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Heart failure patients are twice as likely to die on a general hospital ward, compared to a cardiology ward, find researchers.
The next time you take ibuprofen or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to relieve a headache or arthritis pain, you may be increasing your risk for stroke and heart attack.
Taking frequent breaks from sitting can have major consequences for improving health. Research shows people who get up from their computer desks more often for breaks have slimmer waistlines. Moving about frequently lowers inflammation that can help thwart a variety of chronic health conditions.
Too much couch time, or sitting for prolonged periods, can be dangerous say researchers.
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs) have been shown effective for preventing sudden cardiac events in patients with advanced systolic heart failure.
Patients with atrial fibrillation who fail to follow treatment guidelines risk shortening their lives, according to a recent report issued by the World Heart Federation.
Medtronic announced FDA approval of a device that treats atrial fibrillation (AF) that sometimes can't be cured by drug therapy.
Each year in the United States, thousands of Americans experience a torn aorta, a life-threatening condition that is now affecting Richard Holbrooke, the US special representative for Pakistan and
A new and sensitive blood test can measure whether a person has heart disease, doesn't know it and is at risk for dying within the next six years.
Women need to pay more attention to their magnesium intake if they want to protect their heart against sudden cardiac death.
Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010 shows vets with PTSD suffer more cardiovascular events and double the risk of dying from all causes, compared to thos
Acute heart attack treatment, using stem cells taken from the belly, shows promise for boosting heart function, minimizing the amount of damage to heart tissue and improving blood flow.
Taking statins to ward off heart attack and other cardiovascular events may not be right for everyone.
Scientists say it’s not genes, but rather a healthy lifestyle that influences heart disease risk factors, which starts in young adulthood.
Tiny amounts of a protein called troponin T, detected in a blood test, can warn people of heart failure risk up to 15 years in advance.
The amount of iron present in coronary artery plaque may be a predictor of heart attack risk, find researchers from the Mayo Clinic.
Moderate alcohol intake has again been shown to have heart healthy benefits, shown in a study of male patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery.
Cutting back on salt could mean a healthier heart in adulthood for teens. Reducing salt intake by 3g daily (3000 mg) could mean years of living without high blood pressure.
Job strain is now found to boost heart disease risk for women 40 percent - findings that have previously been found for men.
Does invasive dental treatments increase the risk of heart attack and stroke? A new study suggests invasive dental treatments do for as much as six months after the treatments.
Workers who spend their time around loud noise at work, such as in factories, construction sites and other industrial facilities, are at a greater risk of developing serious heart disease, accordin
A fifteen-year-old boy in Italy became the first child in the world to receive a permanent artificial heart.