million adolescents shows fitness linked to lower risk of early heart...

A study of 1.2 million adolescents has found that fitness is associated with a lower risk of heart failure before age 50. The study published...
This smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

This smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to recent research. A low-cost app has been developed that uses the phone’s...
It is safe to take erectile dysfunction meds after heart attack

It is safe to take erectile dysfunction meds after heart attack

Men who filled prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs in the years following a heart attack had a substantially lower risk for heart failure, according...
how to treat heart failure

How to treat heart failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But...
Coffee shops, 24-hour ATMs the best locations for life-saving AEDs

Coffee shops, 24-hour ATMs the best locations for life-saving AEDs

ATMs and coffee shops such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Second Cup make ideal locations for placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to a...
Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards

Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards

Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to...
Sitting too much associated with coronary artery calcium

Sitting too much associated with coronary artery calcium

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behavior is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in heart arteries, which in...
Cancer drug could double as a weapon against heart disease

Cancer drug could double as a weapon against heart disease

An anticancer drug in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle – an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in...