New device offers hope for people with heart failure

(CNN)A tiny new device is offering hope of a better life for people with severe heart failure, reducing hospitalization rates and improving mortality risk within two years of treatment, a new study finds. Heart failure affects an estimated 5.7 million Americans and more than 26 million people globally, causing shortness of breath and tiredness among… Continue reading New device offers hope for people with heart failure

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Is Exercise Bad For Your Heart?

Has Research Proven That Exercise Is Bad For Your Heart? Exercise is good for you… right? Everyone knows eating right, exercising, reducing stress and routine maintenance check-ups are the key to living up to your genetic potential. Well, a new study just found a certain type of exercise seems to be bad for your heart. Here’s… Continue reading Is Exercise Bad For Your Heart?

Eat an egg for breakfast, prevent a stroke?

Eating an egg a day may help protect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online May 21 by the journal Heart. Researchers found that people who ate an egg every day had an 18% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and a 28% lower risk of experiencing a deadly hemorrhagic stroke, compared… Continue reading Eat an egg for breakfast, prevent a stroke?

These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol

Plant-based foods are known to be good for the heart. Are there any foods in particular that lower cholesterol and keep this vital organ strong and healthy? Yes, suggests a new study. In fact, there are four main foods whose heart benefits have been proven by several controlled trials. Plant-based diets are great for cardiovascular health,… Continue reading These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol

Babies born with CHD likely to have enlarged kidneys

Research out of Australia suggests newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) are likely to have enlarged kidneys at birth—a finding that could help alert physicians to organ abnormalities before a child is born. The work, headed by Gemma Scholes of the University of Melbourne and published this week in Pediatric Research, is reportedly the first to investigate… Continue reading Babies born with CHD likely to have enlarged kidneys