Changing the way we view women's heart attack symptoms

2020-04-06 21:00

A new study found that women under age 55 often have more variation in heart attack symptom combinations than men.

Common drugs might help prevent death from a 'broken heart'

2020-02-23 16:00

The use of two common medicines may reduce the risk of a fatal or non-fatal heart attack in grief-stricken people.

32-year-old mom survives heart disease misdiagnosis

2020-01-21 15:00

After several midiagnoses, an angiogram showed two of Ashli Stewart's major arteries had a 100% and 70% blockage.

Pensioner dies with head in bin a day before his birthday

2019-12-13 12:39

This elderly man was found dead with his head in a rubbish bin the day before he’d would have turned 80.

Heart attack survivors have another thing to worry about - new research suggests they are more vulnerable to developing cancer

2019-11-20 06:23

Researchers found that individuals who ended up developing heart disease had a significantly increased risk of future cancer.

Why young female smokers could be at much greater risk of a major heart attack

2019-10-07 18:45

One reason why women are at much greater risk of a major heart attack is that smoking may lower their levels of oestrogen, which has been shown to protect against narrowing of the arteries.

Tiring easily may warn of future heart trouble

2019-09-29 18:45

Researchers found people with higher cardiovascular risk scores were more likely to report they tired faster. The association was stronger among people who were obese and had high blood pressure.

Frequent hot flashes could be a sign of something more than just an annoyance

2019-09-27 14:45

In a study, women who had frequent hot flashes had twice the risk of heart trouble.

So you think you can survive a heart attack? Nigel Lythgoe tells his story after suffering a heart attack

2019-09-06 18:50

Even though he was a fit, competition dancer and choreographer, Nigel Lythgoe only realised that he needed to take care of his heart health after suffering a heart attack.

How the timing of meals can influence heart attack recovery

2019-08-20 21:00

New research shows that skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening are linked with poorer outcomes after a heart attack.

 

More evidence that ditching red meat is good for your heart

2020-03-12 06:02

According to Harvard researchers we need to be eating a diet that's mostly plant-based and full of minimally processed, whole foods.

Don't want a 2nd heart attack? Lose the belly fat

2020-01-25 12:45

'A healthy waist measurement is important for preventing future heart attacks and strokes, no matter how many preventive drugs you may be taking or how healthy your blood tests are.'

Lovely but dangerous: How wood fires could bring health risks

2019-12-30 09:00

There's increasing evidence that certain pollutants are associated with cardiac disease, heart attacks and stroke.

Heart attack or not? Apple Watch might give the answer

2019-11-27 11:45

But you'll need help - or be able to interpret an electrocardiogram.

How depression, anxiety can dampen efforts to recover from a heart attack

2019-10-23 08:45

New research suggests that patients with moderate depression are much more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation than those with no or mild symptoms.

Heart attack can be more lethal if symptoms are more gradual

2019-09-29 20:45

According to a recent study, heart attacks with both gradual and abrupt symptoms are a medical emergency and require urgent help.

Know your heart: These simple tips can save your life

2019-09-29 15:45

Today is World Heart Day, and here’s why it’s time we all paid attention to the heart disease epidemic.

Could you be having a heart attack?

2019-09-20 11:45

Because the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can vary so much from one person to another, it's important to know all of them.

Do long-distance walkers run the risk of damaging their hearts?

2019-08-28 18:50

The human heart releases troponin – a specific protein experts use to identify heart damage – and researchers claim to have found higher levels of it in long-distance walkers.

One gene change 2 million years ago left humans vulnerable to heart attack, a study shows – and the findings implicate red meat

2019-08-08 10:12

New research suggests that just one DNA change occurring 2 to 3 million years ago may be to blame for humans being the only species that get heart attacks linked to clogged arteries.

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