US First-of-Its-Kind Heart Transplant

US First-of-Its-Kind Heart Transplant

Doctors at Duke University Medical Center “reanimated” a heart for a first-of-its-kind transplant performed on an adult in the U.S. Typically, heart transplants come from donors after brain death. This means the heart is still beating. Duke used the approach called donation after circulatory death (DCD). It relies on hearts that have stopped beating. They […]

Pop a Heart Disease Prevention Pill?

Pop a Heart Disease Prevention Pill?

Many people who have above normal cholesterol numbers or blood pressure readings are reluctant to take prescription drugs going forward. The numbers have to be higher – and bode poorly for the future – for many to admit they might need pharmacological help maintaining their cardiovascular health. So news that research shows that even those […]

Exercise Helps Alleviate Effects of Depression on Heart Health

Exercise Helps Alleviate Effects of Depression on Heart Health

Almost 50 percent of American adults have a key risk factor for heart disease, such as high cholesterol. More than 5 percent of the adults in the country suffer from depression. Unfortunately, those who fall into the latter category are more likely to fall into the former one. Depressed people are twice or three times more […]

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