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The heart is a hollow, muscular organ in vertebrates, responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. The term cardiac, as in cardiology, means – related to the heart – and comes from the Greek word, kardia, for heart.

B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, revealed by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin…

Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a…


Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A study published in…


Heart failure is a common endpoint for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterized by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. More than…


Your risk of heart attack increases with the amount of traffic noise to which you are exposed. The increase in risk – though slight – is greatest with road…


The more fit you are in your midlife, the less likely you are to have a stroke after age 65, says researcher Ambarish Pandey, M.D., from the University of…


A Mediterranean diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease,…


Components in red raspberries may have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and metabolic stabilizing activity, according to a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature. These properties shed light on the potential…


Scientists found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). Exercise intolerance -…


A diet containing unsaturated fats, such as those found in walnuts and olive oil, has similar weight loss effects as a lower fat, higher-carbohydrate diet. The research led by…

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