Depression Could Affect Your Heart Just As Much As Bad Cholesterol
When thinking of heart attacks, you might assume that the most common causes are smoking, high cholesterol, or obesity. Mental health issues are probably left behind individual concerns. But a new study found out that depression also poses great heart health risk just as other more familiar heart disease contributors.
Weight Loss Advice: Obese, Overweight Patients 'Less Likely To Die' After Heart Surgery
A new study suggests being overweight can give patients added protection when facing major heart operations. Doctors say that being obese should not be a reason to turn patients away from surgery.
Heart Attack And Low-Income Women: Health Risks Of Being Disadvantaged
It is already known that people from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds are at greater risk of heart attack and stroke compared with people from more affluent backgrounds, but a recent study shows that there is a difference between sexes - and women are most affected.
Heart Attacks Spike During Christmas And Holidays
A study conducted by University of Melbourne researchers shows that contrary to what many people believe, climate is not the cause of the increase of cardiac deaths experienced between Christmas until January 7. It's actually stress and unhealthy habits.
Open Heart Surgery Patients Warned Of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infection Caused By Heart Machine
The Sorin 3T heater-cooler operates worldwide, and about 50 patients have been hit with the Mycobacterium chimaera infections. In South Australia, the machines have already been decomissioned.
UK Doctors Are Failing To Identify Signs Of Heart Disease Among Pregnant Women
In the UK, a recenty study shows a number of maternal deaths are due to doctors not recognizing the symptoms of heart disease right away. Althought the rate of maternal death in UK is low, the government needs to address this issue to reassure expectant moms.
Light Drinking Cuts Stroke Risks
One or two glasses of alcohol a day reduces the risk of the most common stroke, says a new study; but two or more drinks daily increases risk.
A Glass Of Wine Before Smoking May Prevent Short Term Vascular Damage
Red wine has components which help avert markers of vascular injury. Experts say drinking a glass before smoking can possibly counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels.
Arthritis Pain Drugs Compared And Results Show They Are All Safe For The Heart
A new study has given patients some reassurance to arthritis victims who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. Good news, researchers compared three popular arthritis pain drugs and shows they're all about equally effective and safe for the heart.
Marijuana Use Linked To Weakened Heart Muscles
The use of marijuana is a hot topic on a lot of debates. In the U.S., a few states approved the use of recreational marijuana, but a new study shows it may weaken the heart muscles.
App Saves Life: PulsePoint Alerts CPR-Trained Professionals After Man Experiences Almost-Fatal Cardiac Arrest
“Hero” App saves patient from cardiac arrest. Find out how it happened.
Fitbit, Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitors Inaccurate During Exercise, Says Study
Can wrist-worn heart rate monitors provide accurate results? Can we really rely on technology alone? Find out what experts have to say.
Artificial heart is both machine and cow
A team of French scientists has created an artificial heart that's part machine and part ... cow? Could the team's new development help save lives around the world?
Thinnest Heart Monitor: Detection Made Easy
Engineers from Stanford have now developed a new thinner-than-thin heart monitor