Heart Attack

Being Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure Before 55 Increases Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Death

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech

It is no secret that having high blood pressure at any age is linked to an increased risk of heart problems later in life. But now new evidence has co...

Taking Ibuprofen For One Week Could 'Increase Heart Attack Risk'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Routinely taking common painkillers, including ibuprofen, could put people at a heightened risk of heart attack, new research has found. Experts have ...

If You Don't Have This Blood Type You May Be At Increased Risk Of A Heart Attack Or Stroke

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Just over half of the people in the UK may be at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke due to their blood type, according to a new s...

Saturated Fats 'Do Not Clog Arteries And Cause Heart Disease', Cardiologists Claim

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that saturated fats clog up arteries and therefore causes heart disease is “plain wrong”, experts have claimed. Writing in the British Jo...

Teen Creates Life-Saving Code For Heart Attack Victims While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager on work experience has created an award-winning code that could save the lives of heart attack victims. Ben Wald, 16, devised a system to ...

The Majority Of Heart Attacks Occur In People With Normal Cholesterol

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

For most of us maintaining our heart health is pretty high up on the agenda, but it seems longstanding medical advice could actually not be looking at...

Pass The Wine! Scientists Say Moderate Drinking Can Cut Risk Of Heart Problems

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you enjoy a tipple every now and then, and stick to well within the guidelines, you could be reducing your risk of heart problems. That’s accordi...

This Groundbreaking Drug Could Regenerate Damaged Tissue After A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

US researchers claim to have identified a groundbreaking drug that could restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. A new study describes...

Amputee Who Barely Survived Five Major Ops And Two Heart Attacks Declared 'Fit For Work'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

A father who lost his arm in a horrific motorcycle accident and underwent five major operations in as many months has been stripped of his benefits af...

North Korea Reveals Own Theory About How Kim Jong-Nam Died

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

North Korea has insisted the half-brother of leader, Kim Jong-un, was not assassinated with a highly toxic nerve agent but most likely died of a heart...

Thousands Dying Because Doctors ‘Miss Early Signs Of Heart Attacks’

Press Association | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A sixth of heart attack deaths in England may be the result of hospital doctors failing to spot potentially life-threatening symptoms, research has sh...

I Watched My Stepdad Die And Now No Longer Fear Death

Sophie Farrow | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Sophie Farrow

life less ordinary banner I sat on my own watching, soaking wet and saying my goodbyes. I knew he was gone. I knew I would have to tell the family. I knew we would be flying home with a spare seat. I knew my life would never be the same again. I knew a heart attack has just killed my stepdad.

What Taking Speed Does To The Body: Amphetamine Can Age It Dramatically

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Speed, or amphetamine, abuse is becoming more widespread across the globe. People take the illegal drug to stay awake and energised - often at parties...

Hundreds Of Thousands In UK 'At Risk Of Sudden Death From Silent Heart Conditions'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or experiencing sudden dea...

How Giving Up Alcohol Affects The Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your mates are out boozing and you’re wrapped in a blanket at home sipping mint tea, it can be difficult to remember why you stopped drinking i...

How Cold Weather Affects Blood Circulation And Cardiovascular Health - The Chilling Facts

Dr Niamh O'Kennedy | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Niamh O'Kennedy

With snow finally falling in parts of UK, many are feeling cold to their core but what most people don't know is that cold weather can actually bring ...

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Stress Can Cause A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors have long believed that chronic stress causes strokes and heart attacks, but they’ve not been able to work out why, until now. A new study h...

A Cheap Blood Test Could Reveal If You Have A Hidden Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

A cheap blood test could accurately predict when seemingly healthy patients are at risk of ‘silent’ heart attacks. The test, developed at the Univ...

How This Special Toothpaste Could Help Prevent Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A specially-formulated toothpaste that flags where plaque is on the teeth could help prevent heart attacks, a new study has found. The toothpaste was ...

'Blowing Off Steam' After A Stressful Day Can Triple Heart Attack Risk

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who exercise intensely after a stressful day could be tripling their risk of a heart attack, new research suggests. Scientists discovered tha...

The Next Step On The Road To Heart Health

Johanna Ralston | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Ralston

Atrial fibrillation is a condition that is firmly within our power to address. But it is not our only focus. Our AF Roadmap is part of a wider initiative supporting the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Action Plan Targets, which aim to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 25% by 2025.

The Memory Of A Heart Attack Could Be Stored In Our Genes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech

Heart attacks might chemically modify our DNA, leaving a memory of the event in our genes, new research suggests. Scientists in Sweden have discovere...

Pacemakers Could Be Replaced By Beams of Light As Tests Show They Prevent Irregular Hearts

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Tech

A new painless treatment could replace pacemakers in patients at risk of arrhythmia, administering light beams instead of electric pulses. Lab tests h...

Statins Are Safe And Negative Side Effects Have Been Overstated

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The side effects of statins have been exaggerated by unreliable studies, when in fact they are safe and effective, claims a major new medical review. ...

Heart Failure Could Be Treated With An Injectable Gel

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

Open-heart surgery to treat heart failure could be a thing of the past, as scientists create injectable gels to treat the condition. A team at the Un...