Defying Conventional Wisdom, Caffeine Could Lower Risk For Irregular Heartbeat

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:36

A meta-analysis found that increasing amounts of caffeine consumption each day was linked to a decreasing risk of atrial fibrillation.


The Greek Village Where A High-Fat Diet Comes With No Consequences

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24

The residents of the Cretan village of Anogia and its surrounding areas express a gene variation that appears to protect them from cardiovascular disease.

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French Patient Is The First To Receive World's Most Advanced Artificial Heart. Built By Carmat

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:35

A company that developed the most advanced artificial heart, Carmat, implanted their prosthetic in a patient for the fist time in France. The company hopes to market their invention by 2015.


Fighting Inflammation With 'Good Cholesterol'

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:43

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is "good" cholesterol that helps reduce inflammation and adverse health effects brought on by high levels of "bad" cholesterol.

human heart

Scientists Say They Can Bioprint The First 3-D Heart In 10 Years

By | Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:34

Scientists believe they can bioprint an entire human heart within a decade.

Coffee May Improve Cardiovascular Functioning

Coffee May Improve Cardio Functioning By Dilating Small Blood Vessels

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 18:02

A small study found that drinking coffee could improve blood circulation and heart function.


Donor Heart Brought Back To Life Outside Patient Body In Transplant Breakthrough

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 14:23

Australian doctors have devised a way to transplant a dead heart and reanimate it for up to four hours outside a patient's body.


Can Running A Marathon Temporarily Damage Your Heart? Heart Inflammation Observed In Less-Fit Runners

By | Sat, 11/02/2013 - 15:28

Runners who are better trained are less likely to experience post-marathon heart complications.

Walk on beach

Be Aware Of How Much You Walk: Your Heart Health May Rely On It

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 20:15

Walking at a brisk rate each day can have long-term benefits for the heart and mind.

Dual Beer Glass

‘Pretentious Beer Glass Company’ Cup Holds Two Brews At Once

By | Sat, 09/21/2013 - 17:14

After a bartender incorrectly poured a Half and Half, a glassmaker came up with a solution to the beer problem.


How Our Heartbeats Allow Us To Understand, Experience Ourselves

By | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 23:28

The internal rhythm of our heartbeat is a crucial component of self-consciousness, as it allows us to tell the self from the non-self.

Water aerobics

How Water Aerobics Help You Stay Fit And Live Longer

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:26

Alleviate chronic illnesses and improve your overall health with water aerobics and professional tips from fitness instructors.


Rage Is Bad For Your Heart: New Study Shows Link Between Anger And Heart Attack

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:35

Intense fits of anger can raise a person's risk for heart attack, a new study finds.


Young At Heart: Researchers Identify A Protein That Could Help Treat Age-Related Heart Failure

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:00

In a new study, researchers describe how a protein called GDF-11 rejuvenated the hearts of old mice.

Duke Scientists Engineer a Living Human Heart Patch

Duke Scientists Engineer A Living Human Heart Patch

By | Mon, 05/06/2013 - 21:32

Duke biomedical engineers have built a live patch that they hope will be able to fix damaged hearts.