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Doctors advise caution as energy drinks may trigger life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias in patients with genetic heart diseases

Written by | 8 Jun 2024

A new study in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society, published by Elsevier, examined… read more.

Air pollution and depression linked with heart disease deaths in middle-aged adults

Written by | 30 Apr 2024

A study in more than 3,000 US counties, with 315 million residents, has suggested that air pollution is linked with stress and depression, putting under-65-year-olds at increased risk… read more.

Women with heart disease are less likely to receive life-saving drugs than men

Written by | 29 Apr 2024

Women with heart disease are less often treated with cholesterol-lowering drugs than men, according to research presented today at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2024, a scientific congress of the European… read more.

Study shows web app effective in determining access to statins without a prescription

Written by | 14 Apr 2024

Using a web application to qualify individuals for treatment with a non-prescription statin closely matched the results of clinician assessments in determining a person’s eligibility for taking statins… read more.

Majority of people with heart disease consume too much sodium

Written by | 6 Apr 2024

Individuals with heart disease stand to gain the most from a low-sodium diet but, on average, consume over twice the recommended daily sodium intake, according to a study… read more.

Common hair loss and prostate drug may also cut heart disease risk in men and mice

Written by | 23 Feb 2024

The drug finasteride, also known as Propecia or Proscar, treats male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of men worldwide. But a new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study suggests… read more.

Job strain combined with high efforts and low reward doubled men’s heart disease risk

Written by | 22 Sep 2023

Men who say they have stressful jobs and also feel they exert high efforts for low reward had double the risk of heart disease compared to men free of those… read more.

Obesity-related cardiovascular disease deaths tripled between 1999 and 2020

Written by | 13 Sep 2023

There has been a recent three-fold increase in obesity-related deaths from heart disease in the U.S. between 1999 and 2020, according to new research published today in the Journal of… read more.

Depressed patients less likely to take their heart medications

Written by | 15 Jul 2023

Patients who feel low when having a cardiac device implanted are more likely to stop taking their heart medications than those without depression, according to research presented today… read more.

Pharmacy researcher develops intervention for metabolic diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart disease

Written by | 24 Jun 2023

An investigator with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has filed an invention disclosure, part of a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark… read more.

Breast cancer survivorship doubles

Written by | 8 Nov 2022

It was the information she couldn’t find that led Amy Kirkham, an assistant professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE), to her… read more.

Study suggests possible link between artificial sweeteners and heart disease

Written by | 13 Sep 2022

A large study of French adults published by The BMJ today suggests a potential direct association between higher artificial sweetener consumption and increased cardiovascular disease risk, including heart attack and… read more.

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