Heart Disease News
April 1, 2020

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A person's normal resting heart rate is fairly consistent over time, but may vary from others' by up to 70 beats per minute, according to analysis of the largest dataset of ... read more

BPA Replacement, BPS, Hinders Heart Function, Study Reveals

BPA's counterpart replacement BPS can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new ... read more

Too Much Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Lower Heart Health

Americans get more than 50 percent of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. Measures of heart health decrease as ultra-processed food consumption ... read more

Dog Ownership Associated With Longer Life, Especially Among Heart Attack and Stroke Survivors

Dog ownership was associated with a 33% lower risk of early death for heart attack survivors living alone and 27% reduced risk of early death for ... read more
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Key Factors for Reducing Brain Damage from Cardiac Arrest

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) can improve blood flow to the brain after cardiac arrest and preserve neurological function. However, factors predicting who benefits from ECPR are ... read more

ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers May Increase the Risk of Severe COVID-19, Paper Suggests

A possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people diagnosed with COVID-19 is proposed in a new ... read more

Step It Up: Higher Daily Step Counts Linked With Lower Blood Pressure

The smart watches seen on the wrists of roughly 1 in 5 Americans could be more than just a fun gimmick but a potentially useful research tool to track habitual physical activity levels. People who ... read more

Blood Platelets Trigger Events That Cause Organ Damage After Heart Surgery

Damage to kidneys and other organs after heart surgery is not so much triggered by the surgical repair of the heart itself but rather by the massive inflammatory response, which arises from multiple ... read more

Music as Medicine? 30 Minutes a Day Shows Benefits After Heart Attack

Listening to music can be enjoyable, but is it also good for your heart? Patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon after a heart attack, known as early post-infarction angina, had ... read more

Getting Too Little -- Or Too Much -- Sleep May Be Bad for the Heart

Compared with people who slept for longer or shorter periods of time, those who reported sleeping seven or eight hours a night had significantly less evidence of stiffness in their arteries, ... read more

To Reap Heart Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet, Avoid Junk Food

A new study suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who ... read more

How Stem Cells Repair Damage from Heart Attacks

Researchers have uncovered stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after a heart attack. Stem cells restored cardiac muscle back to its condition before the heart attack, in turn providing a ... read more

Gene Therapy Reverses Heart Failure in Mouse Model of Barth Syndrome

Barth syndrome is a rare genetic disease in boys that can cause life-threatening heart failure and also weakens the skeletal muscles and the immune system. There is no specific treatment, but new ... read more

Low Blood Pressure Linked to High Mortality in Older Adults

A large-scale study analyzed 415,980 electronic medical records of older adults in England. People aged 75 or over with low blood pressure (below 130/80) had increased mortality rates in the ... read more

Air Pollution Is One of the World's Most Dangerous Health Risks

Researchers calculate that the effects of air pollution shorten the lives of people around the world by an average of almost three ... read more

For Older Adults, More Physical Activity Could Mean Longer, Healthier Lives

Older adults were 67% less likely to die of any cause if they were moderately or vigorously physically active for at least 150 minutes per week, compared to people who exercised less. Women with an ... read more

The World Faces an Air Pollution 'Pandemic'

Air pollution is responsible for shortening people's lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and insect-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS ... read more

Omega-3 Fats Do Not Protect Against Cancer

Omega-3 fats do not protect against cancer -- according to new University of East Anglia research. Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it ... read more

Eating a Vegetarian Diet Rich in Nuts, Vegetables, Soy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a new ... read more

How Cardiorespiratory Function Is Related to Genetics

How high altitudes affect people's breathing and its coordination with the heart beat is due to genetic differences say researchers. Clear physiological differences have already been ... read more

Drinks With Added Sugars Linked to Lipid Imbalance, Which Increases CVD Risk

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages daily was linked to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), ('good' cholesterol), and higher triglyceride levels, both of which can increase ... read more

Slow, Steady Increase in Exercise Intensity Is Best for Heart Health

For the vast majority of people, the benefits of physical exercise outweigh the risks. However, for those who have inadequate training or who have underlying heart problems that may not have been ... read more

Noninvasive, Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicted Worsening Heart Failure in Veterans

A removable, noninvasive, self-adhesive sensor successfully predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization in veterans several days before hospitalization occurred. The ... read more

Could This Plaque Identifying Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body -- in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial ... read more

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