Cardiology Articles & Stories

To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

Lead author, Dr. Deborah Young and fellow researchers explain how they discovered that even among men who engaged in routine exercise, sitting for extended periods raised their risk of heart failure. Dr. Young believes the key finding from their study, the first to examine the connection betwe... Read More


Heart Attack Risk Could Be Accurately Predicted with New Blood Test

Heart Attack Risk Could Be Accurately Predicted with New Blood Test

According to The Heart Foundation, over 920,000 Americans will experience a heart attack this year, and a number of these will happen without warning. However, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in California claim they have engineered a blood test that may be capable of predictin... Read More


Fit Teens Face a Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks Later in Life

Fit Teens Face a Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks Later in Life

If teenage boys were given the choice between exercising and playing video games, the majority would go with the video games. However, new research indicates that adolescent boys should be more physically active, as low fitness level can raise their risk of having a heart attack later in life.... Read More


Exercising in Spare Time may Aid in Keeping Blood Pressure Healthy

Exercising in Spare Time may Aid in Keeping Blood Pressure Healthy

Recent research reveals that exercising during leisure time is connected to a reduced risk for high blood pressure in individuals who do not participate in much exercise. Study investigators arrived at this conclusion following a meta-analysis that examined results from 13 studies evaluating t... Read More


Explaining How Non-Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Death

Explaining How Non-Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Death

Research from the University of Colorado attempts to explain why individuals who abstain entirely from alcohol face a higher risk of death than light drinkers. And once they divided the non-drinkers into several categories, researchers found several interesting pieces of data. Read More


Belly Fat Linked to Increase Heart and Cancer Risks

Belly Fat Linked to Increase Heart and Cancer Risks

Carrying around too much belly fat can put an individual at an elevated risk for heart disease and cancer when compared to those who have a similar body mass index but carry their fat in other areas of the body. This is according to a US study published in the Journal of the American College o... Read More


Your Heart May Be in Danger Even From a Few Extra Pounds

Your Heart May Be in Danger Even From a Few Extra Pounds

Just several extra pounds can elevate a person's risk of heart failure by 17%, according to recent research in PLOS Medicine. The study was conducted by Swedish researchers who employed a new technique to evaluate how being overweight can become a trigger of cardiovascular disease. Read More


Eating Fish to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Appears to Hinge on Moderation

Eating Fish to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Appears to Hinge on Moderation

A new study has found a U-shaped association between eating fish and the risk of atrial fibrillation, with individuals who have both low and high intakes found to suffer more from the disease than those with median consumption. The lowest risk for atrial fibrillation was discovered in those wh... Read More


Reduce Heart Failure Risk by Getting Fit in Middle Age

Reduce Heart Failure Risk by Getting Fit in Middle Age

Middle aged and absent from the gym? It's not too late to start getting back in shape and reduce your risk for heart failure. This is according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes. Read More


Asthma Symptoms May Be Treatable with Vitamin D

Asthma Symptoms May Be Treatable with Vitamin D

Scientists in London have discovered a mechanism associated with vitamin D can greatly lower asthma symptoms and may have merit as a new treatment method for the condition. In the UK the condition impacts 5.4 million people and incurs 1 billion in costs annually. Read More


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