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Blood test used to ID heart attacks is flawed

22 March, 2019

The test, given to potential heart attack patients admitted to hospital, could be misleading and lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.


Eggs are bad for your heart — it's no yolk

18 March, 2019

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.


Over 40 and male? Start doing push-ups

28 February, 2019

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.


Thousands of heart patients at high risk of second event

26 February, 2019

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.


Over 70? Avoid unnecessary aspirin

21 September, 2018

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.


Bring the pressure down: new pill reduces hypertension

15 August, 2018

A new three-in-one pill to reduce high blood pressure could change the way hypertension is treated globally.


New arrhythmia guidelines released

02 August, 2018

In the past decade, deaths from atrial fibrillation — the major cause of stroke — have increased by 82%. New guidelines seek to counter this.


Adrenaline risk for cardiac patients

25 July, 2018

Adrenaline doubles the risk of severe brain damage in cardiac arrest patients and only increases their chance of survival by 1%.


Marriage wards off heart disease

29 June, 2018

Marriage may protect against the development of heart disease/stroke, as well as influence who is more likely to die of it.


Open heart surgery impacts Vit D levels

15 March, 2018

A vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions.


Sex post-heart attack: it's time to talk

16 February, 2018

The Heart Foundation is encouraging health professionals to talk to heart attack survivors about sex and intimacy.


Your coffee addiction is safe — but ditch the cake

23 November, 2017

Moderate coffee drinking "more likely to benefit health than to harm it", say experts.


High blood pressure the culprit behind common heart valve disorder

20 October, 2017

The discovery could have major implications for patient treatment.


Remain on aspirin to avoid repeat heart attack, stroke

02 October, 2017

Heart attack and stroke victims who cease low-dose, long-term aspiring treatment are at increased risk of a repeat event.


1 in 12 deaths could be avoided with regular exercise

30 September, 2017

Any type of physical activity, done regularly, significantly reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.


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