Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease events, according to researchers analysing data from the UK Biobank study.
A specialist nurse has highlighted the potential of a new heart procedure to improve patient experience, after her unit was named as an international flagship site for the operation.
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to UK researchers.
A landmark clinical trial has provided “renewed optimism” for patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, after researchers found a drug reduced the risk of renal failure by almost a third.
Early evidence suggests a nurse-led scheme to assess and support people with heart conditions while in accident and emergency is helping slash A&E admissions.
A new study by researchers in India has shed light on how working shifts may increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Thousands more patients look set to benefit from blood pressure treatment under planned changes to guidance on hypertension from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Researchers have found two biomarkers they say could be used in primary care to identify the heart condition atrial fibrillation in patients who have three clinical risk factors.
Investment in primary, community and mental health care will grow faster than the rest of the overall NHS budget, NHS England has pledged as part of its new plan for the health service.
Heart patients need “kindness” from nurses and other healthcare professionals, as much as they need medical intervention, a study has found.
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of heart attack in both sexes but they have more impact in women than they do in men, according to new study findings.
Efforts to boost organ donation levels under a presumed consent system should focus on “feelings and emotions” rather than facts, according to UK researchers.
A tool has been developed by UK researchers to help identify heart failure patients at high risk of sepsis, which they say could catch cases early and save thousands of lives every year.
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a heart attack or stroke than those who are better off, according to new research.
Taking a daily dose of aspirin does not prolong healthy living in older adults who have not previously experienced a cardiovascular event, according to an international trial.
People with heart failure should no longer be offered cardiac rehabilitation programmes that are group-based, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Evidence does not support the widespread use of statins in healthy older people to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to the authors of a new Spanish study.
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, according to a study in Denmark.
Nurses have an increasingly key role to play in helping educate patients to reduce the health risks of prolonged sedentary time, according to US researchers.
Cardiac arrest patients are more likely to survive when resuscitated with a new type of breathing tube, according to US 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.
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.
Metformin – the cheap drug routinely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – could also help millions of other patients with cardiovascular conditions in the UK, according to 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.
Eating tree nuts and peanuts improves blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to Canadian researchers.
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers.
Older people with very low cardiovascular disease risks also have very little frailty, according to UK researchers, who say it raises the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
Smartphone messages should be sent to high risk cardiovascular patients when adverse weather conditions are predicted, say researchers, who found heart attacks were more common during cold snaps.
Patients with stroke caused by intracerebral haemorrhage may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, suggests a trial.
Patients with atrial fibrillation, which can leave them at a higher risk of stroke, still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, warn UK researchers.
Measuring the strength of someone’s grip could be a cheap, easy and effective way of identifying people at high risk of a wide range of diseases including heart problems and cancer, a study suggests.
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study, involving UK researchers.
Faster walking patients with heart disease are admitted to hospital less often than slower ones, according to Italian researchers.
The British Heart Foundation is seeking nurses and other healthcare professionals who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those with heart disease and deserve to be named a “heart hero”.
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.
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.
Patients with cardiovascular risk factors are more likely to also experience urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), according to UK researchers.
Nurse backs film aiming to boost empathy about heart failure VideoSubscription
A film that equates climbing a mountain with common symptoms of heart failure provides a powerful reminder to clinicians of what it is like to live with the condition, according to a specialist nurse who supported those involved in the project.
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.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of having a heart attack, regardless of traditional risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, according to US researchers.
Being positive about the future in consultations with chronic angina patients may help them avoid future hospital admissions and heart procedures, suggest US researchers.
Walking for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25% drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women, according to a new study.