Cardiology

How a nurse's smart phone could prevent stroke

One in four strokes – Australia's second largest cause of death and disability – is caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heartbeat. Those strokes will be often larger, more severe and with worse outcomes, but ...

Diabetes

A weak heart produces a poor appetite

Heart-brain-stomach link of major importance for diabetes and heart failure discovered: as a recent study by the MedUni Vienna has demonstrated, the hormone BNP, generated by the heart, also has an appetite-inhibiting effect. ...

Cardiology

Zinc at the heart of new study

Zinc plays an important role in regulating heartbeat, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews.

Cardiology

Resolvin D1 reduces post-heart-attack heart failure

Chronic inflammation provokes a downward spiral in many diseases, including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease. A University of Alabama at Birmingham-led research team has now found that ...

Medical research

Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common lung conditions linked to heart disease

Patients with some of the most common lung diseases are substantially more likely to suffer a heart attack and develop other major heart problems according to new research.

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