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Leafy greens may contribute to a healthy heart

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examine the link between vitamin K and the structure and good functioning of the heart in teenagers.

Potassium may help to prevent heart disease

Researchers have found that increasing dietary levels of potassium could help to reduce vascular calcification, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

Severe heart failure may be reversible

In a mouse model of advanced heart failure, researchers show that silencing the Hippo signaling pathway can activate heart muscle regeneration.

Watching hockey increases cardiac stress by twofold

A new study finds that the cardiac stress resulting from watching a hockey game is equivalent to that of intense physical exercise.

Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be at greater risk of dementia, a new study finds, but this association may not ring true for men.

Calculator To Predict Mortality Risk in Acute Heart Failure

A simple tool using readily available data can accurately estimate the 30-day mortality risk for patients admitted to the emergency department with acute heart failure. Emergency department physicians may consider using this tool to inform clinical decisions.
Acute heart failure accounts for more than 1 million hospitalizations in the United States and Europe, and about 90 percent of patients visit the emergency department for their symptoms.
Although decision making in the emergency department ...

Statins may prevent potentially fatal blood infection

New research has found that statins may reduce the risk of community-acquired blood infection with Staphylococcus aureus by almost a third.

Atherosclerosis: Skipping breakfast may double risk

Those who eat little or nothing at all at the start of the day have double the risk of atherosclerosis compared with those who eat a high-energy breakfast.

Regular sauna use could slash men's hypertension risk

The risk of high blood pressure may be up to 46 percent lower for men who use a sauna at least twice weekly, a Finnish study suggests.

Regular sauna use could slash men's hypertension risk

The risk of high blood pressure may be up to 46 percent lower for men who use a sauna at least twice weekly, a Finnish study suggests.

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