Heart Disease News
Heart Attack Adds 6 Years to Brain Age: Study
- Less Invasive Procedure for 'Leaky' Heart Valves Proves Successful
May 24, 2023 — A large study finds the minimally invasive intervention known as TEER (transcatheter edge-to-edge repair) effective for fixing tears in heart valves.
- Donor Hearts From Patients With COVID Tied to Lower Survival
May 23, 2023 — Heart transplantation centers need to thoroughly evaluate and continue to weigh the risks and benefits of using hearts from active COVID-19 donors because they may offer worse outcomes for the recipients, researchers say.
- Women Twice as Likely to Be Re-hospitalized After Heart Attack
May 3, 2023 — Women under 55 are twice as likely as men to be hospitalized again within a year after a heart attack, the National Institutes of Health reported this week.
- Mediterranean, Low-Fat Diets Are Best for Heart Problems: Study
March 30, 2023 — For people with problems with their heart and blood vessels, a Mediterranean or low-fat diet can reduce the chances of dying early and of having a nonfatal heart attack, a detailed new study shows.
- Study Confirms Heart Disease Can Begin Without Symptoms
March 28, 2023 — New research suggests many adults might have latent heart disease before any symptoms show up.
- Living Near Heavy Traffic Noise Raises Blood Pressure
March 23, 2023 — Traffic noise from horns, engines, and sirens can raise the blood pressure of people who live near it, according to a study from Great Britain published in the journal JACC: Advances.
- Mediterranean Diet Greatly Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Women
March 17, 2023 — Those who closely followed a Mediterranean diet had a 24% lower risk of heart disease and 23% lower risk of death overtime compared with those following other kinds of diets.
- Keto Diet Doubles the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study
March 6, 2023 — Keto diets can more than double the risk of serious heart problems, a new study shows.
- New Treatment Could Fix Heart’s ‘Forgotten Valve’
March 6, 2023 — A new procedure could help with the problem of leaking tricuspid valves in the heart, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
- Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Heart Disease Risk
February 24, 2023 — Irregular sleep, such as sleeping for an inconsistent number of hours each night or falling asleep at different times, may increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, among adults over age 45, a new study suggests.
- Playing Golf May Be Good for Your Heart
February 7, 2023 — A new study says playing 18 holes is just as good, and maybe better, as brisk walking for cardiovascular health in older adults.
- U.S. Heart-Related Deaths Jumped During First Year of Pandemic
January 27, 2023 — Cardiovascular-related deaths increased dramatically in 2020, marking the largest single-year increase since 2015 and surpassing the previous record from 2003, according to the 2023 Statistical Update from the American Heart Association.
- Lessons From a Two-Time Heart Attack Survivor
January 20, 2023 — Channing Muller had her first attack when she was 26 years old. A vegetarian for a decade and a recreational runner, this shocked both her and her doctors.
- Lupin Recalls Blood Pressure Medication for Contamination, FDA Says
December 29, 2022 — Lupin Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling the blood pressure medication Quinapril Tablets because an impurity was detected in recent testing, the Food and Drug Administration said this week.
- COVID Infection, Vaccination Linked to Rare Heart Condition
December 13, 2022 — A new study confirms a link between POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and COVID-19 infection. The study also found increased prevalence among people who got COVID-19 vaccines but hadn’t been infected.
- More Heart Disease Deaths on Very Hot, Very Cold Days
December 13, 2022 — For every 1,000 cardiovascular deaths globally, two additional deaths can be attributed to extremely hot days, and nine to extremely cold days.
- Cutting Table Salt Tied to Lower Heart Disease Risk
November 28, 2022 — Researchers say their findings are good news because they suggest you don't have to cut out salt entirely to reduce your heart disease risk, just minimize adding extra to your plate.
- Night Owls May Face Higher Risks of Diabetes, Heart Disease
September 20, 2022 — Night owls may be more prone to diabetes and heart disease than early birds because their bodies don’t burn fat for energy as efficiently, according to a new study in Experimental Physiology.
- Salt Substitutes Lower Stroke, Heart Disease Dangers
August 10, 2022 — Using substitutes for salt can reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, stroke and death from all causes, a new study says.
- Nordic Walking Beats Other Workouts for Heart Health: Study
June 29, 2022 — Heart patients who did Nordic walking fared better in a 6-minute walk test than those who did high-intensity interval training or other workouts.
- On Father’s Day, A New Dad Recalls His Near-Death Experience
June 17, 2022 — On a day like any other this past February, Ethan Bradshaw, 30, a state trooper from North Carolina, was working out at the gym with two trooper friends when he suddenly began having chest pain and numbness in his arm.
