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Risk of heart rhythm disorder increases the more you smoke

Risk of heart rhythm disorder increases the more you smoke

Those who smoke a substantial amount are at a greater risk of a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study published in...
Living nearer nature reduces risk of premature death

Living nearer Nature reduces risk of premature death

Living closer to Nature and spending time outside has numerous health benefits, including reducing risk of premature death and Type 2 diabetes, according to...
Getting to the heart of the matter: can we prevent cardiovascular disease?

Getting to the heart of the matter: can we prevent cardiovascular disease?

The dramatic increase in age-associated disorders such as cardiovascular disease represents a major burden on modern society. Researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium,...
Too much blood pressure medication negatively affects older patients

Too much blood pressure medication negatively affects older patients

Old and frail patients are at an increased risk of mortality and memory issues if their blood pressure medication lowers their blood pressure too...
Institute for Cardiogenetics

Institute for Cardiogenetics – unravelling the genetics of cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major global killer, but little is known about the exact causes. The Institute for Cardiogenetics aims to understand the...
Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pressure

Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pressure

A new study has found that 50-year-olds with blood pressure higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat...
Loneliness found to be strong predictor of premature death

Loneliness found to be strong predictor of premature death

Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, a new study presented at EuroHeartCare 2018 suggests. Loneliness and social isolation...
Triggers of acute heart failure found to vary depending on location

Triggers of acute heart failure found to vary depending on location

The triggers of acute heart failure vary depending on where someone is in the world, according to new findings from the REPORT-HF registry presented...
Experts advise focusing on brisk walking to improve general health

Experts advise focusing on brisk walking to improve general health

Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) are encouraging adults to focus on brisk walking to improve general health,...
Stressful jobs associated with higher risk of atrial fibrillation

Stressful jobs associated with higher risk of atrial fibrillation

Having a stressful job is associated with a high risk of atrial fibrillation, according to new research published today in the European Journal of...
Childhood cancer survivors at risk of deadly heart disease in pregnancy

Childhood cancer survivors at risk of deadly heart disease in pregnancy

Women who survive cancer at a young age are at higher risk of developing a deadly heart disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy, during pregnancy later in...
Lower heart disease risk could prevent frailty in old age

Lower heart disease risk could prevent frailty in old age

Older people who have a very low heart disease risk are also found to have little frailty, meaning that frailty could be prevented, new...
Does intense workplace exercise put you at risk of early death?

Does intense workplace exercise put you at risk of early death?

Men with highly physical jobs have an 18% higher risk of early death than those in a more inactive role, a study published in...
Atopic eczema in adults linked to increased heart problems

Atopic eczema in adults linked to increased heart problems

Those with atopic eczema in adult life have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, according to a new UK study published this week. The study,...
A more active commute to work could reduce risk of heart disease

A more active commute to work could reduce risk of heart disease

Avoiding the car and having a more physically active commute to work could reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by...
An egg a day could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

An egg a day could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

By consuming one egg every day it could help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study carried out in...
Optimising gut health to fight against leading chronic diseases

Optimising gut health to fight against leading chronic diseases

A spin-off company from the Department of Biotechnology at Lund University, Sweden, has announced it will start investigating if its technology platform can be...
WHO aims to reduce early deaths from noncommunicable diseases

WHO aims to reduce early deaths from noncommunicable diseases

To help meet the global goal to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCD) by 33% by 2030, ministers of health and senior policymakers...
VEST US pivotal trial to evaluate technology for coronary artery bypass

VEST US pivotal trial to evaluate technology for coronary artery bypass

Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd (VGS) has initiated the VEST US pivotal trial that will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of VEST technology, an external...
Cardiogenetics

The genetics of cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s biggest killers today, claiming the lives of almost 18 million people every year. Understanding what causes them and how...

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