Nearly 1 in 5 people with highest cardiac risk don’t think they need to improve their health

Awareness of your risk of heart problems isn’t sufficient for action, a new study found. Researchers analyzed 45,443 responses from participants of the 2011-12 Canadian Community Health Survey. The survey included questions on eight established risk factors for a heart attack: smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity […]

Preparing stem cells with electricity is good for the heart

For the first time researchers have shown that stimulating cardiac muscle cells, derived from stem cells, with electrical impulses improves their development and function. Providing these cells with the improved function could potentially help treat cardiovascular disease, one of the world’s major illnesses, as it may provide a way to regenerate heart muscle. When stimulated […]

High-rise equals high-risk for cardiac arrest patients

Living on a higher floor means a person has a smaller chance of surviving cardiac arrest, according to the authors of a new study. Researchers believe this effect is caused by the extra time it takes emergency personnel to reach the patient. The study examined data from over 8,000 adults who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest […]

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