Cardiology

Achilles tendon may be window into heart disease severity

For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research suggests.

Health

Weight lifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield ...

Cardiology

Another plus to cardiac rehab: better sex

(HealthDay)—Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program—a boost in their sex life.

Cardiology

Sensitive cardiac injury marker could reduce stress testing

High blood levels of troponin, a protein released by injured heart muscle, can tell whether someone recently experienced a heart attack. Measuring lower, but still problematic, levels of troponin can provide useful long-term ...

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