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Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue
Posted on Wednesday April 24, 2019

New research in mice uses gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs to repair heart tissue after an adverse cardiovascular event such as a heart attack.

Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?
Posted on Wednesday April 24, 2019

Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As a heart attack is a medical emergency, being able to tell the difference between heartburn and cardiac chest pain is crucial. Learn more here.

Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent
Posted on Tuesday April 23, 2019

New research examines how five major dietary patterns may affect the risk of developing heart failure among people without heart disease.

Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk
Posted on Monday April 22, 2019

A study of data from 36 trials suggests that eating plant-based proteins, such as nuts, instead of red meat may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Scientists 'print' 3D heart using patient's tissue
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019

Researchers have created an anatomically correct heart replete with blood vessels and cells. Medical science inches closer to creating a human organ.

5-minute breathing 'workout' may benefit heart and brain health
Posted on Wednesday April 10, 2019

New research finds that using a breathing device that strengthens breathing muscles for 5 minutes can lower blood pressure and boost cognition.

What causes an abnormal EKG result?
Posted on Wednesday April 10, 2019

Several situations and medical conditions can cause abnormal EKG results, including electrolyte imbalances and irregular heart rhythms. Learn more in this article.

Atherosclerosis: Scans spot inflammation in arteries before they harden
Posted on Tuesday March 26, 2019

Using advanced imaging to scan people with some atherosclerotic plaques, scientists detected inflammation in arteries that had not yet developed plaques.

Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease
Posted on Monday March 25, 2019

A recent study finds an association between sugary drinks and higher rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease, as well as higher cancer rates.

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
Posted on Wednesday March 20, 2019

Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests that regularly eating dark chocolate may provide several health benefits. Learn more about these benefits here.