Tom Petty was said to have died from a heart attack, when it was actually a cardiac arrest.
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
Big data shows that we may need to rethink heart attack treatments.
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.
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.
Worth the effort?
Some 85% of research into drugs and treatments ends up on the cutting room floor but not all of that should.
A fatal flaw?
In fact, even a happy heart can break.
We found those grieving for a lost spouse are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
The risk of developing an irregular heartbeat was 41% higher among those who were grieving a partner's loss than among those who hadn't experienced such loss. And this could last up to a year.
A new study linking sweetened drinks to heart disease is more confusing than enlightening