'Spare tyre' worse for your heart than 'love handles'

2016-09-28 11:41

Fat in the stomach, along with fat below the skin has been associated with high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, high blood pressure and greater risk of diabetes.

Young adults may lose interest in sex after heart attack

2016-09-01 13:24

A large number of younger men and women experience sex-related problems after a heart attack, but very few discuss this with their doctor.

Fewer drugs being developed to treat heart disease

2016-08-30 10:24

A study found that although heart disease has not decreased worldwide, the percentage of heart drugs in clinical trials has declined sharply since the early nineties.

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.


Metformin may help preserve heart health in type 1 diabetics

2016-09-07 10:13

A new study shows that the drug metformin, normally given to type 2 diabetics to reduce blood sugar, has a cardioprotective effect on type 1 diabetics.

Mediterranean diet may prolong lives of heart patients

2016-08-31 10:14

Research shows that lower risk of death among heart patients was mainly associated with higher consumption of certain foods in the Mediterranean diet.

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.

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