Heart Health

Vitamin B3 in food may benefit people with early-onset Parkinson's disease

Vitamin C may decrease risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance that can lead to severe consequences such as stroke and heart failure. AF can be triggered...
New marker in the blood help predict cardiovascular diseases

New marker in the blood help predict cardiovascular diseases

Measuring concentrations of a class of lipids known as ceramides in the blood may hold the key to helping clinicians identify individuals with suspected...
Best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack

Best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack

Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep,...
Vitamin D supplements improve heart health in vitamin D-deficient diabetics

Vitamin D supplements improve heart health in vitamin D-deficient diabetics

Vitamin D, sometimes called the "sunshine vitamin" because we can make it when our skin is exposed to sufficient amounts of sunlight, has long...
Calcium in arteries could influence heart attack risk

Calcium in arteries could influence heart attack risk

Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such...
Is walking sufficient cardiovascular exercise?

Is walking sufficient cardiovascular exercise?

We all know we need to exercise to stay fit and strong, stave off disease and maintain a healthy weight. Walking is the most...
'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease

‘Fat but fit’ are at increased risk of heart disease

Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy. Researchers have found that...
Low statin use in people with diabetes despite cardioprotective effects, study shows

Low statin use in people with diabetes despite cardioprotective effects, study shows

Nearly 2 out of 5 people with diabetes who could benefit from statin therapy to lower their risk of future heart attack, stroke and...
To avoid heart disease, walk like you’re delivering mail

To avoid heart disease, walk like you’re delivering mail

We may need to walk seven miles a day and spend seven hours on our feet to avoid heart disease, a study with postal...
Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may prevent heart disease

Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may prevent heart disease

Recent research suggests that hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque...