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What to know about jugular vein distention (JVD)

Jugular vein distention occurs when the pressure inside the vena cava increases and appears as a bulge running down the side of a person’s neck.

New Blood Test Can Predict Survival Rates in Heart Failure Patients

A blood test called MyLeukoMap has been developed to predict survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who have had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices, reveals a new study.

The experimental blood test was developed at UCLA using gene activity data from immune cells and was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people.

bMechanical circulatory support devices,/b such as ventricular assist devices and temporary total artificial hearts, ...

Heart Defects in Fetus Due to High Blood Sugar Levels of Mother

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li The mother's blood sugar levels during pregnancy can have a large effect on how likely the baby is to have congenital heart disease. /li
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li High glucose levels boosted a chemical process that made the heart cells divide rapidly, but did not allow them to mature well....

Ways to stop an AFib episode

A look at how to stop an atrial fibrillation (Afib) episode. Included is detail on the best ways to prevent an episode and when you should see a doctor.

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

The phenomenon of 'ischemic preconditioning' helps to explain how an acute bout of exercise can have immediate protective effects against heart disease.

What is sclerotherapy?

Learn all about sclerotherapy, a procedure most commonly used to treat varicose veins. We examine how it works and what is expected from this treatment.

Screening Newborns for Congenital Heart Disease Lowers Infant Cardiac Deaths

Screening newborns for congenital heart disease has drastically decreased infant cardiac deaths, reveals a new study.

Congenital heart disease accounted for 6 percent of U.S. infant deaths from 1999 to 2006. In 2011, critical congenital heart disease was added to the U.S.

Recommended Uniform Screening Panel for newborns but it is not known if the policy requiring screen for the most serious defects is associated with lower infant death rates.

Infants who were born between 2007 and 2013 were included in the study....

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?

Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. Learn more about the risk factors.

Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer.

Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health

Eating 40 grams of cheese every day could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new observational study.

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