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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke
(Medical News Today)

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease
(Medical News Today)

Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk
New research confirms that the taller a person is, the higher their risk of atrial fibrillation, a common condition that affects the heart. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?
Yerba maté is made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of South American holy. It has a number of potential health benefits. Read this article to learn more about these benefits, some potential risks, and how to prepare it. (Medical News Today)

Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart
Recent experiments involving driving in stressful traffic conditions suggest that listening to music at this time may help protect heart health. (Medical News Today)

Specialists call for 'aggressive' measures against e-cigarettes
A new study in humans and mice adds to evidence that e-cigarettes damage cardiovascular and lung health and calls for tighter regulation of these devices. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the BNP test
A BNP test is a type of blood test that doctors sometimes use to help diagnose heart failure. Read on to find out more about the test procedure, and what the results indicate. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between muscle mass and cardiovascular risk?
Researchers have found a significant association between the loss of skeletal muscle mass after the age of 45 and a higher risk of cardiovascular problems. (Medical News Today)

Which jobs affect women's heart health the most?
A new study suggests that some occupations may increase women's risk of cardiovascular problems. Chief among these seems to be jobs in the care sector. (Medical News Today)

Late evening eating may compromise women's heart health
New research from the American Heart Association finds that women who eat more of the day's calories after 6 p.m. have poorer cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

Heart health: E-cigarettes just as, if not more, harmful than traditional cigarettes
Two new studies provide further evidence that electronic cigarettes may have various and serious adverse effects on cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about shock
Shock is a medical emergency that causes several symptoms, some of which are life threatening. Learn more about shock and how to treat it in this article. (Medical News Today)

What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets?
New research assesses the costs and benefits of implementing the 2017 hypertension guidelines released by the American Heart Association (AHA). (Medical News Today)

Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?
New research finds a link between narrower and more curved retinal blood vessels on the one hand and higher blood pressure and stiff arteries, on the other. (Medical News Today)

How heavy lifting at work affects cardiovascular health
New research investigates the effects of different types of physical activity on cardiovascular health, showing the impact of strenuous exertion at work. (Medical News Today)

Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions
Citing evidence on the health risks arising from biological clock misalignments, doctors call for an end to daylight saving time transitions. (Medical News Today)

Running, no matter how little, is linked to 27% lower death risk
Running, even infrequently and for short periods, is associated with a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, a new review suggests. (Medical News Today)

Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk
New research has linked long term exposure to black carbon from local vehicle exhausts to a raised risk of stroke — even in low pollution settings. (Medical News Today)

Atherosclerosis: Scientists identify new protein target in immune cells
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a type of immune cell expresses a protein that promotes the buildup of fatty material in arteries. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?
A recent study concludes that working in a noisy environment is a risk factor for high blood pressure. The effect was particularly pronounced in men. (Medical News Today)

What to know about angiograms
An angiogram is an X-ray of the blood vessels. Doctors use angiograms to help diagnose medical conditions related to the arteries or heart. Learn more about angiograms here. (Medical News Today)

What is a Doppler ultrasound?
A Doppler ultrasound can help check whether an issue such as a blockage is impeding blood flow. Doctors use the scans to diagnose a range of issues. Here, learn about the procedure, results, and more. (Medical News Today)

Women and men at risk of different obesity-related conditions
A new study has found that women and men with obesity face different health risks, while the condition can lead to a range of complications for all. (Medical News Today)

What to know about heart murmurs
In this article, we discuss different types of heart murmur, what causes them, and when they could be serious. We also discuss some treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about ACE inhibitors
ACE inhibitors are a popular treatment for high blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions. Read on to learn about the effectiveness of ACE inhibitors and the different types available. We also discuss their potential side effects and risks. (Medical News Today)

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