ECMO uses an artificial heart and lung to replace the entire function of the person’s own heart and lungs outside the body. And COVID is demanding more ECMO than we’ve ever used before.
A new study shows that the more physically active a person, the more calcium build-up they have in their coronary arteries.
Cutting out dairy, eggs and meat is thought to prevent and reverse heart disease. But as our latest study shows, the evidence doesn’t back this claim up.
Leg pain while walking is a common symptom of peripheral artery disease.
‘One-size-fits-all’ weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
Our study is the first to directly show that swimming, aqua-aerobics and other water workouts offer as many benefits to cardiovascular health as exercising in a gym.
New research suggests cardiac rehab programmes may not be carried out as intended.
Until now, the interaction of temperature and air pollution and its contribution to these diseases hasn’t been studied conclusively in South Africa - or anywhere on the African continent.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
As people return to work after the lockdown, there’s more reason than ever to promote active commuting.
Millions of lives could be saved with this simple drug combination.
People with heart conditions at higher risk of severe COVID-19. But coronavirus appears to affect the heart directly, too.
Cardiac rehabilitation is not available in many African countries and the way forward may be to focus on patients rather than specific diseases.
Red meat and processed meat seemed to get the all clear in a recent study but not everyone agrees.
Nearly half of patients with congestive heart failure who are hospitalized and then discharged end up back in the hospital within 90 days. Could a toilet seat help prevent this from occurring?
Low-fat milk provides no extra benefit for your heart over full-fat milk, if you’re healthy. But it’s too soon to pour the low-fat options down the sink.
Recommended salt intake levels should be lowered further, despite previous contradictory research.
It’s time characters on TV reflected not only women’s experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.