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Diesel pollution linked to heart damage

NEWS - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 07:00
Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented at EuroCMR 2017.

Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at home

NEWS - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 07:00
Contrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping - it's just not working at full strength.

Pain in left arm: Possible causes, other symptoms, and treatment

NEWS - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:00
Learn about the possible causes of left arm pain, including angina, skeletomuscular injury, and heart attack. When should you see a doctor?

Statins may improve heart structure, function

NEWS - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:00
Study suggests that people who use statins are less likely to have a thickened heart muscle and an enlarged heart - both risk factors for heart disease.

The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life

NEWS - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:00
It is not often that patients who have been declared dead return to life, but it does happen. We explore what is known as the Lazarus phenomenon.

Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease

NEWS - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:00
A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:00
A new study concludes that individuals with metabolic syndrome that sleep for under 6 hours per night could have an increased cardiovascular risk.

Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failure

NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:00
Babies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report.

Researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzle

NEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:00
Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease.

Chocolate may cut risk of irregular heartbeat by a fifth

NEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:00
A little bit of what you fancy really does do you good; researchers say that moderate chocolate intake may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease identified by researchers

NEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:00
The first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has been reported by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh...

Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat

NEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:00
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests.

Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteries

NEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:00
Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabetics

NEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:00
Research published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor.

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease

NEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:00
An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Does moderate drinking really protect against heart disease?

NEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:00
A new review finds the existing research to be biased and suggests that moderate drinking does not stave off heart disease after all.

Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combination

NEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:00
Heart failure patients with previous stroke had greater risks of depression, hospitalisation and death.

Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteries

NEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:00
Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular...

Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills

NEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:00
University of Manchester researchers together with their UK and overseas collaborators have found out that more than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their...

Can you be healthy and have obesity? Not really, says major study

NEWS - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:00
The largest study of its kind to date investigates the idea of 'healthy obesity' and deems it a myth. Obese people are still at a higher risk of illness.

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