Cardiology

Fat matters more than muscle for heart health

New research has found that changes in body fat impact early markers of heart health more than changes in body muscle, suggesting there are greater benefits to be expected from losing fat than from gaining muscle.

Cardiology

Q&A: COVID-19 vaccination and heart issues

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been hearing about an increase in the number of young people who are developing heart issues, including myocarditis, after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Can you explain this condition? I have a 15-year-old ...

Cardiology

Computer method to predict outcomes for heart patients

An international group of clinicians and scientists from MIT and Lund University, among others, have analyzed how individual genetic changes affect the heart muscle. The researchers have created a new computer tool that could ...

Cardiology

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic heart disease that occurs in 1 in 500 people, and in some cases, you might not even be aware that you have it. People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have an abnormal arrangement ...

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