Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart.
Getting less than six hours of sleep a night, or more than nine hours, might increase the risk for heart attack.
Growing evidence that a common microbe plays a role in Alzheimer's and a host of lifestyle diseases doesn't mean we can give up on exercise and a healthy diet.
Heart disease is still a new disease, and we can adapt accordingly.
Middle-aged people are increasingly dying from heart disease in cities across the country—including exercise-mad Colorado.
In general, a higher intake of protein was associated with a greater risk of heart failure. A total of 334 people experienced heart failure over the course of the research period. But those study participants who ate (and drank) the most dairy and animal protein sources had the highest risk for heart failure—and there was no correlation found between heart failure and consumption of fish and egg protein. The results give health experts even more reason to promote diets rich in vegetables, fish, beans, and nuts.
Cynical people are more adversely affected by stressful situations than those who respond with anger.
Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population.
A growing body of research is raising concerns about the cardiac consequences of the coronavirus.
To millions of Americans, Bob Harper was the picture of health, a celebrity fitness trainer who whipped people into shape each week on the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser.”
Since his heart attack, Mr. Harper of “The Biggest Loser” has embarked on a newfound mission to raise awareness about heart disease and to urge people to get tested for lp(a).
People suffering from heart disease are often prescribed pills, a lot of pills - so many, in fact, that it can be a problem to take them all at the right times. The pill regimen becomes a barrier to effective treatment. So what if there was a polypill which did it all in one?
Three strategies to improve your cardiovascular health.
Heart disease is responsible for a third of all global deaths, and most of them are in the developing world.
For decades, medical schools and teaching hospitals have been at the forefront of developing new techniques and technologies to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart disease and stroke. Here are some of the more notable ones.
So whether Google's money ultimately cures coronary heart disease or not, it's almost sure to move the field forward. That $50 million is a very big bomb, but the disease is a very big target.
But heart disease isn’t necessarily a death sentence. We’ve developed a number of great drugs and surgical interventions to treat the condition. What this study adds, Ingelsson says, is the idea that both aerobic and strength training exercises can be a cost-effective way to prevent or stave off heart disease.
Heart attack, cardiac arrest, and heart failure are often used interchangeably, but they’re distinct entities.
For half a century, a high level of total cholesterol (TC) or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been considered to be the major cause of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and statin treatment has been widely promoted for cardiovascular prevention. However, there is an increasing understanding that the mechanisms are more complicated and that statin treatment, in particular when used as primary prevention, is of doubtful benefit.
A study found there were no benefits for healthy elderly adults in taking aspirin daily, and lots of potential risks.
So there’s good news and there’s bad news.
The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.
A new book reminds us that the heart is still a medical mystery—and a marvel.
Lessons from Jane Brody’s brother: Having all the right cholesterol numbers and staying active is no guarantee your coronary arteries are in great shape.
Some cancer treatments pose risks to the heart, forcing some patients into a terrible quandary.
Evolution doomed us to have vital organs fail. For years, experts failed us, too.
Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels.
Bill Clinton is using his own heart problems to further the mission 'Let’s Move', a national campaign designed to help people make better food choices, get healthier foods in school lunches, make healthy foods more available and affordable, and to encourage children and adults to exercise.
Framingham Heart Study provides many insights, but doesn’t explain ethnic minorities’ high disease rates.
Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine track sessions at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 annual meeting. Among the topics were use of big data, the integration of smartphones and wearable devices into patient care, robots in the cath lab, 3-D printing and how technology will help lower the cost of clinical trials for drugs and devices and speed their introduction to market.
Findings of a long-term study of more than 8,500 people in the U.K. has found evidence that blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs work to improve survival rates of their users after a decade of treatment.
There’s a sweet spot when it comes to exercise, it seems. Studies have found that too little exercise doesn’t produce the health benefits we're after, while too much may, counterintuitively, harm the body rather than help it.
