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How lack of education affects heart health

How lack of education affects heart healthLondon, Feb 22 - Patients with no schooling benefit least from blood thinning medications - the most effective way of preventing strokes in patients most at risk, show results of a new survey.

The survey involved more than 1,100 patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac rhythm disorder that substantially increases the risk of stroke.


Daily coffee doesn't contribute to extra heartbeats

Daily coffee doesn't contribute to extra heartbeatsWashington D. C, Jan 27 - Necking lots of coffee doesn't increase the risk of heart attack or stroke after all, according to a new study.

Contrary to the current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart-or stroke-related morbidity and mortality, according to the UC San Francisco researchers.


How Aged Garlic Extract can protect your heart

How Aged Garlic Extract can protect your heartWashington D. C, Jan 22 (ANI): Aged Garlic Extract can stop heart disease from progressing and in some cases, even reverse artery plaque accumulation, according to a new study.


Warning signs precede sudden cardiac arrest

Warning signs precede sudden cardiac arrestWashington D. C., Dec. 22 - If you think that a cardiac arrest knocks at your door all of sudden, then you are mistaken, because warning signs precede it days and weeks before and are often ignored.

The research undertaken by American College of Physicians revealed that that the presence of and response to warning symptoms that occur in the hours, days, and weeks preceding heart attack can be associated with better survival.


`Killer` cancer risks the heart

`Killer` cancer risks the heartLondon, Dec 6 - Cancer is not just a killer, it also risks the heart, according to a new study.

Rajdeep Khattar, one of the lead researchers of the study from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, said that the findings raise the possibility that cancer itself and not just the drugs used to treat it may have an adverse impact on heart function, the Daily Express reports.


Lounge in the sun to be `hearty`

Lounge in the sun to be `hearty`London, Nov 15 - You may want to start relaxing in the sunshine as a team of researchers has discovered that a lack of vitamin D is linked to coronary artery disease, heart attacks and stroke.

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, found that patients are protected against heart trouble if their vitamin D level is anywhere above 15 nanograms [billionths of a gram] per milliliter, the Daily Express reported.


Negative tweets linked to higher heart disease risk

Negative tweets linked to higher heart disease riskWashington, Jan 22 - A new study has revealed that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community's psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated that Twitter can capture more information about heart disease risk than many traditional factors combined, as it also characterizes the psychological atmosphere of a community.


Healthy diet, lifestyle halves stroke risk in women

Healthy diet, lifestyle halves stroke risk in womenWashington, Oct 9 - A new research has indicated that a healthy diet and lifestyle may help women to avoid stroke by more than half in their life.


Aspirin can help you deal with heartbreaks

Aspirin can help you deal with heartbreaksLondon, Sept 25 - A new research has revealed that a couple of aspirin and distancing themselves from the event can help one to come over their heartbreaks.

Walter Mischel, a US psychologist has claimed that remembering their bad experiences could send people into a downwards spiral, the Guardian reported.


Working long hours may be bad for heart

Working long hours may be bad for heartWashington, Sept 16 - A new study has observed that people who work for more than 40-hours in a week are likelier to suffer from coronary heart disease.

Dr. Yun-Chul Hong, senior author of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine study, said that people had a higher chance of developing coronary heart disease within 10 years who worked for 61 to 70 hours.


Newly discovered cardiac molecule help prevent heart failure

Newly discovered cardiac molecule help prevent heart failure Washington, Aug 11 - A previously unknown cardiac molecule has been discovered by the researchers that could provide a key to treating and preventing heart failure.

The newly discovered molecule is known as a long non-coding RNA which has been named as 'Myheart' carry instructions of the code from the DNA in a cell's nucleus to the machinery in the cell that produced proteins necessary for cell activities.


Benefits of 'Ginkgo biloba' revealed

Benefits of 'Ginkgo biloba' revealedWashington, July 23 - A new animal study has discovered that 'Ginkgo biloba' helps in enhancing neurogenesis and improves recovery following a stroke.


