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“Vitamin D can produce ‘amazing’ improvements in heart function,” claims The Independent about the results of a recent study, while BBC News reported suggestions the results were “stunning”.
US public health experts have recommended that middle-aged people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease consider taking aspirin for primary prevention of CVD and colorectal cancer.
“You can die of a broken heart, study indicates,” The Guardian reports. The study found that people who lost a partner – especially if the death was unexpected – had an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat up to a year after the death.
Advice to delay giving a second heart shock to patients with cardiac arrest in hospital is not associated with improved survival, according to US researchers.
“A breakthrough drug can slash levels of bad cholesterol by half without the side effects of statins,” the Daily Mail reports.
“Women who take HRT drugs soon after going through menopause are ‘less likely to suffer heart disease’,’’ the Daily Mail reports.
People who experience the shock death of a partner are at greater risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, suggests new research.
New guidance promoting close collaboration between primary and secondary care is designed to help reduce unnecessary cancellations for surgery because of a patient’s blood pressure.
A cardiac theatre sister at King’s College Hospital in London has become the first nurse in the world to design a theatre manual to help prevent “never events”.
“Moments of joy ‘can damage heart’,” reports BBC News.