Heart Health

Augment reality app helps people manage type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Augment reality app helps people manage type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Augmented reality will be incorporated into a new customized app for people with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes to improve their understanding...
For patients with congenital heart disease, ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective

For patients with congenital heart disease, ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective

Congenital heart disease (CHD) includes a range of defects that occur in the heart which patients are born with, such as a hole in...
Heart attack risk increases 17-fold following respiratory infections

Heart attack risk is 17 times higher after respiratory infections

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has...
Failed fertility therapy linked to higher risk of later heart disease

Failed fertility therapy linked to higher risk of later heart disease

Women who undergo fertility therapy, but do not get pregnant, have a higher risk of developing long-term cardiovascular disease, compared with women who become...
If heart failure becomes worse, the goal should be symptom relief

If heart failure becomes worse, the goal should be symptom relief

In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author...
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...
3 most common signs of heart failure

3 most common signs of heart failure

According to National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the most common signs and symptoms of heart failure are: Shortness of breath or trouble breathing ...
Short-term abnormal heart rhythm may not increase stroke risk

Short-term abnormal heart rhythm may not increase stroke risk

People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk...
Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events including cardiac arrest in individuals not known to have a specific heart disease of genetic origin. Scientists...
Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

New research has found that genetic differences in antibody genes alter individuals’ susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease, a forgotten inflammatory heart condition – known...