The test, given to potential heart attack patients admitted to hospital, could be misleading and lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.
A major long-term study has found that eggs do increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Researchers recommend eating fewer eggs — but not giving them up.
Middle-aged men able to do 40 push-ups are at low risk of a cardiovascular event. Indeed, push-ups are more effective than treadmills at identifying CVD risk.
Report: Patients who've had a heart attack are twice as likely to die prematurely compared to the general population, in part due to sub-optimal care.
A landmark Australian-led trial has found that doctors should not prescribe low-dose daily aspirin to the elderly unless there is a clear medical benefit.
A new three-in-one pill to reduce high blood pressure could change the way hypertension is treated globally.
In the past decade, deaths from atrial fibrillation — the major cause of stroke — have increased by 82%. New guidelines seek to counter this.
Adrenaline doubles the risk of severe brain damage in cardiac arrest patients and only increases their chance of survival by 1%.
Marriage may protect against the development of heart disease/stroke, as well as influence who is more likely to die of it.
A vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions.
The Heart Foundation is encouraging health professionals to talk to heart attack survivors about sex and intimacy.
Moderate coffee drinking "more likely to benefit health than to harm it", say experts.
The discovery could have major implications for patient treatment.
Heart attack and stroke victims who cease low-dose, long-term aspiring treatment are at increased risk of a repeat event.
Any type of physical activity, done regularly, significantly reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.