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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,...

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