Cardiology Articles & Stories

Heart Health Boosted by Walnut and Walnut Oil

Heart Health Boosted by Walnut and Walnut Oil

In addition to lowering cholesterol, it appears that eating whole walnuts and walnut oil also lowers the risk of heart disease in other ways. This is according to a new study funded by the California Walnut Board. Read More


Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

The scents and smells of essential oils can provide more benefits beyond a feeling of rest and relaxation. According to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the essential oils used in aromatherapy for stress relief are also found to have a positive impact on heart rate and... Read More


Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Patients undergoing a gastric banding procedure see a much greater reduction in stroke and heart attack risk compared with medications, weight management, or a combination of the two. This is according to research from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and published in the BMJ journal Heart. Read More


Physical Inactivity May Be Responsible for the Same Amount of Deaths as Smoking

Physical Inactivity May Be Responsible for the Same Amount of Deaths as Smoking

Failing to engage in routine exercise may cause as many deaths as smoking, according to a new study published in The Lancet. Individuals not spending at least 150 minutes a week doing moderate exercise (like walking for 30 minutes 5 times a week), is causing approximately 6% to 10% of worldwid... Read More


Atherosclerosis May Be Prevented By Newly Discovered Molecule

Atherosclerosis May Be Prevented By Newly Discovered Molecule

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic have found a naturally occurring molecule that may play a part in preventing plaque buildup inside arteries. This discovery could lead to new plaque fighting drugs and could improve screening of patients who are greatest risk for developing atherosclerosis. Read More


High-Risk Stroke Patients See Prevention Stenting Become Safer

High-Risk Stroke Patients See Prevention Stenting Become Safer

Having a stent implanted in a key neck artery is now safer than ever for patients who do not qualify for standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Read More


PCOS Patients Benefit From Exercise and Acupuncture

PCOS Patients Benefit From Exercise and Acupuncture

A strange, but disruptive condition plagues as much as 10 percent of the female population and is the most frequent cause of infertility in women. Women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome usually have excess weight, miss or have irregular periods, have a profusion of small cysts in their... Read More


Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation therapy involves using a chemical compound to improve an individual's health by extracting excess metal atoms in the body, forming compounds that are then expelled from the body through urination. Thus far, science has found limited effectiveness in utilizing this therapy. Empiricall... Read More


Red Wine Compound Displays Anti-Aging Properties

Red Wine Compound Displays Anti-Aging Properties

A natural compound found in grapes and red wine appears to have the potential to work against the causes of a variety of age-related illness, potentially curing them in the process. That compound, resveratrol, may become a new class of drugs that targets age-related disorders such as cancer, A... Read More


Eating Fatty Foods Inflames Blood Vessels' Fat Cover

Eating Fatty Foods Inflames Blood Vessels' Fat Cover

High-fat diets, even short ones, can produce severe inflammation in the fat tissue around blood vessels, perhaps leading the way to cardiovascular disease, a recent study revealed.The research, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research discovered that the fat sur... Read More


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