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Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Could Lead To Drop In Cardiac Surgery

According to a new study, TAVR might be superior to open-heart surgery even among patients with low operational risks. The researchers found that the rate of death, stroke, and rehospitalization is lower among those who had the minimally invasive procedure.

Public Health March 18, 2019

Number Of Push Ups One Can Do May Indicate Heart Health

Men who can do more than 40 push-ups have a higher risk of experiencing heart issues, according to a new study. Researchers believe that the ability to do push-ups can be used to screen for cardiovascular diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2019

Researchers Pin Down Biomarkers That Could Speed Up Detection Of Heart Problems

New research identified biomarkers that could predict atrial fibrillation or AF. Through blood testing, doctors can screen patients for the heart condition and, therefore, reduce the risk of stroke.

Public Health January 8, 2019

Consuming High Saturated Dairy Products Reduces A Person's Risk Of Dying From Stroke By 42 Percent

Researchers suggested that eating dairy products that are high in saturated fats is better health wise The researchers found that a person with higher levels of fatty acid has a 42 percent less chance of dying from stroke.

Public Health July 13, 2018

Is Coffee Good For The Heart? Yes, If You Drink 4 Cups

Researchers from Germany prove that coffee is good for the heart, debunking previous knowledge that the beverage is harmful for people with heart problems. However, to unlock its benefits, people will need to drink at least four cups of coffee.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2018

Too Much Protein Isn’t Good For Your Heart, Says New Study

Think high-protein foods are good for you? Think again. A new study claims that too much of them may lead to increased risks of heart failure.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2018

Exercising 4-5 Days A Week Could Help Your Heart Remain Youthful, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by various researchers in Texas showed that exercising four to five days a week helped decrease aging in the heart and major arteries. Participants of the study ranged from 60 years and older.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018

Your Chances For Heart Disease May Decrease If You Stay Active, Regardless Of What Your Genes Say

Keep working out. A new study says staying physically active diminishes one’s risk of developing heart disease regardless if they have an elevated genetic risk for such complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2018

Man's Hand Lump Found After Dental Procedure Turns Out To Be Sign Of Serious Heart Infection

A Vancouver man went into the emergency department with a strange hand lump and a recent history of flu-like symptoms. Could his condition be related to his recent dental procedure?

Medicine March 23, 2018

Man's Heart Condition Makes Him Forget His Wife Is 9 Months Pregnant

A man's serious heart condition was found out to be more than just a matter of the heart. The condition affected his memory so much that he forgot his wife was nine months pregnant.

Medicine February 13, 2018

Man Goes In For Surgery Ends Up With Two Hearts

Doctors had to perform an obscure procedure to save a man’s life during a heart transplant. The man now has two hearts instead of one.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Still Alive, Against All Odds

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was born with her heart outside her chest, is still alive three weeks after being delivered. Doctors expected a next to impossible chance for survival, but the baby has defied the odds.

Medicine December 14, 2017

Heart Stents May Be Useless At Relieving Chest Pain: Study

Angina patients with heart stents may be benefiting from placebo effect. Those who received stents showed no difference in symptoms and exercise performance from patients who only had medications.

Public Health November 4, 2017

When You Die And Your Heart Stops, Your Brain Is Still Functioning (Yes, You'll Know When You're Dead)

Researchers have found that even though the heart stops beating, the brain is still functioning. Those who have experienced a heart attack or cardiac arrest are still aware of what's happening around them.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2017

Teen Dances In Hospital Bed Days After Successful Heart Transplant [Video]

A 15-year-old teen danced in his hospital bed barely a week after he had a heart transplant. The boy from Maryland was born with a heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Feature | Health June 13, 2017

Partners, Brigham and Women's Agree To Pay $10 Million For Heart Research Fraud

Former stem cell researchers at a Brigham and Women's Hospital laboratory allegedly used fraudulent means to receive federal grant money. What were the problematic works in the laboratory?

Feature | Health April 28, 2017

NIH Budget Cuts Disasterous To Life-Saving Research, Leading Heart Doctors Warn

Top U.S. heart doctors and researchers worry that the NIH budget cut in the White House Budget proposal will greatly affect work in producing life-saving heart drugs. Here’s what they have to say at a recent meeting.

Public Health March 28, 2017

Amazon's Tsimane People Who Eat Monkeys And Piranhas Have Healthiest Hearts In The World

CT scans revealed that members of the Amazon tribe Tsimane have far healthier hearts than people in other parts of the world including Japan, United States, and Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Shoveling Snow Can Increase Heart Attack Risk In Men

Increased incidence of heart attack and heart-related deaths in men after snowfalls could be due to shoveling snow. How does shoveling snow up heart attack risks?

Public Health February 13, 2017

Iranian Baby With Congenital Heart Disease Ready To Undergo Surgery

The Iranian baby temporarily banned from coming to the United States because of President Donald Trump's immigration order appears ready to undergo heart surgery. The girl's condition can be deadly if left untreated.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Amgen Cholesterol Drug And Statin Combo Reduces Plaque Buildup In Arteries Of Heart Patients

Amgen's drug Repatha can shrink artery-clogging plaques when used together with statin. The combo also leads to a significant reduction in bad cholesterol levels among heart patients.

Medicine November 16, 2016

Marijuana Users May Be At High Risk For Weakened Heart Muscles

Active marijuana use may be linked to the development of a rare heart condition in which the heart muscle weakens, a new study has revealed. Researchers say symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2016

Arthritis Drug Celebrex Is Safe For Heart Health: Study

A new study has found that Pfizer Inc.'s arthritis drug Celebrex poses no higher danger to heart health when compared to its rivals, Ibuprofen and Naproxen. The findings challenge the common belief that the rival drugs provide superior cardiovascular health safety, researchers said.

