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.

Predicting heart disease, stroke could be as easy as a blood test

2019-08-01 16:30

A new test to predict an individual's risk of heart attack involves analysing blood samples for specific proteins released by the heart muscle when damaged.

Will a gene test someday gauge your heart attack risk?

2019-07-26 10:35

Using the 'polygenic risk score' score, doctors will be able to better understand whether someone is at higher or lower risk of developing a heart problem.

When a dancer kept fainting, an ECG finally revealed why

2019-07-08 19:30

After numerous fainting spells, an American mother of two little boys was diagnosed with a condition that kept her heart rate as low as 32 beats per minute.

Heart attacks rising among younger US women

2019-07-08 11:50

Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes all seem to be more detrimental to women, which might help to explain why younger women are experiencing more heart attacks.

Woman’s fight to have dead husband’s baby: ‘It’s what he would’ve wanted’

2019-06-19 13:09

“I’ve carefully considered this application to make sure that this isn’t made in response to my grief."

A father's death at 37 reveals a hidden history of cholesterol

2019-05-14 20:15

After he was examined and learned his cholesterol levels were high, this father thought he would be fine. Unfortunately, he didn't realise just how severe the damage to his heart was.

Rekindling your sex life after a heart attack

2019-04-27 15:00

A troubling fact is that many heart attack sufferers hide their concerns about sex from their doctors.

Heart attacks striking more young adults

2019-03-17 18:00

Once people in their 20s or 30s have had a heart attack, they're at risk for more cardiovascular events and have just as much risk as older people.

5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack

2019-02-15 07:10

'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.'


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.

Heart attack rehab at home could save lives

2019-08-01 11:22

Many patients never get rehabilitation therapy after a heart attack – often because health insurance companies don't cover at-home therapy.

Stroke after heart attack: Danger may persist for months

2019-07-10 21:30

In a new study, investigators found a higher risk for stroke among patients who'd had a heart attack compared with patients who didn't suffer a heart attack.

Woman suffers heart attack after overdoing it during sex festival activities

2019-07-08 12:43

An air ambulance rushed the 52-year-old to hospital, where she underwent emergency treatment and spent two days recovering.

Many feel 'frozen' when heart attack strikes

2019-07-01 05:28

Patients who wait more than 12 hours to seek medical care when having heart attack symptoms typically perceive an inability to act, according to a new survey.

Up to 25 cups of coffee a day no threat to heart health, study finds

2019-06-07 15:51

Good news for all coffee lovers: a few cuppas a day doesn’t put your heart in harm’s way.

Here's how middle-aged people – especially women – can avoid a heart attack

2019-05-05 15:00

People who want to increase cardiorespiratory fitness should strive to be physically active at least 150 minutes each week and minimise time spent being sedentary.

Seek help fast if you have heart attack symptoms on vacation

2019-03-21 12:00

If you're going on vacation and experience heart attack symptoms, get medical help as soon as you possibly can, seeing that heart attacks are believed to be the leading cause of natural death among travellers.

He ate a 'dagga lollipop' - and a heart attack soon followed

2019-02-25 21:00

If you think you can handle today's potent marijuana 'edibles', the case of a man who had a heart attack after eating a dagga lollipop should give you pause.

Another day at the office – thanks to a defibrillator close at hand

2019-02-11 06:58

As a precaution, this law firm had a an AED - an automated external defibrillator in their office. Little did they know that the day they'd need to use it, would soon come.

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