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.

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.

A healthy heart may keep your mind sharp

2014-06-12 15:32

A new study suggests that poor heart health is linked to mental impairment.

Heart health linked with mental functioning

2014-04-03 15:18

Better cardiac fitness in young adults translates to better brain fitness in middle age, adding to a growing body of evidence that links heart health with mental functioning.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 13:53

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

A chocolate affair

2014-02-28 14:19

As a chocoholic I firmly believe that life’s too short to not love chocolate. Everyone should experience this seductive pleasure at least once a week.


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.

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.

Resveratrol supplements may have no health benefits

2014-05-13 11:16

New findings are casting doubt on the value of resveratrol supplements. It doesn't appear to reduce the risk for heart disease and cancer.

Space travel alters shape of human heart

2014-03-31 14:02

Astronauts' hearts don't work as hard in space, which can cause a loss of muscle mass. Hearts become more spherical, which could lead to problems.

Too much salt could kill you

2014-03-10 15:28

A staggering 80% of heart attacks and strokes could be prevented with simple lifestyle changes - such as reducing your salt intake - experts say.

Samsung adds heart-rate monitor to smartphone

2014-02-25 13:58

Samsung is adding a lifestyle element to its smartphone range as it unveils a heart-rate monitor built into its latest device.

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