Middle-aged male smokers with high cholesterol and blood pressure die, on average, a decade sooner than peers without any of these heart disease risk factors, according to a study published Friday.
Tsui Ning, a 29-year-old tourist, will be coming back to Taipei from Brisbane in a couple of days after her cerebral thrombosis has been held in check, thanks to some timely help from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Americans need to cut back dramatically on sugar consumption, the American Heart Association said on Monday in a recommendation that is likely to rile food and beverage companies.
Doctors in Germany have successfully implanted the world's smallest artificial heart pump, billed as more effective and unobtrusive than earlier devices, a hospital said Monday.
Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate two or more times per week cut their risk of dying from heart disease about threefold compared to those who never touch the stuff, scientists have reported.
National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) launched a remote health care center yesterday that will provide more timely care to high risk heart disease patients or those with secondary risk factors.
Researchers have managed to reverse some of the damage caused by a heart attack using stem cells that were induced from connective tissue cells, according to a study published Monday.
Doctors at the Keelung Hospital under the Cabinet-level Department of Health yesterday warned of the earlier diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) amongst adults, local media reported yesterday.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, fish oil supplements are not particularly helpful to cardiac patients who are already receiving optimal medical care, according to a team of German researchers.
Heart patients who get a defibrillator from doctors who specialize in the heart's electrical system fare better than those whose devices are implanted by other types of doctors, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.