Diet high in protein lowers stroke risk

Diet high in protein lowers stroke riskWashington, June 12 - A new study suggests that people with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein.

"The amount of protein that led to the reduced risk was moderate-equal to 20 grams per day," study author Xinfeng Liu, MD, PhD, of Nanjing University School of Medicine in Nanjing, China said.


Air pollution associated with irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots

Air pollution associated with irregular heartbeat and lung blood clotsWashington, June 5 - A new study has linked air pollution to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots.

But its impact on directly boosting the risk of heart attacks and stroke is rather less clear, the research indicates.

The evidence suggests that high levels of certain air pollutants are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, but exactly how this association works has not been clarified.


Revolutionary electronic membrane could make your heart beat forever

electronic membraneLondon, Mar 4 - Scientists have created a revolutionary new electronic membrane that could replace pacemakers forever.

It is fitted over a heart to keep it beating regularly over an indefinite period of time, the Independent reported.

The device uses a "spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes" to continuously monitor the heart's electrical activity and could, in the future, deliver electrical shocks maintain a healthy heart-rate.


3D device that can predict an impending heart attack

3D device that can predict an impending heart attackNew York, Feb 26 - Soon, an implantable 3D device can deliver treatment or predict an impending heart attack before a patient shows any physical symptoms.

Using an inexpensive 3D printer, biomedical engineers are developing a custom-fitted device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac disorders.


Tweaking MRI method may help spot heart problems earlier

Tweaking MRI method may help spot heart problems earlierWashington, Jan. 13 - Researchers including an Indian origin scientist have suggested that a new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods.


New gene therapy that can reverse heart failure developed

New gene therapy that can reverse heart failure developedWashington, Nov 14 - Scientists have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models.

The research from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the final study phase before human clinical trials can begin testing SUMO-1 gene therapy. SUMO-1 is a gene that is "missing in action" in heart failure patients.


Some 'healthy' vegetable oils may actually increase heart disease risk

Some 'healthy' vegetable oils may actually increase heart disease riskWashington, Nov 12 - A new study has revealed that some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy may actually increase the risks of heart disease.

Replacing saturated animal fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils has become common practice because they can reduce serum cholesterol levels and help prevent heart disease.


Australia's bushfires prompt health warnings

Australia's bushfires prompt health warningsSydney, Oct 18 - People with heart and lungs diseases need to be cautious as bushfires deteriorated air quality in many parts of Australia's New South Wales (NSW), government officials warned Friday.

Those with lungs and heart diseases should closely monitor their symptoms as smoke particles can travel long distances from the source, said Wayne Smith, director environmental health branch of NSW.


Exercise `may be harmful to the heart`

Exercise `may be harmful to the heart`London, January 15 : Exercise may not always protect you against ill health and may even be harmful to the hearts of some people, researchers say.

A new study analysed data from six exercise studies involving 1,687 regular exercisers to find out the effects of -regular workouts on the heart.


Why some obese people are diabetic and prone to heart disease

Why some obese people are diabetic and prone to heart diseaseWashington, August 25 : A team of researchers led by one of Indian-origin, has discovered why some obese people develop chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and others do not.


Six patients die every minute of heart disease in China

Six patients die every minute of heart disease in ChinaBeijing, Aug 13: A new report has revealed that about six people die every minute in China from cardiovascular diseases out of 230 million patients who suffer from the disease.

According to a report released by National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, nearly three million people die in China every year of cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, cerebral apoplexy, heart failure and hypertension.


Eating too much sugar ‘may put your heart in danger’

 Eating too much sugar ‘may put your heart in danger’Washington, July 29 : A recent study has found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease.


Even low doses of alcohol have effect on your heart

Even low doses of alcohol have effect on your heartWashington, July 16 : Moderate-to-high amounts of alcohol have been previously found to acutely impair the heart's left ventricular (LV) performance.

Now, a new study has found that even low blood concentrations of alcohol can have acute effects on the heart, with very different effects on LV and right ventricular (RV) function, which collectively pump blood to the entire body.


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