- Eye Test Could Predict Heart Attack Risk, Study Says
June 13, 2022 — A noninvasive eye exam may be able to predict a person’s risk of heart attack, when combined with other information, according to a recent study.
- Heart Medications Can Make Healthy Habits Slide
February 5, 2020 — Of more than 41,000 middle-aged Finnish adults researchers followed, those who started on cholesterol or blood pressure drugs were more likely to stop exercising or gain weight in the years afterward.
- Does loneliness cause heart problems?
March 27, 2018 — Loneliness by itself is unlikely to trigger a heart attack or stroke, new research has found.
- 'Fat but fit obesity paradox' challenged
March 16, 2018 — The idea that there is such a thing as 'healthy obesity' has been challenged by new UK research.
- NHS health checks 'are working'
March 6, 2018 — It's estimated NHS Health Checks for over 40s save over 300 lives a year in England and result in more people living free of cardiovascular and other diseases each year.
- In severe heart attacks 'every minute counts'
February 14, 2018 — Every minute counts in getting treatment for the most serious type of heart attack, new research confirms.
- Bikram yoga 'is not so hot'
January 19, 2018 — Bikram 'hot' yoga is no more effective at boosting vascular health than the same yoga postures carried out at room temperature
- Regular exercise in middle age 'cuts heart risk'
January 8, 2018 — Middle aged couch potatoes could cut their risk of heart disease with a 2-year exercise training regime, say doctors
- Unmarried heart patients 'at higher risk of dying'
December 20, 2017 — Unmarried people with heart disease have a higher risk of dying than their married counterparts, according to a study.
- Heart health ignorance 'costing lives'
December 4, 2017 — Nearly two thirds of Brits would be unable to cope if someone close to them had a cardiac arrest, St John Ambulance experts say.
- Do dog owners live longer?
November 17, 2017 — According to a large Swedish study, dog owners are less likely to die early.
- Having sex 'rarely causes cardiac arrest'
November 13, 2017 — Having sex is rarely the cause of sudden cardiac arrest, researchers have been telling a medical conference.
- Teen childbirth 'increases heart disease risk'
November 1, 2017 — Women who become first-time mums in their teens may have a higher risk of heart disease in later life than older mothers, new research suggests.
- Heart surgery 'safer in the afternoon'
October 27, 2017 — Patients who undergo heart surgery in the afternoon are less likely to encounter potentially fatal complications than those operated on in the morning, scientists say.
- UK pollution linked to 50,000 annual deaths
October 20, 2017 — Pollution contributes to more than 50,000 deaths each year in the UK, a major report has concluded.
- Men's heart risk link to ups and downs of marriage
October 10, 2017 — The ups and downs of married life may affect key risk factors for men's heart health, researchers say.
- Could meditating cut your risk of heart disease?
September 29, 2017 — Lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol are 2 important ways of keeping your heart healthy, but experts say taking up meditation could also help.
- New blood test for heart attacks shows promise
September 27, 2017 — Researchers say they have developed a blood test that can speedily determine whether a patient has had a heart attack or not.
- Everyday activities 'count towards heart health'
September 22, 2017 — Everyday activities can be just as good for your heart as gym membership, according to researchers.
- Is your heart older than you?
September 4, 2017 — One in 10 men aged 50 have hearts that are effectively 10 years older, say health experts.
- Longer education 'cuts heart disease risk'
August 31, 2017 — Going to university may reduce your risk of developing heart disease, a study suggests.
- Divorce 'a risk factor for heart disease survival'
August 29, 2017 — Being divorced brings a particularly high risk of dying from heart disease, say experts
- Anti-inflammatory 'cuts repeat heart attack risk'
August 29, 2017 — Ground breaking study finds that anti-inflammatory drugs could represent a new era in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke
- Health benefits of moderate drinking studied
August 15, 2017 — There's mixed news about the effect of alcohol on health in new research - light-to-moderate drinking appears to lower the risk of early death while heavy drinking can significantly increase it.
- 'Healthy fat but fit' heart disease risk
August 15, 2017 — A new study adds to the growing evidence that the possibility of being 'fat but fit' is nothing more than a myth, with results showing that carrying extra weight can increase the risk of a heart attack in otherwise healthy people.
- Serious heart conditions 'mistaken for anxiety'
July 5, 2017 — The majority of people living with an inherited heart condition in the UK are initially misdiagnosed with another condition , say heart experts
- Breastfeeding reduces mums' heart and stroke risk
June 22, 2017 — We already know 'breast is best' for the health of mothers and babies. Now a large new study has confirmed breastfeeding has cardiovascular benefits too.
- Bleed risk for daily aspirin use in older people
June 15, 2017 — Older people who take a daily aspirin to help prevent another heart attack or stroke may have a higher than expected risk of dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding, a study shows.