Heart Health

Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually causes the heart's lower chambers, the ventricles, to contract faster than normal. When this happens, the ventricles can't completely fill with...
Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath

Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath?

There are many reasons a person might feel winded after climbing a few flights of stairs or some other brief physical activity. Among them? Pulmonary...
Herbal remedies that help treat heartburn

Herbal remedies that can help treat heartburn

Some people find herbs and other natural remedies to be helpful in treating heartburn symptoms. Here are some examples: Chamomile. A cup of chamomile tea may...
Tom Petty died from a cardiac arrest – what makes this different from a heart attack and heart failure

Tom Petty died from a cardiac arrest: what makes this different from a heart...

Rolling Stone magazine landed in a spot of bother on Monday after publicizing news of rock star Tom Petty's death prematurely, while others said...
Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath

Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath?

There are many reasons a person might feel winded after climbing a few flights of stairs or some other brief physical activity. Among them? Pulmonary...
Whole grain foods could help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer

Whole grain foods could help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

A higher intake of whole grain foods is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, suggests study by Imperial College London. The findings,...
Physical activity

Physical activity: ‘Magic bullet’ for obesity and heart disease

In an editorial published in Cardiology, researchers have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity bears the closest resemblance to...
Tai Chi can be a good cardiac rehab exercise

Tai Chi can be a good cardiac rehab exercise

The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to...