Over the past 16 years, GPs have got much better at diagnosing and treating people with atrial fibrillation. And it's saving lives.
New guidelines for high blood pressure lower the numbers to define and diagnose high blood pressure. Here are some things you need to know, including how to make sure you get an accurate reading.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
Previously, a person would be diagnosed with high blood pressure if their systolic reading was 140mmHg. But it's recommended this threshold be lowered to 130mmHg, which will do more harm than good.
Informal caregivers contribute $25 million to the Canadian economy in unpaid labour, receiving virtually no financial support or emotional respite. More web-based interventions could help.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Around 300 babies and children are diagnosed with a stroke in Australia each year. But these can be diagnosed too late with devastating and life-long consequences.
They provide more than warmth.
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
Metabolically healthy obese people are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large new study finds.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
This article discusses the impact of a stroke on the stroke survivor and their carer's social and mental health.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
Virtual reality has been used to treat phobias for many years, but medical researchers have began to discover that it can do so much more than that.
Science is supremely beautiful, but can also be brutal and unforgiving if you stray from the well-worn pathways.
Doctors and other health professionals are too focused on rehab and not enough on secondary prevention.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes a
rapid and irregular heartbeat. The normal heart rate lies between 60 and 100 beats per minute.