Heart Health

Increased Lysyl Oxidase in the Body May Contribute to Heart Disease

Increased Lysyl Oxidase in the Body May Contribute to Heart Disease

It's known that people with high blood pressure have increased levels of the enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX), but it has not been clear if...
Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE...
New discovery could help doctors identify stroke and heart disease earlier

New discovery could help doctors identify stroke and heart disease earlier

Screening methods for heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study led...
A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of heart disease and cancer

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of heart disease and cancer

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart...
Who Is at Risk of Heart Failure?

Who Is at Risk of Heart Failure?

About 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing. Heart failure is more...
How to Patch up a Broken Heart

How to Patch up a Broken Heart

It is almost impossible for an injured heart to fully mend itself. Within minutes of being deprived of oxygen – as happens during a...
Testosterone treatment improves bone density and anemia, may lead to cardiac risk

Testosterone treatment improves bone density and anemia, may lead to cardiac risk

It is commonly known that testosterone levels decrease as men age, but until last year, little was known about the effects of testosterone treatment...
Eczema not linked to heart disease risk after all

Eczema not linked to heart disease risk after all

Despite recent findings to the contrary, atopic dermatitis, a common form of eczema, is likely not associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk factors...
Study discovers mechanism behind blood clots that could help prevent heart attacks and strokes

Study discovers mechanism behind blood clots that could help prevent heart attacks and strokes

Molecule prevents blood clots without increasing risk of bleeding. It may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack...
Traditional Chinese medicine may Help some heart disease patients

Traditional Chinese medicine may Help some heart disease patients

Traditional Chinese medicine might be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, according...

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