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Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease

Excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases, according to the first study to investigate this using a method called Mendelian randomisation. In particular, the study published in the European Heart Journal [1], shows … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Women are less likely to be resuscitated and survive a cardiac arrest than men

Women who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting are less likely to receive resuscitation from bystanders and more likely to die than men, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The researchers, led by … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women

Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women. The study, published in the European Heart Journal [1], found that women … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. Using a new method of modelling the effects of … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 10:00 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The study examined the … Continue reading

Published Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

‘Broken heart’ syndrome may originate in the brain

Scientists have shown for the first time that the brain is involved in the development of a heart condition called Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). They found that regions of the brain responsible for processing emotions and controlling the unconscious workings of … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Too much or too little sleep linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death

The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a study of over 116,000 people in seven regions of the world, published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Healthy? Stay fit to avoid a heart attack

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Endurance but not resistance training has anti-aging effects

Researchers have discovered evidence that endurance exercise, such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, will help you age better than resistance exercise, which involves strength training with weights. In a study published in the European Heart Journal [1], researchers … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Residual inflammation risk affects outcomes in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention

Patients who have persistently high levels of inflammation following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary artery disease are significantly more likely to die from any cause or to have a heart attack within a year, according to a study of … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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