- New research suggests prolonged sitting and an unhealthy sleep pattern is linked to a more than four-times greater risk of early death.
- The European Commission has approved Novartis' Entresto drug for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday.
- People who add a handful of walnuts to their diet significantly reduce their risk for both heart complications and diabetes development.
- A tiny pacemaker from Medtronic Plc that attaches to the heart without a traditional lead wire proved safe and effective in a late-stage trial that will be used to seek U.S. approval of the device, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Monday.
- People who were told their genetic risk for heart disease had lower levels of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, six months later, according to a new study that offers a first glimpse of how doctors might use genetic information in clinical practice.
- The Novo Nordisk diabetes drug Victoza failed to improve clinical stability or delay death in patients suffering from advanced heart failure, researchers reported at a medical meeting on Sunday.
- Here's a look back at a deadly month for college football and if it could've been prevented.
- The more disposable income you have, the better your chances of surviving cardiac surgery in both the short and long term: study.
- A stretchable foam designed by Cornell researchers might be a useful way to create artificial hearts and prosthetics.
- An in-flight emergency seems unlikely, but researchers say a focus on prevention is the best way to avoid them altogether.
- As you can imagine, sugars like fructose can do some pretty devastating things to your system.
- Novartis AG's new heart failure drug Entresto is on track to be approved for use in Europe by the end of the year after it received the backing of EU regulators.
Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, it is often used to refer to those related to atherosclerosis and/or hypertension. 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.