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Stress increases the risk for cardiovascular disease

Stress is bad for our heart Stress is known to be not good for our health. Researchers found out now that Stress also increases the risk for the development of heart disease significantly. In a recent joint study by the University of Iceland and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, it was found that Stress and […]

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Which diet keeps your heart healthy?

Diet doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren’t very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health experts refer to diet with a different goal in mind: preventing heart disease and stroke. […]

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PROF STEPHEN WESTABY explains how the NHS is DOOMED

Pioneering heart surgeon PROF STEPHEN WESTABY reveals how his mother’s horribly cruel death – and an incompetent call centre – convinced him the NHS is DOOMED e-mail 36 View comments After 35 years on the front line of British medicine, heart surgeon Stephen Westaby has become a bestselling author. Last week, in the first part […]

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Apple Heart Study demonstrates ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine today presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants. The researchers reported that wearable technology can safely identify heart rate irregularities that subsequent testing confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke and hospitalization in the […]

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Can social connection aid heart health in African-American community?

For black adults, connecting with neighbors could do much more than create a sense of community—it also might be good for their heart. A study presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions suggests black adults who interact regularly with their neighbors have better cardiovascular health than […]

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Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers have better long-term survival

Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centres for lifesaving treatment have better long-term survival than those transferred from another hospital, reports a large observational study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Directly admitted patients were older, suggesting that heart attacks in young adults, and particularly women, […]

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E-cigs ARE dangerous: Vaping raises risks of stroke by 70%

E-cigs ARE dangerous: Vaping raises risks of stroke, heart disease and attacks by up to 70%, study finds One in 20 US adults use e-cigarettes and so do more than 11 percent of high school students  A growing body of research suggests that while they may not be as carcinogenic as combustible tobacco, e-cigs are […]