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Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually causes the heart's lower chambers, the ventricles, to contract faster than normal. When this happens, the ventricles can't completely fill with...
How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

If a patient experiences an irregular heartbeat like atrial fibrillation, the doctor may recommend a test for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This is because...
Blood pressure lowering treatment not always help the heart

Intensive blood pressure lowering treatment not always helps the heart

Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in...
This natural antioxidant may improve your heart health

This natural antioxidant may improve your heart health

Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It's not only a sign of...
'Good cholesterol' may not always be good for older women

‘Good cholesterol’ may not always be good

In a new study led by University of Pittsburgh, researchers find that heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) - also known as 'good cholesterol’...
Why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning

Why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning

Cardiovascular disease patients have lower levels of an important family of protective molecules in their blood in the morning, which could be increasing their...
How marijuana can hurt your heart and blood pressure

How marijuana could hurt your heart and blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood...

Is heart failure the Alzheimer’s disease of the heart?

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. This may be because the heart cannot...
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Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms

Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular...
Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Green tea molecule breaks-up potentially dangerous protein plaques in blood vessels Green tea could hold the key to preventing deaths from heart attacks and strokes...

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