Heart Health

Having chest pain? Your own stem cells may help with the treatment

Having chest pain? Your own stem cells may help with the treatment

A non-surgical treatment that uses a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells to treat chest pain or angina improved both symptoms and the length...
10 lifestyle tips for cardiovascular health

10 lifestyle tips for cardiovascular health

Everyday decisions are important to cardiovascular health. Now is a good time to give yourself the gift of lifestyle changes that will benefit you through...
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Women smokers have 13 times higher risk of heart attack than non-smoking peers

Women smokers under the age of 50 are nearly 13 times more likely to suffer a major heart than non-smokers even if they are...
Shingles may raise heart attack risk

Shingles may raise heart attack risk

People who develop the painful, blistering rash known as shingles may be more susceptible to a heart attack, according to a study published in...
Low serum calcium may increase risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Low serum calcium may increase risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is fatal for over 90% of patients, and more than half of men and close to 70% of women who...
Should a heart or lung emergency mean a ticket to the ICU? Not necessarily, Michigan study suggests

Should a heart or lung emergency mean a ticket to the ICU? Not necessarily

Just because a patient has had a heart attack, or a flare-up of chronic heart or lung disease, doesn’t mean the next stop should...
Eating whole grains may help improve gut microbiota and immune response

Eating whole grains may help improve gut microbiota and immune response

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...
How marriage influences heart health – at least in men

How marriage influences heart health – at least in men

Risk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital relationships—at least for men—finds a new...
Women have heart attacks too

Women have heart attacks too, but their symptoms are often dismissed as something else

Heart attacks claim the lives of 3.3 million women every year, and many women die from other heart-related conditions. In the United States, nearly 290,000...
Atrial Fibrillation associated with reduced frontal lobe in the brain

Atrial Fibrillation associated with reduced frontal lobe in the brain

It is well established that Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a common heart arrhythmia, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and cognitive decline. However, the...