Big data shows that we may need to rethink heart attack treatments.
The benefits of healthy older people taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke needs to be balanced with the risk of side effects.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Over-the-counter medicines such as Ibuprofen and Voltaren are not without some risk.
Anti-inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen should no longer be available for sale in grocery stores, but instead restricted to pharmacies.
Our heart works hard for every second we are alive. Eventually its processes will wear out.
Given our increasing lifespan, we need to better understand how and why the cardiovascular system ages and whether we can slow down the processes involved.
Most people erroneously believe ‘heart failure’ is when the heart suddenly stops.
When George Michael passed away last year news reports all over the world announced the cause as heart failure. It's unlikely this really was the cause.
A perfect storm of risk factors makes January the deadliest month for cardiovascular disease.
Heart attack and stroke deaths are more likely to occur over the Christmas break.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
New findings link people’s level of education to their risk of heart attack and stroke.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
There should be a tax on sugary drinks and people need assistance to quit.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
Aspirin has an extraordinary history that involves many different discoveries around its many different effects.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
Visualising pain locations.
Men often experience a heart attack as a crushing sensation on their chest, but women are more likely to have flu-like symptoms. Why do we only know about the male symptoms?
Nothing like a story with a happy (nerve) ending.
New breakthrough in how to test proteins linked to touch and movement could have major implications for strokes, diabetes, spinal injuries and much more.
Most heart attacks aren’t ‘massive’.
Most heart attacks are not "massive". In these instances, further tests are necessary and the diagnosis can then become quite challenging.
What’s the harm?
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New draft guidelines for using aspirin to prevent heart attacks have created confusion about who, exactly, should actually take it.
How long did they wait?
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With snow comes shoveling, and with shoveling can come heart attacks.
Snow shoveling during or after a blizzard may be the "perfect storm" for a cardiac event. Doing warm-up exercises beforehand can make it safer.
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