Heart attack

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Mediterranean diet ‘can reduce heart attacks in people at higher risk’
First study of its kind finds diet can benefit hundreds of millions with obesity, diabetes or other risk factors

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Mar, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Wearable fitness trackers could interfere with cardiac devices, study finds
Bioimpedance sensing technologies as used in smartwatches could affect implanted devices like pacemakers

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

22, Feb, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Thousands at risk of heart attacks due to Covid disruption, experts warn
Patients in England, Scotland and Wales missed out on starting blood pressure-lowering drugs, British Heart Foundation says

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jan, 2023 @4:01 PM

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Tom Meade obituary
Epidemiologist whose research into the role of blood in heart disease paved the way for new targeted treatments

Penny Warren

22, Nov, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Genetic tests could identify thousands at risk of heart disease, NHS study
World-first pilot in England helps identify those who could be offered statins, who would otherwise be ‘invisible’ to NHS

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Nov, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘Needless’ deaths of 30,000 heart patients in England since Covid
Charity’s analysis finds widespread disruption to NHS services and ‘vast backlog of time-sensitive cardiac care’

Andrew Gregory Health editor

03, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Why gender is at the heart of the matter for cardiac illness
Studies show that women with heart disease are more likely to be misdiagnosed than men, and will have worse outcomes for surgery. What is behind this bias and how can how it be fixed?

Sian Harding

18, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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One in 25 heart attack deaths in north-east of England ‘preventable in London’
IFS research shows six in 100 patients would have survived if they had been treated by a similar doctor in London

Tobi Thomas

08, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Defibrillators in English state schools are likely to sit unused | letter
Letter: With rates of cardiac arrest so low in children, Peter West says the plan isn’t an effective use of resources


20, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Catching Covid raises diabetes diagnosis risk for weeks, study finds
Researchers say increased risk of cardiovascular problems also persists in month after infection

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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UK needs to tax salt in the same way it does sugar, says heart charity
Ministers should bring in levy to cut heart attacks and strokes and address packaged foods’ high salt content, advises BHF

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

20, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Simple eye examination could predict heart attack risk, says study
Researchers find that patterns of blood vessels in the retina could help identify those likely to experience cardiac problems

Haroon Siddique

12, Jun, 2022 @10:01 PM

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