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Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes
Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2019

New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.

How calcium in coronary arteries can predict future heart health
Posted on Sunday June 23, 2019

According to a recent study, higher levels of calcium in the coronary artery could put middle-aged and black people at risk of serious heart problems.

What to know about cardiac muscle tissue
Posted on Friday June 21, 2019

Cardiac muscle tissue exists only in the heart. Here, it is responsible for keeping the heart pumping and relaxing normally. Conditions that affect this tissue can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Doing aerobic exercise can help keep cardiac muscle tissue strong and healthy. Learn more here.

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%
Posted on Wednesday June 19, 2019

According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke.

What is end-diastolic volume?
Posted on Tuesday June 18, 2019

End-diastolic volume is how much blood is in the ventricles after the heart fills up with blood, but before it contracts to pump the blood around the body. Doctors use end-diastolic volume to calculate several different measurements of heart function. Certain conditions can affect these measurements. Learn more here.

Coronary heart disease may speed up cognitive decline
Posted on Tuesday June 18, 2019

A study of adults aged 50 and over found that decline in memory and thinking was faster after a heart attack or angina, but not before.

Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths
Posted on Friday June 14, 2019

New research estimates that an insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is likely to be behind millions of cardiovascular deaths worldwide.

Heart disease death: 'White coat hypertension' may double risk
Posted on Tuesday June 11, 2019

New research examines the correlations between untreated 'white coat hypertension,' treated 'white coat effect,' heart disease, and heart disease death.

3 interventions could prevent millions of cardiovascular deaths
Posted on Tuesday June 11, 2019

A new Harvard study argues that implementing three heart health interventions at a global level could save millions of lives in the next couple of decades.

What is the normal range for troponin levels?
Posted on Friday June 07, 2019

Troponin levels in the blood are normally very low and increase when the heart becomes damaged. Very high levels usually indicate that a person has recently had a heart attack. However, a number of other conditions can also cause elevated troponin levels. Learn more here.