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.
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.
The introduction of routine screening and genetic testing for the relatives of patients diagnosed with aortic diseases could “potentially save lives”, claim UK researchers.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not associated with cognitive decline when women have recently started the menopause or do not have diabetes, according to US researchers.
Intensive blood pressure control has been shown for the first time to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, according to findings from a large US trial.
Increased consumption of omega 3 fats via supplements offers little or no protection on cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review of clinical evidence, led by UK researchers.
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.
Healthcare professionals should recommend that their patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas, according to researchers who said it was linked to “numerous health benefits”.
A new blood test being developed to diagnose heart attacks could one day be carried out on a simple handheld device, according to researchers.
Heart attacks are more likely to kill you in the winter than in the summer, according to new study by UK researchers.