Scientists have found 13 new gene variants that increase a person's risk of developing heart disease, the world's number one killer, in a series of large-scale international genetic studies.
A greater percentage of people at high risk for heart disease keep up their exercise and diet programs when they get group telephone counseling, according to a study.
A medical study yesterday showed that the simultaneous use of two drugs can help one out of six people reduce their risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
People are more likely to commit suicide in the wake of a heart attack, with the risk rising tripling in the month right after and remaining elevated for at least five years, a study said.
Binge drinking, long known as a cause of liver damage, is also linked to heart disease, according to a 10-year study in Northern Ireland and France published on Wednesday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Working women are equal to men in a way they'll wish they weren't. Female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke or to have clogged arteries, a big U.S. government-funded study found. Worrying about losing a job can raise heart risks, too, researchers found.
Patients with mild to moderate heart failure benefited from an implanted Medtronic Inc device that combines a pacemaker to coordinate pumping with a defibrillator that shocks the heart if needed, according to new data that support use of the therapy earlier in treatment.
Exposure to loud aircraft noise over a long period of time may increase the risk of a heart attack, according to researchers at the University of Bern who analyzed a data record of 4.5 million people over the age of 30.
In the battle of the cardio machines the treadmill reigns supreme, but the elliptical cross trainer could be a contender.
A study conducted by a Taiwanese hospital has shown that drinking a moderate amount of red wine daily could potentially lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by helping give a boost to cells that repair blood vessels.