Heart

Vitamin D and fish oil show promise in cancer prevention

Vitamin D and fish oil can help to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, according to the results of a new…

25 Sep 2019

Statins reduce risk of major cardiovascular events ‘regardless of age’

Statin therapy reduces major vascular events, and a new meta-analysis shows this is the case even in patients over 75…

Staying fit ‘cuts heart attack risk in half’

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a…

New phone app can identify heart attacks ‘with near accuracy of ECG’

A smartphone app that monitors heart activity can determine if someone is having an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (a heart attack…

Eating cheese reduces risk of heart disease, study claims

Men who eat fermented dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and sour milk have a reduced risk of coronary heart…

Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar…

Moderate drinking lowers heart disease risk – if it’s consistent

Unstable drinking patterns over time may be associated with a higher risk of heart disease, whereas consistent moderate drinking within…

Heart rate – how fast is too fast?

Researchers in Japan have found a marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of…

How moderate drinking protects the heart

The cardioprotective effects of alcohol have been known about for at least 20 years, though the mechanism behind it has…

Children of older mothers ‘more likely to have heart complications’

Adult offspring of older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later life, according to new research published in…

Increasing physical activity after heart attack reduces the risk of death

Becoming more physically active after a heart attack reduces the risk of death, according to new research by Gothenburg University…

Optimistic people ‘less likely to have heart attacks’

Optimistic people are more likely to have healthy hearts, according to a new study of more than 4,900 people carried…

Increased heart rate with low blood pressure could be early sign of Parkinson’s

A bedside test that matches a change in heart rate with a drop in blood pressure after a patient stands…

Heart attacks more likely after sudden falls in temperature, study finds

Sudden swings in temperature are associated with a significant increase in the number of heart attacks, according to a new…

Beetroot supplements increase exercise capacity after heart failure

Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new study published in…

Blood test can reveal cardiovascular disease risk

A new blood test developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield could provide a clue as to why some…

Researchers create ‘heart attack patch’

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage…

‘Significant advance’ made in heart attack repair procedure

Researchers from the University of Alabama have made a significant advancement in repairing damaged heart cells after a heart attack,…

Stable marriages linked with healthy hearts

There is an association between marital status and health, according to a new study by researchers from the Unversities of…

New blood test detects myocardial infarction ‘within 15 minutes’

A new type of blood test can determine if a person has had a heart attack in less than 20…

Dark chocolate strengthens the heart

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to a new…

So-called ‘good cholesterol’ increases risk of early death

People with high levels of ‘good cholesterol’ have a higher mortality rate than people with normal levels, according to new…

New scanning method detects heart problems before symptoms appear

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new imaging method to provide an early warning of coronary artery…

Struggling to lose weight? ‘Maintain, don’t gain’ to avoid heart failure

Gaining weight – even a small amount – may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, according to a…

Common heartburn drug ‘killing thousands every year’

Commonly prescribed heartburn drugs could raise the risk of an early death, according to a new study by the Washington…

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Physical stress ‘more dangerous’ for the hearts of men

Physical stress is more damaging to the heart than emotional stress, according to a new study by the German Centre…