There is an increased bleeding risk when switching frail older patients with atrial fibrillation to novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) from vitamin K antagonists (VKA).
Women living with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research.
In a bid to speed up the detection of major health problems, GPs will now be able to directly order diagnostic checks for patients with suspected heart and lung conditions.
Orthostatic hypotension is common in older patients and the second most common cause of syncope. Diagnosis can be made by simple bedside test.
NICE has recommended dapagliflozin for adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with preserved or mildly reduced ejection fraction, making it the first NICE-recommended treatment for this type of heart failure.
Patients who have cobalt-containing hip replacements may be at increased risk of heart disease, according to new research by the University of Strathclyde.
Heart failure treatment has evolved in recent years. Dr Yassir Javaid reviews new treatments and looks at how we can improve heart failure outcomes for older patients.
Drinking mild to moderate amounts of ground, instant or decaffeinated coffee may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to new research.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide and the global burden will grow exponentially over the next few years as the long-term effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic evolve.
More than half (56%) of LGBTQ adults and 70% of those who are transgender or gender non-conforming report experiencing some form of discrimination from a healthcare professional.
People with atrial fibrillation who quit smoking had a 30% lower probability of stroke and 16% reduced likelihood of all-cause death, after accounting for other factors, according to new research presented at ESC Congress 2020.
Artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced electrocardiograms are quicker and outperform current standard-of-care tests when screening patients who are short of breath for heart failure.
Vital exhaustion caused by prolonged and profound stress at work or home could be associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance.
Heart attacks among adults younger than 50 years of age are on the rise with the proportion of very young people increasing by 2% each year for the last 10 years, according to a team of investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital.