How long will you live? Look at your parents

2016-08-16 13:13

A study found that the children of longer-lived parents had lower rates of vascular disease, heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

FDA approves first fully dissolvable stent

2016-07-06 13:24

The newly approved stent – a hollow mesh tube designed to prop open a formerly clogged artery – is made from a biodegradable polymer.

Single working moms have higher heart disease risk

2016-06-17 11:58

Researchers found that compared to married mothers with jobs, single working mothers in the US have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.

Irregular heartbeat may be deadly in car crash

2016-06-13 12:00

A study found that people with atrial fibrillation have a higher death risk in the case of a car crash.

Defibrillators tied to long-term complications

2016-05-03 11:55

A new study has found that there is a substantial and persistent risk of device-related complications and re-operations in the years after implantation of defibrillators.

International study sees statin advantages in lesser risk individuals

2016-04-07 07:58

A major international study has shown that cholesterol-lowering statins can limit the risk of heart attack and strokes amongst older people, even if they do not have current heart conditions.

Endometriosis in younger women linked to heart disease

2016-04-01 10:42

Women, 40 or younger, suffering from endometriosis are three times more likely to have heart disease than their peers who don't have endometriosis, according to a new study.

First heart surgery in Zimbabwe since 2003

2016-01-18 10:02

Zimbabwe's deputy Minister of Health and Child Care has unveiled a $300,000 heart and lung machine which will allow heart, lung and kidney transplants to be performed.

Stable childhood may lead to healthy adult heart

2015-01-14 09:25

A new study suggests that children who grow up in stable and healthy circumstances are less likely to suffer heart problems in later life.

Teen sisters develop way to measure lung, heart damage

2014-10-22 14:18

Two teenage sisters have developed a method to measure heart and lung damage by electronically magnifying bodily sounds including breathing patterns or heartbeat.


Space travel may increase heart-related deaths

2016-07-29 12:57

Exposure to radiation might explain the reason why Apollo astronauts have a higher rate of heart disease, according to new research.

Men face greater risk of cardiac arrest: study

2016-07-01 09:15

Heart disease tends to develop earlier in men than, researchers say.

Eating enough whole grains can make you live longer

2016-06-14 13:40

A diet that includes three daily servings of whole grains appears to help people live longer, by for example reducing the rates of death from heart disease and cancer.

Statins before heart surgery may be ineffective

2016-05-05 11:42

According to an Oxford professor of cardiovascular medicine, taking statins before cardiac surgery may not prevent postoperative complications.

FDA approves first wire-free pacemaker

2016-04-08 10:41

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

How treating depression and increasing vitamin D intake can boost heart health

2016-04-06 13:09

If you have depression, getting treatment and increasing their vitamin D intake may benefit your heart health, new research suggests.

Healthy fats may prevent a million deaths per year

2016-01-21 11:30

Researchers estimate that eating healthy fats could prevent more than a million heart disease deaths worldwide each year.

SA must eat less processed food, more wholefoods - heart expert

Dr Vash Mungal-Singh, Vice President of the World Heart Federation, joins Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath in studio to talk about processed foods in South Africa.

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Yoga may benefit heart health as much as aerobics

2014-12-29 12:47

Doing yoga lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in comparison to aerobic exercise - researchers found.

Mediterranean diet linked to better heart health

2014-10-15 12:17

According to new research, the Mediterranean diet may help reverse metabolic syndrome.

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