COVID can cause heart inflammation, abnormal heart rhythms, blood clots in the legs and lungs, stroke, and heart failure.
A Salvation Army emergency vehicle is set up as a cooling station during a heatwave in Calgary, Alta. on June 30.
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Heat stroke is a danger in extreme temperatures, but a major risk factor for dying during a heat wave is cardiovascular disease and other pre-existing health conditions.
Taking a reading.
How to interpret the readings to tell if you have high blood pressure.
It may not be such a bad habit after all.
Mitral valve prolapse is one of the most common heart disorders worldwide.
Using a large family whose members suffered from mitral valve prolapse, one of the most common heart diseases worldwide, researchers have discovered one cause of the disorder.
Regional deprivation is causing thousands of northerners – especially men – to die young each year.
Omega-3s reduce the risk of blood clots and are anti-inflammatory.
A new study has found one type of concentrated fish oil supplement reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke among people with heart disease. But these findings apply to a certain group of people.
Only around half of at-risk Indigenous Australians are taking preventative medication for heart disease.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
They provide more than warmth.
New research on sprint interval exercise and cardiovascular fitness suggests doing less exercise may actually be better for us.
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.
There’s no proof blood pressure-lowering drugs prevent heart attacks in people with mild hypertension – but they could.
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