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What to know about a slow heart rate
There are many symptoms of bradycardia, including confusion, shortness of breath, and a slow pulse. However, bradycardia is not always serious and does not always require treatment. Learn more about the signs of bradycardia, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

How your flu medicine can affect your heart
Flu and colds are common this season, and we often treat them with anti-inflammatories and decongestants. However, these can affect cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hypokalemia
Hypokalemia is when a person has too little potassium in their blood. Symptoms include low blood pressure, muscle twitching, and paralysis. Learn more about hypokalemia here. (Medical News Today)

Stair-climbing exercise 'snacks' boost health
New research finds that quick sessions of vigorous stair climbing, separated by a few hours of recovery, can improve cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

What role does the immune system play in hypertension?
Researchers have found that a type of immune cell can help regulate blood pressure. They explain the mechanism and identify drugs that may affect it. (Medical News Today)

What is a stent? Everything you need to know
A stent is a small tube that doctors can place in a blocked artery to help restore healthy blood flow. In this article, learn more about the procedure, possible risks, and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

Our guide to the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet focuses on whole foods and includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Learn about the benefits and see a sample meal plan here. (Medical News Today)

Could bone broth boost heart health?
Bone broth is currently enjoying a boost in popularity. A recent study tests whether it contains peptides that support a healthy cardiovascular system. (Medical News Today)

7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes
The guidelines that the American Heart Association (AHA) issued for maintaining cardiovascular health may also reduce the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can halve heart attack risk in healthy people
New research shows that high cardiorespiratory fitness cuts the risk of heart attack in half among healthy people with no history of heart disease. (Medical News Today)

A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk
In a new study, researchers aim to determine the impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on a person's risk of developing cardiovascular problems. (Medical News Today)

Metoprolol tartrate vs. metoprolol succinate
Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate are different salt forms of metoprolol. Both drugs are beta-blockers that doctors prescribe to treat several cardiovascular conditions. However, despite being similar, they do have some different uses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Personal income may increase risk of heart disease
A new study links fluctuating income to cardiovascular risk. The team found that the highest levels of income volatility doubled the risk of death. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease
A meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials reveals the ideal amount of dietary fiber that we should consume each day. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of CoQ10?
The body needs CoQ10, or coenzyme Q10, to function correctly. In this article, we discuss the possible health benefits of CoQ10 supplementation, along with its safety and risks. (Medical News Today)

6 incredible cases of autosurgery
Here, we share the fascinating stories of six people who have turned the scalpel on themselves. This Spotlight feature is certainly not for the squeamish. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives
Researchers have determined the importance of flu vaccinations for people diagnosed with heart failure. The flu shot could extend some people's lives. (Medical News Today)

How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health?
Switching to a healthful diet can improve cardiovascular risk factors very swiftly. However, when the diet is dropped, the improvements are quickly lost. (Medical News Today)

Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?
The most common treatment for high blood pressure consists of taking specific medication, but could regular exercise bring the same benefits? (Medical News Today)

Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization
A new study finds that moderate drinking has associations with a lower risk of hospitalization. The results also confirm the health risks of heavy drinking. (Medical News Today)

Taquicardia: Causas, síntomas y tratamientos
Descubra toda la información necesaria sobre los cinco tipos más comunes de taquicardia o frecuencia cardíaca más rápida de lo normal, la forma de prevenirla y las opciones para tratarla. (Medical News Today)

Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings
Losartan potassium is a drug that effectively treats high blood pressure and diabetic neuropathy. This article provides an overview of the benefits, effectiveness, side effects, and warnings associated with losartan potassium. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about metoprolol
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that doctors often prescribe to treat cardiovascular issues, such as high blood pressure and angina. Different types of metoprolol have different uses. Learn more about how this drug works, when a doctor may prescribe it, and what the potential side effects can be here. (Medical News Today)

Recalled 'weight history' can predict heart failure risk
While obesity can raise heart failure risk at any age, the risk is higher in those with a lifetime history of obesity compared with only recent obesity. (Medical News Today)

How can you tell when you have high blood pressure?
High blood pressure causes no symptoms until it becomes severe. In this article, we discuss the myths and truths of high blood pressure symptoms. We also look at how to tell when blood pressure is too high and how to interpret blood pressure readings. (Medical News Today)

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