New method spots heart attack in one hour

A new method to spot heart attacks in suspected patients within an hour has been found effective in three out of four cases in a clinical trial involving over 1,000 participants, reports a study.

How stress increases risks of heart attacks, strokes

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into how stress increases risks of myocardial infarction ( heart attacks.)

Cardiac arrest rates 'elevates' with daily high pollution levels

A new study has suggested that cardiac arrest rates are higher a few days after increased levels of several air pollutants.

5 signs you may have heart attack

Heart attack is one of the deadly diseases which may prove fatal if not treated on time. It is regarded as the leading cause of death for people over the age of 40.

Death of partner linked with increased heart attack and stroke risk

Researchers have suggested that the risk of heart attack or stroke is increased in the 30 days after a partner`s death.

Obese, overweight people at heart disease risk regardless of metabolic syndrome

Overweight or obese people are at risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) regardless of whether they also have the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar, a new study has revealed.

Young women `less healthy` than men before heart attacks

Young women most often have poor health and quality of life compared to men of same age before they suffer a heart attack, new research has claimed.

Smoking cessation cuts risk of heart attacks and strokes by over 40%

The positive effect of smoking cessation becomes noticeable within a short period of time, according to a new study.

New injectable hydrogel repairs damage after heart attack

University of California, San Diego bioengineers have shown that a new injectable hydrogel can repair damage from heart attacks.

Unemployment `may up heart attack risk`

Unemployment, multiple job losses and short periods without work may be associated with an increased risk for acute myocardial infarction, researchers say.

Women likelier to die from myocardial infarction than men

Women are twice more likely than men to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to new research.

How brisk walking could slash risk of stroke by 50%

A speedy brisk walk could halve the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, a new study has suggested.

Vitamin D deficiency may up risk of heart disease

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with a markedly higher risk of heart attack and early death

Stampede kills two in Mathura temple

Two women died as massive crowds thronged the Radha Rani temple in Uttar Pradesh`s Mathura district, police said.

Painkillers could kill heart attack survivors early

Popular painkillers such as ibuprofen can elevate chances of an early death among heart attack survivors, suggests a new study.

Shift workers at increased risk of heart attack

Shift work is associated with an increased risk of major vascular problems like heart attacks and strokes, a new study has concluded.

US restaurant owner dies after serving Obama

A restaurant owner in Ohio who served US President Barack Obama breakfast on a campaign stop died hours later.

Seafood `may cut heart attack risk by 50%`

Including one portion of seafood in your weekly diet may halve the chances of suffering a heart attack, it has been revealed.

Early menopause ups heart attack risk

Women who reach menopause before the age of 46 are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as compared women who go through the change later in life.

Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks

Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage.