Taking aspirin twice a day rather than just once may increase the chances of staving off cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes, suggests a new small-scale study.
The risk of a patient developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) increases with their height, with taller people more likely to experience it, according to Swedish researchers.
A surge in the number of women having heart attacks and stroke is further proof that they are not simply problems for men, says a charity that is calling for greater awareness of female patient needs.
Myocardial infarction patients gain no advantage from receiving anti-clotting therapy in the ambulance rather than when the reach hospital, according to Swedish researchers.
Middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population, according to UK researchers.
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.
Breaking up long periods of restful sitting with short, frequent bouts of simple seated arm exercises can benefit obese patients at high risk of type 2 diabetes, according to UK researchers.
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.
There has been an “important” increase in the percentage of heart failure patients seeing a specialist nurse after being admitted to a general medical ward, according to an independent audit.
Obese surgery patients need ‘much more’ ICU careSubscription
Obese patients who have undergone heart surgery tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times, compared to non-obese patients, a study has found.