It is “imperative” that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during their 20s, 30s and 40s receive significant support on optimising their treatment and self-management skills, warn researchers in light of a new study on mortality risk.
People who work long hours have an increased risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm, according to a major study involving UK researchers.
Fewer of the thousands of women who experience a heart attack each year would die if they were given the same treatments as men, according to researchers in the UK and Sweden.
Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to UK researchers, who have found that a weak grip can be linked with changes in the heart’s structure and function.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables, especially those like broccoli and sprouts, may reduce cardiovascular risk in women by helping prevent hardening of the neck arteries, according to researchers.
Encouraging patients to listen to music during a standard cardiac stress test can help extend the time someone is able to perform the test, according to US researchers.
Public defibrillators around the country are to be mapped as part of a new drive to boost their use, involving the NHS, Microsoft and a leading charity.
Two older diuretic drugs have been found to be the most effective treatment for drug-resistant hypertension, based on salt retention being the main culprit behind it, according to UK researchers.
Even short-term exposure to tiny particles of soot or dust found in traffic fumes on busy roads appears to thwart the benefits of walking on the heart and lungs of older adults, a study has found.
A low-cost, rapid blood test that spots whether people are at risk of a heart attack could improve the treatment of people with chest pain at emergency departments, suggests an international study.