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.
The herbal extract Gingko biloba may help stroke patients recover better than just taking aspirin, according to Chinese researchers.
A dedicated theatre nurse has today been presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of her services to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow.
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.
Patients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report has concluded.
The number of new cases of heart failure is on the up, with striking differences between rich and poor, shows the most comprehensive review of heart failure statistics in the UK to date.
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.
Practice nurses and GPs are being urged to talk to patients about their family history of heart disease by a charity, in the wake of latest survey results.
GPs and nurses have been told they must do more to seek out people at risk of an inherited condition that causes exceptionally high cholesterol.
Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in the morning, according to French researchers.