Working women are equal to men in a way they'll wish they weren't. Female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke or to have clogged arteries, a big U.S. government-funded study found. Worrying about losing a job can raise heart risks, too, researchers found.
Patients with mild to moderate heart failure benefited from an implanted Medtronic Inc device that combines a pacemaker to coordinate pumping with a defibrillator that shocks the heart if needed, according to new data that support use of the therapy earlier in treatment.
Exposure to loud aircraft noise over a long period of time may increase the risk of a heart attack, according to researchers at the University of Bern who analyzed a data record of 4.5 million people over the age of 30.
In the battle of the cardio machines the treadmill reigns supreme, but the elliptical cross trainer could be a contender.
A study conducted by a Taiwanese hospital has shown that drinking a moderate amount of red wine daily could potentially lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by helping give a boost to cells that repair blood vessels.
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals and partner Athersys Inc. said on Thursday their early-stage clinical trial of a stem cell therapy for heart attack patients showed improved heart function and was well-tolerated at all dosages.
High levels of the stress hormone cortisol in hair may be a strong predictor of heart attacks months in advance, said Canadian researchers in the journal Stress.
Exposure to chemicals used to make non-stick cookware and which are found in microwave popcorn may raise blood cholesterol levels in children, a study published Monday says.
Adequate exercise designed by professionals has proven effective in helping prevent cardiac patients from having a heart attack, with the fatality rate reduced by at least 25 percent, a doctor said yesterday.
Replacing the heart's aortic valve with one's own pulmonary valve rather than the same body part from a donor boosts survival and quality of life, according to a study released Tuesday.