heart-attack

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…

Yo-yo dieting ‘increases risk of heart attack and stroke’

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk of heart attack…

Getting less than five hours sleep a night ‘doubles heart attack risk’

Middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Older aspirin users are three times more likely to experience ‘fatal bleeds’

Older people who take aspirin following stroke or heart attack are at risk of major bleeds, according to a new…

marathon

Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

21 Apr 2017
alcohol

Moderate drinking is good for the heart. Why won’t public health admit it?

A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack,…

23 Mar 2017
Donald Trump

What I’d say to Donald Trump if I were his doctor

In case you’ve just returned from a nearby planet, there’s been some mention in the news recently of the newly…

13 Feb 2017
heart attack risk

New blood test may lead to better predictions of heart attack risk

A compound produced in the gut is a reliable indicator of major heart problems in patients arriving at A&E, according…

hypochondria

Why it’s no surprise that hypochondriacs get more heart disease

Hypochondriacs are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research at the University of Bergen in Norway. The ‘worried…

Why the new ibuprofen might not be the ‘game changer’ it’s being made out to be

A new formulation of ibuprofen may allow people to take higher doses without experiencing the cardiovascular side effects associated with…

You might be better off eating more cheese than taking calcium supplements

Taking calcium supplements could raise the risk of heart damage, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The research,…

Could exercising while under stress be a danger to your health?

Exercising under stress could double your risk of a heart attack, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The…

Does marriage help or harm your health? It depends who does the housework

Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, offers a bleak picture of what the state…

Half of heart attack survivors ‘waited an hour before seeking help’

Research carried out by the British Heart Foundation has suggested that only a fifth of people who have a heart…

Is sugar really worse for you… or is it a big fat lie?

The headlines say that sweet stuff is the real diet villain. We delve into the science to find out the truth