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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications. (Medical News Today)

Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health
A new study examines the link between gut bacteria, aging, and cardiovascular health. The authors conclude that 'the fountain of youth may lie in the gut.' (Medical News Today)

10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk
New observational research in a large cohort has found a strong link between leisurely physical activity — even in low amounts — and a lower death risk. (Medical News Today)

Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease
Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk
A recent preliminary study concluded that a common drug that doctors prescribe to treat hypertension and angina may increase the risk of cardiac arrest. (Medical News Today)

CPR steps: A visual guide
Knowing the steps of CPR can help save a person's life. In this article, we look at CPR steps, including how to prepare, when to use it, and which techniques to use. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function
A molecule that stops two proteins from interacting and impairing heart function halted heart failure and improved heart pumping capacity in rats. (Medical News Today)

What to know about mustard oil
Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here. (Medical News Today)

Is high blood pressure always bad?
Most experts believe that people should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad. (Medical News Today)

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure
Researchers have now uncovered evidence that indulging in a midday nap can help control blood pressure levels about as well as taking medication. (Medical News Today)

What to know about heart pacemakers
A pacemaker keeps the heart beating regularly, and inserting one into the chest requires surgery. This is a relatively safe procedure. Learn more about heart pacemaker surgery here. (Medical News Today)

New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack
Cell death from a heart attack damages heart muscle. Blocking MAP4K4 — a protein that is key to this process — greatly reduced heart injury in mice. (Medical News Today)

Vascular risk factors tied to brain health
New research finds that risk factors affecting the health of our blood vessels — such as smoking, obesity, or diabetes — may also impair brain health. (Medical News Today)

How yo-yo dieting impacts women's heart health
New research suggests that significant fluctuations in weight may negatively affect a woman’s ability to control her heart disease risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?
Though medical systems have come very far, unequal care-giving remains an issue. In this Spotlight, we look at the top underdiagnosed conditions in women. (Medical News Today)

How TV and breakfast may impact heart health
Two new studies examine how different TV-watching and breakfast-eating patterns affect the cardiovascular health of 2,000 adults. (Medical News Today)

How does smoking affect the body?
Smoking cigarettes can affect the body in many ways, raising the risk of several serious health conditions. Learn more about the effects of smoking cigarettes in this article. (Medical News Today)

Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival
New research further strengthens the theory that excessive body fat may have a protective effect and improve survival after a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?
New research suggests that a substance commonly found in mouthwash destroys oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

February 2019: Nutrition research highlights
In this Spotlight feature, we give you an overview of some of the most remarkable nutrition-related research published in February 2019. (Medical News Today)

What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?
Vitamin D can improve bone, muscle, and immune system health. Foods with a high vitamin D content include oily fish, some mushrooms, and egg yolks. Learn more about the best dietary sources of vitamin D here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?
Water chestnuts are tuber vegetables that grow underwater. They are low in calories and contain antioxidants, and they can be a healthful addition to a balanced diet. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk
A recent study finds that people with obstructive sleep apnea who experience the most daytime sleepiness have the highest risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent
New research finds that eating 200 grams of blueberries every day can reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health among healthy individuals. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acute respiratory failure
Symptoms of acute respiratory failure include shortness of breath and confusion. Causes include lung-related conditions and chest trauma. Learn more about acute respiratory failure here. (Medical News Today)

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