Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries and veins). Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, though over the last two decades, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries.
By Christine Hsu | Mar 21, 2012 05:07 PM EDT
A new blood test may reveal whether patients are in imminent danger of having a heart attack, according to a new study.
Oct 14, 2011 11:02 AM EDT
The percentage of people with heart disease in the United States has dropped, according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention.
Oct 13, 2011 02:14 PM EDT
British researchers are reporting findings from a new study that may offer hope to heart attack victims seeking to repair damaged tissue.
Sep 23, 2011 11:26 AM EDT
European regulators said the use of the heart drug Multaq by Sanofi-Aventis to treat arrhythmia should be limited due to an increased risk of liver, lung and cardiovascular adverse events.
Sep 16, 2011 05:01 PM EDT
A new study from Denmark has found that yellow marks on a person's eyelids can predict the likelihood of heart attacks and other illnesses and says that dermatologists should be alerted about this sign.
Sep 06, 2011 01:20 PM EDT
Researchers at Johns Hopkins point out that aging alone, not hormonal influence of menopause, causes increased number of death in women
Sep 06, 2011 01:12 PM EDT
Researchers found that the heart disease mortality curve for men under the age of 45 increases by 30 percent a year, only to slow after that age to roughly 5 percent a year, which is similar to the rate of mortality in lifetime for women.
Sep 06, 2011 11:47 AM EDT
Staff at the Food and Drug Administration recommended not to approve immediatly Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG's drug Xarelto (chemically known as rivaroxaban) to treat blood clotting in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Sep 02, 2011 02:10 PM EDT
Astrazeneca was seeking to show that its Crestor drug was more effective than generic Lipitor ahead of its availability on November 30.
Sep 02, 2011 12:10 PM EDT
Chocolate consumption has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease by one third
Aug 27, 2011 06:51 AM EDT
Genes found to play a big role in Coronary Heart Disease
Aug 27, 2011 06:19 AM EDT
A new technology has been found to provide more accurate and faster heart scan results for both blood vessels in the heart and measuring blood supply to the heart muscle
Aug 19, 2011 10:02 AM EDT
Oestrogen hormone could help protect women from cardiovascular disease by keeping the body's immune system in check.
Aug 18, 2011 11:06 AM EDT
Researchers found that obesity directly causes electrical abnormalities of the heart.
Aug 04, 2011 03:11 PM EDT
Researchers from Imperial College London synthesized ursodeoxycholic acid (the compound found in bear bile) to work as a remedy to prevent cardiac arrhythmia in the heart