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The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that carries blood throughout the body. The average adult male has between 5-6 liters of blood while the average adult female has 4-5 liters. Blood tra

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Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Following preliminary clinical trials, a new anti-stroke drug shows promise for improved treatment, rendering patients less prone to adverse effects.

What is dependent edema?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 PST

A look at dependent edema, a condition where fluid pools in the lower parts of the body. Included is detail on treatment options and the warning signs.

Gout drug could help treat heart failure

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A drug used for the treatment of gout has been found to improve heart functioning in a small number of people with heart failure, researchers reveal.

What causes pain under my left breast?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PST

Learn about a number of digestive and heart-related causes of pain under the left breast. We also look at the treatment options available for each one.

Stroke risk may depend on your height as a child

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study from Denmark suggests that individuals who did not reach average height as children may be more exposed to stroke as adults.

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.

Obesity: You don't have to lose weight to be fit

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

A study shows that obese people can have good cardiovascular health, as long as they are fit, and high fitness brings even more benefit in severe obesity.

What is anasarca?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at anasarca, a condition that causes a general swelling of the body. Included is detail on how it is diagnosed and the outlook for the condition.

How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

After conducting a review of existing literature, researchers conclude that environmental noise — such as that from cars — can contribute to heart disease.

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Acute coronary syndrome increases the risk of recurring heart attacks and death due to cardiovascular disease. How can we predict who is most at risk?

How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study explains the mechanism through which 1 year of yoga training benefits adults with metabolic syndrome and raised blood pressure.

What you should know about white coat syndrome

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

White coat syndrome is a condition where a person’s blood pressure rises due to being around doctors. Included is detail on diagnosis and complications.

Which women are most at risk of stroke?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Although strokes are more common in women, it is not entirely clear why. In a recent paper, the authors outline some female-specific risk factors.

Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice.

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells.

Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals.

How to improve circulation

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Circulation is the process by which the heart pumps a person's blood around their body. How can someone improve their circulation?

Just 30 minutes of light exercise each day can benefit health

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

More time spent in light-intensity physical activity and less being sedentary is tied to lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death, new study finds.

Heart disease: 'Just one cigarette daily' raises risk

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Just one cigarette per day raises the risk of coronary heart disease to around half that of smoking 20, according to a new review of published evidence.

A hidden culprit? Flu may heighten heart attack risk

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

The flu may pose more health risk than we would expect, especially for groups at risk of heart disease, as it heightens vulnerability to heart attacks.

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease.

Bikram yoga does not have to be hot to benefit health

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Doing 12 weeks of Bikram yoga in a hot room results in similar improvement to vascular health as doing the same program at normal temperature, study shows.

Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest?

Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

A study involving almost half a million people finds that a range of reproductive factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.

What is torsades de pointes?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Torsades de pointes is an uncommon type of ventricular tachycardia that can be potentially life-threatening. Learn more about the causes and diagnosis.