Heart Disease

Bioheart Review: The Complete Heart Health Monitoring Device

As smartwatches and fitness trackers get better, this ambitious heart monitor takes it up a notch with non-stop ECG tracking. Bioheart could help prevent heart disease and potentially save lives. Specifications. Brand: Biotricity. Heart Rate Monitor: Yes, with continuous ECG tracking. Battery Life: 48 hours. Water resistance: None. Dimensions (body):...
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Experts Say We Should All Be Storing Our Poo in a Bank, And Here's Why

Fecal transplants continue to make headlines in recent years, showing promise in everything from COVID-19 treatments to anti-aging experiments in animals, but we're still only scratching the surface, scientists say. In human patients, the technique – in which fecal microbiota are transferred from a healthy individual to another person –...
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Neural network diagnoses heart disease

A deep neural network can be used to classify coronary artery disease from clinical heart disease features, according to new work published in the International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations. D. Rajeswari and K. Thangavel of the Department of Computer Science at Periyar University in Salem, India, explain...
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Soil pollution could be a hidden cause of heart disease, study warns

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Soil pollution may be just as bad for your heart as it is for the planet, a new study warns. Researchers in Germany say any link between heart disease and soil is likely due to pesticides and heavy metals left in the ground. The team...

Scientists warn of links between soil pollution and heart disease

Pesticides and heavy metals in soil may have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system, according to a review paper published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "Soil contamination is a less visible danger to human health than dirty air," said author Professor Thomas...

American Heart Association adds sleep to cardiovascular health checklist

Sleep duration is now considered an essential component for ideal heart and brain health. Life's Essential 8 cardiovascular health score replaces Life's Simple 7, according to a new Presidential Advisory, Life's Essential 8—Updating and Enhancing the American Heart Association's Construct on Cardiovascular Health, published today in Circulation journal. Other...

Nordic Walking Beats Other Workouts for Heart Health: Study

June 29, 2022 – A new study in people with heart disease shows that Nordic walking – think cross-country skiing without the skis – improved their mental and physical health more than other types of workouts. The researchers used a 6-minute walk test to measure 130 study...

Sleep Added to Essential List for a Healthy Heart

UNDATED -- The American Heart Association has added sleep to its list of heart health essentials. Since 2020, they have said there are seven components to having a healthy heart - maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, being physically active, eating a healthy diet, and controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar - all keys to ideal cardiovascular health. Those components have been dubbed Life's Simple 7.