Heart Attack

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...

Doing Dry January? Here's How Giving Up Booze Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.01.2017 | 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 started Dry Januar...

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...

Bride Overjoyed After Father Walks Her Down Aisle Just Days After Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Nicola Rankin’s father had a heart attack eight days before her wedding, the bride-to-be was devastated. Not only was she concerned for her dad...

Putting Defibrillators in London's Phone Boxes Us a Good Call

Shaun Bailey | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

Putting defibrillators in London's phone boxes has the potential to hundreds of lives across the capital every year. In 2014/15, London Ambulance S...

Stem Cell Implants Could Be The Key To Reversing Heart Failure

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech

People suffering from irreversible heart disease, as many as 40 million patients globally, may have new hope after a breakthrough in stem cell treatme...

One In Nine Men Will Die Of A Sudden Heart Problem, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in nine men will experience sudden cardiac death, such as a fatal heart attack or cardiac arrest, with most dying before the age of 70, new resear...

Your Blood Type Is 'Best Indicator' Of Your Risk Of Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

New evidence shows that a patient’s blood type could be the best indicator of their risk of developing heart disease. Published in the journal of Mo...

How A Diet Full Of Oily Fish Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating oily fish regularly could improve your chances of survival if you suffer from a heart attack, a new study suggests. Researchers from around the...

What's The Difference Between Heart Failure And A Heart Attack?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

New figures from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) show that the number of heart failure hospital visits has increased by more than a third in the la...

Thousands Of Heart Attack Deaths 'Due To Poor Aftercare'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost 33,000 deaths could have been avoided if better aftercare was provided to patients, a new study has suggested. Looking at more than 380,000 hea...

One In Three Mistake Heart Attack Symptoms For Indigestion, Survey Reveals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than a third of heart attack survivors (35%) said they mistook the symptoms of an attack for indigestion, it has been revealed. A new health surv...

Why Extremely Happy Life Events Could Cause Heart Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Too much happiness could actually be bad for health, a new study has suggested. People who experience extreme happiness could be at the same risk o...

Gender and the City - What They Do for Your Heart

Dr Ajay Jain | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ajay Jain

Heart attacks are caused by a blocked artery and the route to a successful recovery is to open that artery as quickly as possible. Behind the cancer grouping, cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in women in the UK.