Heart Archive

VCU.edu – Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have found that dietary supplementation with inorganic nitrate, like the kind that is found naturally in leafy greens, spinach and lettuce and beets, may reduce the free-radical damage to the heart caused by a powerful anti-cancer drug, doxorubicin. Since the 1960s, the anti-cancer drug doxorubicin has remained a top […]

Heart.org – Even short-term use of some popular NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – could be dangerous for people who’ve had a heart attack, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers analyzed the duration of prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treatment and cardiovascular risk in a nationwide Danish cohort […]

UoGuelph.ca – When doctors give heart drugs to patients, the time of day can make a big difference, according to new research by University of Guelph scientists. Many doctors prefer to give heart drugs to patients in the morning. But the study revealed that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors – commonly given to patients […]

Emory.edu – Exercise both reduces heart attack risk and protects the heart from injury if a heart attack does occur. For years, doctors have been trying to dissect how this second benefit of exercise works, with the aim of finding ways to protect the heart after a heart attack. Researchers at Emory University School of […]

TAMU.edu – The so-called “bad cholesterol” – low-density lipoprotein, commonly called LDL cholesterol – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise. Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, says the study reveals […]

Exposure to even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, especially among smokers, finds a study published on bmj.com. Arsenic is a natural element of the Earth’s crust and high concentrations in groundwater pose a public health threat to millions of people worldwide. High levels of […]