Carrying extra weight could raise the risk of a heart attack by more than a quarter, even if patients appear are otherwise healthy, according to UK researchers.
A large study of 3.5 million people has found that apparently “healthy” obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease events than the general population.
A “normal” intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a Norwegian study has suggested.
There is an anticoagulant “treatment gap” in patients with the form of atrial fibrillation (AF) that comes and goes, according to UK researchers.
Severe eczema in adults is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke, according to a major new study involving UK researchers.
Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in the morning, according to French researchers.
Nurses and other clinicians have been told to treat all people with high potassium levels as an emergency, after 35 people including a baby and child suffered a cardiac arrest.
Two specialist cardiac nurses are hoping to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.
Nine in ten people with coronary heart disease in the UK are living with at least one other long-term condition, increasing the risk of an early death, a charity has warned.
The established practice that all heart attack patients should routinely receive beta-blockers has been challenged by UK researchers.