Heart block typically isn’t serious, but can cause the heart to beat more slowly or skip beats.
This ‘backup’ pacemaker can keep the heart beating as normal when the mechanism which normally keeps the heart beating fails.
Cardiologists say student athletes who test positive for COVID-19 should see their doctors to determine if heart tests are necessary, even if they don’t have symptoms.
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.
Scientists have developed and tested a new anti-clotting drug in mice that shows promise for treating heart attacks and stroke. It may also prove useful for COVID-19.
One in ten people are born prematurely.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
The ACE2 receptor allows the virus that causes COVID-19 to infect and destroy our cells. What is the normal role of ACE2 in the body, and could it be the key to blocking infection?
Who is most likely to survive an infection of the new coronavirus? Two immunologists explain that it is those who mount exactly the right immune response – not too weak, not too strong.
Trying a new exercise routine? Strapping on a new wearable monitor? An expert in human physiology explains the ins and outs of your heart rate and why it’s a valuable number to understand.
Research shows fainting in pregnancy may be associated with medical problems for the child at birth and heart conditions in the mother post delivery.
Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
Both diets can help to lower cholesterol, but which is better?
Religious and cultural beliefs play a role in the country’s organ donor shortages. But these factors alone grossly oversimplifies the issue.
A bioengineer collaborates with artists, clinicians and patients to come up with an art exhibition with heart.
An ultra-marathon runner and exercise physiologist describes what it’s like to take part in an ultra-endurance event, and the consequences it had on his body.
We don’t control our heart – it’s an involuntary muscle – but special pacemaker cells help keep it ticking away.
Recent research shows that the heart is affected when the head takes a blow, in sports-related concussion.
Better and more frequent heart screening programmes are being developed to avoid sudden cardiac death in young football players.