An analysis of data from a long-running study of more than 11,000 adults from four diverse communities in the United States has found that adults who had high blood pressure while both seated upright and lying supine (flat on their backs) had a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure or ... Read More
Red blood cells exposed to oxygen deficiency protect against myocardial infarction, according to a new study. The study also shows that the protective effect is enhanced by a nitrate-rich vegetable diet.
A research team has found that more than four percent of all hospital admissions in southern Sweden are associated with sepsis. It is a significantly under-diagnosed condition that can be likened to an epidemic.
People who have had a stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having another stroke, especially ischemic stroke, compared to people who also had an intracerebral hemorrhage but were not taking statins.... Read More
The use of active mechanical circulatory support is growing rapidly around the world. The hope is that these systems will improve survival after the most severe form of acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock. A recent clinical trial has shown that extracorporeal life support (ECLS) does not reduce 3... Read More
New research details the first oral drug for the treatment of a type of high cholesterol -- called Lp(a) -- that is a potentially more dangerous version of the so called 'bad' cholesterol, LDL, because it is stickier and may be more likely to cause blockages and blood clots in your arteries. It is e... Read More
Researchers have developed a new way of identifying patients at risk of an irregular heartbeat, known as 'atrial fibrillation'. While not life threatening, the condition increases people's risk of having a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke by up to five times. A new study reveals four speci... Read More
Middle-aged adults with three or more unhealthy traits including slightly high waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose have heart attacks and strokes two years earlier than their peers, according to new research.
Patients living with one of the UK's most common heart rhythm conditions are 50% less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than they were at the start of the millennium, analysis of 70,000 newly diagnosed AF patients' health records has shown.