yoga for your heart

Is Yoga Good for Your Heart?

Yoga is often viewed as a slow, relaxing practice. However, research shows that your cardiovascular health can benefit from yoga exercises. Whichever form of yoga you choose to follow, it can help with improving flexibility, building strength and relaxing the mind, while also protecting the heart. Here, we explore the benefits of yoga for your…

Heart disease and vaccines

Heart Disease and Vaccines

If you have heart disease, it’s understandable you may be a little wary over the safety of vaccines. Can a vaccine potentially place extra pressure on the heart, and are there any risks you need to know about? These are common questions patients have, and it can make them reluctant to have one. To help…

arterial stiffness

Arterial Stiffness Causing Heart Damage in Young

Recent research has revealed that arterial stiffness is becoming a leading cause of early heart damage among adolescents. The collaborative study sheds light on the consequences of the condition in younger populations. The findings, published in Atherosclerosis, show that conditions like left ventricular hypertrophy, can cause premature heart damage in children. Here, we explore the…

AI for Cardiologists

Can AI Help Cardiologists with Earlier Diagnosis?

A groundbreaking study by Rutgers University suggests Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to assist doctors in diagnosing cardiovascular diseases. By analysing patients’ DNA, it may be possible to detect potential issues earlier such as atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Atrial fibrillation and heart failure account…

e-cigarettes

Dangers of E-Cigarettes on Heart Health

E-cigarettes, also known as vapes, are advertised as being a healthier alternative to smoking. With a choice of enticing flavours and a less noticeable odour, it’s no surprise these tobacco alternatives have surged in popularity. But beneath the veil of this so-called ‘safe smoking,’ there lurks a less glamorous, and frightening reality. While e-cigarettes may…