Heart Health

Artificial Heart

Living for years without a heart is now possible

It sounds like a byproduct of science fiction: a synthetic, battery-powered device designed to replace the work of the body’s most crucial organ. But the...
Internet crystal ball can predict risk of heart disease, diabetes

Internet crystal ball can predict risk of heart disease, diabetes

An online metabolic calculator developed by a University of Virginia School of Medicine doctor and his research partner at the University of Florida predicts...
How to make heart-healthy food choices

How to make heart-healthy food choices

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions. Assuming most Americans know this fact, why...
'Harmless' painkillers associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest

‘Harmless’ painkillers associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest

Painkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to research published in the European Heart Journal...
Are Statins Good for Everyone Who Wants to Lower Cholesterol?

Are statins good for everyone who wants to lower cholesterol?

The debate is still raging over last November’s guidelines that changed who should take statins, the drugs that help lower cholesterol. For many healthy adults,...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of heart surgery

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery - even on the day of surgery, according to an article...
4 big causes of sudden cardiac arrest

4 big causes of sudden cardiac arrest

Ventricular fibrillation (v-fib) causes most sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs). V-fib is a type of arrhythmia. During v-fib, the ventricles (the heart's lower chambers) don't beat...
How heart function linked to brain’s memory center

How heart function linked to brain’s memory center

Research by a team of Vanderbilt University suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe...
Low iron levels linked with increased risk of heart disease

Low iron levels linked with increased risk of heart disease

People with lower iron levels may be at greater risk of heart disease, a new study has found. Researchers analyzing genetic data have uncovered a...
High Blood Cholesterol

Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful?

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the...