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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages of heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Brain tingling sensation 'ASMR' may benefit health
New research investigates, for the first time, the physiological and psychological benefits of the autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) phenomenon. (Medical News Today)

How four cups of coffee might protect the heart
Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key. (Medical News Today)

Marriage is good for the heart — literally
A new study suggests that marriage may prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as prolong life for people who had a heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?
A recently published study tests the safety of electronic cigarette flavorings on the cells that line the blood vessels and the inside of the heart. (Medical News Today)

What to know about peripheral vascular disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is when there is restricted blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms usually affect the legs, causing pain, cramps, and pale or blue skin. People who are over 50, have diabetes, or smoke cigarettes are more at risk of PVD. Read on to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for PVD. (Medical News Today)

What can autopsies teach us about heart disease?
Are we overlooking an important source of clinical information by not using autopsy more in medical research? Several studies suggest the answer is 'yes.' (Medical News Today)

Red meat allergy may increase heart disease risk
According to a new study, red meat allergies may increase the risk of heart disease, even in people who only have minor reactions to the allergen. (Medical News Today)

Stable angina: Everything you need to know
Stable angina causes pain, squeezing, or tightness in the chest, usually when someone is stressed or doing physical activity. Narrowed arteries or blockages can reduce the blood flow to the heart, causing stable angina. Here, learn more about the symptoms, as well as the difference between stable and unstable angina. (Medical News Today)

24-hour Holter monitoring: What to know
A Holter monitor is a medical device that can help to diagnose heart problems, such as arrhythmias. A technician will attach electrodes to a person’s chest, and the person will wear the monitor for 24 hours. In this article, learn what to expect, how to wear the monitor properly, and what results mean. (Medical News Today)

A supple aorta might slow brain aging
Researchers investigate the role of arterial stiffness in memory decline in older adults. A flexible aorta may be key to maintaining cognitive ability. (Medical News Today)

Coronary artery spasm: What to know
Coronary artery spasm may cause pain, burning, or tightness in the chest, but it is often asymptomatic. While coronary artery spasms sometimes go unnoticed and do not cause significant problems, they can sometimes be life-threatening. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk
Erectile dysfunction can put men at risk of developing a range of heart problems, such as heart attack and sudden cardiac death, shows a new study. (Medical News Today)

Can mangoes protect heart and gut health?
A small-scale study has found that consuming mango regularly might improve cardiovascular health and have a positive effect on gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

What causes chest pain that comes and goes?
Chest pain can have many origins, including problems with the heart, muscles, and lungs. When this pain comes and goes, a person may suspect a problem with the heart. In this article, we explore possible causes of intermittent chest pain, how to tell when the problem is heart-related, and when to call a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet
A raft of new studies presented at the recent Nutrition 2018 conference sing the praises of a vegetable-based diet. The evidence keeps on mounting up. (Medical News Today)

What happens if you fast for a day?
What happens if you don't eat for a day? While most people will feel hungry and possibly tired, there is also a range of other effects. In this article, learn about how the body starts to burn fat for energy and whether fasting for 24 hours can be a good weight loss tool. We also investigate the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of blackberries?
The blackberry is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and people can add them to their diet easily with some simple changes to their daily eating habits. Learn more about the health benefits of blackberries here, the potential side effects, and how to add them to your diet here. (Medical News Today)

How does cheese affect cholesterol levels?
Most types of cheese are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies provide conflicting information about the relationship between cheese and blood cholesterol levels. Here, learn more about how cheese may affect a person's cholesterol levels, and which types of cheese are best for a person with high cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Job strain could be harming your heart
A study has found that job strain — defined as doing highly demanding work but having low control over it — is tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation. (Medical News Today)

These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol
A new analysis shows that the so-called Portfolio diet — which consists of four main food components — reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Atherosclerosis: Could there be a best time of day for medication?
New research finds that the biological processes of atherosclerosis vary according to time of day and may have implications for timing of medication. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between GERD and fatigue?
Many people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience fatigue because of the ways that the disease's symptoms impact sleep. In this article, we explore the link between fatigue and GERD in depth. Learn how the two issues are related, when to see a doctor, and what strategies and treatments can help. (Medical News Today)

The faster you walk, the longer you may live
A habit of walking supports health on numerous levels, but does walking pace influence these benefits? A new study suggests that it may. (Medical News Today)

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