Medicine November 13, 2016

Painkillers Like Ibuprofen And Ketorolac May Raise Heart Failure Risk By Up To 83 Percent

Painkilling drugs called NSAIDs were linked to increased risk for hospital admission due to heart problem. Seven traditional painkillers which include Ibuprofen and naproxen were associated with increased heart failure risk.

Medicine September 29, 2016

High Doses Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish Oil Supplements May Help Heart Attack Survivors Heal Better

Heart attack patients who took high doses of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements experienced less decline in heart function and greatest reduction in tissue scarring compared with those who took placebo.

Medicine August 2, 2016

Light-Guided Cyborg Stingray Powered By Living Rat Cells May Lead To Better Artificial Heart

The toenail-sized robotic stingray is powered by genetically-altered rat cells so that it follows a light source. How can this cyborg pave the way for better artificial hearts?

Biotech July 7, 2016

Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer's Disease Reversible: Here's Why New Broad-Based Treatment Worked

Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?

Neuroscience June 19, 2016

Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Attack Risk In People Who Had Angioplasty To Clear Blocked Arteries

Patients who underwent angioplasty to clear blocked arteries are at greater risk for heart attack or stroke if they have untreated sleep apnea. How do sleep disorders damage the heart?

Medicine June 17, 2016

Severely Obese People At Increased Risk For Post Heart Surgery Infections

Severely obese individuals who undergo coronary artery bypass are more at risk for post surgery infections. They also tend to stay longer in the hospital compared with patients who have normal weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Computer-Generated Virtual Heart May Predict Cardiac Risk In Patients With Arrhythmias

A computer-generated 3D virtual heart is touted to efficiently, non-invasively predict the risk of sudden death due to arrhythmia and their need for an implantable defibrillator.

Public Health May 11, 2016

Use Of Heart Drug Warfarin Linked To Dementia Risk In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with atrial fibrillation who were treated with blood thinner warfarin were found to have higher rates of dementia. How can patients reduce risks?

Medicine May 6, 2016

It's Rocket Science: ISRO Creates Tiny Heart Assist Device From Rocket Material

Materials and technology usually used in the rocket world have been innovatively leveraged to develop an artificial heart pumping machine. The artificial pump works almost as fast as the human heart!

Public Health April 26, 2016

A Miracle In Chennai: 38-Year-Old Man's Heart Starts Beating 45 Minutes After He Dies

How long can you possibly die? A team of doctors in Chennai was able to revive a man after his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes, thanks to a daring CPR procedure.

Life & Style April 21, 2016

First-Ever Fossilized Heart Found In Ancient Fish Could Shed Light On Evolution

A group of European and Brazilian paleontologists achieved two feats. They did not only uncover the first-ever fossilized heart in a marine vertebrate, but they may also help fill the gap of the species’ evolution.

Animals April 21, 2016

Gene Therapy Shows Potential In Treating Heart Failure

A new gene therapy that could potentially improve a heart failure patient's cardiac function has yielded promising results. Experts believe the treatment is the 'ultimate method' to reconstruct damaged heart tissue.

Life April 1, 2016

Scientists Identify Key Protein That Can Reverse Deadly Heart Condition

An international team of scientists identified a key protein that can potentially reverse a deadly heart condition. The findings raise hopes for the development of newer treatments.

Life March 31, 2016

Keeping The Heart Healthy May Protect Brain From Aging

Another reason why you should love your heart. A new study has found that keeping the heart healthy helps prevent declines in thinking and memory skills and brain-processing speed.

Life March 17, 2016

Yoga Can Improve Life Quality Of People With Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Yoga may provide benefits to patients with an abnormal heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. A new study showed that those who did yoga scored higher in mental tests, had lower blood pressure and heart rate, and felt generally better after the experiment.

Life March 15, 2016

Working Heart Muscle Regenerated From Skin Cells

Scientists grew a functional heart tissue in a lab made from donated, scrapped donor hearts. During the electrical stimulation in the tissue analysis, the grown heart tissue demonstrated functional contraction as a response.

Life March 14, 2016

Happiness Can Set Off Broken Heart Syndrome

The broken heart syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome, is often linked to sad and traumatic events. Researchers, however, find evidence the condition may also be set off by happy events.

Life March 3, 2016

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Mean Increased Risk For Heart Disease, Early Death

American researchers found people with slow heart rate don't have higher risks of developing cardiovascular disease. Bradycardia or slow heart rate is clinically defined as having less than 50 beats per minute.

Life January 20, 2016

Excessive Exercise May Harm The Heart: Are You Exercising Too Much?

Is vigorous exercise bad for your heart health? Studies have shown that somehow it actually is harmful. However, the benefits of exercising still outweigh the harms, experts said.

Life January 19, 2016

Targeting Gut Microbes May Lower Heart Disease Risks

A new study in the United States revealed that when gut microbes called TMAO are targeted with a compound known as DMB, the risks for cardiovascular diseases can be reduced. Researchers hope their findings can contribute in the development of new treatments.

Life December 19, 2015

People Who Speak More Than One Language Twice As Likely To Recover From Stroke

Stroke patients who speak two or more languages are twice as likely to recover from a stroke with normal cognitive functions, a new study revealed. Bilingualism supposedly helps patients recover faster from the condition, researchers said.

Life November 20, 2015

Male And Female Hearts Get Old Differently: Gender Based Heart Failure Treatment May Be Needed

Experts found that male and female hearts do not undergo the same aging process. The findings of the study call out for the possibility that gender-specific treatment for heart failure may be needed for enhanced medical management.

Life October 21, 2015

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