Protein intake has been a bit controversial in recent years—while it sounds like a good idea to eat a protein-rich diet, studies have found that too much protein, especially from certain sources, is not so good for long-term health. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds that men who eat a high-protein diet have a slightly increased risk of heart disease in middle age. But again, not all proteins are created equal.
n 1900, pneumonia was the leading cause of death in the U.S., but when doctors found ways to keep us alive longer, the heart gave out.
Who doesn't want their father or the person who is most influential in their life to be around as long as possible?
Even if you take nothing else from this post, please understand: A heart attack may not feel like a heart attack. The expected sensation of an elephant suddenly sitting on your chest may never come. Thirty-five years of research on women who suffered heart attacks found in 2007 that at least 30 percent did not experience chest pain.
Chest pain is still the most common sign of a heart attack, but studies have shown that women are more likely than men to have other symptoms instead.
Two-year project develops algorithm with five elements to identify potential heart failure patients and improve coordinated care to keep them out of the hospital
Why cardiovascular health is improving in the United States but falling in developing nations.
SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and rates have risen over the past several decades. South Asian immigrants to the United States, like me, develop earlier and more malignant heart disease and have higher death rates than any other major ethnic group in this country.
Does heart disease run in your family? You could most likely slash your risk of developing or dying from heart disease if you are physically fit. Being strong helps too.
Those are the findings of the largest study to date of the associations between exercise, fitness and cardiac genetics.
We’ve all been told that exercise is good for us. It reduces stress, keeps our muscles and bones healthy, and makes our hearts stronger. But the exact cardiovascular benefits are less clear. A big question has always been whether the heart can generate new cells once it had reached peak maturity. If it can, that could mean that exercise might be crucial for people who have certain cardiac diseases like heart failure.
But even with the increasing attention paid to heart disease in women over the past couple decades, it could still take some time to erase centuries of bias—not only within the medical community, but among women themselves.
It’s important to acknowledge that these lifestyle recommendations are even less constrictive than those I’ve discussed in the past. You need only be a current nonsmoker; past smoking doesn’t exclude you. You can also be overweight, just not obese. And in contrast with most physical activity recommendations, it requires only once-a-week exercise, not the 30 minutes for five days that most professional organizations like the American Heart Association endorse.
Although AI research is still in its infancy, these early studies already establish how AI is set to revolutionize cardiac care. This is particularly relevant today as cardiovascular diseases are still the number one killer in the world, resulting in 31% of all global deaths, and is also the most expensive condition to treat.
My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have--to live a long, productive healthy life.
Although you can’t see your heart beating in your chest – not without specialist imaging technology, at least – there are visible, external signs that can indicate if something is wrong with your heart, before you suffer from a life-changing – or ending – “cardiovascular event”.
Stents are commonly used for stable chest pain — but the devices may not be helping.
The biggest impact of AI in cardiac care will be in diagnosing cardiovascular diseases. Typical diagnostic pathways involve three stages. The first stage is measuring an electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest. Anomalies in this stage results in a combination of semi-invasive tests such as ECG stress test, stress echocardiography, and chest CT scan. Anomalies in this tests lead an invasive angiography. Researchers and companies, are already using AI to predict the anomalies quickly, cheaply and accurately without using the third invasive step.
Before a heart attack happens, get to know the subtle signs that indicate an increased risk of heart disease.
If it feels hard to keep up with nutritional advice, don't worry—cardiologists are here to help.
A long-time champion for women’s heart health, the American Heart Association has devoted a blog to its national Go Red for Women advocacy campaign. Community, education, and compassion are essential to this campaign and to the improvement of women’s health, and this blog is a reader-input star...Healthline
SCAI hosts this website as part of a public education initiative designed to inform patients and their families about cardiovascular disease.
I am Dr Tryzelaar and a retired cardio thoracic surgeon. After a life-long career in the treatment of heart diseases, I created this web site to help you with your cardiac disease questions.
Welcome to CardioSmart, the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology. Our mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.
