Cardiology Articles & Stories

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


6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Such a simple - and vitally important - item as a blood pressure reading can be considerably inaccurate unless six simple factors are taken into account. Getting an accurate reading is important because a false high reading can cause unnecessary medication, anxiety and disruption in a patient'... Read More


Harmful Fat Buildup Linked to Social Stress

Harmful Fat Buildup Linked to Social Stress

Social stress is linked to deposits of harmful fats in the abdomen, which can accelerate the accumulation of plaque in blood vessels, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to research presented by a new US study. Read More


More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements not only help prevent cardiovascular diseases in healthy individuals, but also reduce the incidence of deadly cardiac events in patients with existing heart disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College... Read More


Low-Carb Diets Linked to Plaque Buildup

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Plaque Buildup

Though low-carb/high-protein diets have been proven to be successful for weight loss, there have been few studies examining the diets' long-term vascular effects. Now, a study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides new data on the subject, demonstrating that mice placed on a 12-wee... Read More


Stem Cells Could Help Regenerate Cardiac Tissue

Stem Cells Could Help Regenerate Cardiac Tissue

At the Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Technology, researchers have recently found evidence that suggests the possibility that in the future stem cells can be injected into targeted areas of the body to repair diseased or damaged tissue, including the cardiac muscle damaged caused by a hear... Read More


Limiting Scar Tissue Following a Heart Attack

Limiting Scar Tissue Following a Heart Attack

Scientists appear to have taken a first step toward creating a gene therapy to prevent the heart-hardening fibrous scar tissue that replaces the dead muscle left by a heart attack. The findings, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, suggest there is a protein that plays a crucial r... Read More


The Wonder Drug: Aspirin

The Wonder Drug: Aspirin

Should you be taking a daily dose of aspirin? More and more the health benefits of this common drug are being discovered as it becomes a low cost solution for a variety of health issues. Read More


High Caffeine Consumption Linked to Arrhythmias

High Caffeine Consumption Linked to Arrhythmias

Coffee is the most widely consumed behaviorally active substance in the world. It's composed of several hundred compounds including antioxidants, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, phenolic compounds and alkaloids. However, caffeine has been the only substance to have effects on the ca... Read More


Kidney Problems, Heart Problems and E. Coli

Kidney Problems, Heart Problems and E. Coli

E.Coli infection has been associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension, heart disease and kidney problems Read More


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