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Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

After diagnosing a patient with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, a doctor may recommend testing for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The...
How heart muscles become healthy again after a heart attack

How heart muscles become healthy again after a heart attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death over the world. One reason is that heart disease is hard to treat. After a heart attack,...
Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents

Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors

Sleep disturbance, as well as limited sleep duration, appears to increase cardiovascular risk A recent study finds that both the quantity and quality of sleep...
Why anxiety and depression could harm people with heart failure

Why anxiety and depression could harm people with heart failure

Symptoms of depression and anxiety are present in about one-third of patients with heart failure. These patients are at higher risk of progressive heart disease...
This heart disease drug may increase brain damage risk

This heart disease drug may increase brain damage risk

The use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than one percent more people leaving the hospital alive—but almost doubles the risk of...

People who are ‘healthy’ obese are at risk of heart disease

New research shows that so called ‘metabolically healthy’ obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure or stroke,...
Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful

Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your...
To recover from a heart attack, you need to hold the antibiotics

To recover from a heart attack, you need to hold the antibiotics

The community of microorganisms that live in the human gut has been shown to confer all kinds of health benefits. Now, an international team of...
Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

The so-called “healthy obesity” refers to a condition in which people are obese but have no metabolic syndrome (e.g., type 2 diabetes, high blood...