The Harvard Heart Letter is your trustworthy source of heart health information. It will put you in closer touch with everything that''s happening right now in the frontiers of cardiac medicine. With every issue the focus is on the latest medical advances that can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Real data from people like you can help doctors predict and prevent heart disease. Now it's easy to contribute information that will help the effort to save millions of lives.
Why do you need to keep a healthy heart? Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women, greater than the next five causes of death combined!
Heart (formerly British Heart Journal) is an international peer review journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science.
We have the passion and courage to explore, through scientific excellence and innovation, ways to protect the health of all Canadians, old and young – in communities across the nation.
We're Australia's leading heart health charity. Join our Facebook community for information and inspiration about healthy eating and active living.
More than a magazine: information, inspiration and support.
HeartPoint has been created by medical professionals to provide patients with a source of credible information about heart disease. Having any type of disorder of the heart can be scary- we're here so that you understand your heart, and how to take care of it with the best graphic and written explanations we can muster.
We fund pioneering medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
All about women and heart disease -our #1 killer - from the unique perspective of a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor and patient advocate from Canada.
A Body1 health site - great information. real community. better living.
This web site was designed to provide information to patients who are being evaluated and treated for a heart-related complaint. All contents are reviewed by physicians to ensure accuracy. Our objective is to educate.
Welcome to Megaheart.com The original and still the leading no-salt, low-sodium information and recipe Web site.
CRY’s myheart network provides personalised help, support, and information to individuals who have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening inherited or congenital cardiac condition. myheart is developing strategies and reduce social isolation.
At MyHeart.net, we would like to be your home for all things cardiac. Whether you are struggling with heart disease yourself or simply trying to avoid it, our goal is to provide high quality information and services to you daily.
The Heart Truth is a national public health education campaign to raise awareness that heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada.
The Women's Heart Foundation is a 501c3 dedicated to prevention, survival and quality of life. WHF accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy and instituting prevention projects. WHF conducts outcomes research and provides free continuing medical education as part of The Gender Care Initiative® to promote excellence of care of women.
Edwards Lifesciences is the international leader in providing innovative and effective heart valve products for cardiovascular patients. We are proud to have the opportunity to share these life-saving and life-improving technologies with you.
CardioValens.com, an Internet Portal on Cardiology, provides latest information and education for Cardiologists and Patients/Consumers under two separate websites respectively. It caters to the needs of Healthcare Professionals, especially Cardiologists, Physicians, Medical Students, Patients/Consumers and other related Healthcare Professionals.
Comprehensive site covering the business side of heart care.
This popular web resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items for self-assessment that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions.
The Children's Heart Institute is pediatric cardiology facilities that provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with or are suspected of having heart disease.
The NHLBI plans and directs research in development and evaluation of interventions and devices related to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients suffering from such diseases and disorders. It also supports research on clinical use of blood and all aspects of the management of blood resources. Research is conducted in the Institute's own laboratories and by scientific institutions and individuals supported by research grants and contracts.
Experts at Cincinnati Children's developed the Heart Encyclopedia to provide information about cardiac diseases, defects, disorders and problems that may affect a child's heart. The Heart Encyclopedia also provides information about options available to diagnose and treat children's heart conditions and anomalies.
Welcome to the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital website. In keeping with our mission to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease, we are pleased to provide a wealth of reliable information.
CDC's Mission is "to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability."
Find information on diseases, conditions, treatments and procedures as well as related diagnostics and testing, medications and devices.
The HealthCentral Network, Inc. has a collection of owned and operated Web sites and multimedia affiliate properties providing timely, in-depth, trusted medical information, personalized tools and resources, and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.
We are happy to announce that you can now find all Dr. Sinatra's supplements and health advice on the Healthy Directions website. Dr. Sinatra has been a part of the Healthy Directions family of doctors for over 25 years, and we are thrilled to bring you all the heart health solutions you need in one convenient site.
One of the world's most comprehensive cardio sites.