Potassium-rich foods boost women’s heart health
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(Katherine Lang/ Medical News Today) — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, ending some 17.9 million lives each year.

In the United States, CVD causes 1 in 4 deaths in men, and 1 in 5 deaths in the entire population. A  …

Women suffering from heart attacks wait longer than men for treatment
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(CTV News) — A woman who suffers a heart attack may have to wait longer than a man for treatment, which could have a negative impact on her prognosis, warn two Montreal experts.

Women experience the same symptoms as men during a heart attack, explains Dr. Jessica Forcillo, a cardiac surgeon at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université  …

Calcium: Important not just for your bones but also for your heart
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(Science Daily) In a study published this month in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Osaka University have shown that a previously unknown mutation can lead to a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, which is one of the main causes of heart failure.

Heart failure is an incurable condition where  …

7 foods your heart will love
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(Lisa Bendall/ Everything Zoomer) — Among the various lifestyle strategies that are known to be helpful for your heart, eating well is definitely a significant one. In fact, after studying the evidence, the American Heart Association has said that a healthy diet is as effective at lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease  …

Women more likely than men to have heart failure
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(Nora Underwood/ Everything Zoomer) — Jackie Ratz woke up one morning and felt terrible. She had severe nausea, was sweating profusely and had crushing fatigue, which lasted for days. Because she’d had cancer when she was in her 20s, Ratz was worried that it had returned. But an EKG told a different story: Ratz, then 45, was  …

This Valentine’s Day, keep your heart healthy!
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(Margaret Coates/ North Shore News) — February is Heart Month in Canada.

This month is also when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, which is a day to celebrate romantic love with heart symbols, cupids, and yummy chocolate. But the month is also about raising awareness about heart disease and encouraging people to look after   …

Heart failure tied to increased cancer risk
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(Nicholas Backalar/ The New York Times) — People with heart failure may be at increased risk for cancer.

Cancer patients are usually monitored for heart failure because some cancer drugs can damage the heart. Now a new study suggests that heart failure patients, who may live for many years with the condition, might benefit  …