Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Factors Increasing Among Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

The average burden of cardiovascular risk and the prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) among adult patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in the United States have been creeping higher and higher, new data show. This has implications for the more than 300 million people undergoing noncardiac surgery worldwide every year, according to lead author Nathaniel Smilowitz,…

Sugary drinks associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases: study

Here’s another reason to cut down those sugar-sweetened drinks from your daily diet. According to a recent study, sugary drinks may be associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and sports drinks, was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and, to…

Simple Steps To Prevent Heart Disease And Stroke Risks

Heart disease is usually a critical affair for those who do not take instant action. Nowadays, the condition is very common among women and men. And the primary cause of it’s the poor lifestyle that pushes us towards the harmful disease. Preventing the condition earlier than it is too late is compulsory and in case you…

Genetic Data Hint at Causal Link Between High BMI and Cardiovascular Diseases

Genetic variants associated with high body mass index (BMI) are associated with an increased risk of developing numerous cardiovascular conditions, a new large-scale analysis shows, with the strongest link seen for aortic stenosis. Researchers led by Susanna Larsson, MD (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden), used more than 300,000 genetic records in the UK Biobank, a voluntary…

Hypertensive Heart Disease: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Hypertensive heart disease is very dangerous for your health. It refers to the number of complications of high blood pressure that affect the heart. The heart works under the increased pressure, it causes some different heart disorders. Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart failure, thickening of the heart muscle, coronary artery disease, and other conditions. What is…

HEART BLOCK – TREATMENT, SYMPTOMS, RISK FACTORS

What is Heart Block? Heart block is a disorder of the electrical conduction system of the heart. Based on the severity heart blocks are classified into three: 1st degree: There is delayed conduction between the atria and ventricles, but all beats are conducted. 2nd degree: Some beats from the atria are not conducted to the ventricles. There are two…

Treatment options for heart failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be to eat healthy and exercise regularly. But what happens when someone’s heart is not healthy and does not pump blood properly? A few symptoms may show up that should not be ignored. Dr. Behzad Soleimani, surgical…

3 Things to Know About Your Heart During Cancer Treatment

Some cancer treatments can harm the heart. Here’s information to help you stay healthy. If you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer or are preparing to start treatment, heart health might be the furthest thing from your mind. But cardio-oncologists (cardiologists who specialize in caring for people who have cancer) often urge careful monitoring of your…

Why Are Some Heart Attacks Silent?

A silent heart attack is a heart attack that occurs without causing noticeable symptoms — or at least, without causing symptoms so severe that the victim cannot ignore them. Because it doesn’t produce symptoms, a silent heart attack is diagnosed only retrospectively, when evidence of a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is found on an electrocardiogram in a person without a clinical…

HIV and Your Heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term used to describe medical conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Examples of conditions include high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), coronary heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure and strokes. CVD is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and is a growing concern for…