Tag Archives: Heart

Follow Plant-Based Diets for Better Heart Health

Heart Health (Image used for representational purpose only) (Photo Credits: ANI) New York, February 18: Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart disease, say researchers, adding that it’s because plant-based food minimises the negative effects of a gut-microbiome associated with an increased risk of coronary heart… Read More »

Wearable heart rate sensor accuracy didn’t vary across skin tones in small Duke study

Dive Brief: A study of heart rate sensors on six wearable device models found accuracy fell by 30% on average when subjects were walking compared to when seated at rest. Skin tone variations did not significantly affect heart rate measurement accuracy, according to a group of researchers at Duke University’s Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics​.… Read More »

Pfizer’s heart med Vyndaqel off and running thanks to diagnosis push: execs

Early in its launch for rare heart disease meds Vyndaqel and Vyndamax, Pfizer is fielding an awareness and diagnosis push that’s paying off big-time. Thousands of patients have been diagnosed, sales have mounted to almost a half-billion dollars—and much more opportunity’s yet to come, execs said Tuesday. Vyndaqel and its sister formulation Vyndamax scored FDA approvals last May to treat wild-type… Read More »

Pumping cold water inside the body could help after heart attacks

By Clare Wilson Cooling the body from the inside could reduce damage after a cardiac arrestSuwinai Sukanant/Alamy Stock Photo Doctors often cool down people who have had a cardiac arrest or stroke to reduce brain damage, usually with water-filled blankets. But doing this with a device that circulates cold water through a tube down the… Read More »

Cancer patients are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, new study shows

Science Photo Library – ROGER HARRIS | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images Cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke with 10% of all cancer patients dying from cardiovascular problems, not cancer, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. For some cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial… Read More »