Tag Archives: Heart

Heart attack: Drinking this amount of alcohol could trigger the deadly condition

A heart attack can be life threatening. The deadly condition occurs when a blood clot forms inside the artery after a fatty deposit has broken off from the artery wall. The heart is essentially a pump that keeps blood moving around the body. It delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and… Read More »

Bionic pacemaker slows progression of heart failure

Using brain circuits made in silicon, scientists have alleviated symptoms of heart failure by reinstating the body’s natural heart rhythm. This study published in The Journal of Physiology today [Wednesday 13 November] holds great potential for designing more effective pacemakers in the future. In the UK alone, around 900,000 people are living with heart failure… Read More »

Sleeping less than six hours and heart disease, stroke – deadly combo

Study Highlight: Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per day. DALLAS – Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping… Read More »

Vegetarian diet linked with 22 per cent lower risk of heart disease

By Adam Vaughan Are vegetarian diets better for the heart?Westend61/Getty Eating a vegetarian diet rather than consuming meat has been linked with a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease. While the environmental case for going vegetarian is unequivocal and powerful, the long-term health impacts of adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet are still poorly… Read More »