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...a significant person ranged from one per 320 people at high risk to one per 1,394 people with a low heart attack risk. The study is the first to look specifically at heart attack risk in the first days and weeks after bereavement. Previous research shows grieving spouses have higher long-term risks of dying, with heart disease and stroke accounting for more than half of deaths – leading to the ph...

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...ated and grown. Up to 25 million of these stem cells were then put into the arteries surrounding the heart. Twenty five patients took part in the trial. Before the treatment, scar tissue accounted for an average of 24% of their left ventricle, a major chamber of the heart. It went down to 16% after six months and 12% after a year. Healthy heart muscle appeared to take its place. The study said the...

A jab that allows damaged hearts to heal themselves and could be given by paramedics in the back of ambulances is being developed at Imperial College London

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...er techniques being tested on patients in the UK, the cells they plan to use are from a person’s own heart, an innovation they believe increases the odds of the treatment being a success. They are close to applying for permission to test the jab on patients. If trials on heart attack survivors are successful, the injection could eventually be given by paramedics just minutes after a heart attack a...

Ryan Marquiss is the first child in the world to survive being born with his heart outside of his body

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Ryan Marquiss is the first child in the world to survive being born with his heart outside of his body. Having the heart outside the body, ectopia cordis, is an incredibly rare condition and usually babies are stillborn or die within three days. Ryan Marquiss’ heart also hadn’t developed and so he only had half a heart – a combination of defects which is so rare that the boy is the only one...

A Norwegian study has found that people who have trouble drifting off to sleep may be at increased risk of heart failure

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...egian study has found that people who have trouble drifting off to sleep may be at increased risk of heart failure. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, followed more than 50,000 people for 11 years. Scientists found those who suffered several nights of poor sleep were more likely to develop the condition, in which the heart fails to pump properly. Experts say further research is ne...

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A case study reports that a man with two hearts – one his own, one a donor heart- was resuscitated via a defibrillator when both organs developed irregular heart rhythms. The case study was published online recently in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine and explains how the life-saving measures used in 2010 saved a 71-year-old who received the donor heart in 2003. The patient had also...

A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-term harm to people’s hearts

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Researchers warn that extreme exercise, such as marathons, may permanently damage the heart and trigger rhythm abnormalities. They say the safe “upper limit” for heart health is a maximum of an hour a day – after which there is little benefit to the individual. A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-...

Having a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination

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...ering nearly 200,000 people and found “job strain” was linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease. The risk to the heart was much smaller than for smoking or not exercising, the Lancet medical journal report said. The British Heart Foundation said how people reacted to work stress was key. Job strain is a type of stress. The research team at...

Experts say that eating fried food may not be bad for the heart, as long as you use olive or sunflower oil to make it

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...g lots of fat-laden food can raise blood pressure and cause high cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease. Experts say that eating fried food may not be bad for the heart, as long as you use olive or sunflower oil to make it For the study, the researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid surveyed 40,757 adults about their diet. The participants were asked about what types of f...

The Carmat heart is designed to work for five years

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The first patient fitted with a Carmat artificial heart in France has died. The 76-year-old man, who has not been named, died 75 days after the operation in Paris. The bioprosthetic device, made by French company Carmat, is designed to replace the real heart for up to five years. It is intended to help patients who are in the advanced stages of heart failure. At this late stage of the disease, th...

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...ing to enhanced results, fitness gadgets can make your exercise regimen more effective and more fun. Heart health is one of the main reasons that people exercise and there are quite a few gadgets available to help improve your cardiovascular health; here are a few of them: 1. Pedometers Walking is a form of moderate exercise that can greatly improve your heart health. It is easy and can be done b...

Heart Attack Grill holds the Guinness world record for the most calorific burger

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John Alleman, an unofficial spokesman for Las Vegas Heart Attack Grill restaurant, which prides itself on “taste worth dying for” – has died of a heart attack at the age of 52. John Alleman visited the infamous restaurant, which holds the Guinness world record for the “most calorific burger”, on a daily basis and would often stand outside encouraging other people to enter. He suffered a hea...

The scientists from the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco focused on two genes, and their role in cardiomyopathy, a enlarging and weakening of the heart muscle which is a feature in life-threatening heart defects in children and adults

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...n Francisco focused on two genes, and their role in cardiomyopathy, a enlarging and weakening of the heart muscle which is a feature in life-threatening heart defects in children and adults There is increasing evidence that suggests that while you carry the same set of genes for life, environmental factors, such as diet or even your mother’s health while you are in the womb, could affect th...

