Heart

Exercising in your 40s reduces your risk of a stroke by a third

To avoid stroke later in life you should stay fit in your 40s, according to research carried out at the…

To make an informed choice about statins, here is what you should know

News that there may be errors in the algorithms used to calculate statin prescription will leave cardiology clinics and surgeries…

Britain is getting it wrong on heart disease. Here is how we can fix it

In recent years Britain has seen a significant fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease — that is, diseases affecting the…

Cherry juice to treat high blood pressure? Don’t stock up on the stuff just yet

Drinking cherry juice is an effective way to reduce blood pressure, according to today’s headlines. Yet the research, funded by…

The day I had a stroke no one could tell anything was wrong

I first discovered I’d had a stroke when I suddenly couldn’t play the piano. My regular listeners would ask how…

A Mediterranean diet protects the heart. A bit of junk food may not harm it

Heart disease patients can lower their risk of a heart attack and stroke if they eat a Mediterranean diet, according…

Loneliness ‘raises risk of heart disease and stroke by a third’

Loneliness and isolation can increase a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke, according to research published in the journal…

Saturated fat ‘doesn’t harm your heart’

Vegetable oil alternatives to butter may not reduce heart disease risk, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.…

Half of heart attack survivors ‘waited an hour before seeking help’

Research carried out by the British Heart Foundation has suggested that only a fifth of people who have a heart…

Stem cell therapy appears to reduce deaths from heart failure

Injecting adult stem cells into the heart could potentially halve the number of deaths from heart failure, a study has…