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New stroke treatment results in full recovery

08 May, 2019

Researchers have found that by doubling the length of time that clot-busing drugs are used after a stroke, more patients make a full recovery.


Atrial fibrillation is the new epidemic

03 May, 2019

Atrial fibrillation has overtaken heart attack and heart failure as the major cause of cardiovascular hospitalisation.


Skipping meals increases risk for heart attack survivors

26 April, 2019

Heart attack survivors who skip breakfast or eat dinner close to bedtime are four to five times more likely to die, have another heart attack or have angina.


Shiftwork increases heart disease risk

08 April, 2019

A major study has found that shiftworkers are more likely to develop coronary artery disease than daytime workers.


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.


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