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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

Could grilling your meat raise blood pressure?
Researchers suggest that regular consumption of grilled or barbecued meat or fish could raise the risk of developing high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

These plant-based fats could help you live longer
Research on more than 90,000 people shows that diets rich in plant-based — but not animal-based — monounsaturated fats are linked to lower risk of death. (Medical News Today)

Booze may make the heart beat faster
A study of more than 3,000 adults who attended the 2015 Munich Oktoberfest reveals that drinking can increase our heart rate, but should we be worried? (Medical News Today)

Could omega-6 fatty acids help us live longer?
A study finds that higher blood levels of linoleic acid — the most common omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid — are linked to lower risk of premature death. (Medical News Today)

What is a left atrial enlargement?
Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Over 400,000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure
The health risks of lead exposure might be worse than we thought; researchers estimate that it could kill more than 400,000 adults in the U.S. each year. (Medical News Today)

These antibiotics may endanger vascular health
Researchers in Sweden and Denmark find new evidence that suggests that a type of antibiotic can increase the risk of a potentially fatal vascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Death risk increased with two blood pressure drugs
Researchers reveal that two classes of medication used to treat hypertension could raise blood pressure variability, which may increase the risk of death. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of chest pain at home
Pain in the heart area sometimes has a relatively mild cause, such as gas or stress. We look at some of the best home remedies for heart pain here. (Medical News Today)

Salt causes hypertension, but can fruits and veg save the day?
Put the salt down, because no matter how healthful your diet is, researchers found that consuming too much salt still increases blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety may help you to survive a heart attack
Research suggests that generalized anxiety disorder might protect some people after a heart attack, as the psychiatric condition may improve survival. (Medical News Today)

Could vitamin D lower cardiovascular death risk?
Researchers have discovered that people with CVD who had vitamin D levels within the normal range were less likely to die from the disease. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory bowel disease may raise heart attack risk
An analysis of more than 17.5 million patients' medical records reveals that having IBD raises heart attack risk independently of other risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: Flu shot may slash death risk
A new analysis of six pre-existent studies finds that people with heart failure who receive a flu shot periodically are significantly less exposed to the risk death from any cause. (Medical News Today)

What is an NSTEMI?
A look at NSTEMI, which is a type of heart attack. Included is detail on causes, diagnosis, the difference to STEMI, and the outlook. (Medical News Today)

How do vegetarian and Mediterranean diets benefit heart health?
A recent Italian clinical trial discovered that a low-calorie vegetarian diet may be as effective at reducing cardiovascular risk as a low-calorie Mediterranean diet. (Medical News Today)

Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials
Following preliminary clinical trials, a new anti-stroke drug shows promise for improved treatment, rendering patients less prone to adverse effects. (Medical News Today)

What is dependent edema?
A look at dependent edema, a condition where fluid pools in the lower parts of the body. Included is detail on treatment options and the warning signs. (Medical News Today)

Gout drug could help treat heart failure
A drug used for the treatment of gout has been found to improve heart functioning in a small number of people with heart failure, researchers reveal. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain under my left breast?
Learn about a number of digestive and heart-related causes of pain under the left breast. We also look at the treatment options available for each one. (Medical News Today)

Stroke risk may depend on your height as a child
A new study from Denmark suggests that individuals who did not reach average height as children may be more exposed to stroke as adults. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease
Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

Obesity: You don't have to lose weight to be fit
A study shows that obese people can have good cardiovascular health, as long as they are fit, and high fitness brings even more benefit in severe obesity. (Medical News Today)

What is anasarca?
A look at anasarca, a condition that causes a general swelling of the body. Included is detail on how it is diagnosed and the outlook for the condition. (Medical News Today)

How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease
After conducting a review of existing literature, researchers conclude that environmental noise — such as that from cars — can contribute to heart disease. (Medical News Today)

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