Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
...but we should focus on lifestyle factors we can change.
A normal heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes a
rapid and irregular heartbeat. The normal heart rate lies between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
Coronary heart disease is almost always a consequence of atherosclerosis; a build-up of cholesterol and other material in the walls of our arteries.
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Global deaths from heart disease rose from 12.3 million in 1990 to 17.3 million in 2013. Most of the increase occurred in developing countries and in disadvantaged people in developed countries.
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?
It's known that Montmorency cherry juice improves sleep, gout symptoms and muscle recovery after exercise. The latest research shows that it can also reduce blood pressure.
Heart cells showing damage after a heart attack.
Stem cells hold great promise for treating heart disease. But it's not so simple to get from stem cell to fully functioning adult heart cell, even in the lab.
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Intestinal bacteria of meat eaters feed on a nutrient found in red meat to produce a compound which can clog arteries.
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Heart disease is a lifelong problem that needs to be managed properly.
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