Tag Archives: HEART

New cholesterol guidelines for heart health: What you need to know

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. A group of physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Heart Association have released updated guidelines on managing cholesterol to minimize the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The new guidelines advocate for more aggressive treatment with statin therapy and getting LDL… Read More »

Grief linked to sleep disturbances that can be bad for the heart

Recently widowed people more likely to have sleep disruption that exacerbates levels of inflammation and increases heart health risk HOUSTON –  People who have recently lost a spouse are more likely to have sleep disturbances that exacerbate levels of inflammation in the body, according to new research from Rice University and Northwestern University. These elevated… Read More »

New drug formulation could help people undergoing heart surgery

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to develop and test a new drug combination that could protect the hearts of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Professor Raimondo Ascione, and Professor Saadeh Suleiman, from the Bristol Heart Institute, will explore whether treatment with two drugs, which are already used in other ways in people with heart… Read More »