According to a study published by researchers in the Journal of Translational Medicine, the administration of thyroid hormone treatment improved heart function by reducing the loss of cardiac myocytes (heart muscle cells) at the time of myocardial infraction (heart attack).
A new research published online in Stroke, a journal of American Heart Association reveals that blocked arteries are one of the main factors that increase the risk of stroke. Study shows that the measure of heart artery blockage mainly the coronary artery calcification (CAC) can assess the incidence of stroke attacks.
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Iowa on mice showed that the increased risk of death with heart attacks in diabetic patients could be due to activation of a vital heart enzyme which leads to the death of pacemaker cells and an irregular heart rate.
The death rates of diabetic adults with heart diseases are 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. The primary cause of death in diabetic patients in US population is myocardial infraction (heart attack).
Majority of the people engage themselves in routine physical activity for heart health or for maintaining body weight. Best suited physical activities for all age groups for these purposes are cardio exercises.
Latest research shows that people suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with underlying Atrial Fibrillation (AF) are at the greater risk of kidney failure.
We hear more and more about cardiovascular deaths these days irrespective of age and gender. Modern sedentary life style at work and also at home, unhealthy eating habits contribute to a greater extent for the present situation.
Healthy heart is essential as its proper functioning indirectly helps in maintenance and normal functioning of the entire body. It helps in timely supply of nutrients, oxygen, hormones and immune-proteins to the target organs or tissues through the blood.
Heart failure is a condition where heart will not be able to pump enough blood to different parts of the body causing symptoms like oedema, shortness of breath, cough, palpitations and fatigue. Normal functioning of the liver, kidneys and lungs will also be effected due to inadequate oxygen and nutrients.
An US-based study recently concluded that a daily dose of watermelon could help one stay protected against heart related diseases. Watermelon's ability to keep the increasing levels of cholesterol as well as growing weight in check is the primary reason for this association.
High fat-based food diet results in accumalation of low-density lipoprotien (LDL) in the body. This accumalation is the primary reason for artilery clogging which in turn exposes the risk of heart diseases.
The research presented during the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress suggests that influenza or flu vaccination not only protects from flu but also could decrease heart related diseases. Dr. Jacob A Udell, MD, a clinical investigator at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada and his colleagues through their study discovered that flu shot reduces the risk of heart attacks by 50% and cardiac deaths by 40%. Common flu is a viral disease which attacks people seasonally.