Israeli scientists say they have managed to turn patients' own skin cells into healthy heart muscle in the lab

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Israeli scientists say they have managed to turn patients’ own skin cells into healthy heart muscle in the lab. Ultimately they hope this stem cell therapy could be used to treat heart failure patients. As the transplanted cells are from the individual patient this could avoid the problem of tissue rejection, they told the European Heart Journal. Early tests in animals proved promising but...

A new research has found that getting enough exercise in midlife will help protect your heart

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...research highlights the positive impact changing your exercise habits can have on the future of your heart health – and that it’s never too late to re-energize your life. “However it’s important not to wait until you retire to get off the couch, as being active for life is a great way to keep your heart healthy.”   Related search articles:LEATHER smoking pics di...

Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney is accused of favoritism over his heart surgery, as he was too old to receive a heart transplant

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Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney is accused of favoritism over his heart surgery, as he was too old to receive a heart transplant on Friday. Critics are complaining that 71-year-old Dick Cheney was given special consideration because of his position. Though they do not think that Dick Cheney was moved up the transplant list, he was given the organ that could have gone to thousands of younger...

The Japanese makers of Kinesio tape say it gives players an edge by mending injuries

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...s to prove these scientific claims. Dr. Kenzo Kase says people have been using his tape with success for more than 30 years. But he recognizes that only solid scientific evidence can silence critics. “We have many people researching but the society of Kinesio taping therapy itself – the International Kinesio Taping Association – is only five years old. We need more evidence. We d...

Men who were 6 ft (1.8 meters) or over were 24 per cent less likely to report having heart failure than those who were 5ft 8 (1.72 meters) or smaller

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Scientists claim that tall men are 24% less at risk of heart problems, besides other advantages. Harvard researchers have found that those who are more than 6ft are 24% less likely to suffer from heart failure than men just a few inches smaller. Scientists looked at the records of 22,000 male doctors in their mid-fifties who were subsequently followed over a 22-year period. They each filled in an...

Experts found that men can inherit heart disease from their father after they have tracked the condition to the Y chromosome that dads pass to sons

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...me increases the risk of coronary artery disease by 50%. The risk it confers is in addition to other heart risk factors like cholesterol, The Lancet reports. Experts already know that men develop heart disease a decade earlier than women, on average. By the age of 40, the lifetime risk of heart disease is one in two for men and one in three for women. Lifestyle factors like smoking and blood press...

Common painkillers ibuprofen and diclofenac can slightly increase the risk of heart problems if taken in high doses for a long time

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...n each day. They showed that for every 1,000 people taking the drugs there would be three additional heart attacks, four more cases of heart failure and one death as well cases of stomach bleeding – every year as a result of taking the drugs. Common painkillers ibuprofen and diclofenac can slightly increase the risk of heart problems if taken in high doses for a long time So the number of h...

Anger may trigger a heart attack or stroke, with a danger window of about two hours following an outburst

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...s – the researchers point out that their results do not necessarily indicate that anger causes heart and circulatory problems. Experts know that chronic stress can contribute to heart disease, partly because it can raise blood pressure but also because people may deal with stress in unhealthy ways – by smoking or drinking too much alcohol, for example. The researchers say it is worth t...

Jakub Halik had his heart replaced with two mechanical pumps in pioneering surgery last April after an aggressive cancerous tumor was found

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Jakub Halik, a Czech father of one who survived for more than six months without a real heart, has died at the age of 37. Jakub Halik had his heart replaced with two mechanical pumps in pioneering surgery last April after an aggressive cancerous tumor was found. Doctors say his death was caused by liver failure, and not the artificial heart itself. Jakub Halik, a former firefighter, was waiting o...

A Japanese study of nearly 37,000 people said balding men were 32 percent more likely to have coronary heart disease

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...kely to have coronary heart disease. However, the Japanese researchers said the risks were less than for smoking or obesity. A shifting hairline is a fact of life for many men. Half have thinning hair by their 50s and 80% have some hair loss by the age of 70. A Japanese study of nearly 37,000 people said balding men were 32 percent more likely to have coronary heart disease Researchers at the Uni...

Women get twice the benefit from fish oil than men

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...hormones during the menstrual cycle. “In addition, many believe men are the only ones to suffer from heart disease. “However nearly 40,000 women die of coronary heart disease each year in the UK and we do not yet know whether all the diet recommendations which we currently advise are as effective for women as for men. “The good news here is that current recommendations that we should all eat more...

British doctors have saved Ronald Aldom's life using a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart

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...ife using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead near Bristol, had an unusual heart rhythm called ventricular tachychardia that can be fatal if left unchecked. Medics had tried to treat it using standard methods but with no success. They resorted to using pure ethanol to trigger a controlled heart attack a...