A re-analysis of the data used linking heart problems to Rosiglitazone (Avandia) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes suggests that the earlier methodology may have resulted in inflated risk estimates.
Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years.
Initiating low-dose beta-blockers prior to discharge in heart failure patients hospitalized for worsening symptoms significantly improves the use of a drug that has been shown in previous studies to reduce death and morbidity by more than 35 percent.
Researchers investigated short-term effects of black raspberry on arterial stiffness - an indicator of cardiovascular disease - on people with metabolic syndrome.Researchers investigated short-term...
A new study shows that depression is associated with an increased incidence of heart failure in elderly women, but not elderly men.
Good cholesterol (HDL) is supposed to help reduce the risk of heart disease, but a new study shows that women have a higher risk...
Even after a heart attack or bypass operation, some cardiac patients say no to beneficial fruits and vegetables as well as obviously harmful dietary fat.
While GPs’ understanding of the definition of insulin resistance is excellent (85% know it is the inability of the body to respond to its own insulin), the number of patients that it affects is being greatly underestimated.
Preliminary results showed diabetic patients who took the cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor had significantly fewer heart attacks, strokes and surgical procedures compared to patients who received placebo.
Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions.The health systems of...
According to a new long-term study, diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with serious single-vessel obstructive disease.
Insulin may interfere with the cascade of reactions that promote clot formation and platelet aggregation in heart-attack patients and may help prevent clot formation and plaque development.
Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke.
People with diabetes who maintain intensive, low blood sugar levels are significantly less likely to suffer heart attacks and coronary heart disease.
New research at The University of Nottingham is paving the way for techniques that use stem cells to repair the damage caused by heart attacks.
The best way for doctors to predict which diabetes patients are at the greatest risk for heart disease is to use a coronary artery calcium (CAC) test in addition to the most commonly used assessment tool.