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Which is worse: Sugar or salt?

London - Which is worse for you: sugar or salt? Conflicting information is presented to consumers year-on-year. A new row has erupted on this issue within the scientific community.

Professor wins top award for heart research

Helsinki - The science company HyTest celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. To mark this, the company launched the the HyTest Cardiac Marker Award for those who have improved cardiac disease diagnosis over the last 20 years.

Gut bacteria by-products can trigger heart failure

A chemical produced by intestinal bacteria has been linked to heart failure, according to a new study. The chemical and heart risk link has been established previously, but the association with bacteria is new.

Insight into how red meat harms arteries

According to an animal study, gut microbes produce an important metabolite that promotes atherosclerosis in association with the consumption of red meat.

Review: Heart delights on new 'Heart & Friends - Home for the Holidays' Special

Rock band Heart is back with their newest album "Heart & Friends - Home for the Holidays," where they cover many holiday favorites.

Amazing coin-sized device can fix an ailing heart

Doctors implanted the world’s first pacemaker, a sort of back-up generator for the heart, in 1958. Since then, doctors have continued using the devices, connected electrically to the heart via a complex system of tiny wires.

Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough

Sydney - Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.

New skin patch monitors heart health

A new medical device has been developed. This “skin patch” is able to alert the wearer if they are having heart trouble.

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can pose heart risks

Austin - According to a new study, older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk for heart problems. This is because Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria may infiltrate the heart, causing microlesions that can lead to cardiac complications.

Angina treatment Nicorandil recalled

An ischaemic heart disease treatment drug called Nicorandil has been withdrawn from sale by a pharmaceutical firm based in the Philippines. The recall is on account of issues related to recommended production and sales guidelines.

New cardiac drug shows real, life-saving promise

Basel - A new drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis could turn the world of cardiovascular medicine on its head in less than 12 months.

Rock band Heart to play concerts in the East Coast

Fans of the iconic rock band Heart are in for a real treat. Ann and Nancy Wilson will be playing shows in the East Coast in August.

Mutation might reduce heart disease

New York - Genetic variants (mutations) that cripple a particular type of protein have been linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

Heart cell transplants show 'less promise'

London - A new report argues that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than other research findings have suggested.

New drugs to lower cholesterol

New research has developed a class of experimental medicines that can lower cholesterol. These drugs aim to help those who cannot tolerate Lipitor and other statin drugs.

Millions could go off blood pressure meds

Washington - One in four American adults over 60 being treated for high blood pressure could go off their medication under recent guidelines issued in the United States, a study said Saturday.

Novel blood pressure therapy fails

Washington - An experimental therapy that was once hailed as a possible cure for people whose high blood pressure does not respond to medication, has been shown to be ineffective, a US study said Saturday.

Heart attacks rise after clocks go forward: study

Washington - Turning the clocks forward an hour in the spring for daylight saving time is followed by a spike in heart attacks on the Monday afterward, said a US study on Saturday.

Artificial arteries to monitor blood clotting

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks can also be used to assess patients for the risk of blood clotting.

Second artificial heart implant due in 'weeks'

Paris - After its first recipient died, French biomedical firm Carmat said on Monday it expected to try again to implant its experimental artificial heart in another patient "in several weeks".Artificial hearts have been in use for many years as a temporary fi...

Review: Adam Lambert and Lea Michele impress on 'Barracuda' on 'Glee' Special

Adam Lambert and Lea Michele covered "Barracuda," the classic hit from rock band Heart on the reality television show "Glee."

Pfizer recalls antidepressants after pharmacist finds heart drug

A pharmacist found that a bottle of antidepressant Effexor XR contained one capsule of Tikosyn 0.25 milligram (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.

Trial continues after patient death: French heartmaker

Paris - French biomedical firm Carmat said Tuesday it would implant its experimental artificial heart into another three people, as planned, after the first recipient died.In an email to AFP, the company said it was too soon to draw conclusions about the devic...

Anger outbursts linked to swift heart attacks, strokes

Paris - People who have outbursts of anger are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the two hours immediately after the episode, European researchers said Tuesday.The study -- a big review of published papers -- is the first to give powerful s...

Review: Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart mesmerize on new live CD and DVD Special

Windsor - Ann and Nancy Wilson from the rock band Heart released their newest "Fanatic Live from Caesars Colosseum" CD and DVD deluxe edition on Frontier Records on February 25.

Man with first artificial heart dies after 75 days

Paris - A septuagenarian man who was fitted with the French biomedical firm Carmat's first artificial heart two and half months ago has died, a hospital statement said Monday."Seventy-five days after the implant of the first Carmat artificial heart bioprosthes...

Super chip provides real-time images of the heart

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that can provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries, and peripheral blood vessels.

New compound improves heart function in mice Special

Researchers from the University of Missouri recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease.

Tuna study reveals oil pollution causes heart problems

Chicago - The reason people have more heart attacks when air pollution levels rise may have been revealed by a study on the impact of the BP oil spill on tuna, scientists said Thursday.Heart problems in humans and fish have long been linked to air pollution and ...

Naproxen poses same heart risk as rival painkillers

Washington - The popular painkiller naproxen, manufactured by German drug giant Bayer, has the same cardiovascular risks as rival medicines, US regulators said Tuesday.Scientists from Oxford University had concluded that naproxen -- sold under the brand name Aleve ...
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Heart to perform at Jones Beach  New York
Heart to perform at Jones Beach, New York
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Heart inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Heart inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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A normal heart is shown on the left compared to a heart with dilated cardiomyopathy on the right. Note the increased dimensions of the left ventricle.
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Red hearts for Valentine s Day.
Red hearts for Valentine's Day.
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Nancy and Ann Wilson from rock band Heart
Nancy and Ann Wilson from rock band Heart
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The picture heart on my wall.
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heart and EKG
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The AliveCor EKG app, yet to be made available to the public
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A brooch of a white rose, symbolising love and peace
Real meaning behind Valentine s Day
Real meaning behind Valentine's Day
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The Fortify VR Cardioverter Defibrillator
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